Francesco Mariglia, MS L.Ac.

integrative manual Medicine Techniques and Acupuncture

 

For those who do not want needles puncturing your skin, I will do primarily Shonihari, a Japanese needle-less style using a mini-sterling silver stick, Shudo non-insertion style, manual therapy, moist heat, therapeutic stretch, cupping, GuaSha, and/or Japanese moxibustion.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (Pacific College) is an ancient Chinese medicine, originating in Sri Lanka (Ceylon 37,000 BC), used to treat a multitude of diseases and conditions by restoring the normal flow of energetic life force Qi and Blood throughout the body systems, as well as, relieving physical, mental and emotional pain. Auricular (Ear) acupuncture, fire cupping or air cupping and Vietnamese GuaSha may also be implemented.

Traditional Styles of Japanese Acupuncture (Tri-State College, Pre-doctoral Program) originated in Japan in 562 AD with Korean Buddhist monks. It is a combination of moxibustion techniques, bodywork, micro-bleeding, Shonihari, and a variety of needling techniques to evaluate and provide treatment to return the body to harmony. 

Neurofunctional Acupuncture (McMaster University) is the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction with contemporary acupuncture techniques, including electro-acupuncture and the enlistment of muscle motor points and trigger points in order to improve blood profusion and restore neuromuscular function.

Sports Medicine Acupuncture (AcuSport) includes the assessment by manual muscle testing for evaluation of the integrity of contractile tissue, detecting muscle imbalance and identifying injured tissue and its affected channel, as well as, needling techniques to assist in the resolution of dysfunction.

Medical muscular therapies combine advanced manual therapy techniques from across the disciplines of ligamental manual therapy (Muscular Therapy Institute/Dr. Ben Benjamin, PhD), Chinese tuina, licensed massage therapy, and Japanese Sotai (Stephen Brown) to manage muscular pain, along with 56 years of hands-on experience in facilitating the circulation of energy and blood; warming, nourishing, and detoxifying the sinews and muscles of the body; thereby, releasing pain. Various therapeutic stretches may be taught before or after the session.

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