A technique that applies pressure to specific acupuncture points utilizing fingers, hand, elbow or various mechanical devices to provide relief of symptoms, balancing and motivating the flow of Qi throughout the body.
A therapy that utilizes the rich supply of blood and nerves in the ear to diagnose and treat disease, by stimulating acupuncture points in the ear. Auricular therapy is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common diseases. It is especially successful in the treatment of chronic disease, addiction, and stress relief and is also sometimes used as an analgesic during surgery or childbirth. There are many diverse auricular therapy methods, such as acupressure, magnets and needling. Auricular therapy is also widely used in hospitals and clinics that specialize in addiction, psychiatric and mental disorders.
A form of acupuncture treatment where a vacuum is created using a glass cup and it is directly applied to the skin. The technique increases local circulation of blood and lymph, stretches muscle tissue and also loosens adhesions and scar tissue for the treatment of myofascial restrictions and trigger points. Cupping can affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing the tissues to release toxins and activating the lymphatic system. Cupping is often applied in combination with traditional needling. This treatment can also used in the relief of symptoms of indigestion, hypertension, chronic cough, painful menstruation, boils, arthritis, tendonitis, low back pain, sprains and other back injuries.
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries. It is also helpful in keeping muscles active especially after any type spinal injury or strokes.
Graston Technique / Gua Sha (Instrument Massage)
Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique that utilizes a sterile dull metal instrument, which has the ability to break up stagnation and promote circulation of blood in the area, thereby relieving pain.
The Graston Technique (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) is a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Specially designed instruments enable doctors to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions in muscles and ligaments. The technique separates and breaks down scar tissue and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers. Healing time is reduced and the quality of healed tissue is markedly improved.
Graston has excellent results with:
* Neck and Low Back Pain
* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
* Plantar Fasciitis
* Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow (epicondylitis)
* Rotator Cuff Conditions
* Knee Pain
* Achilles Tendinitis
* Scar Tissue
* Trigger Finger
* Shin Splints
Graston Technique has become standard protocol in many universities and hospital settings. It is used by many NBA, NHL and MLB trainers and is available in Rochester, New York. Our doctors are certified experts in Graston Technique.
A technique created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a medical doctor who utilized age old eastern meditation techniques to consciously focus on the breath and thus reduced anxiety, pain and body discomfort in his chronic pain patients. Meditation has shown to increase memory, reduce anxiety, increase sleep, generate positive sense of well being and allow more patience and space for the ups and downs of life.
Tai Chi/Qi Gong
Tai Chi is the age old martial art that focuses on meditation and health through controlled, fluid movements and exercises to calm the mind and strengthen the body internally. Qi gong is composed of dynamic, static and meditative movements. The dynamic training involves fluid movements that are coordinated with the breath and awareness, the static training involves the holding of postures for a prolonged period of time and meditative training involving breath awareness, visualization, mantra and the focus of Qi cultivation/circulation.