“My mission is simple. I want to help as many people as possible, achieve optimal health and live with the highest quality of life possible, naturally, through the use of acupuncture and Chinese functional medicine.”
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Acupuncture is a medical system focused on balancing the function of the nervous, circulatory, and endocrine systems of the body. It optimizes, regulates, and balances cellular function, circulation of blood, hormones, and oxygen.
Acupuncture is the insertion of a medically sterile, hair-sized, filiform needles into precise points on the body. Through careful observation of the patient and assessing his or her condition, an acupuncturist will help restore optimal function, returning the body back to the natural state of homeostasis. By improving circulation, balancing and regulating hormones, and improving nervous system function, symptoms of pain and dysfunction diminish and resolve.
Tui Na is considered the oldest form of manual therapy. It is the grandfather of massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic. By the use of soft tissue manipulation, a practitioner stimulates the meridians and acupuncture points, improving blood circulation, nervous tone, and reducing pain. Tui Na can be performed with the patient fully clothed, or with the use of herbal liniments. It is a highly regarded form of medicine in China, and is used in hospitals by doctors who specialize in Tui Na.
Acupressure is the use of thumbs, forearms, elbows, and knees on acupuncture points and meridians. It is very similar to Shiatsu, and is performed with the patient fully clothed. The practitioner works methodically, and meditatively, giving a treatment similar to acupuncture.
Manual Therapy is a very specific treatment with the relief of specific medical condition in mind. It is done, with the patient disrobed and draped. Manual therapy combines the knowledge of western functional medicine with the theories and practices of Chinese medicine. This form of work may also be combined with hot or cold therapy, to enhance therapeutic effects.
Cupping is a therapy that involves glass cups that pull oxygen and nutrient rich blood up into sore, stagnant muscles. This modality is highly effective in improving the immune system, removing toxic blood from large areas, and improving nervous and muscular communication. It relaxes the muscles and reduces inflammation. Cupping hickeys have been seen on famous athletes and actors alike.
Intradermals, IDs, are tiny, “take home”, needles that are used to prolong a treatment. They are usually used in cases where a patient will be going on a trip or otherwise miss a scheduled treatment. IDs can be worn for up to 2 weeks, before needing to be removed. This type of acupuncture is used by the US military.
Gua Sha is the scraping of the surface of the body with a spoon, coin, or more traditionally, a water buffalo horn. It can be done lightly as a form of lymphatic drainage, increasing immune function by 400%. It can be performed moderately, as a form of cross fiber friction and breaking up connective tissue adhesions and scar tissue. Or it can be performed vigorously, as a myofascial release technique (graston technique).
Some of What we Do
Restoring health, through the use of: acupuncture, manual therapy, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, intradermals, chinese medical theory, functional movement assessment, lectures, lifestyle reeducation, dietary therapy, and nutritional supplementation.
You can heal! When you cut your finger, what happens? You heal. Break a bone or strain a muscle? You heal. Catch a cold, or get an infection? You heal. Our body is miraculous. Our ability to heal, without our conscious awareness is amazing! You never have to think about it. It just heals.
However, there is a time when it doesn’t heal. This occurs when the healing mechanism is obstructed; whether from chemical toxicity, poor nutrition, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, or other causes unseen to the untrained observer. Once the obstruction has been removed, and blockages cleared, the body will heal.
Chinese medicine is a natural and safe way to finding the root cause, and gently encouraging the body back to the normal state of health.
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