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Janne Irlandes' Acupuncture & Massage Therapy

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Other Traditional Chinese Medicine Modality

Acupressure or Tui Na Medical Massage Therapy 

Tui Na (pronounced "twee naw"), which literally means "pinch and pull." This is to harmonize yin and yang in the body by manipulating the Qi in the acupuncture channels. This includes Acupressure (a blend of "acupuncture" and "pressure.") So if you are afraid of needles, you may be able to get much of the same effect from acupressure. This is the most effective method for treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand. It deals with all the aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension and balances the vital life forces of the body.

Benefits of Tui Na Massage helps to treat many disorders from soft tissue injuries to many other kinds of ailments such as: stiff neck and distension of shoulders, frozen shoulder, sore back, sciatica, aching muscles, diarrhea, constipation, low energy, symptoms that are caused by stress or emotional problems, such as, insomnia, difficulty focusing, headache, tensions headaches 


Chinese Foot and Hand Reflexology 

Heal the body and soothe the sole in my clinic.  Step into the Chinese zone of ancient healing using thumb, finger and hand techniques.


Benefits of Chinese Reflexology: to promote relaxation, balance energy throughout the body, improve circulation, reduce pain, soothe tired feet,  eliminate toxins and encourage overall healing. 


Hot Stone Foot Reflexology

In this specialty massage, heated smoothed river stones are bathed in warm aromatherapy oil is used to allow a therapeutic effect for greater relaxation and sense of peace. 


Benefits Hot stone Foot Reflexology: to penetrate the heat to specific areas on your feet to melt muscle tension and relieve stress. It also increases circulation and oxygen flow to muscles, releases toxin, promotes energy and balance.

Moxibustion Therapy 

Moxibustion or moxa treatment is an acupuncture without needle and a form of heat therapy on certain designated points of the body using  smokeless charcoal sticks to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi or energy in the body, helps to increase blood circulation, stimulate digestive system function and boost the immune system and dispel certain pathogenic influences.

Benefits: Common cold and respiratory disorders, such as hay fever and seasonal allergies, Immune system support, Pregnancy support, including turning breech baby during pregnancy, Gastrointestinal disease, such as peptic ulcers, irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, chronic diarrhea, and ulcerative colitis, Pain management due to osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, meniscal tears, or any injuries that are not easily healing, Blood clotting disorders and other cardiovascular dysfunctions, Inflammatory disorders and neuralgia that may disrupt normal circulatory flow.

Cupping/ Ventosa Therapy 

Cupping therapy is usually used as part of acupuncture or body massage treatment and has been a part of Chinese medicine for over 3,000 years. This consists of using plastic cups and creating suction and vacuum pressure over localized areas of the body. The suction helps to release rigid soft tissue; drain excess fluids and toxins; loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue; and bring blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles and also helps open up the chest, benefits the lungs and can also benefit menstrual and digestive problems. These cups are left on the area for 10-20 minutes to do their magic. The benefits are local pain relief and muscle relaxation. It improves overall health by removing the energy blockages that TCM practitioners identify as barriers to the flow of healthy energy or qi. For athletes, cupping may help increase blood flow to a particular muscle region or help reduce pain. 

Gua Sha or Scraping Therapy 

This is an age old bodywork technique which is still practiced in China and other parts of Asia. The word "Gua" means to scrape and "Sha" from a TCM point of view, refers to the blood stasis or stagnant blood and qi that blocks the meridian pathway that can affect proper flow of energy and blood.  Blood stasis  will accumulate in the subcutaneous tissues.     


Benefits of Gua Sha: Pain and stiffness, Fever and chill, Neck and back pain, Flu and bronchitis, Earaches, Migraine headaches, Allergic inflammation, Asthma, coughing, and wheezing and Nausea.