Acupuncture comes from an entire system of medicine and can be used to treat most conditions, both musculoskeletal and internal.
Treatable conditions include but are not limited to:
Ashley uses electrical stimulation and dry needling in some musculoskeletal presentations in order to target specific muscles and motor points. Motor point or dry needling is especially useful for conditions which are not chronic. Electrical stimulation is often used to treat neurological presentations as well.
Tuina is a form of bodywork based on Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles. Tui-na means "push-pull" and refers to the application of acupressure at pressure points and along meridians, stretching, and joint rotations to address musculoskeletal and internal conditions.
Chinese medicine takes into account the entire person. In most cases, the patient's constitution is addressed, along with the chief complaint and/or presenting symptoms. At the first appointment, there will be an intake to understand your needs, pulse taking and/or musculoskeletal assessment. You will receive an acupuncture treatment at your first visit.
Acupuncture is a process and therefore you should plan to come for a series of treatments. It is suggested that you start treatments at twice per week. If you are unable to come twice per week, keep treatments within a week of each other. The closer you keep them together when you start treatments, the faster you will respond.