Low Tech – High Touch: Hands on Healing
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) comprises the use of light touch to evaluate membranes and the flow of fluids within and around the central nervous system. The goal is to remove constraints in the structure and function of the craniosacral system. This system includes the brain, spinal cord, skull bones, sacrum, and linked membranes.
Craniosacral therapy may aid in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions linked with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Anxiety & depression
- Headaches & migraines
- Symptoms associated with ADHD
- Concussion Recovery
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Neck & shoulder tension
- Back Pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- TMJ Syndrome
Tui Na – Chinese Medical Massage
Tui Na translates from Chinese as “push and grasp”. This massage modality involves techniques to support the body through various degrees of pressure, rhythm, and force which encourage blood flow to specific organ systems and body parts based on your body’s needs. It supports the tissues, lymphatic system, and circulatory system in whole-body health.
This massage technique is ideal in combination with acupuncture to support:
- Musculoskeletal Injury
- Chronic pain
- Healthy gait patterns
Qi Gong & Yoga Movement Therapy
At Acubalance, our integrative approach to healing injuries and resolving pain includes movement therapy. Based on your injury or holding patterns, qigong and yoga exercises are prescribed to engage with specific muscle groups, connective tissues, and energetic meridians that restore healthy movement patterns in the body.
Combining a physical and energetic lens with movement therapy offers your body holistic, sustainable integration with lasting pain relief and vitality.
This can be particularly helpful if you experience:
- Chronic pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
- Neck & shoulder tension and pain
- Migraines, headaches
- Rheumatoid arthritis
The ancient healing method of cupping is a tool within the acupuncture scope of practice that has continuously shown powerful benefits in improving recovery, cellular immunity, alleviating pain, knots, and increasing blood flow while reducing inflammation.
Benefits of Cupping:
- Massage away painful knots & aches
- Improve blood flow & mobility for enhanced recovery
- Smooth away scar tissue & cellulite
- Release toxins & improve cellular immunity
Gua Sha is a manual technique that uses a dull-edged object to gently scrape various areas of the body, typically the back and neck.
Also within the scope of Acupuncture, Gua Sha is helpful for accelerating recovery from musculoskeletal pain as well as for immune system support and respiratory health. It stimulates the immune system through its activation of the connective tissue (which is attached to and subsequently affects organs like the lungs) to treat symptoms such as fever, coughing (acute and chronic), headaches, bronchitis, wheezing, muscle aches, and asthma as well as body pain and stiffness.
Benefits of Gua Sha:
- Helps the body secrete anti-inflammatory cytokines
- Upregulate nitric oxide
- Inhibits the inflammatory actions of white blood cells
- Reduce oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.
At Acubalance, we address the underlying causes of disease using a patient-centered approach addressing the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.