Acupuncture is a traditional form of medicine from China that dates back some 3,000 or more years. It is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting very fine, disposable needles into specific acupuncture points along the body and possibly adding heat or electrical stimulation to the needle. Click to read Frequently Asked Questions about acupuncture.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is an integral component of Chinese Medicine along with acupuncture. Chinese herbs are sourced from plants, animals and minerals and are considered one of the oldest forms of health care.
Chinese herbs are used to treat a wide variety of illnesses or painful conditions. Herbs can help the body’s systems to heal and work more efficiently. Herbs are prescribed based on individual symptom patterns and provide a well-balanced treatment for the patient. Herbal medicine can be a strong medicine, so it is important to follow the dosage instructions carefully.
Electro-acupuncture is a technique where mild electric current is applied to the needles. Electro-acupuncture is most effective for chronic pain, spasms and paralysis, but can be used for many other conditions as well.
Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching
Nutrition and lifestyle choices can have a profound impact on your health and well being. I believe in working with people at whatever stage they are currently in and providing information, and support as necessary.
Chinese Tuina Massage
Tuina (“twee-nah”) is a Chinese style of massage, using various techniques such as kneading, pressing, rolling, shaking and stretching the body in an effort to regulate the channels/meridians and internal organs and to improve functionality of tendons, bones and ligaments.
Cupping includes applying heat and suction to glass cups and placing them on specific areas of the body. The back is the most common area where cups are placed. Cupping can be used for a variety of conditions such as pain syndromes, respiratory disorders (asthma and chronic cough or chronic bronchitis and colds), GI disorders, and many more.
Moxa (or Moxibustion) is a traditional herbal heat therapy where heat is applied near or on the skin or directly to acupuncture needles, to specific points on the body. It can increase blood flow, improve immune function and deliver deep relaxation.