Najah A. Salaam, L.Ac.
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Acupuncture works by balancing the energies of the body's internal environment in order to bring the body into a state of health and harmony. Acupuncture uses hair-like needles inserted into the body at various points where energy concentrates. Each point has a specific function, that when combined with each other, create a symbiotic effect in the body that allows the body to heal and repair.
Headaches, Migraines, Seasonal Allergies, Asthma, High Blood Pressure, Digestive Issues (SIBO, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns, etc.), Fertility and Postpartum, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Post-Surgery, Side Effects of Chemotherapy, Trauma caused by accidents, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, and A LOT more.
You can expect a full initial consultation so Najah can address your immediate concerns and use her experience to assess and diagnose best treatment options. You can expect a fully relaxed experience along with an explanation of the hair like needles that are used and any gentle sensations you can expect during the treatment. We recommend wearing comfortable and loose-fitting clothing. Since acupuncture can lower the blood sugar, it's recommended to enjoy a light snack prior.
Gua Sha loosely translates as 'scraping', where a tool is used to scrape the skin to relieve congestion. In Chinese Medicine, 'Where there is stagnation, there is pain.', is a commonly used phrase. Therefore, using gua sha is helpful in cases of muscle strain or spasm, where the area may not be getting proper blood and energy flow.
Gua sha is also very helpful to relieve the common cold, fever, stiffness, nausea, and even chronic internal organ disorders.
Moxibustion (Moxa) is the use of heat to heal the body in various ways. Traditionally, the herb used in moxa treatments is Mugwort (Ai ye). Mugwort is know for its extreme high heat that is harnessed in various ways to heal the body. Chinese Medicine, heat is what heals the body, by either putting heat (energy) into the body, or in some cases, using the heat of Mugwort to pull heat out of the body.
Moxa can be used above the skin, directly on the skin, or even on top of needles. It feels so good, heating certain areas, you'll become a big fan of moxa.