Dogwood Healing Arts offers the following services:
Acupuncture is a safe and effective holistic medicine that has been practiced for more than two thousand years. Your body has energy or “qi” moving through muscles, organs, nerves, skin and everywhere in between. Stress, injury, disease, or emotional upset can create blockages in this energy. Acupuncture uses slender, sterile, one-use, stainless steel needles to stimulate points in the body to encourage movement of energy. Acupuncture works with the body’s own energy to restore your natural state of movement and balance thus re-establishing health.
Cupping involves the use of plastic, silicone or glass cups to move blood, relieve muscle pain and tension or resolve illness. Cupping uses negative pressure or suction to draw stagnation out to the surface. Cups may be left in place or moved along the skin. The first documented use of cupping was in 1550 BC in Egypt and it has been used for centuries worldwide. Most people find cupping to be extremely relaxing.
Gua Sha uses a smooth stone or ceramic edge (like a miso soup spoon) or an animal horn to scrape the surface of the skin. Gua sha is useful for moving qi and blood, releasing muscle tension and venting acupuncture points. Gua sha has an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect making it effective for pain, stiffness, coughs and fever.
Moxibustion involves burning the plant Artemisia vulgaris, also known as “moxa.” This herb is generally burned directly on the skin, on top of the needle, or indirectly above the skin to warm and open acupuncture points. This is a very nourishing therapy and supports the body’s own ability to move qi. At Dogwood Healing Arts we use a liquid moxa tincture along with a TDP heat lamp.