Glow Acupuncture and Wellness Center Therapies
Worsley Classical Five-Element Acupuncture® is an ancient system of medicine which addresses all of the Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. These elements exist in every living thing in the universe, including ourselves. Each element influences specific organs of the body and their corresponding emotions. For one to truly be healthy and well, all the Five Elements must be balanced and working harmoniously together.
Each one of us has one element which, from early childhood, tends to predominate within us and is known as the Causative Factor of disease. During the course of our demanding and stressful lives, this predominant element can become over- or under-active, causing our corresponding organs and emotions to become imbalanced. This imbalance creates disharmony in the Five Element cycle, and symptoms of ill health begin to appear at any or all levels of the body/mind/spirit. Classical Five Element Acupuncture stands apart from other types of acupuncture in this fundamental recognition of a Causative Factor, or root imbalance, and the diagnosis and treatment of all parts of a person.
Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and therapies. Chinese medicine views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Unlike allopathic medicine which focuses on symptoms and separates the disease from the person, Chinese medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the mind, body, and spirit as one entity.
Qi, which can be translated as energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through a system of channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body. When the flow of Qi is unimpeded there is harmony, balance, and good health. When there are Qi blockages, too much or too little Qi, there is an imbalance, which can lead to disharmony and disease.
Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and have been used in China for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are a large part of TCM. They can be given as pills, teas, powders, liquid extracts or syrups. Hundreds of different types of herbs are used in TCM, and TCM practitioners often use combinations of herbs rather than a single herb.
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine often use herbal remedies along with other therapies, such as acupuncture, cupping, and Tuina.
Osteopathy is a hands-on practice that reminds us that our body is a self-healing unit. Osteopathic techniques enable the body to recover itself in a natural way utilizing the correlation between structure and function. It offers the potential to reach an optimal range of motion, while enjoying a pain-free life.
Every day, our bodies try to adapt to the hundreds of physical stressors we encounter. Through this process, the body may lose its natural alignment. An Osteopath with vast knowledge about human anatomy and bio-mechanics aims to bring the body back to its natural positioning through gentle adjustments. When it’s in the correct, unique alignment, the body can access its innate healing processes. Osteopathy focuses on mindfully adjusting the body out of dis-ease to restore its natural healthy status.
Osteopathy contributes positive lifestyle effects on all age demographics. From Athletes to seniors, Osteopathy offers techniques for almost all parts of the body from Cranial bones to phalangeal joints and internal organs. Adjustments assist range of motion, performance, prevent injuries, increase stamina and vitality. Craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulations, help patients with varying conditions ranging from headaches to gastrointestinal problems. Manual Osteopathic Practitioners discern areas in need, tension, and stress and use a variety of hands-on techniques to release stress and strain in your body. Valuing the interrelationships between all the systems of the body and aim to restore balance within and between the muscles, joints, bones, nerves, vessels, connective tissues, and internal organs.
BodyTalk is a safe and effective system of integrative health care. BodyTalk helps synchronize the body’s natural functions – to achieve and maintain healing and growth on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
BodyTalk System™ takes an integrative approach to health care by supporting our body’s own natural healing mechanisms. A BodyTalk practitioner’s role is to restore communication systems within the body/mind. Our body’s response is to supply holistic, non-invasive ways to end physical, mental and emotion pain, relieve stress and attain optimum health.
Each system, cell and atom in the body is in continuous communication. Everyday stresses often disrupt these lines of communication or overload the energy circuits. The BodyTalk System is simple and effective; it re-synchronizes and re-aligns. This allows the body to return to its natural healthy function, effectively responding to injury and illness – as nature intended. The BodyTalk System works by identifying the weakened or damaged internal energy circuits. The practitioner relies on the client’s inherent knowledge to locate the energy links needing repair. A form of biofeedback, a subtle muscle-reflex technique, offers this essential information along with the proper order in which the changes should be made.
A doula is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. The doula’s purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience. Here at Glow, our doulas are also trained in other modalities to support our expecting mothers. These modalities include but are not limited to acupuncture, psychosomatic therapy, massage, reiki, and herbal medicine.
A postpartum doula provides evidence-based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.
Gua sha is a therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation.
The practitioner scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. These strokes are made with a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua massage tool. The practitioner applies liniment to the skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape in a downward motion.
Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy in the body that practitioners believe is responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms, and legs. A gentle version of it is even used on the face as a facial technique.
Acupressure is a technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of Qi, or life energy, which flows through channels in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
The Acupressure practitioner uses fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to acupuncture points. You are fully clothed during the session.