At White Center Acupuncture the needs of the patient are our priority. A range of modalities are used by our practitioners to work toward patient goals for better health and wellness.
Acupuncture is a group of techniques used in East Asian medicine to help move the body towards health. Acupuncture involves the use of very thin needles inserted into specific body points at prescribed locations depending on the nature of the condition and the channels involved.
There are many different styles of acupuncture practiced in the world. The practitioners at White Center Acupuncture are well-trained in various Japanese and Chinese techniques, and employ a style that is a hybrid of these techniques. Our approach is gentle, targeted, and effective.
At White Center Acupuncture we employ three different types of East Asian bodywork:
· Tuina originated out of the necessity of treating battlefield induced traumatic injuries. The goal was to stabilize and set injuries quickly and effectively to get soldiers back on the battlefield as fast as possible. We use a Tuina style that was developed by two practitioners here in the United States to treat sports and lifestyle injuries.
· Sotai is a Japanese style of bodywork created by Keizo Hashimoto that is extremely gentle and uses structural manipulation and reverse motion counterbalance to realign musculoskeletal movement.
· Shiatsu is also a Japanese style of bodywork that is gentle and uses acupressure and muscle stretching to restore meridian balance. It is very gentle, relaxing, and energizing.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
At White Center Acupuncture we use Ancient Chinese Medicine methods for prescribing herbal formulas. We prescribe granules, which are powders which can be adding to food or mixed into a tea. We also prescribe topical medicines that are formulated similarly to the internal herbs. Each herbal formula is carefully selected for you, matching your condition and constitution very carefully. This is quite literally personalized medicine.