MARITIME 

ASSOCIATION OF

REGISTERED 

ACUPUNCTURISTS

Providing the highest quality health care service through the art and science of clinical acupuncture

 

ACUPUNCTURE

101: MODALITIES

In addition to needling points on the body, a number of additional modalities are used by the acupuncturist to speed healing depending on the specific requirements of the patient.

FAR INFRARED LIGHT (FIL)

 

Far Infrared Light is invisible to the naked eye. It penetrates deep into the skin gently elevating the body's surface temperature. Far Infrared Light is very relaxing. It helps reduce muscle pain and congestion by stimulating the flow of Qi and blood.

LASER ACUPUNCTURE 

 

Medical class lasers can be used to stimulate acupuncture points and break up soft tissue adhesions.

AURICULAR THERAPY

 

The external surface of the ear or “auricle” is stimulated to alleviate pathological conditions present in other parts of the body. The points in the ear are stimulated using small acupuncture needles, “press” needles or subcutaneous electrical stimulation. Auricular therapy is an effective treatment for addictions (e.g. drugs, nicotine and food) as well as for detoxification.

ELECTRO ACUPUNCTURE (EA)

 

In Electro Acupuncture the strength of the stimulation is increased by running a small electrical current through the needles, which encourages the release of natural painkillers helping reduce muscle tension and the effects of chronic pain.

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MOXA

 

Moxa is a soft woolly mass prepared from the ground young leaves of a Eurasian Artemisia (especially Artemisia vulgaris) that is used in traditional Chinese medicine typically in the form of sticks or cones placed on or close to the skin or on acupuncture needles. Once ignited, they generate heat raising the level of Qi at the area being treated.

CUPPING

 

Cupping uses plastic or glass cups applied to the body. The air is then suctioned out using heat or a small manual pump. This suction stimulates acupressure points, increases blood flow and releases myofascial restrictions.

QI GONG

 

Like acupuncture, Qi Gong is based on the concept of Qi, a vital force that flows through the body via specific pathways or meridians. Qi Gong uses graceful movement, stillness, breath, and visualization to release stagnant Qi and collect vibrant Qi from nature and the universe. The practice of Qi Gong improves health by breaking up blockages in the flow of Qi, thereby restoring energetic balance, fostering health and longevity

SCALP ACUPUNCTURE 

Scalp Acupuncture Initial results of clinical work indicated that acupuncture applied to the scalp has good effect on diseases that are associated with cerebral damage, such as a stroke.  Its applications have been extended to virtually all other diseases but a focus on nervous system disorders is still dominant.

OUR VISION

Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists (MARA) was established in 1997 as a provincially registered and an incorporated professional association. Initially, it was formed, registered and incorporated in Nova Scotia but is now registered in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. MARA's founding members were experienced health care professionals from various health disciplines who were very well versed and highly trained in the art and science of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Today, members of MARA are found across the Maritimes. They are highly trained and experienced Acupuncturists and Health Care Professionals. As an Association we strive to meet and exceed professional standards, ensuring safe and highly effective treatment.

 
 
 

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MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED ACUPUNCTURISTS

OUR ADDRESS

PO Box 7046 Riverview, NB E1B 4T8

Email: maritimeacupuncture@gmail.com
Tel: (506) 470-1390

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