Services

Acupuncture
We specialize in a variety of styles of acupuncture to suit the needs of the patient.  Our team specializes in integrating muscle trigger point needling (a.k.a. dry needling) with traditional Chinese acupuncture/meridian theory.  This, coupled with other adjunct therapies such as cupping, massage, posture exercises and nutritional counseling provide you with a one of a kind, healing experience to quickly treat your injuries.
Cupping 
Cupping is essentially a deep tissue massage in reverse. Instead of downward pressure, cupping pulls the skin and fascia up off the muscles to unwind taut bands and to create space for fresh blood to nourish the tissue.  Cupping breaks up myofascial adhesions, increases blood flow and promotes lymph circulation in the body.

Electro-Acupuncture

The non-painful application of electricity relaxes hypertonic muscles by altering the signals responsible for contraction and results in a number of beneficial local responses such as increasing microcirculation and thus oxygenation. Flooding a tissue with ions also helps to promote healthy cellular function and increases ATP and protein synthesis.  All of these tissue changes are crucial to healing: electro- acupuncture has been demonstrated to reduce inflammation and to speed the healing time of tendons and bones.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

A trigger point is a band of muscle that is stuck in a half-contracted state; fresh blood cannot get in, and waste products cannot get out of the muscle.  Trigger point dry needling is the insertion of acupuncture needles into these taut muscle bands, resulting in a local twitch response and the subsequent release of that muscle.  Releasing a trigger point removes these blockages and allows the muscle to function fully.  

Auriculotherapy

Auriculotherapy is a powerful tool to help manage pain, heal injuries, ease cravings, and enhance performance. Auriculotherapy can be provided using either ear needles or seeds. Ear needles are much smaller than needles used on the body. Ear seeds or tacs are not needles at all; they are simply a form of acupressure. Auriculotherapy often increases the potency of our regular acupuncture treatments.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is an ancient pain-relieving technique of scraping the skin to create petechiae.  It triggers a complex physiological process that results in a sustained increase in microcirculation and the creation of an anti-inflammatory substrate.  It also provides a uni-directional stretch to fascia, which helps to break up adhesions. It is the precursor to the modern Graston technique. 

Massage Therapy

We employ the best massage therapists in the Vail Valley.  Massage can help with blood circulation, sports recovery, and overall well being. 

Kinesiotaping 

The Kinesio Taping Method is a taping technique applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, and to facilitate muscles in movement. Because Kinesio Tape is a non-restrictive, highly elastic type of tape, it allows for full range of motion and function, unlike traditional sports tape. It provides stabilization and support during not only sporting events, but during daily activity also. Kinesio Tape is a multifaceted technique that can be used to treat any injury head to toe!

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Microneedling/CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy)
An acupuncture type of therapy, originating in China, creates a micro-trauma in the dermis layer of the skin.  The micro-trauma triggers the bodies natural healing process, producing new collagen and elastin.  The result is improved skin texture, and laxity and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars.  This allows for Hyaluronic Acid or other serums to be driven deep into the dermis, increasing the skins nutrients up to 3000%