Acupuncture is the placement of very thin, disposable needles into specific points along the meridians (energy pathways) of the body to increase and maintain well-being. Acupuncture is essentially painless, and is often considered to be extremely relaxing and pleasurable. The World Health Organization recommends acupuncture for treating back, neck, and shoulder pain, allergies, emotional imbalances, sleep disorders, hypertension, menstruation problems, Bell's Palsy, TMJ, and for supporting autoimmune diseases and post-cancer recovery.
Treatments for children include acupressure, aromatherapy, magnet therapy, and depending on the child's age, acupuncture with smaller, thinner needles. Children respond well to these natural methods of healing, which can help brain function, focus, anxiety, allergies, and pain. Increasingly more parents are turning to acupuncture as an effective method of promoting health
Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure in the pressure points and meridians much like acupuncture does with the use of needles. As these acupressurepoints are stimulated, muscular tension releases, circulation of blood is promoted, and the body's life force energy is enhanced to aid in healing.
Cupping is the application of glass or plastic cups (shaped like a tea cup), which have had all the air sucked out of them, and then are placed on the body. They are most commonly applied to the back, neck and sometimes the back of the legs. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
Medical Qi Gong
Medical Qi Gong is Chinese energy medicine working within Chinese Medicine, which can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or without needles, depending on the situation. This form of medicine is incorporated in hospitals in China as a highly reputable form of healing difficult health and well-being concerns.
Massage Therapy helps relieve pain and restore the body's equilibrium. It also can reduce stress which can boost the immune system and raise mood-elevating brain chemicals such as serotonin. At YZA, we offer lymphatic drainage massage, myo-fascial release, deep tissue, Swedish massage and facial massage.
Micro-Current is a low level of electricity that mirrors the body's own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face. The muscles of the face are lifted by an electric impulse and with a few treatments can really reduce the signs of aging. This therapy is usually combined with facial acupuncture that strengthens the muscles and helps with circulation.
Aromatherapy is a natural and effective means to trigger a response in the body through smelling beautiful scents. The limbic part of the brain, which deals with emotions, is directly related to the sense of smell. Allowing the body to experience these essential oils can help clear out toxic emotions, stimulate the immune and promote relaxation and well-being.
During a foot bath session, you immerse your feet in a basin filled with salt water. The body has an overall relaxation response and the muscles of the feet let go of the stress and strain. A perfect primer for a massage!
Infra-red Heat Therapy
Infra-red therapy dilates the blood vessels of the muscles to help heal injury, reduce inflammation and heal chronic illness. The infra-red wavelengths create a nice relaxing feeling as the bulbs are shined upon the body. The National Institute of Health has proven this therapy effective in chronic low back and muscle pain.