As a practitioner, my goal is to work with you to reduce or eliminate your pain. I am trained to deliver relief from pain caused by:
- chronic conditions such as migraines, chronic fatigue, TMJ, thyroid issues, or autoimmune problems
- acute pain from sports injuries, whiplash, sprains, or strains
- overall tension from grief, sadness, depression, or anxiety
At your first appointment, we’ll talk about the source of your pain and how it manifests in your body. I’ll explain the therapy or combination of therapies that I think will be most effective for you.
Acupuncture, or zhenjiu, as it is called in Chinese, is an ancient form of needle therapy which is gaining more and more popularity in the Western world for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. During a treatment, very thin, solid, hairlike needles are inserted at specific points on the body. In Chinese these points are called “neural nodes” (jie) and the stimulation of these nodes affects both the central and peripheral nervous systems. It triggers the release of the body’s internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have pain-relieving properties. If you have pain that is lingering or is not being treated by other modalities, then acupuncture offers a time-tested, very reliable method of pain relief.
Using the most sophisticated form of natural medicine in the world, many common health problems and diseases can be effectively treated with this natural and safe approach.
An ancient medical science
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical science based in physiological functionality. This comprehensive system boasts its own diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities which include acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. The cornerstone of Traditional Chinese Medicine is Chinese herbology, which has been continually practiced and documented for over 2,500 years. It is one of the most sophisticated clinical systems in the world in terms of analyzing patterns of ill health and successfully resolving problems. Unlike Western herbology, which promotes single herbs with singular benefits, Chinese herbology uses herbs in concert to treat multiple disorders at the same time. Herbs can be very powerful, but to be effective they must be prescribed based on a proper diagnosis and administered on an individual basis.
Bodywork aims to assess or improve posture through manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to reduce or minimize a person’s pain and enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage and bodywork modalities.
What we treat
We treat the root imbalance of a disorder, not just the symptoms. This enables us to work with patients who are experiencing virtually any type of health condition, including stubborn, chronic health concerns that have not responded to western medical treatment. Click here for examples of the types of conditions that cause people to seek treatment >