Chinese medicine is different than traditional medical therapies because we treat the whole individual. Through our very thorough diagnostics, we get to the root cause of your condition, and treat all aspects of your imbalance. This system utilizes ancient wisdom to guide your body back into harmony. This medical approach allows us to treat any condition.
Some of the most common conditions are the following:
Pain - Acute and chronic pain of all types including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, migraines and headaches, low back pain, disk herniation, knee & joint pain, rotator cuff instability, TMJ, abdominal pain, muscle spasms, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, shoulder pain, bursitis, and sinus pain.
Digestive - IBS, crohn's, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas & bloating, heartburn, gastritis, GERD, indigestion, belching, food allergies, dysbiosis, and intestinal permeability "leaky gut".
Chronic illness - Auto-immune conditions, chronic fatigue, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, mold, and heavy metal exposure.
Women health - PMS, menstrual irregularity, menstrual cramps, pain, endometriosis, PCOS, menopausal symptoms, cystitis, chronic yeast infections, chronic urinary tract infections, postpartum, and low libido.
Men's health - Erectile disfunction, low libido, and prostate issues.
Infertility - Difficulty conceiving, and unexplained infertility (both male & female).
Mental emotional issues - Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and grief.
Metabolic conditions - Hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, adrenal fatigue, cholecystitis, high cholesterol, and weight loss.
Dermatology - Eczema, psoriasis, acne, rashes, and chronic itching.
Respiratory & immune - Asthma, allergies, common cold, influenza, bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, cough, sore throat, fever, and general immune support
Neurology - Post stroke, twitching, meniere's, otitis, neuropathy, bells palsy.
TAPPING INTO YOUR BODY'S INATE WISDOM OF HEALING
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A SESSION
Chinese medicine has used plants and minerals as a source of healing since antiquity. These formulas continue to be used today, and are proving through modern science to be safe and effective. Herbal formulas can be prescribed either on their own, or in conjunction with acupuncture to increase their therapeutic effect.
Moxibustion, otherwise known as Moxa, is a traditional therapy used on or above specific acupuncture points, in order to both warm and stimulate the point, increasing circulation. Leaves from the mugwort plant, also known as Artemisia Vulgaris, are burned in a variety of ways, each method holding a different significance in Chinese Medicine.
Cupping is an ancient therapy that reduces pain, increases micro-circulation, reduces inflammation, aids in relaxation, and promote an overall feeling of wellbeing. The vacuum created by the suction cups activates the lymphatic system, reliving toxins, increasing circulation and relaxing tight muscles. It is especially effective for back pain.
Guasha is an ancient Chinese healing technique that uses long strokes along the skin's surface to increase mirco-circulation, which increases blood flow to the tissue. It is often used to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and increase the tonality of the skin.
Auricular is a type of acupressure, or acupuncture, that is applied to the ear. The ear represents a microcosm of the whole body, and it is possible to treat any disorder from the ears. Often this therapy is combined with acupuncture so that the patient may take a part of the treatment home with them for longer lasting results.
ESSENTAIL OIL THERAPY
Our sense of smell is one of our most profound pathways to accessing healing, relaxation, and memories. It is often our gateway to serenity. Essential oils are used throughout my treatments to not only make you feel at ease, but are also applied to specific acupuncture points as a form of therapy. Each oil contains unique healing benefits and can offer our body the wisdom of plant medicine.
Incorporating the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine with cutting edge functional medicine, we create goals that feel manageable for you to up-level your health. Diet can be one of the single most effective tools at improving your health and it truly is the "homework" to healing yourself.
If you are interested in a more in depth reset or ongoing counseling, please see my program options here. Together we can come up with a goal to help you access greater health with a strategic plan and tool to get you there. Whether you're looking to loose weight, reduce inflammation, assist with an autoimmune condition, clear up a skin condition, allergies, or migraines, we can do it together.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy medicine that is used to promote deep relaxation, stress reduction, and restore inner balance. The practitioner seeks to channel and transmit universal energy, or healing energy, into the client, tho it is the client themselves who are doing the healing.
Are you ready to feel like you're in radiant health or have questions to see how acupuncture can help you? Contact me now to schedule your free initial consultation or to schedule your first visit in our San Diego clinic.
I couldn't be more excited to help you on your journey.
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