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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 a 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 deeper 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. 

Cupping therapy can be helpful with a variety of presentations such as repetitive strains, inflammation, conditions that have been difficult to shift, chronic fatigue and even respiratory and digestive problems. Cupping works by loosening connective tissues, breaking up stagnation from old injuries, scars or congested lymph and increasing blood flow using negative pressure. It has a strong effect on the parasympathetic nervous system (the one that oversees rest and digestion) and allows for a greater state of relaxation. These treatments can be especially helpful for athletes and individuals who continue to use their bodies in continued, repetitive and demanding ways.

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. 

Acupuncture can help to re-establish the body’s strength and send a ‘new message’ to those areas that are stuck and out of balance. While everyone’s healing process is unique, acupuncture brings aid by increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation and helping the body maintain homeostasis to prevent health issues before they arise. Here are some of the most common conditions I work with, using both acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism.

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Auto-Immune issues
  • Common Cold
  • Depression
  • Digestive Issues
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Insomnia
  • Jaw tension, TMD
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Menstrual difficulties
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Motor vehicle injuries
  • Neuropathies
  • Post Stroke sequelae
  • Psoriasis
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Sexual health

     

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