Treatments that are tailored specifically to your needs

 When you arrive for your session, I will conduct an interview to help me assess your specific needs. Just as no two patients are alike and no patient is in the same condition, treatments require an open approach to address specific concerns. Based on my assessment, I will likely utilize a combination of Jin Shou Tuina, CranioSacral Therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion and herbs. I may also use adjunctive techniques such as cupping, guasha, electro-stimulation and hot packs. I prefer to take the least invasive approach possible, and treat only one patient at a time with my hands on work. I may also give you nutritional recommendations and specific qi gong exercises to help you gain the most benefit between your sessions. Treatments typically last 75 minutes; however, please plan on 2 hours total if you are a new patient. 

Acupuncture 

Acupuncture involves the direct stimulation of acupuncture points along the meridians (channels) of the body using sterile fine needles to restore balance in the body. Although acupuncture is minimally invasive, I choose to use the fewest number of needles to address your health needs. Acupuncture is quite effective in relieving pain and addressing a variety of internal medicine concerns.     

Traditional Thai Massage
Jin Shou Tuina
(Chinese Orthopedic Massage)

Chinese Medicine has several branches, and Tuina is the manual application of Chinese Medicine theory using medical massage techniques. Jin Shou literally translates into "golden hands", and our particular lineage of Tuina that has been passed down for decades through our martial arts family, the North American Tang Shou Tao Association. Many of my patients have experienced relief from acute and chronic problems such as frozen shoulder, back and neck pain, sciatica, abdominal pain/distention, PMS, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. The application of Tuina is widespread and extremely effective.  

CranioSacral Therapy

Thai massage is a complete and unique form of bodywork that is performed on a floor mat with the recipient wearing loose fitting clothes. Thai massage originated over 2500 years ago by Dr. Shivago Komarpaj, who was the Buddha's physician. Traditionally Thai massage is at least two hours, and combines yoga-like stretches, acupuressure and reflexology. Although Thai massage can be enjoyable and beneficial for everyone, it is especially suitable for athletes or anyone experiencing pain or tension in their low back or legs. 

Foot Reflexology

 

Foot Reflexology is a deeply relaxing way to increase circulation and promote health in the entire body. Using the feet as a microcosm for the entire body, Foot Reflexology utilizes specific reflex points to bring about an overall energetic balance. Reflexolgy may help to relieve pain in the feet, improve lymphatic and blood circulation, improve sleep, promote relaxation and relieve stress. 

CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch modality that works directly with the Central Nervous System through subtle manipulation of the cranial bones. Old accidents and traumas create restrictions throughout our body, and CST can help to facilitate the release of these restrictions. CST has demonstrated efficacy in helping to provide relief for a wide variety of medical conditions, such as migraine headaches, chronic pain, TMJ, sleep disorders, mental stress and anxiety.  

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is fundamental to any Traditional Chinese Medicine practice and has been used sucessfully for thousands of years. Chinese Herbs are prescribed to help restore balance in the body and can be used for a wide range of conditions - from the common cold and other respiratory problems, to gall stones, reproductive problems, emotional stress and sleep disturbance, fatigue, etc. I only prescribe herbs when I think they are truly beneficial and needed, and only for the duration required.

Conditions Commonly Treated With Chinese Medicine

This list is by no means comprehensive, as Chinese Medicine treats on the basis of pattern identification and not Western Allopathic Diagnosis.  However, many patients have experienced relief from symptoms of the following conditions with Chinese Medicine treatment. 

 

 

Respiratory

  • Common cold & flu

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Shortness of breath

  • Weak immune system

 

Reproductive

  • Infertility/impotence

  • PMS

  • Amennorhea (no periods)

  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)

  • PCOS

  • Symptoms of menopause (Hot flashes and night sweats)

 

Digestive 

  • Chronic or acute constipation

  • Chronic or acute diarrhea

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Nausea

  • Acid reflux

  • Gas and bloating

 

Musculoskeletal & pain conditions

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Neck Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Herniated Disks

  • Sciatica

  • Joint pain/ weakness

  • Arthritis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Plantar Fasciitis 

  • Sports injuries

  • Traumatic injury recovery

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Grinding teeth (bruxisim)

  • TMJ pain

  • Scoliosis

 

Urinary 

  • Urinary Tract Infections

  • Kidney Stones

  • Urinary Bladder stones

  • Painful urination

  • Difficult urination

 

Circulatory/Cardiovascular

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)

  • Palpitations

  • Chest pain/tightness

  • Spider veins

  • Easy bruising

 

Mental/emotional

  • Stress

  • Anger

  • Depression

  • Insomnia/restless sleep

  • Low energy

 

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