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Adjunct Therapy

Explore a wealth of adjunct therapies at Beacon Acupuncture in Grafton, MA, designed to complement your holistic wellness journey.

From Electro Acupuncture (E-Stim) to moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na, LED Light Therapy, and TDP Heat Lamp, our diverse range of treatments aims to alleviate pain, promote relaxation, and enhance overall well-being. Experience the synergy of ancient wisdom and modern techniques as you embark on a path to optimal health and vitality with our expert practitioner in Worcester County.

Electro Acupuncture (E-Stim): Applies low level Hz electrical stimulation to needles to help with nerve pain. The electrical impulses help to regulate the nervous system and how the brain perceives pain. EA is also used in Orthopedic Acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal issues in conjunction with trigger points and motor points.

Moxibustion: Utilizes dried, ground Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris, Ai Ye) leaves formed into small sticks, cones, or balls that can be used on the head of needles as a form of heat therapy. Moxibustion regulates qi and blood and expels cold. One of mugwort’s active components, borneol, is commonly used in topical therapies for its analgesic effects.

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Cupping: Glass suction cups or fire cups are placed on the skin. This method is used to relieve chronic muscle tension, pain, and feelings of stuck-ness. There are different levels of cupping strengths and cups can remain stationary or be moving. If you are concerned about marks or bruising left on the skin, please let your acupuncturist know.

Gua Sha: Smooth rounded stone, stainless steel, or ceramic instrument is used to scrape the skin producing little red or purple petechiae on the surface of the skin. Gua sha helps circulation by moving Qi and blood (dispersing stagnation that shows up as muscle tension), expels heat and wind (fevers and upper respiratory infections), and can have a calming effect on the nervous system

Tui Na: A hands-on manipulation treatment method guided by TCM theory. Treatment aims to achieve a therapeutic effect.

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LED Light Therapy: Light emitting diode (LED), phototherapy, or low-level light therapy, applies specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits for a variety of conditions including skin, pain, and hair restoration. It is a non-invasive therapeutic modality for treatment of healing of skin and pain relief. For more information, read more at LED Light Therapy Science.

TDP Heat Lamp: The TDP lamp is a specific electromagnetic lamp that produces far infrared (below visible light) emissions (2–50 micro-metre range, just in case you were wondering). TDP is an acronym for “Teding Diancibo Pu” which loosely translated means specific electromagnetic spectrum. The lamp is used in several hospitals in China and Japan to increase microcirculation, to loosen fascia and muscles, and to accelerate the natural healing processes of the body. The TDP lamp is different from other far-infrared heating devices. It contains a heated mineral plate made of a proprietary formula of 33 trace elements, which stimulates your body to heal naturally.

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