Acupuncture is a 3500 year old, time tested, safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to eliminate pain, improve health and prevent disease.  Acupuncture is safe for all ages, when administered by a licensed practitioner trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  From babies that are a few days old to the more mature, people can enjoy the benefits of acupuncture, herbs and Chinese medicine. There are no side effects to acupuncture when used according to Chinese medicine principles.

The World Health Organization and The National Institutes of Health , acknowledge the benefits of Acupuncture in treatment of pain due to a wide range of causes.

Chinese Herbal Medicine has a 2500 year-old written history of empirical evidence. Chinese herbal medicine works for all kinds of diseases. The most common way our clinic uses herbs is tea pills and pharmaceutical grade powdered extracts, which allows the practitioners maximum flexibility in creating a prescription of herbal formulas, that is right for each individual case. These formulas can be made of mineral, vegetable and animal sources. All herbs are purchased from GMP certified herbal companies (May Way corp. & Evergreen herbs)

In the U.S. All herbs used are guaranteed pure and are free from contaminants, additives and preservatives. All herbs are guaranteed safe and are free of toxicity, pollutants, and chemical contaminants.

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Cupping is an ancient practice and can be found in Egyptian texts as far back as 1550 B.C. It was practiced in ancient Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures as well. Within modern medicine, cupping has been adopted by practitioners across many different fields, including chiropractors.

At California Migraine Care we utilize it to treat a wide range of health issues including, but not limited to:

  • Inflammation
  • Injury
  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Joint problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Cramps
  • Digestive issues
  • Arthritis
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety

We perform cupping therapy by placing specialized cups on your skin for several minutes to create suction. You can think of it as the opposite of a massage - pulling your tissue up rather than massing your tissue down. Depending on your needs, cupping can also be combined with acupuncture.

Your practitioner will create the suction in the cups through the use of a small handheld vacuum device. This causes the skin and underlying tissue within the cups to lift, allowing for greater circulation and relief of pain. In most cases, these cups are left in place for a few minutes and then gently removed.

Benefits of cupping include reduced pain and inflammation, a greater sense of well-being, decreased pain and irritation caused by skin, joint, and muscle issues, improved digestion, and lowered blood pressure.

Side effects are generally mild and may include bruising where the cups were placed and minor discomfort. Bruising and marks left from the therapy typically last a few days, but may take more than a week to fade.

If you have questions about cupping or would like to make an appointment, please call (805) 439-1581.

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