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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine that has been around for thousands of years. The purpose of acupuncture is to bring the body back to homeostasis (regulation of body). Acupuncture clears the body of toxic ailments, relax the body and promote emotional well-being.

All these wonderful benefits of acupuncture are generated by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points to activate meridians in your body. Once the meridians are activated the body will naturally heal itself.

How does Acupuncture work?

Balancing emotions also plays a big role in acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture will regulate your mood, reduce stress and anxiety by slowing down the production of stress hormones and balancing the bodies natural neurochemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine.

Other physiological effects observed through the body include: increased circulation, decreased inflammation and an increase in T-cell count, in which stimulates the immune system.

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What is Cupping?

Cupping is a technique I use to promote blood flow and move chi. It revs up the lymphatic system, therefore clears toxins and waste products in the body.  It grasps onto the fascia (a layer of connective tissue in which holds muscles in place) causing it to stretch, so it can release tension, adhesions and scar tissue.  It grasps the muscles to release tightness, knots and trigger points and improves range of motion.  Cupping will leave you feeling loose and relaxed after the treatment.

What is Moxa?

Moxibustion is a technique used in Chinese medicine to heat the body’s tissue, the abdomen, and specific acupuncture points. Stainless steel needles are wonderful heat conductors. By placing heat on the needles the tissue will heat to the depth of the needle inserted. Therefore, heating the tissues, muscles and skeletal system, and not limiting them to a superficial depth.

Moxa is a dried-out herb know as mugwort. It’s grown in various continents including North America and It’s been used through the world for its healing properties and calming properties.  Moxa is used in my practice as indirect moxibustion, it is applied about  ½ an inch away from the skins surface to get a therapeutic effect.

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Olga Rudnitsky
Olga Rudnitsky
23:01 08 Feb 20
Maya is a very gifted acupuncturist and healer. She has helped me tremendously with my anxiety, backpain and insomnia. She is warm and caring and has a great personality. She uses many tools like cupping and moxibustion in addition to needles. I strongly recommend her to anyone in either mental or physical pain!
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ZELENO ZELENO
18:08 06 Feb 20
Maya is amazing! I’ve been having such bad foot pain for the last 6 months and after just the first treatment I felt relief! She recommended some simple at home treatment that I have been also doing myself to help get rid of the pain. I’ve been getting acupuncture for only 2 weeks and the results have been wonderful. I have recommended Maya to some friends already!
Sydney Aker
Sydney Aker
23:38 30 Jan 20
Maya is super knowledgeable, will have your body feeling better in no time 👍
Mary D
Mary D
02:51 28 Dec 19
I was experiencing chronic tension headaches for a a few months and I had to take ibuprofen multiple times a day to function and not be miserable. All that ibuprofen is not a good idea and I asked my primary care doctor for an acupuncture referral. I started receiving treatments from Maya and I was surprised how effective the treatments were. I started seeing a huge improvement after a few visits and now my headaches are pretty much resolved. In addition to the needles, she also tackled my problem with other methods like cupping and rapid release therapy. This is my first time receiving acupuncture treatments and Maya was fantastic in explaining everything very thoroughly and putting me at ease. She has great energy, cares about her patients and I would refer my own mother to her.
Quincy Knowlton
Quincy Knowlton
21:50 12 Dec 19
Maya is very friendly and flexible. She successfully treated my painful sciatica that had interfered with my jogging for years. Maya has the professional knowledge and technical skills to treat whatever ails you. I say this with authority because I personally studied acupuncture and tui na/massage when I lived in China.
shelby smith
shelby smith
21:58 06 Dec 19
I’ve been struggling with plantar fasciitis for a few years. After just one treatment I’ve had great results. I’m amazing at how my heals feel. Thank you Maya