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Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.


Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.


Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Qigong and Yoga 

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body. In the very same spirit, Yoga is a Sanskrit word that can mean to join together.   In practice, it is possible to join body, mind and spirit through the dance of breath and awareness of the body as it moves through space. Yoga can focus the body, mind, spirit in stillness. Present in the here and now.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy is a very light touch, whole body treatment that addresses the cranial sacral system and the body's fascia structure to support and nourish the central nervous system. This treatment works with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems and can identify specific areas that are in need of help, it can alleviate aches, pains, allergies, stress and realign the body's own natural ability to self regulate, creating profound, positive change.




Lisa Akers, L.Ac.

126 3rd Ave N.,Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Other Therapies - firstbreathstudio acupuncture  727.412.0286 in Safety Harbor, FL


Other Therapies - firstbreathstudio acupuncture  727.412.0286 in Safety Harbor, FL

Lisa Akers offers Acupuncture in Safety Harbor, FL

firstbreathstudio acupuncture  727.412.0286 offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Safety Harbor, FL

Other Therapies - firstbreathstudio acupuncture  727.412.0286 in Safety Harbor, FL