Our services include:
- Acupuncture Treatment and Onsite Acupuncture Treatment for IVF
- Herbal Medicine Consult
- Moxibustion, Electrical Stimulation, and Auricular Treatment
- Cupping Therapy
- Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, and Reflexology
Acupuncture is only one part of an entire system of medicine that evolved more than 3000 years ago in China. It was discovered that inserting fine needles into specific points on the body stimulated the body’s innate ability to heal itself. While acupuncture techniques have been refined over the centuries, the essential theory behind the practice has remained intact. We use only single use, sterile, disposable needles.
Herbal consults, dietary and lifestyle advice are also included in an acupuncture treatment.
Onsite Acupuncture Treatment for IVF
Selby Acupuncture works with both CCRM and RMIA to provide onsite acupuncture treatment for embryo transfer. We understand that it can be challenging to plan ahead during this process. Because we have a team of 5 providers who have all received specialized education in treating infertility, we are generally able to be available for your transfer anytime during the week.
Herbal Medicine Consult
Interested in herbal medicine, and not acupuncture? We offer stand alone herbal medicine consults. We will do a thorough intake to understand your condition and prescribe herbal formulas for your treatment.
The medicinal benefits of herbs has been known for centuries. Using natural materials, such as bark, roots, leaves and minerals, herbs can strengthen the body and remove toxins. In China, herbal remedies are still the backbone of traditional medicine. At Selby Acupuncture we carry herbal formulas in pill form, powders and also have an abundant raw herbal pharmacy. Our large pharmacy allows us to make custom formulas specifically for you and your condition. By combining different herbs, we can increase the desired effects of the formula, and decrease side effects. All of our herbs are tested for toxins, including heavy metals, pesticides and other contaminants. All herbs are from countries that practice Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which require herbs to meet safety standards before being sold in the United States. In addition, many of the herbs are organic, and more will be added as they become available.
Moxibustion involves warming specific points on the body with an herb (mugwort, or Ai Ye). By doing this we are able to help expel cold pathogenic factors, and activate the body’s Qi. Moxibustion is commonly used for cold type diseases, or stagnation
Electrical Simulation involves the use of a machine which provides gentle electric current to the acupuncture points. It is often used in the treatment of women’s health, pain or paralysis, and neurological conditions.
Auricular acupuncture is the placement of needles in the ear. In Chinese medicine, the ear is mapped according to an embryo; meaning that we can address conditions occurring in the body by stimulating specific points in the ear. Auricular acupuncture is often employed for treating mood, addictive tendencies and pain management.
Cupping is an ancient therapy which has been shown to reduce tension, improve blood flow and circulation, decrease inflammation and help calm the nervous system. A Cupping session involve the use of glass, silicone or plastic cups placed on the body using suction and negative pressure. The pull created by the suction is said to help activate the body’s Qi, moving stagnant energy and removing pathogens.
We focus on three main areas; Relieving Stress, Pain Relief, and Sports Performance to help speed muscle recovery and optimize performance.
Cupping sessions will include other non-needle modalities such as tuina, guasha, gentle warming moxibusion, and essential oils. Appointments last around 30 minutes and include a check in time which allows our highly trained practitioners to tailor the treatment to your specific needs giving you the most effective care.
See our blog post for more information on the benefits of cupping.
Moxibustion, Electrical Stimulation, and Auricular Treatment
If appropriate, we may also utilize additional treatment modalities including cupping, moxibustion, electrical stimulation, and auricular therapy.
Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, and Reflexology
Shiatsu is a form of bodywork rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine combining acupressure and massage. It is used to treat all types of pain, especially neck, back and joint pain. Shiatsu brings your body into balance improving sleep, digestive, PMS/menopause, and emotional issues.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) bodywork helps return a smooth and even flow of the rhythm and pulse of the Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF). It benefits your entire central nervous system, and is effective for headaches/migraines, injury recovery, and so much more. It promotes a very deep state of relaxation and is beneficial to the mind, body and soul.
Reflexology truly focuses on your feet. By using pressure on different aspects of the whole foot we can treat the entire body, releasing tension, improving blood flow and relieving stress. It includes the use of direct pressure points on your feet and hands that map to specific organs and areas on your body.
To find out more, visit www.SaintPaulShiatsu.com