My intention as an acupuncturist is to support individuals in their healing process. I work as a partner with my patients to help them achieve their personal wellness goals. I cannot heal anyone, but I can use my knowledge and skills to support the body's natural healing ability. I listen not only to my patient's words but also to their bodies by feeling the pulse and abdomen and looking at the tongue. This shows me how I can help. By removing blockages that interfere with normal functioning or strengthening the body's natural processes balance can be restored
In my practice I use a variety of modalities to support health and healing such as acupuncture (stimulation with needles), moxibustion ( heat stimulation), cupping (suction), guasha (scraping), Herbal therepies and massage. Acupuncture is effective in treating many health issues such as pain, allergies, anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, fatigue and more..
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How does acupuncture work?
The entire body is connected through a network of channels or pathways which carry qi and blood to every part of the body. When qi and blood are flowing harmoniously the body is well nourished and energy is balanced. Disease results when the healthy flow of qi through the channels is disrupted. Acupuncture regulates qi by moving excess qi away from areas where there is too much or bringing more qi to areas where there is not enough.
Acupuncture can help treat any disharmony. By feeling the pulse,palpating the abdomen and looking at the tongue the acupuncturist can assess the nature of the disharmony and determine the appropriate points for treatment.
Other modalities :
- This involves the use of cups to provide suction to specific areas of the body. Cupping helps to draw out toxins and draws fresh blood into the area to help flush out stagnation from the subcutaneous tissue. Cupping is helpful in treating pain and many lung disorders such as asthma.
- This refers to a scraping technique (gua) which helps to draw out stagnant blood and lymph (sha) from the subcutaneous tissues. Gua sha is often used to treat colds and flues and to treat pain.
- This is a type of heat therapy where mugwort is burned on or near the surface or the skin. Moxibustion warms the tissues and channels,invigorates qi and blood and has been shown to promote the production of white blood cells. Moxibustion can be beneficial in treating a wide range of disorders from injury and arthritis to infertility and digestive disorders.
liniments and oils
- these are herbal preparations that are either oil or alcohol based that help to alleviate pain,aid healing and promote circulation.
Amma,Shiatsu,Tuina etc. -
these are types of Asian bodywork which involve massage,acupressure,and joint manipulations. These can be helpful in treating a wide range of disorders.
Nutritional counseling -
This involves using food as medicine. Everything we eat has an effect on the body. By choosing foods with appropriate properties many disorders can be treated.
Herbal therapy -
The use of herbal substances often in powder,pill or tea form to treat many disorders.