Sports Medicine Acupuncture®
Sports Medicine Acupuncture uses principles and techniques from traditional Chinese Medicine as well as western Sports Medicine to treat the patient’s injury from a true holistic perspective. See our Sports Medicine Acupuncture® page for more details about Dodie Hemingway’s certification for this modality and how sports medicine acupuncture can help you.
Dodie has a special certification in Pediatric Acupuncture. From the website, KidsLoveAcupuncture.com: “Pediatric Acupuncture is on the verge of becoming a mainstream treatment for childhood illnesses, especially for chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, eczema, cough, digestive problems, behavioral and mood disorders and sleep problems (just to name a few).
Acupuncture can help stimulate the body to heal itself without drugs that may cause unwanted or harmful side effects. In the hands of a fully trained and licensed acupuncturist, it is one of the SAFEST ways to help your child heal.”
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.
Qigong means “life energy cultivation” and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.
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.