Acupuncture, Cupping, and Herbs
As a certified acupuncture therapist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Los Angeles and near Hollywood, CA, Loren Stiteler, LAc, offer acupuncture, cupping, and herbal treatments to help patients find the relief from pain and recovery from other conditions they are seeking.
The process of acupuncture takes advantage of two physical mechanisms – modulating muscle tone and modulating circulation. Using needle insertion into precisely targeted locations of significant muscle contraction, the practitioner affects muscle relaxation in the surrounding area. This relieves the stress felt by tendons and joints and also irritation, helping to adjust alignment. Additionally, healing, decreased inflammation, and circulation which lead to further pain relief are enhanced as vital bodily fluids such as blood and lymph are released.
Cupping is a massage technique utilizing vacuum force and is performed with handheld suction cups. As the cups are positioned on the body, a partial vacuum is created to reduce tension on the skin and underlying tissues. Cupping therapy can soften tight muscles and tone, free up restrictive tissues and loosen adhesions. This technique induces blood flow and hydration to the tissues of the body. It can drain excess toxins and fluids through the opening of lymphatic pathways and transfer deep inflammation to the surface of the skin to be released. Cupping treatment can be used for a wide variety of health concerns, including pain, fever, asthma, headaches, tight muscles, circulation issues, and range of motion issues.
The use of herbal medicine from the Chinese tradition involves treating the individual with combinations of herbs that address underlying health issues and not only the symptoms. It is often used in the area of internal medicine, and as such is applicable for treating an array of conditions such as dermatology and gynecology issues, digestive issues, and infectious disease. Herbal treatments are expected to produce results within about 3 to 5 days.
Whether you are looking for acupuncture and herbs or acupuncture/cupping and herbs, or dry cupping and herbs, look no further than the office of Loren Stiteler, LAc.