Treatments that are tailored specifically to your needs

 When you arrive for your session, we will develop a customized treatment plan to address your health concerns. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine works to naturally heal your body and requires time and consistency. Based on your needs, we will utilize the most efficient approach to get you back to living your highest potential.

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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

Thai massage is a complete and unique form of bodywork that is performed on a floor mat with the recipient wearing loose fitting clothes. Traditional Thai massage takes two hours, and combines yoga-like stretches, acupuressure and reflexology. Thai Massge excels at improving range of motion, relaxing the nervous system and relieving pain or tension in the low back and legs. 

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

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