New York City • Langhorne, PA
Trigger point acupuncture targets the tight, palpable knots or trigger points located in skeletal muscles. This aggressive form of acupuncture involves dry needling the knot and eliciting repeated, involuntary twitching from the muscle. Although the area tends to feel sore, this technique usually leads to an immediate reduction or elimination of the muscle tightness. Corinne has had great success with this technique in treating muscle injuries/strains/sprains, migraines, headaches, repetitive strain, post-surgical healing and general wear and tear from training.
Derived from plant, animal and mineral sources, Chinese herbal formulas have been developed and tested for thousands of years. Considered a safe method of treatment, Chinese herbs have been used effectively for various syndromes and diseases with little to no side effects. A board certified herbalist will review your relevant medical history, symptoms, pulse and tongue to develop a personalized treatment plan. Herbs are typically formulas of multiple herbs taken orally as tea or capsules or applied topically as a cream, oil or plaster. Corinne likes to use herbs as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.
Corrective massage focuses on the tension in muscles and the connective tissue or fascia. This intense form of massage isolates and addresses the complaint area with specific deep pressure strokes and releasing techniques. Although one tends to feel sore, corrective massage aims to decrease or eliminate pain, increase range of motion and increase blood flow to the affected area(s). Corinne likes to use corrective massage in conjunction with Trigger Point Acupuncture to achieve maximum results.