the prana jaya approach

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HOLISTIC

Prana Jaya combines acupuncture, herbal medicine  and bodywork/ massage treatments utilizing a variety of styles and disciplines. This approach is attentive to the body, spirit, personality and emotional states. In addition to serving as preventative maintenance, the Pranajaya approach is especially helpful treating pain, stress, and addiction.

HEALING

Restore your health and make yourself whole by choosing a complete system of medicine that treats your condition at its root.

HARMONY

Maintain harmony and feel centered, energized, and renewed. Treatment is tailored to each individual by balancing your physical, mental, and emotional state, including your daily environment. These treatment regimens strengthen all of your personal health care decisions.

pain management

At PranaJaya, we specialize in the treatment of sports injuries and chronic pain syndromes. Benefits of pain management treatment include restful sleep, decreased stress and anxiety, improved blood circulation, and overall sense of well-being.

We successfully treat back, hip, shoulder, neck pain and headaches every day. Whether the injury is acute or long standing, by using acupuncture and bodywork in combined sessions. We especially have success with patients who have not had any progress with other practitioners. Our strong background as bodyworkers enhances our acupuncture treatments.

At PranaJaya, we specialize in the treatment of sports injuries and chronic pain syndromes. Benefits of pain management treatment include restful sleep, decreased stress and anxiety, improved blood circulation, and overall sense of well-being.

We successfully treat back, hip, shoulder, neck pain and headaches every day, whether the injury is acute or long standing, by using acupuncture and bodywork in combined sessions.  We especially have success with patients who have not had any progress with other practitioners.  Our strong background as bodyworkers enhances our acupuncture treatments.

EAST MEETS WEST

We have the benefit of combined Eastern and Western approaches to relieving pain, utilizing classical acupuncture and modern interpretations such as dry-needling of trigger points.

Everyone experiences pain differently, therefore each treatment is tailored to your individual situation. For example, one may respond well to light-touch therapies, like cranial-sacral bodywork, in addition to a very superficial needling technique. Another may need deep tissue, structural-bodywork and stronger motor point acupuncture for their body to respond.

Acupuncture models show all 360 points and the major meridians.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is extremely safe, easy to administer and has no side effects; it is effective by itself and as a compliment to other medical procedures. At PranaJaya, we recognize the value of understanding acupuncture from multiple points of view and find that the combination creates a much stronger system to benefit our patients.

Acupuncture promotes self-healing by bringing the body back into balance. It is performed by inserting hair-thin, sterile, disposable filaments at specific points on the body. It is effective for a variety of internal health problems, particularly for cases in which Western medicine has little to offer, especially pain management. It is an essential element of Oriental medicine.

Chinese medicine points

Oriental medicine is traditionally based on an energetic model. Ancient people recognized a vital energy behind all life’s forms and processes. They called this energy “Prana” or “Qi” (pronounced chee). In the human body, Qi flows along specific pathways called channels. Each channel is also associated with an organ system. There are hundreds of acupuncture points along the channels, each having a specific therapeutic function. Disease arises due to an imbalance of Qi in the channels and in their associated organ systems. This blockage in the harmonious flow of Qi is considered the root of all disease.

Western medicine recognizes that acupuncture affects our body both locally and internally through our nervous system. MRI studies have shown that acupuncture affects major integration centers in the brain and central nervous system. Locally, acupuncture activates neuro-endocrine, immune, and cardiovascular reactions around the needling site. This directly desensitizes pain and repairs damaged soft tissue. When treating internal disorders acupuncture indirectly affects the central nervous system by normalizing the physiological activities of the whole body.

Acupuncture is extremely safe, easy to administer and has no side effects; it is effective by itself and as a compliment to other medical procedures. At PranaJaya, we recognize the value of understanding acupuncture from multiple points of view and find that the combination creates a much stronger system to benefit our patients.

Acupuncture promotes self-healing by bringing the body back into balance. It is performed by inserting hair-thin, sterile, disposable filaments at specific points on the body. It is effective for a variety of internal health problems, particularly for cases in which Western medicine has little to offer, especially pain management. It is an essential element of Oriental medicine.

Oriental medicine is traditionally based on an energetic model. Ancient people recognized a vital energy behind all life’s forms and processes. They called this energy “Prana” or “Qi” (pronounced chee). In the human body, Qi flows along specific pathways called channels. Each channel is also associated with an organ system. There are hundreds of acupuncture points along the channels, each having a specific therapeutic function. Disease arises due to an imbalance of Qi in the channels and in their associated organ systems. This blockage in the harmonious flow of Qi is considered the root of all disease.

Chinese medicine points
Western medicine recognizes that acupuncture affects our body both locally and internally through our nervous system. MRI studies have shown that acupuncture affects major integration centers in the brain and central nervous system. Locally, acupuncture activates neuro-endocrine, immune, and cardiovascular reactions around the needling site. This directly desensitizes pain and repairs damaged soft tissue. When treating internal disorders acupuncture indirectly affects the central nervous system by normalizing the physiological activities of the whole body.

HERBAL MEDICINE

Asian Medicine is the oldest continually practiced system of medicine in the world, used by over a billion people each year. It is a complete medical science with its own theory of how our physiology functions, its own diagnostic techniques, and treatment modalities which include Acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. The cornerstone of Asian medicine is prescribing herbs, which has a 2,000 year history of continual evolution and success. It is one of the most sophisticated clinical systems in the world for analyzing patterns of ill health and treating them successfully.

At Prana Jaya, we source herbs from around the world and use ancient asian diagnostic principles.

Unlike Western herbology, which promotes single herbs with singular benefits, Eastern herbology uses combinations of herbs in formulas to treat multiple disorders. The Asian herbal pharmacopoeia also contains numerous herbal formulas for tonifying the energy and vitality of the human physiology, something that is not readily available in Western herbology. Herbs are very powerful, but to be effective they must be prescribed on an individual basis. For instance, Golden Seal is effective for some types of colds, but could actually cause symptoms of a cold in certain types of people. At Prana Jaya, we use herbs from all over the world but use them according to ancient East Asian diagnostic principles.