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Places of Practice: (treatment by appointment only)
Outcalls also available
PLUM BLOSSOM CLINIC
University Square, 2615 S. King St., Ste. 2C, Honolulu, HI 96826
Sustaining Affordable and Effective Treatment
In Asia, acupuncture traditionally consisted of a quick intake, pulse & tongue diagnosis, and several people lying with needles in one communal room. This model can work in the West as well. By treating people all together, it is much more affordable for everyone, allowing for more frequent treatments, and faster results.
Experience the collective healing energy of our community as we receive acupuncture together.
Past Community Clinics:
Hands Towards Heaven Lomi Lomi Clinic
1113 Kapahulu Ave.
Inner Rhythm Holistic Healing School
931 University Av.; (corner of King and University)
1200 Queen Ema St. Capitol Place Yoga Studio (new Honda-condo building; across the street from St. Andrews Cathedral)
5th floor in Yoga Room
(non-residents must sign in at 1st floor)
ONGKING Arts Center
184 N.King St. (near corner of King and River; upstairs)
Common Questions about acupuncture.
What is acupuncture?
How does acupuncture work?
Does it hurt?
How deep do the needles go?
Are the needles clean?
What conditions are treatable with acupuncture?
How many treatments will I need?
Is there anything I need to do before receiving an acupuncture treatment?
Is there anything I can do while receiving acupuncture?
What can I expect after treatment?
Insertion of acupuncture needles (see above questions)
Moxibustion: uses burning mugwort herb to invigorate blood circulation
Cupping: uses glass or plastic cups combined with fire or suction to draw toxins out from the deep tissues
Gwa Sha: uses an ox horn to draw toxins out of the deep tissues
Interdermal needles: uses tack needles that are usually taped in place for a longer period of time for a stronger stimulation
Electrical stimulation: uses electrical current conducted through a needle to sedate tissues
Magnet Therapy: uses magnets that are taped in place, on acupoints, to encourage a homeostatic affect on the meridian
Auricular Acupuncture: uses ear acupuncture points with needles, interdermal needles, seeds, or magnets to treat the whole body
Korean Hand Acupuncture: uses hand acupuncture points with needles to treat the whole body
Scalp Acupuncture: uses scalp acupuncture points to treat the whole body
FOR A VARIETY OF HEALTH NEEDS:
Immune system enhancement
Chronic, degenerative conditions
METHODS OF DIAGNOSIS:
Looking: appearance, behavior, tongue
Listening: voice, respiration, cough
Asking: medical history, pain, appetite, thirst, sleep, HA, perspiration, urination, stool, meds, etc.
Touching: palpation of meridians and areas of pain, pulse
Learn more about acupuncture:
Ancient Art in a Modern World
FDA Reclassification of the Acupuncture Needle
Clinical Studies on Effectiveness of Acupuncture
NIH Conclusions on Acupuncture
WHO Citations of Effectiveness of Acupuncture
Articles from the column To the Point:
Papers on esoteric acupuncture theory:
vector equilibrium meridian model