Below are a few of the therapies employed at Harmonized Health to stimulate optimal tissue function which are included in the New Patient and Follow-Up appointment prices. E-Stim (not mentioned below) may be used as well to aid in your healing process.
Commonly used for muscle tension as well as other muscle and joint issues and the common cold. Cupping is performed by using either pneumatic pump cups or a technique called fire cupping. Most people enjoy cupping and is often considered to feel ‘massage-like’, especially when the cups are slid across a large body area (i.e. the back).
"Cupping marks" are common especially when there is significant stagnation in the tissues. With proper hydration the marks will resolve within 1 week.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin solid needles into highly innervated areas. Each needle used is made out of sterilized stainless steel for one time use only. People receiving acupuncture generally describe the insertion of the needle as a mosquito bite or a light pinch, and some don’t feel a thing. The sensation that comes shortly after needle insertion tends to be slightly heavy, achy or warm (this sensation usually follows the needling of each point, but is not necessary for the points to be activated). By stimulating the local tissues acupuncture helps the body switch over to the rest and relax mode (parasympathetic mode) and allows the body to operate and function at its best.
Guasha is a technique used to help release muscular tension, but it’s also used for other muscle and joint issues and the common cold. Guasha is performed by scraping a smooth ‘guasha’ spoon or tool across a well lubricated (either with oil or liniment) area of the skin until ‘sha’ (known as a skin response –typically red) appears in the area.