Acupuncture and Related Therapies
AMMA CHINESE MERIDIAN MASSAGE - AMMA uses gentle circular pressure along the meridians (energetic pathways) and myofascia (covering of the muscles). It helps to relax tense areas and move stagnation that may lead to imbalances in the body. No oils are used and the client wears loose clothing (tank or T-shirt and shorts are best). (AMMA as taught at Tri-State College of Acupuncture)
ACUTONICS - HEALING WITH SOUND - Music is healing. Acutonics uses special tuning forks to treat acupuncture points and energy centers known as chakras. The harmonic vibrations resonate in the body, helping to relax areas, move stagnation, and allow changes to occur on many levels.The harmonic intervals created by the forks are based on natural frequencies. They help us to re-balance and re-connect with the flow of natural energies that are all around us. (Acutonics - Sound Gates to Meridian Harmonics, from Kairos Institute of Sound Healing, LLC)
COLORPUNCTURE - HEALING WITH LIGHT - Colorpuncture uses the vibrations of different frequencies of lightwaves to assist the body in its healing. It helps move information from one functional system to another. The consequences of old wounds and traumas that are held in the muscles and tissue cells can be released through the use of special penlights and tools that emit different wavelengths. (Institute for Esogetic Colorpuncture, USA according to Peter Mandel of Germany)
ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICAL MEDICINE - A.P.M. was developed by Dr. Mark Seem to address many health issues that plague American patients. This treatment style is based on classical Chinese acupuncture. It includes traditions from Japan, Viet Nam, and Western osteopathy and physical medicine. It is a hands-on practice that uses touch to locate constrictions in the soft tissues that lie over your muscles (myofascial trigger points). This individualized treatment identifies your unique "holding pattern". When you are faced with an unpleasant or fearful situation, you tense your muscles to protect yourself. Your reactions to stress are sometimes held for a long time, leading to imbalances. A.P.M. also focuses on meridians that relate to your symptoms to provide a more thorough treatment. (A.P.M. as taught by Dr. Mark Seem of Tri-State College of Acupuncture)
ESSENTIAL OILS - I use Snow Lotus oils by Peter Holmes. Oils impart energy to acupuncture points and can be used instead of needles. I may use them to begin a treatment, then use needles to treat the local problem.