Acupuncture in Nanaimo, BC
Harbour City Healers
Various techniques that may be used during treatment:
Acupuncture is a technique utilizing fine stainless steel needles inserted at specific points in the body to correct various ailments.
Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Produces a vibration/tapping sensation on the needles.
Fire-Cupping utilizes round suction cups over a large muscular area (such as the back) Drawing up the skin is believed to open up the skin’s pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of Qi, breaks up obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body.
Gua-Sha literally means to scrape away disease by allowing the disease to escape through the skin. Gua-Sha is also used to increase circulation of Blood and Qi.
Relaxation Massage to alleviate pain, promote Qi and Blood circulation, aid digestion and relax the body.
Blood Letting is performed with a bleeding lancet or diabetic needle. Used in alleviating pain, reducing scars, reducing spider vein and small varicose veins.
TDP Lamp is a medical infrared heating device that increases microcirculation and loosens fascia to accelerate the natural healing processes of the body. The TDP Lamp is used as a therapeutic substitute for moxabustion.