Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation and eliminate toxins. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. Another method of cupping uses a small pump to create suction inside the cup.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Qigong

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.

GuaSha

Guasha is literally translated as "scraping technique". A traditional tool made from water buffalo horn or jade is used to massage the skin and muscles to promote circulation, eliminate toxins, relax the muscles and alleviate pain. Creating temporary petechiae called "sha" removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic in traditional East Asian medicine. Modern research shows this "sha" produces an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment accounting for the immediate relief that patients feel from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, and asthma

 

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Elizabeth Weldon offers Acupuncture in Ventura, CA

Weldon Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Ventura, CA

Other Therapies - Weldon Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Ventura, CA

Weldon Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

3737 Telegraph Rd., Suite F
Ventura, CA 93003

805-644-4520

Fax: 805-880-8882

email: info@weldonacupuncture.com

Conveniently located off Telegraph Road in Ventura, directly across the street from the Ventura Family YMCA. Parking is in the back of the building - accessed by the driveway adjacent to Ashwood Physical Therapy