Modalities

Below is a short list of TCM modalities that we offer
at Acupuncture Clinic of Boulder, Inc.

Needles:

Thin, sterile, stainless steel needles are placed in specific acupuncture points.  These needles are at least five times thinner than a typical hypodermic needle and insertion is usually painless.  Disposable, one time use needles are used and universal precautions are followed to prevent the spread of disease.


Electric Stimulation:

A very low level electrical current may be applied to the needles.  This is often used for muscle spasms and as acupuncture analgesia.  It helps reduce pain, induce labor, and enhances the treatment’s effect.


Massage:

Often called “Tuina” or “Shiatsu”.  These refer to different types of massage.  These techniques are applied to enhance the overall treatment and facilitate the movement of qi.


Herbs:

Herbology is an intrinsic aspect of TCM.  Herbs are prescribed to reduce acute conditions or as a dietary supplement which builds and strengthens the body.