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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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Cointa Ledezma
Cointa Ledezma
19:54 13 Nov 19
María Ledezma .Este lugar de tratamiento es excelente buen servicio mucho interés por los pacientes gracias a mi en lo personal me ayudó Muchas Gracias Dra. MAYA Martinez.
Kisai Guzmán
Kisai Guzmán
20:23 16 Oct 19
I was dealing with a high level of stress/anxiety (burnout) so I was experiencing a lot of physical symptoms. Thankfully, I was referred to Maya. She is a great acupuncturist. I felt well taking care of, Maya has a welcoming professional approach. Always checking in to see how you are progressing. If you are new to acupuncture I definitely recommend you to start here, because Maya has a great way of explaining how acupuncture can help, which helps you understand that you might not feel a difference after the first few session. Thank you Maya for Sharing your knowledge. And being such an awesome human being.
Cecilia Diaz
Cecilia Diaz
18:34 10 Oct 19
Me gusta mucho venir con la Dra.Maya Martínez porque es muy amable y sabe muy bien como ayudar a sus pacientes.Yo tuve un accidente de auto y estaba muy lastimada de mi cuello y espalda pero gracias a Maya ahora ya casi no tengo dolor, me siento muy positiva en mi recuperacion.Ella es muy profesional y amable y ademas habla español.
Nancy Walker
Nancy Walker
17:12 01 Oct 19
Maya worked wonders on my neck and hands. I suffer from arthritis and the treatments she gave me helped so very much. I was having great difficulty sleeping due to the pain I was suffering from and the treatments have helped. I still have some discomfort in my hands but much less and my neck feels so much better. I sleep comfortably and have fewer headaches. Thank you Maya.
Alexi Michel
Alexi Michel
21:54 27 Sep 19
Acupuncture is really great I've had anxiety problems for years and acupuncture has helped me relax and control my anxiety!!!
Miller Henderson
Miller Henderson
21:25 04 Aug 19
Maya’s calm and professional nature instills confidence. With her athletic background and superior knowledge of anatomy, she was able to quickly and precisely diagnose and treat my chronic sports injury - biceps tendinitis. She has a genuine desire to heal her patients.