"Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always."
Big Sun Acupuncture is an Oriental Medicine clinic.
"Oriental medicine, which includes the practice of acupuncture, Chinese [and East Asian] herbology and Asian bodywork therapy, is a comprehensive health care system encompassing a variety of traditional health care therapies that have been used for more than 3,000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being." (referenced from NCCAOM.org)
Below you will find a description of some of the most common practices we employ to treat various conditions:
The most well known of all OM practices, acupuncture involves the insertion of solid, very fine needles into the body at strategic "acu-points" to promote optimal Qi (pronounced "chee") movement. The "acu-points" are often located on or between meridians/channels which are like rivers and streams where Qi flows. By stimulating these points, the body is able to divert Qi from places of "excess" or "stagnation" to places of "deficiency", thus creating balance within the body's energetic/bio-electrical system.
"Esoteric Acupuncture is not merely another form of acupuncture treatment. Esoteric Acupuncture defines a “way of life.” This way of life emphasizes the awakening and expansion of our spiritual center (not the same as religions)." - Dr. Mikio Sankey (Father of Esoteric Acupuncture)
Esoteric Acupuncture helps to align with higher energetic frequencies in order to bring into being a more heart centered approach to life and living. This unlocks potentials beyond a healthy body -- leading people to actualize their higher purpose, find deeper connections within themselves and their relationships with others, reach higher planes of consciousness, and live a more spiritually centered life. This is a system for those seeking wellness beyond the absence of dis-ease.
Asian Bodywork Therapy:
ABT encompasses many modalities of manual therapy. At Big Sun Acupuncture, we primarily use acupressure (using pressure to manipulate "acu-points"), cupping (using suction on the skin to promote circulation of Qi and blood), gua sha (friction), therapeutic movement, and Tui'Na. Tui'Na is a Chinese manual therapy that involves rocking, shaking, vibrating, patting, and stretching in order to balance the body's Qi.