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True Health & Wellness: Online Scheduling

We are now offering online scheduling for your convenience. You can easily find the best time & date for your visit and book it directly online. You will receive email reminders of your visit. No need to call or email to schedule your next appointment!

Visit our website homepage and click on the “Make an appointment” button to access our calendar!

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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!

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Break Time!

Take a Break

Balancing time with work, family, friends, and other hobbies can leave you feeling overwhelmed. You try to put in more hours, waking up early and staying awake late to catch up, but you never seem to make any headway.

Research shows us that this may not be the most productive thing to do. Pushing oneself to work harder without breaks may be less productive then taking a break.

We don’t have endless resources for energy, cognition, and attention. Even taking a 60 second break can help give you time enough to replenish your energy stores in order to be more productive. Brains need rest in order to stay creative and focused on a task. Take a break to stretch, and think about the goals at hand. When we take a respite we can reevaluate what we are trying to accomplish.

How to recharge:

  • Go for a walk
  • Take time away from technology to relax and unplug
  • Take time to hydrate
  • Eat a proper lunch, or take time for a nutritious snack
  • Take a power nap
  • Get up & stretch
  • Meditate
  • Listen to an uplifting song
  • Read a book
  • Talk to a loved one
  • Exercise
  • See your chiropractor/acupuncturist
  • Do yoga

Start by adding breaks into your daily routine. It can be a 15-20 minute break twice a day or a 10-minute break every hour. We hold a lot of stress in our shoulders & neck when we are focused on working. Take time to recharge, refocus, and renew!

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Ref:

LA Times “Taking Breaks From Work Is Vital” – Joyce E.A. Russell