tui na

Tools of the Trade: Tui Na

Literally translated, Tui Na means “pinch and pull”. This Chinese massage uses rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of Qi and bring the body back to balance. The healing process can be enhanced with various Chinese herbs. It is very effective in reducing neck, shoulder, hip,  back,…


Tools of the Trade: TDP Lamp

A TDP Lamp emits a special heat that can penetrate 2-3.5 inches into your skin. When directed towards the body, the lamp improves microcirculation, inflammation and can balance the metabolism. We use this treatment for those suffering from sleep, mood, pain and blood pressure issues. Not only that, but the heat is extremely relaxing and…


What is Electroacupuncture?

Electroacupuncture has been shown to significantly enhance traditional acupuncture treatments. Using the same points as acupuncture, needles are attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. This can stimulate cells, tissues and entire bodily systems! In clinical studies, Electroacupuncture has shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions.…


What Is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the burning of a small piece of mugwart on a point of the body. Patients experience a pleasant heating sensation, but no pain is experienced. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body, and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxibustion is…

Acupuncture Portland Maine

Does acupuncture hurt?

In this video, Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture co-founcer Jason Stein talks about one of the most frequent asked questions when it comes to acupuncture — “Does acupuncture hurt?”

Many people hear about acupuncture needles and get worried. But these needles are tiny compared to the needles used for injections.