Needle-less Acupuncture | Acupressure, Cupping, Moxibustion
Are you sensitive to needles and prefer a needle-free acupuncture treatment? I offer gentle acupressure, cupping, ear magnets, moxibustion (moxa), shiatsu, Zero Balancing, herbs, and/or nutrition consults.
Needle-less ACupuncture Treatments (Needle-free)
I can provide needle-less treatments for clients who are needle-shy or for people (such as young children) who are otherwise sensitive to needles.
Needleless treatments can include acupressure, cupping, ear magnet and seed therapy, shiatsu, shoni-shin, zero balancing, herb/nutrition consultations, and/or moxa.
These treatments are available to anyone upon request, or as indicated during the course of treatment. They can be in the form of my mobile sessions or office treatments in the Denver metro area, including Lakewood, Edgewater, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Littleton.
Though cupping is not a new therapy, it has gained popularity recently due to its use by professional athletes. Cupping has the ability to alleviate soreness and loosen tight muscles. But it is not just for athletes.
Cupping therapy has been a part of Oriental Medicine for over two centuries. It can be compared to a deep tissue massage. As the acupuncturist applies small cups to the body, a vacuum effect is created between the skin and the cup, drawing fresh blood to the area. The resulting effect is increased blood and lymph circulation, reduced inflammation, and relaxed muscles.
Cupping can be used for many kinds of pain management and other conditions including neck, back, shoulder, and leg pain, fibromyalgia, and more.
Acupressure, considered a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) massage, is a technique that uses similar principles to those of acupuncture. Physical pressure is applied to the same acupuncture points, or acupoints, using the practitioner’s fingers, palms, elbows, or feet, and can also incorporate stretching or acupressure massage. Just like acupuncture, the goal is to clear blockages and increase energy flow in the meridians.
Acupressure is considered a gentle technique, and is a great treatment option for children and infants.
Moxibustion (AKA Moxa)
A technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, moxibustion is a heat therapy technique in which dried plants or herbs called "moxa" are burned, then applied very near the surface of the skin. The goal of moxibustion is to bring warmth and revitalize the flow of energy in the body, and is typically used in combination with acupuncture.