Gentle, Effective Healing
It’s not just about acupuncture. Healing Elephant Clinic has several techniques and alternative medicine therapies that go into your treatment plan. We are committed to delivering exceptional care, and our practitioners tailor every treatment to address your unique health needs. We develop personalized, forward-thinking health and treatment plans for every client we work with and focus on improving your whole well-being. Ranging from thousands of years old tools like cupping, gua sha, or moxibustion to improve circulation or the modern-day usage of sophisticated laboratory tests or electrical stimulation added to acupuncture needles to potentize their effect.
In some cases, these tools may be selectively used to effectively target an area of the body such as the face or skin or the uterus, as in the case of Fertility treatments. To extend the results of the treatments, we will recommend the use of palatable medical-grade herbs or supplements. Getting you better is our biggest priority.
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Like traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture uses acupuncture needles placed in the same spots. Then, a small electrode is attached to the needles. A small electrical current runs through the electrode and gives a slight vibration or soft hum during treatment.
Modern acupuncturists enhance the stimulation of the nerve fibers and tissues surrounding the needle by delivering electronic stimulation to the needles. This stimulation overcomes the body’s ability to get used to constant stimulation by using electrical programs with changing speeds, frequencies, and strength. This triggers a precise and effective response from your nervous system and the tissues surrounding the needle. Results are even more effective.
Dry Needling / Trigger Point
Dry needling, also called trigger point dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling, is done to reduce muscle tension. Pain affects how your body moves. Dry needling changes how the brain and muscles communicate, allowing your nervous system to return to a more normal movement pattern.
Trigger points are highly sensitive and may be painful to the touch when pressed. We use a thin, solid, filiform needle to insert into trigger points. A patient may experience different sensations, including muscle soreness, achy feelings, and muscle twitches when a needle is inserted. These are considered to be positive signs. Depending on the type of pain and how long it has been lasting, the needles may be inserted either deep or superficial. A shorter period of time means that the needle stays in the muscle for seconds; a longer period of time means 10 to 15 minutes.
Gua Sha is an ancient technique applied superficially to the skin. This therapy is used to increase blood flow to tight, tense muscles and increase the microcirculation of surface tissue. Ideally, 1-2 muscle groups are selected per treatment. Newly “discovered” here in the West, you might have heard it referred to as “scraping” or “Graston”. The traditional – and far superior – method uses finely crafted jade or rose quartz crystal stone tools by a Chinese Medicine Practitioner with years of training and experience.
Cupping uses small plastic or glass cups that are suctioned onto the skin. The cups might be moved along an area of pain or kept in one place. This therapy is used to eliminate toxins, improve circulation, and relax the muscles. The cups may leave slight red marks that will dissipate in within a few minutes, hours, or up to 5 days. This therapy is used to release muscle tension, as well as to treat a cough, asthma, digestive disorders, and allergies.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, and holding it above the skin to facilitate healing. This treatment is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition as a way to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of oxygen, and maintain general health. Research has shown that this ancient technique increases blood circulation to the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation, thus aiding menstruation, menstrual cramps, and improving fertility.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the ear is a microcosm of your entire body. Each point in the ear is related to an anatomical structure and is named after its function. The hunger point for weight loss is the point at which you feel hungry after eating a meal; the calming point for stress management is the point at Acupuncture treatments vary depending on the severity and duration of the condition. Using ear acupuncture may require several treatments before you notice any significant improvements in your chronic pain condition.
Chinese Herbs are an essential component of most acupuncture treatment plans. Chinese herbal medicine uses herbs to improve health. Traditional Chinese medicine is used to strengthen deficiencies in the body or clear excess pathogenic influences that cause disease. Herbs work from within the body to return digestion, blood flow, metabolism, and hormone production to a natural balance. When we restore natural energy, we strengthen your immunity and improve the overall quality of your life. We only use high-performance tested herbal products and dietary supplements that are manufactured in the United States.
The biggest difference between Western and traditional Chinese herbalism is that herbalists don’t treat symptoms or diseases. They treat entire human beings, including their patterns of symptoms. We treat you, the unique human being, not your symptom.
Infertility hinders 8-12% of the couples in the world from conceiving without intervention. Female and male infertility grows in our modern age, and some things don’t change regardless of the decade. As a woman ages, her chance of natural pregnancy drops from around 25% at age 25 to less than 5% at age 40. There are many theories why infertility is on the rise, but according to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), female infertility, low sperm count, and sperm motility occur due to disrupted hormone production and blockages in the flow of highly nutritious oxygenated blood to the reproductive organs. Research is available to support acupunctures’ ability to improve clinical pregnancy rates and outcomes and help couples who have previously failed IVF.
We LOVE helping YOU to make babies. Our integrative approach has successfully helped hundreds of women get pregnant and stay pregnant.
You can naturally rejuvenate wrinkles without any painful surgery or injections with facial acupuncture. While microneedling has only become a must-have beauty treatment in recent years, the traditional Chinese medicinal practice of facial acupuncture has been around for millennia.
Acupuncture has traditionally been used to help with pain, a variety of health conditions that make us sick, and stress relief, but more people are now discovering its wrinkle-reducing and beauty-enhancing benefits as well. More people are now discovering the benefits of wrinkle-reducing and beauty-enhancing treatments from facial acupuncture and are choosing this treatment rather than more invasive treatments such as Botox. A cosmetic acupuncture treatment incorporates both a body treatment plus a variety of gentle non-surgical treatments performed on the face such as the insertion of hair thin acupuncture needles, micro needling, nano needling light therapy, gua sha, and facial cupping.
Additionally, Holistic Dermatology naturally treats the imbalance of physiological conditions that may affect your appearance such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, pigmentation, chloasma, hormonal break-outs, rashes and other medical issues. Read more about the differences between Facial Acupuncture vs. Microneedling.