Acupuncture-Related Treatments – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN

Today, acupuncture has evolved beyond its basic roots. Besides using acupuncture needles alone in treating health problems, other treatment modalities are often used as part of your treatment plan. Some of these are traditional, dating back over 2500 years. Others are new additions to Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. After evaluating your condition, Amy Nystrom, L.Ac. may suggest some of these adjuncts to basic acupuncture to make your treatments even more effective:

  • Electric Stimulation – Using 21st century technology, a very small pulsed electric current, passed through acupuncture needles can often increase the action of the needles and increase the flow of Qi, enhancing the treatment. Tiny clips, carrying harmless low-intensity electrical pulses are attached to the acupuncture needles. You may feel a slight pulsating sensation during this treatment.
  • Cupping – This ancient adjunct to acupuncture uses cups with some of the air removed to create suction when applied to the skin. This draws the skin and soft tissue gently into the cup and promotes circulation in the area. Cupping dates back over 3000 years in China. The treatment is painless and effective. You may notice a hickey like mark or reddening of the area after treatment, which will soon disappear.
  • Moxibustion or Moxa – Warmth is important to healing, and the heat from smoldering Moxa, a plant called mugwort in the West, is used by acupuncturists to increase qi and blood flow to a particular area.
  • Tui Na – An ancient Chinese manipulative therapy, Tui Na is not a form of massage, but a group of hands-on techniques. When used, practitioners like Amy Nystrom, may brush, knead, roll, press, or rub specific areas of the body to stimulate the flow of Qi.
  • Qi Gong – A movement and postural therapy, Qi Gong aids in the circulation of Qi in many ways. Through slow and gentle movements and postures, Qi Gong stimulates Qi and is used in specific conditions.
  • Ear and Scalp Acupuncture – Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes that the ear and scalp have connections to all parts of the body. Specialized acupuncture in the ear and scalp are used to treat a variety of health issues. Sometimes ear seeds, beads or magnets are used in place of needles. Amy Nystrom may suggest this specialized treatment for your particular condition.

Dr. Nystrom was very patient and gentle with me. I am not such a nervous wreck as I used to be. I love following her advice and suggestions. I love her. – Susan, Minneapolis, MN

Fine-Tuned Treatments for Each Patient

After consultation with Amy Nystrom, L.Ac., she will recommend a customized treatment plan, specifically designed for your exact needs. That plan may include basic acupuncture techniques or additional treatment modalities, such as those described above. Other possibilities include Chinese herbal medicines and nutritional counseling. In some cases, Amy may recommend that you consult your physician or other practitioner as part of your search for wellness. In every case, the treatment plan is customized to provide the maximum benefit for each patient. You are unique, and effective treatment to help restore your health and wellness must be as unique as you.

Amy Nystrom, L. Ac. – Finding the Right Treatment for Your Needs

Unlike some health care practitioners, Amy Nystrom recognizes that there is no single solution for healing and health. She believes that a holistic approach, one that draws upon all health care resources, including nutrition, is the most effective way to handle most health issues. By applying her education and experience in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional counseling, she offers a wide range of healing techniques. She may also suggest other practitioners to you. Your health is her only concern. Contact Amy Nystrom, L Ac. to make an appointment for evaluation and treatment.