CBD CLINIC PRODUCTS
Maureen McLaughlin, LAc is well-versed in the use of cannabidiol ointment for pain and inflammation and she uses
CBD Clinic, a non-prescription, therapeutic-grade ointment, infused with cannabis oil in her Clinic. With 1⁄3 of americans in chronic pain and our nation in the throes of an opioid crisis, more and more we will see the medical use of THC's non-psychoactive partner, cannabidiol (CBD).
CDB is safe, natural, and legal. It is FDA-approved. It has nerve-protecting and brain-enhancing properties, and will leave you pain-free for hours (if you respond to it as most do). She has developed a novel pain protocol involving the use of CBD ointment, acupuncture + heat lamp therapy.
CBD Clinic is also available for purchase for at-home use.
Cupping therapy originates from the ancient medicines of Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. Maureen prefers the traditional glass “fire cupping” method to create the vacuum seal, where the cup is briefly heated with a lit cotton ball, then it is quickly withdrawn and cup is placed on skin.
The application of cups to the surfaces of the skin (typically the back, neck, shoulders) creates suction thereby increasing blood flow to vessels and capillaries. This gives the tissues much-needed nutrients and oxygen.
Cupping also dispels stagnant blood and lymph which in turn improves the flow of energy there. The sensation of the connective tissues lifting into cup feels comfortably tight and relaxing. They stay on for anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on the response. The cups might be moved around so they can glide over surfaces (gliding cupping) or meridians.
Cupping leaves marks, that are not bruises, that fade in less than a week (by and large).
Cupping is good for chronic or acute pain, cough and asthma, allergies, sedating nervous system, inflammation, spinal conditions, muscular disorders, detoxing, herpes zoster, and weight loss to mention a few. Rarely, there are patients who should not be cupped; you will screened for these conditions. Cupping leaves the patient feeling relaxed, in less pain and with better range of motion. You can have cupping with Maureen in conjunction with acupuncture or as a stand-alone treatment.