TRILLIUM ACUPUNCTURE

Where Tradition Transforms Your Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history. Archeologists can trace it back as far as 2000 B.C. However, acupuncture protocol as it is practiced today was developed in the twentieth century. The term “TCM” describes the modern practice of Chinese medicine that came out of sweeping reforms in the 1950s in the People’s Republic of China. During that time, much research was conducted and standard protocols for acupuncture were established.

Most typically, TCM includes an acupuncture protocol, herbal therapy, and possibly the use of cupping, gua sha, or auricular (ear) needling.

Trillium Acupuncture

TRILLIUM ACUPUNCTURE

Where Tradition Transforms Your Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history. Archeologists can trace it back as far as 2000 B.C. However, acupuncture protocol as it is practiced today was developed in the twentieth century. The term “TCM” describes the modern practice of Chinese medicine that came out of sweeping reforms in the 1950s in the People’s Republic of China. During that time, much research was conducted and standard protocols for acupuncture were established.

Most typically, TCM includes an acupuncture protocol, herbal therapy, and possibly the use of cupping, gua sha, or auricular (ear) needling.

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ACUPUNCTURE

Centuries of Healing, Modern Wonders

Acupuncture is the insertion of two to twenty (and in some cases more) pre-sterilized, disposable, stainless steel needles in the skin. The insertion angle and depth will vary depending on the underlying anatomy of that point. Needles are retained in the skin for 30 minutes on an adult and 2-5 minutes on a child.

There is no single western scientific theory that explains all of the physiological mechanisms underlying the effects of acupuncture. It has a variety of therapeutic effects on the body so the action varies depending on the illness. However, it is proposed that acupuncture works by regulating the nervous system. This regulation aids the activity of pain-killing biochemicals, such as endorphins and immune system cells, at specific sites in the body. Studies have also shown that acupuncture alters brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones. These affect the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions, such as immune reactions and processes that regulate a person’s blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature.

CUPPING

A Historical Treasure, A Modern Wellness Revelation

Cupping therapy involves the attachment of special glass cups on specific parts of the body. Suction is created by briefly introducing a flame into the cup to create a vacuum immediately before application. The cups are left in place for up to ten minutes. Cupping creates a warm, pulling, stretching sensation. The therapy can leave pink marks on the skin which will fade within a week. Cupping is sometimes integrated with acupuncture or massage to treat swelling and pain.

Like gua sha, cupping increases the circulation of blood and lymph within the joints, improves energy flow to the muscles and tendons, and reduces local pressure on the vertebrae of the spine. Cupping also helps draw out and eliminate pathogenic factors from the superficial levels for colds, flu, cough, and asthma because it opens the pores for pathogens to be released through the skin. Cupping is chosen for flat, larger areas of the body, whereas gua sha is can be used in small and rounded areas.

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GUA SHA

An Ancient Beauty Ritual for Radiant Results

Gua sha therapy is a healing technique used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is the gentle “scraping” of the skin with a smooth-edged tool and massage oil to draw out trapped toxins. The therapy causes small red spots on the skin called “sha” that will fade in two to three days. Gua sha restores the circulation and qi flow to the areas that are treated. It only brings to the surface what is trapped below. If there is no stagnation in the tissue underneath, there will be no surface marks on the skin above.

Gua sha is often combined with acupuncture or massage and is used primarily on the back, neck, shoulder, and chest, but can also be applied to arms, legs, and joints. The patient experiences immediate gua sha relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, and nausea. Gua Sha is useful for the type of pain that is helped by massage but immediately returns, such as chronic pain, sudden stiff neck, awakening with a kink in the body, and pains that come and go. Gua sha is also valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illnesses, upper respiratory problems, digestive problems, and many other disorders.

“Rebecca was very caring and thorough and addressed all my concerns.”
Maria M.
“The herbal treatments that Rebecca has prescribed over the years have successfully treated back pain, colds and flu, even menopausal symptoms for me. And acupuncture treatments have really helped my allergies when they flare up. Nowadays, if I have a health issue, I don’t call the clinic, I go see Rebecca.”
Lorin O.
“There was no pain and over time I came to completely relax, letting go of all my thoughts about my hectic day.”
B.J.C.
“Simply amazing! This is the opinion of a complete skeptic; all you need is an open mind and a little faith. Rebecca’s kind touch and calm energy immediately put my mind at ease.”
Anonymous
“I have never had acupuncture but have been in severe pain for several years in my lower back. A friend suggested that I see Rebecca many times before I agreed to go. I have seen help in lowering of all over pain and find that I am walking straighter than I did before the treatment. I had been doing the hunched over shuffle before.”
L.C.
“For me, it is painless, relaxing. I would recommend it to anybody.”
Hildegard J.
“A much healthier and safer alternative to prescription drugs. Acupuncture is very effective.”
Andrea S.
“I had several severe musculoskeletal pain issues that persisted despite medical treatment, physical therapy, chiropractic treatments and massage. Rebecca listened to my concerns and addressed each in her acupuncture treatment. I have had absolutely amazing results from only 3 visits. The pain issues are very nearly resolved. My sense of overall balance and overall well-being has improved remarkably. Rebecca is kind, and professional and her healing environment is immaculate, and comfortable. I would highly recommend Rebecca Abbott and Trillium Acupuncture.”
Lisa H.

“My health has significantly improved over the 9 months that I have been receiving treatments. Rebecca is always available to counsel and treat me.”

Sheila B.

“My health has significantly improved over the 9 months that I have been receiving treatments. Rebecca is always available to counsel and treat me.”

Sheila B.
“There was no pain and over time I came to completely relax, letting go of all my thoughts about my hectic day.”
B.J.C.
“Rebecca was very caring and thorough and addressed all my concerns.”
Maria M.
“A much healthier and safer alternative to prescription drugs. Acupuncture is very effective.”
Andrea S.
“The herbal treatments that Rebecca has prescribed over the years have successfully treated back pain, colds and flu, even menopausal symptoms for me. And acupuncture treatments have really helped my allergies when they flare up. Nowadays, if I have a health issue, I don’t call the clinic, I go see Rebecca.”
Lorin O.
“I had several severe musculoskeletal pain issues that persisted despite medical treatment, physical therapy, chiropractic treatments and massage. Rebecca listened to my concerns and addressed each in her acupuncture treatment. I have had absolutely amazing results from only 3 visits. The pain issues are very nearly resolved. My sense of overall balance and overall well-being has improved remarkably. Rebecca is kind, and professional and her healing environment is immaculate, and comfortable. I would highly recommend Rebecca Abbott and Trillium Acupuncture.”
Lisa H.
“For me, it is painless, relaxing. I would recommend it to anybody.”
Hildegard J.
“I have never had acupuncture but have been in severe pain for several years in my lower back. A friend suggested that I see Rebecca many times before I agreed to go. I have seen help in lowering of all over pain and find that I am walking straighter than I did before the treatment. I had been doing the hunched over shuffle before.”
L.C.
“Simply amazing! This is the opinion of a complete skeptic; all you need is an open mind and a little faith. Rebecca’s kind touch and calm energy immediately put my mind at ease.”
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