Acupuncture with Joseph Macchiavelli, LAC
Acupuncture is a universally safe and effective therapy for addressing many health concerns. It is also a powerful preventative therapy for maintaining health and wellness. During an Acupuncture treatment, hair-thin needles are placed along energy pathways which support and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. Acupuncture induces homeostasis in the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems, harmonizing bodily functions and optimizing the healing response. It is worthy of note that regular Acupuncture treatments will significantly improve a person’s response to stress; Stress response plays a primary role in the development of most chronic diseases.
Cupping, Gua Sha, and Tui Na Massage
Cupping, Gua Sha, and Tui Na Massage are Chinese manual therapies that are very effective in treating musculoskeletal traumas and nerve impingement syndromes. These therapies break up and clear “blood stagnation” in the muscles and connective tissues; This, in turn, releases chronic holding patterns and allows fresh blood to come into an area to renew the healing processes.
Cupping and Gua Sha are also excellent for treating and preventing painful holding patterns and tension that are commonly associated with daily stress and excessive computer usage. When these holding patterns are released, there is a renewed sense of well being and a dramatic reduction in a person’s stress response. There is no other therapy that is more effective than Cupping and Gua Shafor releasing muscular holding patterns and chronic tension in the body.
Qigong is a unique system of Chinese yoga and moving meditation that has applications in martial arts, spiritual practices, and medicine. I am a long-time teacher of Qigong as a tool for self-healing and wellness. I also practice a form of Medical Qigong which I utilize in patient treatments; During a Medical Qigong treatment, I focus my intention and qi (life force energy) in order to optimize a patient’s internal energy flow for the purpose of facilitating health. I incorporate Medical Qigong as an adjunct therapy into all of my Acupuncture treatments.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a powerful healing modality comparable to Western pharmaceutical medicine in sophistication and scope, but without the toxicity and side effects associated with pharmaceutical chemicals. Herbal medicine has been evolving in China for several thousand years or more, and the Chinese Herbal Medicine tradition boasts an impressive pharmacopeia of thousands of individual herbs and herbal formulas for treating a broad range of health concerns.