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Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced, which is what I currently use.

E-Stim (Electric Stimulation or Electroacupuncture)

Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture that uses a small electric current passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. This practice augments the use of regular acupuncture, can restore health and well-being, and is particularly good for treating pain. Most patients feel a gentle buzzing sensation which gradually fades out during treatment.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids extracted from plants. They are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam or cold pressing. These oils have been  used for healing by cultures around the world for centuries.

The use of essential oils is not a part of traditional Eastern medicine, however I have found it to be a powerful yet gentle modality to use alongside acupuncture. I sometimes use essential oils topically and/or aromatically during acupuncture treatment, and may recommend the use of essential oils at home to assist with your treatment between appointments. Most of the essential oils I use are USDA certified organic. 

If you already use essential oils and are interested in the potential use of them to treat your specific condition I am always happy to discuss this with you.

Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Other Therapies - Prairie Spring Acupuncture Clinic in Palatine, Illinois

Kathi Wotal offers Acupuncture in Palatine, Illinois

Prairie Spring Acupuncture Clinic offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Palatine, Illinois

Other Therapies - Prairie Spring Acupuncture Clinic in Palatine, Illinois

Prairie Spring Acupuncture Clinic
675 N North Court, Ste 230
Palatine, IL  60067
(224) 460-0085