Derived from Traditional Chinese Medical theory this technique uses fine, single-use, sterile needles to balance the energy in the body. At Olea Health we strive to uncover the root cause of illness and imbalance in the body, leading us to choose the treatments that will yield the greatest benefit.
We offer several forms of therapy that compliment and enhance the healing power of acupuncture.
As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated.
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, illness is caused when chi does not flow properly throughout the body. Acupuncturists determine whether chi is weak, stagnant or otherwise out of balance, which indicates the points to be stimulated. Electroacupuncture is considered to be especially useful for conditions in which there is an accumulation of chi, such as in chronic pain syndromes, or in cases where the chi is difficult to stimulate.
Using heat to stimulate acupuncture points, this technique adds warmth and energy to a deficient system resulting in the reduction of symptoms.
For those wary of needles, this form of therapy uses massaging pressure at specific acupuncture points to bring about balance and health.
Auricular Acupuncture and Acupressure
Stimulating specific points in the ears with pressure and with needles, we can help you to control cravings, quit smoking and address other whole body concerns including high blood pressure, insomnia and stress.
All of our Traditional Chinese medical treatments are provided by our highly trained Naturopathic Doctor, and can often is applied in conjunction with other strengthening and healing therapies.
Conditions we commonly treat:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Acute & Chronic pain
- Degenerative disk disease
- Arthritis & Inflammation
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Women’s health- hot flashes, cramps, PMS