Acupressure is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine which involves the stimulation of acupuncture points with finger pressure using the power and sensitivity of human touch, rather than inserting needles. This form of healing is non-invasive and gentle. The indications include the vast array of conditions that Chinese medicine has proven to treat effectively. Because acupressure stimulates the body’s natural self-healing abilities, it also works as a great preventative therapy. Generally, the effects of acupressure are less potent than those of acupuncture, and as a result more treatments are needed to get the same results.
Acupressure is ideal for children. It is gentle, safe, and effective for many conditions, including relief and prevention of colds and flu. Parents can also be taught self-help techniques to use on their child at home. Acupressure is also suitable for the elderly suffering from conditions including arthritis, mobility problems, constipation, and poor circulation. Certain acupressure points must be avoided during pregnancy. Be sure to tell your practitioner if you are or may be pregnant.
Cupping is like a very deep tissue massage. The practitioner applies heat in a cup and then applies that cup to the body, most commonly on the back. The heat creates a vacuum effect and draws the skin up into the cup. The result is a movement of fresh blood to the area, release of toxins, acupuncture point stimulation, increased circulation of blood and lymph, relaxation of tight muscles, and reduced inflammation. Cupping can leave marks known as cupping kisses. Although they can look alarming, they are not painful and will disappear on their own within 3-7 days. Most commonly, it’s used for aches and pains of various types including low back and leg pain, neck and shoulder tension, and fibromyalgia. It also helps open up the chest and benefits the lungs to treat respiratory problems such as cough, bronchitis, asthma, and the like. It and can even benefit menstrual problems and digestive problems including stomach aches, vomiting, and diarrhea.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the cranio-sacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the cranio-sacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Colic, Autism, Central Nervous System Disorders
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Infantile Disorders, Learning Disabilities
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The whole field of Cranio-Sacral Therapy is becoming better known and popular. The knowledge has been around for a long time and only recently has gained recognition as people become more open and search for alternative methods that work. Cranio-Sacral Therapy is gaining its popularity because it is safe, effective, non-threatening and painless.
When relief occurs there is often a state of relaxation that is felt throughout the whole body accompanied by an improvement in mental performance through clarity of thought. As well, self-esteem increases with a sense of well being, a feeling of wholeness, of being energized, and happy.
Linda has 27 years of experience and training in many massage techniques. Any and all therapies learned may be incorporated in each session. Most massage/body work is performed after needling. The needles allow for a much easier session as well provide profound results. Many clients have added this to their wellness routine and see me once a month.
Meridian Massage Therapy
Meridian focused massage therapy is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function and promote relaxation. Eastern Massage may be used in conjunction with acupuncture for a variety of musculoskeletal and organ related issues. Therapeutic massage increases the flow of Qi throughout the meridians. The massage is applied along the meridians, which releases blocked energy and assists the body in healing.
Benefits of Eastern Massage include:
• Stress Reduction
• Increase in Circulation
• Lowers Blood Pressure
• Releases Endorphins
• Manages Pain
• Relaxes Muscles
• Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion
• Improves Rehabilitation After Injury
Acupuncture Clinic Serving: Dallas, Irving, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Lewisville, Coppell, Flower Mound, Dallas, Collin and Denton Counties
Oriental Medicine of North Dallas
Acupuncture & Therapeutic Massage
My needling technique is very gentle, and my clients usually do not feel anything more than sense of a small "mosquito bite", which disappears in moments. Although people experience different levels of sensitivity, I work very closely with you to make sure your experience is comfortable and positive. My approach is always to use the fewest needles possible to achieve therapeutic results. With acupuncture, more needles does not always mean better results, but accurate selection of specific acupuncture points and placement are really the keys giving an excellent treatment. Needles are typically retained for about 40 minutes. I often play soothing music to help you relax during this time. Many people even fall asleep.
Oriental Medicine of North Dallas
12200 Ford Rd. Ste. 440
Dallas, Texas 75234
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