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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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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
Emiliya Radenkova
Emiliya Radenkova
20:18 27 Nov 19
Maya was recommended to me from my coworker and I am proving she is amazing in what she does. I have been suffering sleep apnea and arthritis. She helped me with both. I feel now much better than before. I am not using anymore my sleeping machine and my knees are way to much mobile. Maya is very good in listening to her patients and figuring out what kind of treatment they need. She is very nice person to talk with. I highly recommend her services to everyone who need acupuncture.
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
(Translated by Google) I really like coming with Dr. Maya Martínez because she is very kind and knows very well how to help her patients.I had a car accident and was very hurt from my neck and back but thanks to Maya now I have almost no pain, I feel very positive in my recovery.She is very professional and friendly and also speaks Spanish.(Original)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.