A technique that applies pressure to specific acupuncture points utilizing fingers, hand, elbow or various mechanical devices to provide relief of symptoms, balancing and motivating the flow of Qi throughout the body.
The treatment of disease that applies heat to acupuncture points. The technique involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. The herb is burned slowly in various forms (moxa sticks, cones, or warming cylinders) and held on or near the acupuncture point to warm the channels. The herb is used to stimulate blood flow, and maintain general health.
A method of acupuncture treatment that applies suction and creates a vacuum, by applying a glass cup to the skin. The technique increases local circulation of blood and lymph, stretches muscle tissue, loosens adhesions and scar tissue for the treatment of myofascial restrictions and trigger points. Cupping can affet the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing the tissues to release toxins, and activating the lymphatic system. Cupping is often applied in combination traditional needling. This treatment can also used in the relief of symptoms of indigestion, hypertension, chronic cough, painful menstruation, boils, arthritis, tendonitis, low back pain, sprains and other back injuries.
A therapy that utilizes the rich supply of blood and nerves in the ear to diagnose and treat disease, by stimulating acupuncture points in the ear. Auriculotherapy is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common diseases. It is especially successful in the treatment of chronic disease or used as an analgesic during surgery or childbirth. There are diverse auriculartherapy methods, such as acupressure, magnets, needling, electrical stimulation and moxibustion. Auriculartherapy is also widely used in hospitals and clinics that specialize in addiction, psychiatric and mental disorders.
Oriental massage therapy which combines the management of body movements through soft tissue manipulation (muscles and tendons) to impact the flow of Qi, and realign musculoskeletal with ligament interaction.
An ancient healing technique that has the ability to break up stagnation and promote circulation of blood in the area, thereby relieving pain.
Eastern Dietary Lifestyle Counseling
In Eastern medicine, it is believed that what a person eats has a tremendous effect on their health. An individualized diet is essential to cultivating health with both our internal and external environments and, as a result, optimal health.
Allison, a Webster native, graduated from the College at Brockport with a Bachelors degree in Health Science. She then attended New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, where she earned a Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture. Her graduate program included three years of study with a curriculum heavily concentrated in biomedicine and Western sciences. During this time, Allison completed five separate internships. She believes that patients receive the best care with an integrative approach to their health. When combining acupuncture with other healing modalities such as chiropractic, nutrition and massage therapy, the healing process increases, enhancing health and a sense of well-being. Allison is thrilled to be joining Goshorn Wellness Center and looks forward to introducing this exciting modality and wellness approach.
Allison received a Diplomate of Acupuncture and is certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is nationally board certified and a New York state licensed acupuncturist.