If you have health insurance and would like to see if acupuncture is covered, please contact the clinic before scheduling.

TREATMENT SERVICES

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

I care a lot about my patients, and enjoy the puzzle work of bringing you back into balance, and creating a treatment strategy to keep you that way. In my experience, the best treatment plan is the one that addresses your health concerns while also inspiring you to examine habitual patterns, and integrate new lifestyle strategies so the old health patterns do not have a chance to resurface down the road. 

Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Acupuncture is the insertion of single use, sterile needles into points along meridians, pathways of the body where energy called "qi" flows. The needles are thinner than a human hair.  The meridians traverse the body's surface and connect internally to organs such as the kidney, liver, spleen and so forth. By stimulating specific points along meridians, qi is allowed to flow, blockages are cleared, and qi is strengthened. 

Acupuncture is one part of Traditional Chinese Medicine,  a comprehensive system of health care that treats the body holistically, meaning that not only the symptoms are taken into account but the entire body and mind are taken into consideration when forming a treatment plan. The particular points on the body are selected according to the theories and principles of Chinese medicine for the purpose of restoring balance to the functioning of the body, its internal organs and the spirit, or "shen" in Chinese. 

Cupping & Gua Sha Therapy

Cupping and Gua Sha are manual therapies used in Chinese medicine to relax muscles, break up fascial adhesions, clear a chest cold, or eliminate digestive stagnation. Besides its clinical effectiveness, most patient's find the experience to be incredibly relaxing.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

I am a board certified, experienced Herbalist. Herbal medicine is a great alternative to Western pharmaceuticals in many cases. Herbs can also be used if someone is already taking Western medication.

Chinese herbal medicine is a safe, balanced way of addressing many varied health conditions in the body. With herbs, one can strengthen the immune system, relieve pain, treat colds and flus, calm the body and mind from stress, treat menstrual cramps, insomnia and much more. I have an in-house herbal granule dispensary and each formula is customized to your health concerns.  

Herbal medicine is not a one size fits all approach, as it often is for Western pharmaceuticals. There are generally three stages to treatment with herbal medicine. Stage one is alleviating the symptoms (or branches) of your health concern. Stage two dives deeper to treat the root of your health concern. Stage one and two can also be treated at the same time with herbal medicine. Stage three is maintenance, which may include a formula you keep on hand aimed at prevention or relapse. 

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy generates one of the most profound and restorative rests I have seen with a patient. The contact is gentle, still, and slow and most people drift in and out of a dream-like consciousness during a session. The work feels subtle, but what is happening is a release of little adhesions of connective tissue. As these areas of restrictions are freed, tensions deep in your body relax and pain is relieved. 

Similar to acupuncture, craniosacral therapy aids the body's natural capacity for self-repair. Craniosacral therapy can treat many longstanding pain conditions such as frozen shoulder, headaches, TMJ, menstrual pain and PMS. It can help aid post-operative recovery, or provide a deeply restorative rest to rejuvenate the body from rooted exhaustion and stress. 

It can also help the deeper injuries that happen from car accidents, bicycle accidents, head injuries/concussions and other traumas. Or craniosacral therapy can simply help to develop vitality, health and well-being. This is not to say this type of bodywork is a panacea, but in my experience, everyone can benefit from feeling this relaxed. 


Health Insurance & Acupuncture

If you have health insurance and would like to see if acupuncture is covered, please contact the clinic before scheduling. 

Scheduling Policy

All clinic appointments are scheduled in advance. If you are returning for a follow up appointment, the best way to schedule is online. 

Cancellation Policy

I require at least 24 hours notice when cancelling an appointment. If you do not give me 24 hours notice, the late cancellation fee is the same as the cost of the appointment. When you schedule your appointment, you are agreeing to these terms. You will receive a confirmation email when you schedule your appointment, and a reminder email 48 hrs prior to your appointment. Both emails will have a link to cancel.  In addition, you can reach me via voicemail or email.

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