What We Do
What We Do
At Suffolk County Acupuncture we offer a variety of powerfully effective treatments to create the best results possible.
Acupuncture is a gentle and very effective method to help manage your health. Acupuncture uses needles that are the thickness of a human hair. These needles are not like needles used in the doctor’s office, which are hollow and have an angled tip meant to cut through the skin. Acupuncture needles are solid, thin, and the tip comes to a point. Though some patients are more sensitive to needles than others, most patients report little to no sensation on insertion or the feeling of a small pinch as the needle goes through the skin. Once the needle is through the surface of the skin, patients will often feel nothing or have a sense of heaviness, dull ache, or tingling.
The needles are left in for about 20-30 minutes. The treatment is very relaxing. Many people will fall asleep during treatment and report feeling refreshed afterward.
Cupping therapy has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures to help rid the body of disease and improve the physical structure. Acupuncturists use cupping extensively to release tight muscles and resolve stagnation of blood and energy (Qi) due to a number of causes, including physical injury and various ailments. This type of therapy can also be used to clear heat from the body, eliminate toxins, treat respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis, alleviate arthritic symptoms, ease lower back pain, resolve depression and lessen gastrointestinal problems.
Many celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Gweneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Michael Phelps and many more are using cupping for their health maintenance as well. See the pictures here.
Moxa or Moxibustion is traditional Japanese healing technique where an acupoint is warmed with an herbal leaf that has been dried and rolled into tiny pieces as small as a grain of rice. This heat that is generated is an infrared heat that penetrates deep inside the body, stimulating blood flow, circulation and cellular healing. Rice-grain moxa is very comfortable and very relaxing.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Supplements stimulate the body’s own restorative processes. Chinese herbal formulas are primarily plant based, and treat a wide variety of ailments. We prescribe standard processed, certified safe herbal capsules or liquid tinctures based on your individual diagnosis. Chinese herbs are proven to be very safe and effective.
Onnetsuki Infrared Therapy
Onnetsu therapy is an autoimmune health care method that warms up the body using heat through physical stimulation which in turn helps blood circulation to improve health. The specialized medical device is designed and based on the modern science of far infrared discovered by NASA and the ancient traditional Japanese moxibustion concept that unhealthy cells are cold and lack energy. Onnetsu therapy searches for those cold spots deep inside of our body and applies far infrared waves with proper heat, using the theories of acupuncture and moxibustion. The invisible waves of energy have the ability to penetrate all layers of the human physical body, into the innermost regions of the tissues, muscles and bone.
BENEFITS OF ONNETSU THERAPY
Clinical experience has shown that onnetsu therapy may be used for a number of conditions and issues, and that the benefits include:
- Balancing of the autonomic nervous system
- Relieves muscle aches and pulled muscles
- Improves blood circulation by expanding the capillaries that carry blood
- Helps supply nutrition and oxygen to cells
- Increases the amount of white blood cells and killer T-cells
- Improves metabolism and removal of waste in blood cells
- Attracts calcium ions to the cellular level
- Eases mental stress and many forms of pain
- Reduces swelling and inflammation by improving lymph flow