Riverdale Acupuncture


Acupuncture - 5 Element (Spirit Work) Japanese (Hara) TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Acupuncture Energenics (Trigger Points)


All acupuncture needles are sterilized one time use needles.


Cupping - Glass cups and suction are applied to move stagnation and Qi.


Gua Sha - Gua means to rub or friction. Sha is the term used to describe congestion of blood at the surface of the body. When friction is applied in repeated even strokes, the sha surfaces as small red petechiae. In minutes the petechie fade into ecchymotic patches. The sha disappears totally in two to three days. The color and rate of fading are both diagnostic and prognostic indicators.


Moxabustion is the herb mugwort it can be made into a cone and put on an acupuncture point or acupuncture needle and ignited. The heat is directed to the point to warm the meridians.


Electro-Acupuncture is where electrodes are attached to the needles and stimulation of the acupuncture point occurs.


Auricular Acupuncture is needling ear points. This is used for trauma, weight loss, smoking cessation.


Tuning forks are used on acupuncture points in the same way as needles. This is always a good choice for children as is cupping.

What to expect with your treatments.



Your acupuncture appointment will be about 1 hour in length.


Wear loose clothing, make sure that you eat a small meal before your appointment and drink plenty of water when you get home.


You may experience bruising with acupuncture and or Gua Sha. This is nothing to be alarmed about.

Homeopathic treatments are available by appointment.