Cupping in renoWith a long history dating back several millennia, cupping is one of the oldest eastern practices to gain momentum in the west. Typically combined with acupuncture (but sometimes practices as a stand-alone treatment), cupping is effective and can generate significant results. By placing glass or bamboo cups onto the surface of the skin at lower pressure, creating suction, cupping stimulates many of the same points used in acupuncture. These points are identified for their relevance in the flow of energy throughout the body.

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is an energetic force that travels through every living being on the planet, including humans. Disruptions or blockages in Qi can inhibit the body’s natural ability to heal. When this occurs, cupping can be used to regain healthy energetic circulation. This treatment requires years of education and practice to master, but in the hands of a skilled practitioner the results are undeniable.

Cupping has proven to be most effective in the treatment of certain respiratory ailments as well as significantly reducing stress in the body. For patients suffering from bronchitis or chronic respiratory diseases, relief can be found using cupping. Our Reno acupuncturist is skilled and highly experienced in working with patients suffering from these problems. By triggering energetic points, Qi disruptions in the corresponding regions can be eliminated and healthy energy flow can be restored. This gives the body the use of all of its own tools to generate healing.

The process of cupping is naturally relaxing and when the focus is to relieve stress, triggering certain energetic points can intensify this. Regardless of whether you are receiving cupping treatments specifically for stress relief or not, it is often a welcome side effect. To experience the wonderful healing and stress relieving effects of cupping in Reno, our office is available to you. We offer exceptional options for complementary medicine in Reno. With a range of treatments in our tool belts, we are certain we can help you work toward the relief you need and deserve.

image_ reno acupuncture clinicOur Reno acupuncture clinic has been getting great results in pain relief for years and Western science has been trying to understand exactly how acupuncture works for years. With interest in the practice sharply increasing over the last decade, countless studies have been conducted to determine if acupuncture is truly beneficial. So far, the studies have come back with mixed results as to how well acupuncture stacks up against traditional western practices. The issue relates to the differences in how the studies are performed. Science has had a difficult time determining the appropriate placebo to measure against acupuncture. However, for the majority of the studies, at least some level improvement was seen in comparison to standards practices.

What we are seeing is that while it may be necessary to continue seeing a doctor for serious pain, acupuncture is a very effective complementary practice in generating real pain relief. Many of the studies suggest that the patients who received the absolute best results were those that participated in a combination of western medicine and session at our Reno acupuncture clinic. By combining the two practices, patients were far more likely to see dramatic reductions in pain and even the complete disappearance of symptoms. At our Reno acupuncture clinic, we have seen these results first hand many times.

Western science has also proven that sessions at our Reno acupuncture clinic work to release endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever, and by triggering the brain to produce serotonin, the transmitter that controls mood. With increased levels of endorphins and serotonin, pain is dramatically decreased and mood is improved. This means that our Reno acupuncture clinic patients can leave a session feeling relaxed and pain-free.

As more information about the ancient practice of acupuncture comes to light, we can expect to see studies supporting acupuncture as an effective treatment for pain. There is no doubt that it has merited the attention of the scientific community. However, the benefits of acupuncture are seen every day in clinics across the nation. If you are interested in receiving acupuncture as a pain treatment in Reno, Path to Wellness is here to help. Together we can start the journey towards a happy, pain-free life.



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file4741342055586 acupuncture in RenoWith nearly 20% of Americans dealing with some form of an anxiety, anxiety disorders are placed as the number one most common mental illness in the US. The common treatment for anxiety usually involves drug therapy. While this is the most used treatment, drug therapy results can vary for different people and are usually accompanied with unwanted side effects. Drug therapies work to chemically regulate your body’s release of serotonin, in order to allow mood stabilization and relaxation. While drug therapies work for some, still many are unsatisfied with the side effects or wish to seek a natural method for treating anxiety disorders.

Path to Wellness administers acupuncture in Reno to treat a variety of anxiety disorders. Acupuncture is a natural, holistic approach to assisting in stress relief and anxiety treatment. Because acupuncture in Reno is holistic, we will take the time to understand the specifics of your condition, so that we can accurately target any physical symptoms related to your anxiety. Acupuncture balances your body’s energy and naturally activates neurotransmitters in your brain which trigger the release of serotonin, similar to drug therapy yet without any chemicals.

While drug therapy suggests allowing up to four weeks for its treatment to take full effect, our acupuncture in Reno aims to deliver immediate benefits as well as long term results. Many notice feeling more relaxed after their first treatment. In order to ensure the best results for your treatment, we suggest monitoring your anxiety symptoms leading up to your first treatment, which will allow your acupuncturist to accurately target your symptoms and deliver the most effective care.

Path to Wellness understands the difficulty of dealing with an anxiety disorder and would love if you would consider our licensed acupuncturists in Reno to help you on your journey to healing. If drug therapy has not delivered the results you desire, or if you are seeking a natural way to treat your anxiety, we think acupuncture might be right for you. Please contact us with any questions or to set up an appointment to begin treatment.



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