Licensed Acupuncturist Josh Zimmer

Ap/DOM FL #2637

New Harmony – Services *insurance accepted

The Gabriel Center in Sarasota

Acupuncture is an ancient art that uses needles to stimulate our innate self-healing powers, creating treatment pathways for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Alone or in combination with other natural modalities, the gentle stimulation of Yin-Yang energies promotes repair, maintenance and optimal well-being.

Given its wide versatility, acupuncture safely and effectively addresses:

  • Stress
  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Low Energy
  • Digestive Problems
  • Poor Sleep
  • Colds and Allergies
  • Neuropathies
  • TMJ, Chronic Inflammation (MS)
  • Recovery from Stroke and Cancer.

Many treatments are combined with:

  • Cupping
  • Moxibustion (a gentle warming technique)
  • Acupressure
  • Gua Sha
  • Electro-Stimulation
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Homeopathic Injections

Cupping is a suction technique that releases muscle tension in and around joints and draws healing blood flow to injured and painful sites (remember all those eye-popping red circles on the Olympic swimmers?).

However, by moving energy and opening up the pores, Cupping also reduces fever and lung congestion in cases of colds, flu, asthma, allergies and bronchitis.

Moxibustion Therapy

In Moxibustion, compressed Mugwort is heated and gently placed over an acupuncture point – or an injury – to stimulate healing Qi flow. Mugwort heat is known to easily penetrate the tissue and remain for long-lasting action.

Tuina Acupressure Therapy

Tuina, or “Push-Pull” in Chinese, is another ancient form of energy movement that promotes natural healing through touch. In addition to applying pressure at acupuncture points, various other techniques increase blood circulation, open up the meridians and dissolve stagnations. Ideal for treating stiff joints, the numbness, burning and tingling of neuropathies and, in the elderly, constipation.

Electro-Stimulation involves attaching charged alligators clips set at various frequencies to provide a more constant stimulation of certain acupuncture points. Great for reducing muscle tension in pain issues!

Natural Injections:

B-12 Methylcobalamin ($25) is highly absorbable form of this important B-vitamin most often used to promote energy and healthy nerve cells. Helpful for fatigue, neuropathies and mental focus.

Homeopathic injectables ($30) are natural and come in many forms to treat joint and muscle pain, weight loss, edema, allergies, immune deficiency and shingles.