Cupping                             Other Therapies - Dr. Allison P. Schlaefer in Naples, FL

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation.  It is beneficial in patients with bronchitis, asthma, congestion, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, muscular pain, inflammation, blood flow and helps speed the recovery of sports injuries.   The cups are placed on the patient for between five to ten minutes depending upon the ailment.   Bruising from the cups will last on average from three to seven days.

 

Moxibustion                 Dr. Allison P. Schlaefer offers Acupuncture in Naples, FL

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi.   It is commonly used for arthritis, digestive problems and irregular elimination, gynecological disorders and protection against the cold and flu strains.  Moxibustion is used together with acupuncture.

Cosmetic  Facial Acupuncture                                                                                    Dr. Allison P. Schlaefer offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Naples, FL

Facial acupuncture works both locally and systemically to improve the texture and skin tone of the face.   It treats both the superficial and underlying causes of the imperfections of the skin. The fine needles are placed in the dermis layer of the skin about 3mm deep.  This creates a microtrauma which the causes the body to heal itself bringing blood and  collagen and elastin to be produced in that area.  Facial acupuncture treats fine lines, sunspots, redness/rosacea, dark circles, elasticity, texture, and puffiness.

For best results, facial acupuncture treatments are done on a bi-weekly basis for five weeks, ten treatments in total. 

Auricular Acupuncture   Other Therapies - Dr. Allison P. Schlaefer in Naples, FL

Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body.  it has been proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions from headaches and allergies, to fevers, pain disorders, mental disorders and addiction. 

NADA:  National Acupuncture Detoxification Association - This is a specific auricular acupuncture protocol used around the world to help people deal with and recover from substance abuse.    The NADA protocol has been shown in a variety of clinical settings to be beneficial in the process of detoxification from substance abuse as well as to help with the emotional, physical and psychological attributes involved in addiction.  Five needles are placed in specific areas of the ear and are left in for about 20 to 45 minutes.  

Electro-acupuncture

In electro-acupuncture small electrodes are attached to the needles inserted into the skin and muscles.  This causes a stronger treatment and has garnered great results in the treatment of neurological diseases, chronic pain, spasms, sports medicine, injuries and neuropathies.  Treatments are usually shorter because the stimulus is stronger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Allison P. Schlaefer
Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine
Colonial Square Office Park
1032 Goodlette Road
Naples, Fl
(239-330-4808)

Licensed in Florida & New York