Techniques

Where there is no free flow there is pain.”
- Ancient Chinese Proverb

Oriental Medicine Therapies

Needles:
Diana uses the finest quality acupuncture needles in her practice to minimize any possible discomfort. Needles typically range from one to two inches long, and are the width of a human hair. They are pre-sterilized, pre-packaged, and used only once before being disposed of in a medical waste sharps container.

Gua sha and Cupping:

Gua Sha is an East Asian treatment that is used for upper respiratory problems such as the common cold and coughs as well as muscular pain and stiffness. This technique is done by rubbing the skin with the smooth surface of a coin, ceramic spoon or lid in areas where stuck or stagnate blood is found to reside. Small red dots or petechiae come to the surface. The result is healthy circulation of blood and an improvement of symptoms that are usually felt immediately. Please go to www.guasha.com for more information.

In cases of the common cold or muscular pain, a process called cupping may be used to support the healing process. A glass cup is held upside down and a small flame is thrust into it, creating a suction effect when placed upon the patients body. The technique may temporarily leave small round red marks on the skin. Typically the marks will clear within a few days. Similar to the technique of gua sha, cupping can be used for many conditions including upper and lower back pain and the common cold.

Moxibustion:
Moxibustion is the use of the medicinal herb Mugwort for the treatment of conditions of coldness and deficiency. It is used to warm and nourish the body. The herb is burned above the skin or placed on top of an acupuncture needle, creating a sensation of warmth that is commonly found to be relaxing and calming.

Young Living Essential Oils with Acupuncture:

Nine therapeutic-grade essential oils are drizzled and massaged into the spine and back muscles.  A warm compress is placed on the back, allowing the oils to penetrate further into the body.  Meanwhile, needles are inserted at key acupuncture points to further support the therapeutic effects of the oils. The oils have muscle relaxant and immune boosting qualities.  Diana does not know of any other acupuncturists in Denver who offers this powerful combination of acupuncture and essential oils!


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