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Each treatment is personalized to you and your specific needs. We may do just acupuncture or acupuncture combined with any of the other modalities listed below.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one part of a complete system of medicine called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that originated in Asia thousands of years ago. Tiny acupuncture needles, comparable in width to a single strand of hair, are used to stimulate a healing response in the body. Acupuncture works on the entire body, including the musculoskeletal, endocrine, reproductive, digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems. This makes it an effective treatment for a wide variety of issues such as musculoskeletal or nerve pain conditions, digestive upset, and infertility or menstrual issues.

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dry needling

Dry needling is a technique used to treat trigger point pain and myofascial pain. Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling include trigger point acupuncture, trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy. Jacy is the only practitioner in the area with extensive training in both Dry Needling and Orthopedic Acupuncture.

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herbal medicine

Chinese herbal medicine differs from Western herbalism in its focus on herbal formulas rather than individual herbs. Herbal formulas are effective for many conditions and often times complement acupuncture treatments so that results can be seen faster. Prescribing herbs in formulas, rather than individually, allows a combination of herbs to complement each other and obtain a greater therapeutic effect. In addition, herbal formulas are better balanced to avoid any side effects such as any digestive upset. Herbs can be a great way to treat headaches, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fertility or menstrual issues, digestive complaints, and many pain conditions.

Point INjection Therapy

Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy (PIT) is an integrative therapy that blends the best of Chinese medicine with conventional medicine. Jacy is a PIT certified acupuncturists and uses injections to affect the body on a deeper level. At this time, B-12 and MICC injections are available as stand alone injections or ask about adding it on to your acupuncture treatment.

cupping

Cupping is great for musculoskeletal conditions including neck pain, back pain, IT band issues, and many other pain conditions. In addition, it stimulates the immune and lymphatic systems, making it great for chest congestion, swelling, or boosting the immune system. Many types of cups may be used in practice such as glass, silicone, or plastic. At Affinity Acupuncture, glass cups are primarily used. The cups create suction to pull tight muscles and tissue up into the cup which creates a nice stretch to encourage tight muscles to relax. The suction also pulls fresh circulation into the area, bringing in blood, oxygen, and nutrients that are important in the healing process.

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GUA SHA

Gua Sha, also known as instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization or Graston technique, has been used for thousands of years. The primary focus of gua sha is to stimulate the immune system and to address musculoskeletal conditions. Gua sha is an excellent tool for activating the immune system in order to recover from the common cold or illness more quickly. More recently, gua sha has been widely used to address many musculoskeletal complaints including neck pain, back pain, IT band issues, and tight hamstrings, calves, or quad muscles.

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