Services and FAQ
At Autumn Dream Clinic, we practice Traditional Chinese Medicine in its full spectrum. We have many tools in our tool box, all included in your sessions to best treat your specific conditions.
Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture treat severe pain of muscular and neurological origin by working to interface the nervous system with the muscular system. Electro-acupuncture has analgesic and mood-lifting effects by releasing neurotransmitters such as endogenous opioids, enkephalins, endocannabinoids, serotonin and dynorphins. It increases cell metabolism, lymphatic drainage, neuromuscular re-education and rehabilitation.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Do you know the herbal formulas we prescribe in this clinic have been used for over 2000 years? Chinese herbal medicine is a system that relies on combining single herbs in a harmonious and synergistic way to create herbal formulas. We focuses on treating the underlying causes of diseases. The strength of it is evidenced by the fact that formulas in use thousands of years ago are still relevant and effective today.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It is a gentle non-invasive therapy that assesses, modifies and corrects restrictions in the Craniosacral system to improve wellness and enhance the body's self-correction/regulation mechanism.
Fire Cupping and Gua Sha
Cupping and Gua Sha are ancient folk remedies used to reduce adhesions and trigger points, often combined with acupuncture to treat chronic pain. They can provoke the body to release its own pain inhibiting and stress reducing neurotransmitters and neurohormones. Cupping and Guasha can increase local vascular flow and lymphatic drainage. Cupping and Guasha also promote muscle tendon flexibility, length and strength. I often teach patients how to perform gua sha on their own.
Dry needling is a therapy that effectively treats myofascial pain syndrome, which affects about 44 million Americans, and accounts for 85-95% of the cases in a pain clinic. Dry needling works to deactivate tight, ropey, tender points in muscle tissue called trigger points, the major cause of myofascial pain. Prolo-Acupuncture is used to re-stabilization of joints that have become hyper-mobile from acute trauma or repetitive strains. Strengthening of tendon and ligament attachments to underlying bones.