Soon at the Cottonwood Old Town Plaza
753 N. Main St, Suite C - 3
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
A treatment is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels or meridians of “life-force” energy referred to as Qi (pronounced Chee).
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing — that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
Auriculotherapy, or ear acupuncture, is the practice of stimulating specific parts in the ear via the autonomic nervous system to treat the nervous system for addictions (food, smoking, narcotic), pain and dysfunction in the body using precise acupuncture points of the ear. Ear acupuncture can be an inexpensive option to enjoy the benefits of acupuncture without needing a full diagnosis or to alternate with full acupuncture sessions.
to schedule your
30 minute "Stress Buster"
15 minute Auricular-to-Go
There are a few extensions of auriculotherapy commonly used today. Modern technology provides acupuncturists with tools that (1) help detect the points most out of balance and (2) offer the option of stimulating the point with mild-to-moderate electrical pulse rather than needling the point.
Acupuncturists may choose to attach "ear seeds" or "ear press needles" to a few points. Either a tiny 1mm needle or a round seed/bead will be attached to the ear with a tiny bandaid, which can be worn for 3-5 days. The earseeds are to each be stimulated several times a day by gently pressing it for about 30 seconds.
Lea does not use the "staple" ear tacks due to the increased risk of infection with these stapled in tacks. Earseeds are Lea's usual choice for a new client.
Electroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the exact same system of Chinese Medicine, I insert very thin and sterile needles into specific points along the meridians of your body. I then attach the needles to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.