Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
- Healthy Pregnancies & Post-Partum
- Male & Female Fertility Support
I utilize a range of massage techniques to complement and enhance my Acupuncture sessions when appropriate. My massage style is informed by over 20 years of bodywork experience, including training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tui Na (see below), and Prenatal & Postnatal Massage. I work with injuries as well as prevention and tailor my work to each individual’s needs.
Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)
Tui Na is an ancient form of bodywork that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I use a variety of pressures and strokes along the meridians (energy pathways) of your body to both relax your muscles and stimulate the flow of energy throughout your body. By treating both the physical (musculature) and energetic (Qi) levels of your body at the same time, I can achieve results far beyond what you’d receive from a conventional massage therapy session.
Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000-year-old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs — to enhance one’s health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities.
Since each patient has different needs, I carefully select a variety of herbs that will synergistically blend together to achieve optimal results for your unique situation. I prescribe only high-quality, professional-grade, carefully sourced herbal medicines that are available only to qualified licensed professionals. *Herbs may be purchased at an additional cost.