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Acupuncture

Cinamon Kimbrough, Lac, CMT

is a licensed acupuncturist incorporating the art of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Naturally encouraging flow and balance in the body through the movement of “Qi” with Acupuncture, Yin/Yang Tuina, Fire Cupping and TCM Nutrition.

Acupuncture

uses thin needles that our tapped into the skin along the meridian channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine to harmonize the body. It can feel like a quick sting to nothing at all. A dull ache may occur which is a sign of moving “qi”.  An in-depth intake of one’s symptoms, medical history, traumas and physical signs, such as pulse, tongue, complexion, anatomical structure and characteristics aid in acupuncture treatment strategy.

Fire Cupping

brings blood flow to the skin and may create redness or purple in the pores. This is a modality that helps move toxins, stagnation and  pulls the tissue up off their structure allowing lymph and blood to flow more efficiently.

Yin/Yang Tuina

Yang Tuina can be a variation of massage modalities using the meridians and Chinese Medicine diagnosis to invigorate, calm, expel or reduce the bodies innate healing response. Joint mobilization that requires gentle stretches and resistance may be used as well.

Yin Tuina, similar to lymph drainage and CranioSacral work, is performed with light pressure on the meridians accessed on the surface of the body. This can help bring the central nervous system and organs to a relaxed parasympathetic state.

Herbal and Nutritional Medicine

Similar to acupuncture, the treatment strategy uses herbs and nutrition based on your individual intake. Each herb and food has a category to fit a meridian, a temperature and a direction of movement (expel outward, nourish inward, ascending and descending) that enhances the body’s healing response.

Moxabustion

is a mix of herbs with Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort) being the main ingredient formed into a stick. It is burned an inch away from an acupuncture point or area. Moxabustion (Moxa) is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. In Western medicine, moxibustion has successfully been used to turn breech babies into a normal head-down position prior to childbirth.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is over 2000 years old it. As always please consult with a physician before any acupuncture or bodywork, eat a balanced diet fit for your needs, hydrate often, exercise within your limitations and find balance within. Each patient is treated according to the intake. This determines what modality to use.

*If you are uncomfortable with any of the modalities, you are in charge of your wellness and these can be modified to fit your needs.*

A gown or sheets to fully drape while only exposing the area of therapy, is an option, or can be done with light loose clothing. Please be comfortable and choose to fit your needs.

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