Office Update: October!

True Health & Wellness: October Update

Tustin Library Health Talk: Our health talk this month will cover immunity and how to naturally boost your immunity during cold/flu season. It will take place Saturday 10/8 at the Tustin Library Computer Lab from 1:00pm-2:00pm. See you there!

Dr. David Foam Roller Workshop: Join Dr. David at 10:45am on Saturday 10/15 for a foam rolling workshop. Learn how to use this great tool to help loosen tight muscles, and support exercise recovery. It is being held with our friends at Enerji Barre Studio in Tustin.

Echinacea Special: We are putting a spotlight on the Echinacea-C supplements we offer! Ask us how they may be able to help you! We are offering all bottles at 10% off!

Complementary Fire Cupping & Posture Evaluation w/ K-tape WEEK: We will be having our complementary fire cupping and/or posture evaluations with Kinesiology Tape 10/17 – 10/21! For any new or returning patients, come by and enjoy a relaxing, complementary session! Tell your friends and family to sign-up today!

October Raffle: Our monthly winner will get 2 tickets to the movies! Enjoy some great movies as we head into the holiday season!

How to enter: Everyone who receives either acupuncture or chiropractic treatment at True Health & Wellness for the month of October will be given an entry to the raffle. Our winner will be drawn at random at the end of the month. Good Luck!

 

True Health & Wellness

12721 Newport Ave Suite 2

Tustin, CA 92780

 

Mon-Fri:     9am – 5:00pm

Saturday:   9am – 12pm

 

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Email: truehealthtustin@gmail.com

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Fire Cupping

Fire Cupping

Cupping is a unique therapy that is widely used by many different practitioners today. It is a therapy in which a jar (cup) is attached to the skin surface, which in turn pulls on the tissue underneath it. Some practitioners may only use cupping as a soft tissue therapy to relieve pain. Acupuncturists have been trained in the many different uses of cupping.

Types of Cups: We use two types of jars (cups). A glass cup, which is transparent so you can see the level of local congestion you are causing and control treatment accordingly, or a plastic cup which is also transparent. Other types of cups that may be used are made of bamboo, or other substances (animal horns were used as cups in ancient times).

Methods: At True Health & Wellness we use two techniques when cupping therapy is performed.

Fire Cupping: This method is used with glass jars to create a negative pressure and adhere the jar to the skin. The cups can be left in one spot (over acupuncture points), moved along acupuncture meridians, or quickly adhered to the skin & removed repeatedly. This method usually lasts 5 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes. The fire used creates a warming function during the cupping therapy. Fire cupping may be used by an acupuncturist for tight, sore, or cold muscles. This method may also be used to help with symptoms of cold/flu, coughing, wheezing, muscle sprain/strains, fibromyalgia, and more!

Stationary Cupping: Plastic jars are used with a pump, which creates a negative pressure to adhere the cup to the skin. This method is used when many areas are being targeted at once, when areas like the knee/shoulder are involved, or when a warming function is not required. This method can last anywhere from 5-15 minutes or as needed.

Indications: The cupping therapy has a function of warming and promoting the free flow of qi and blood in the meridians, which is why it is a great therapy for soft tissue issues (sprains/strains). Cupping therapy can also be used for dispelling dampness, and diminishing swelling and pain. It can be used to treat symptoms of pain in the low back, shoulders, and legs. It is also used for gastrointestinal disorders including stomachache, vomiting, and diarrhea. Cupping can also be applied to cases of lung disease with symptoms of coughing and asthma.

Precautions: Cupping is not used on patients with certain pre-existing conditions (edema, ulcers, high fevers, or pregnant women). There will be a bruise in the area where the therapy was done which may last several days. Sometimes small blisters may occur. Be sure to see a licensed acupuncturist to get the most out of your cupping therapy!

Your Tustin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic:

True Health & Wellness

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Avoid The Flu

Flu Season Preparation

Cold and flu season can start as early as October, so here are some tips on prevention:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people as much as possible.
  • If you are sick with flu or cold symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (except going out for necessities). Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • If sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough/sneeze. Use tissues once and then throw them in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Be sure to scrub and dry thoroughly. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wear a facemask to help stop the spread of illness to others.
  • As always see your chiropractor and acupuncturist for regular maintenance support to be sure your body is well maintained.

Your Tustin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic: 

True Health & Wellness

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REF:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/preventing.htm