Welcome To Redding Acupuncture Health Care!
We offer the following therapies to treat your pain or health problem(s):
Acupuncture is a method of treating health problems by inserting fine needles into special points found on the body. The first record of Acupuncture is found in the Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine). This is said to be the oldest medical textbook in the world. It is said to have been composed from even earlier theories by Shen Nung, the father of Chinese Medicine.
This is the use of passing electrical impulses through the Acupuncture needles. This method is generally used for analgesia (pain relief or prevention). The higher frequencies are generally used for surgery (usually abdominal), and the lower frequencies for general pain relief. The first reported successful use of Electro-Acupuncture was in 1958 in China for a tonsillectomy.
Another popular treatment method is Moxibustion, which is the treatment of diseases by applying heat to Acupuncture points. Acupuncture and Moxibustion are considered complimentary forms of treatment, and are commonly used together. Moxibustion is used for ailments such as bronchial asthma, bronchitis, certain types of paralysis, and arthritic disorders.
This is a method of stimulating Acupuncture points by applying suction through a wood or glass jar, in which a partial vacuum has been created. This technique produces blood congestion at the site, and therefore stimulates blood flow. Cupping is used for low backache, sprains, soft tissue injuries, and helping relieve fluid from the lungs in chronic bronchitis.
One of the most popular alternatives to Acupuncture is Acupressure. This is simply Acupuncture without needles. Stimulation of the Acupuncture points is performed with the fingers or an instrument with a hard ball shaped head. Another variation of Acupressure is Reflexology. This is where the soles of the feet and the posterio-inferior regions of the ankle joints are stimulated. Many diseases of the internal organs can be treated in this manner.
Tuina massage combines hand techniques to massage the muscles and tendons of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of the meridians, and manipulation techniques to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships. External herbal linaments, and salves are also used to enhance the other therapeutic methods.
CHINESE MEDICINE AND HERBS:
Chinese herbs are categorized into three groups. The first group is called “food herbs” which are eaten as part of one’s diet for general fortification, prevention and maintenance. The other two groups are called “medicinal herbs” which are dispensed to each patient as an individual formula based on one’s constitution, environment and medical condition. Medicinal herbal therapy works in concert with acupuncture by providing support for the “re-balancing” efforts of acupuncture.