The Japanese Acupuncture & Bodywork sessions are focused on a gentle style of needling and hands on myofascial release to treat the root cause of issues.
Japanese acupuncture is a form of medicine that uses very fine needles which keep the needle sensation very small. Typically with this style of acupuncture we will read your tongue & pulse and perhaps do an abdominal palpation to make a definitive diagnosis. Moxa, an herb harvested from a plant called Mugwort, may also be used when necessary.
Myofascial Release is a style of hands on bodywork where we focus on the fascial connective layers of the body rather than the muscle. It is within these fascial sheaths where our postural habits are held or where adhesions may occur thus leading to discomfort.
Visceral manipulation may also be utilized within these sessions which is a very subtle form of bodywork where we work directly with the organs to feel their ability to have proper motility and proper mobility.
What a Session Might Look Like:
- Typically the first part of a session will be when the needles are set. Moxa or cupping may be used at this time or perhaps e-stim if we were working with a musculoskeletal issue.
- After the first set of needles have been in for 10-15 mins (this targets the root of the treatment), another set of needles may be placed for 10 mins to target what is considered the “branch” or symptomatic part of the issue we are working on.
- After the final round of needles have been in for 10-15 mins, the remaining part of the session will be focused on myofascial bodywork and visceral manipulation. Sessions will typically last one hour.
Types of Ailments We Can Address But Are Not Limited To:
- Musculoskeletal & pain
- Insomnia & Somnolence
- Digestive issues
- Menstrual pain
- Low energy / fatigue / lethargy
- Inability to focus
- Head cold & sinus pain
Article about what Acupuncture Treats:
Please contact Lauren to discuss your specific issue.
Please bare in mind that these modalities are not a substitute for medical advice. Please seek the care of a doctor.