Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is based on a theoretical system of meridians or channels that circulate throughout the body which correlate to specific organs such as the Heart, the Lung and the Kidneys. These meridians themselves contain specific points that each have an individual function, message or direction that effects our mind, spirit and body.
At the core, Acupuncture upholds the philosophy that the human body has an innate ability to repair and heal itself. As we go through life, we all have very individual experiences which affect and change how these meridians flow and circulate. If we experience a physical injury, endure a strong emotional experience or keep poor nutritional diet, our body’s smooth system can get disrupted and the network of messages can get crossed, keeping the natural flow from taking place.
In addition to acupuncture, I am a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbalist. Some conditions are best addressed with the addition of herbs to help bring about a change. Herbs can be used both internally as well as topically.
Depending on your specific presentation, this could include liquid formulas, granule formulas to be dissolved in hot water or pill-patent formulas. All of my herbal products are GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified and free from chemicals, toxins, adulterants and illegal substances.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that focuses on the meridians of the body and concentrated areas of energy within them. I also integrate aspects of Quantum Shiatsu, working even more on an energetic level that allows for deeper, longer lasting work to take place. Since everything is all connected, working on the physical level can bring about change within the mental and emotional aspects as well.
Moxa or moxibustion, has properties similar to infrared light therapy. It can increase micro-circulation, decrease inflammation and relive pain. It can strengthen the effect of the needles, especially for issues pertaining to digestion, injuries, adrenal fatigue and reproductive health. It is warming and often encourages relaxation.