It is our pleasure to introduce our practice, On Point Acupuncture and Wellness Center Inc. We have been operating as a new entity in the Holistic and Integrative Medicine Industry since 2015. We continue to experience growth in the healthcare community, and through our patients.
Dynamic development in the Holistic/Integrative Medicine sector requires a knowledgeable team able to provide well- informed, research- based, treatment methods that coincide with the allopathic and conventional medical approaches. Our goal at On Point Acupuncture and Wellness Center is to treat our patients successfully and with optimal results. For this reason, we focus on treatment for the Mind, Body, and Spirit to ensure we deliver the highest quality patient care. We are committed to rendering the highest level, professional solutions in Integrative and Holistic Healthcare.
As part of our practice, we value the relationships between other medical facilities and continue to build our partnerships throughout the United States. We offer a variety of Acupuncture treatments and holistic healthcare modalities to fit every patient’s unique composition. Our patients are our family and we work together to keep them, and their loved ones well.
Types of Acupuncture
Japanese Meridian Acupuncture
Japanese Meridian Therapy is a style of acupuncture that combines a root and branch treatment to help bring the patient into harmony and balance. The biggest difference between Japanese Meridian Therapy and the TCM style of acupuncture is that, in the Japanese style we use the most gentle technique and the thinnest needles possible to treat and balance the patient. The emphasis in the Japanese Style is on the practitioner to feel the arrival of Qi at the point, and therefore we can provide treatment with shallow insertion or even with no needles at all if the patient is fearful of needles. The Japanese style is great for children and people new to acupuncture, or people who are more sensitive overall. Japanese Meridian Therapy is rooted in centuries old tradition and was traditionally practiced by blind practitioners, which is why the emphasis in this style of medicine is on palpation, or touch.
Neuropuncture is a special system of acupuncture that combines neuroscience, other Western medical sciences, and present evidence-based acupuncture clinical research. It uses the Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture model to effectively modulate the nervous system by intentionally targeting specific receptors for the release of neuropeptides. This technique can also be used to reset dysfunctional visceral autonomic reflexes for improved organ function, as well as depolarizing overstimulated nerve roots for pain management.
Motor Point Therapy
Motor Point Therapy is particular Style of acupuncture designed by Matt Callison LAc. This style of Acupuncture integrates Western awareness of the musculoskeletal system and the channels used in Traditional Chinese Meridian Therapy. This system is a collection of “ motor points” that lie within each individual muscle , once needled accurately will trigger the nervous system to “ reboot” or “ refire” a muscle that may be hypertonic. ( aka as “ locked or stuck” ) During this style of acupuncture , you will in fact feel the muscle itself release immediately and along with traditional channel therapy points also used will erupt in immediate and long term relief.
Tung's Master Points Acupuncture
Master Ching Chang Tung , was an acupuncture guru who recorded the oral tradition of acupuncture points that were traced back to the Han Dynasty. The acupuncture system he shared is a compilation of 500 points that do not relate to the traditional acupuncture meridian system. These " magic points" have been used to treat all conditions in the body by using fewer needles with speedier results. These points are not for the faint of heart, but for the results oriented patient.
Five Elements Acupuncture
The " 5 Element style " of acupuncture is a strong and potent style of acupuncture that is based on the "unblocking" of the flow of Qi in the channels. Each channel has an "entry" and "exit" point as one channel should flow easily into the next. However, emotional trauma as well as physical trauma will stifle, back up or block this flow , inhibiting its smooth transition into the next channel. This style of acupuncture uses 4 points to unblock the channel that is stuck and open the channel it is meant to flow into. " if ever you feel stuck " in life, 5 elements is the method to help free you and unleash your full potential .
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine style acupuncture or TCM is based on balancing the primary 12 meridians or channels using very thin acupuncture needles. It is deeply seeded in the Tao and was derived from thousands of years of empirical evidence. The Channels flow like waterways or streams through the body and if obstructed cause pain and when deficient leave malnourishment and disease. Diagnosis is done by feeling the pulse and examining the tongue. When experiencing this method, the needle is rarely felt on insertion , but the effort to is to achieve “ de qi” on the point. Some may not feel the de qi, while others may feel sensations of warmth, soreness, or a light release after the Qi has been summoned or released from the point chosen. TCM is usually accompanied by Moxibustion, cupping or gua sha among many other tools to relieve pain and resume balance and health.
Characteristics: Forward-thinking, clear headed, decisive
Associated organs: Liver, gall bladder
Potential health problems: Addiction, digestive issues, migraines, eye problems, sinus ailments and menstrual problems in women
Season: Early summer
Characteristics: Charismatic, social, warm
Associated Organs: Heart, small intestine
Potential health problems: Hypertension, heart irregularities, anxiety, insomnia and other sleep disorders
Season: Late summer
Characteristics: Empathetic, compassionate, grounded
Associated Organs: Stomach, spleen
Potential health problems: Digestive issues, heartburn, food allergies and sensitivities, eating disorders, fatigue
Characteristics: Disciplined, organized, principled
Associated Organs: Lungs, large intestine
Potential health problems: Asthma, allergies, eczema and other skin issues, bowel diseases
Characteristics: Adaptable, courageous determined
Associated Organs: Kidneys, Bladder
The five substances are aspects of qi, or the life force energy, that flows between acupuncture points and throughout the body via meridians, or channels of energy flow. Each element has associations with seasons, organs in the body, colors, senses and emotions. These concepts inform the understanding of the body and its relationship to nature and the world in the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine. On an individual level, they help us understand who we are, what illnesses we might be prone to and how to stay healthy.
Unlike traditional Western medicine, this philosophy treats the mind and body as inexorably combined. Each person is made up of a unique and individual blend of these five essential substances. A person in good health will experience a harmonious balance of the elements. However, an imbalance will create both mental and physical health problems, according to traditional Chinese medicine philosophy, and those are what the practitioner aims to address through holistic rebalancing therapies.