Rebalance your body and mind
In addition to acupuncture, other modalities are used to help rebalance the body such as cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and herbal medicine. TCM looks to restore the body’s natural rhythm to reach a state of balance, known as homeostasis. It is in this state that all healing occurs.
Over its 2,500 years of development, a wealth of experience has accumulated in the practice of acupuncture, attesting to the wide range of diseases and conditions that can be effectively treated with this approach.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness for over 40 common disorders, including:
and many others
Women’s Health & Menstrual Cycle Concerns
Women go through a multitude of transitions throughout life. These changes affect both physical and emotional well-being. From the first menses to the cessation of menses, from trying to conceive to pregnancy and postpartum, each phase has its own challenges and needs customized care. Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture offer an individualized approach to support women in every cycle of life.
Traditional Chinese medicine offers a unique approach to regulating the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is a strong barometer of a woman’s overall health. It can give valuable insight into imbalances or internal issues that may not be recognized by other forms of medicine and may not show up on typical lab work or testing. We use the menstrual cycle to guide our treatments and bring the body into its most balanced state. Many women suffer with premenstrual symptoms like pain, heavy periods or other reproductive system disorders. These may be common but are not normal in a healthy body. With regular treatments and customized herbal formulas, periods will become more regular and result in improved overall wellness.
Regular treatments can help with:
- Irregular or painful periods
- Premenstrual symptoms (PMS)
- Ovulation concerns
- Stress & anxiety
Many pregnant women choose acupuncture as a natural option to support a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture supports a healthy pregnancy and can help to alleviate common complaints such as:
- sleep disruptions
- digestive issues
In the second and third trimesters it can assist with physical discomfort, breech position of the baby, swelling, or anxiety that may arise when getting closer to delivery.
In addition, treatments later in pregnancy assist with labor preparation and often result in a less painful, shorter time in labor and delivery. Research has shown that 3-5 acupuncture treatments after 37 weeks shortens labor time (Kubista & Kucera), and acupuncture every other day after a due date reduces rate of medical induction by 57% (Rabl). Fourth trimester, or the time after pregnancy is an important time for recovery and rebalance after pregnancy. Many women need extra support during this time in order to feel like themselves again. We view it as a necessary part of pregnancy care. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can significantly reduce postpartum concerns such as lactation issues, anxiety, sleep problems and hormonal imbalance.
TCM can help with
IRREGULAR MENSTRUAL CYCLES
PMS & MENSTRUAL PAIN
STRESS & ANXIETY
Health and beauty are most effectively cultivated from the inside out. We use a natural, holistic, chemical free approach to revitalizing the skin. Gentle acupuncture points are used on the body and face to improve not only skin tone and texture, but also digestion, energy and sleep which are all vital for healthy skin. Facial rejuvenation treatments include acupuncture, cupping and gua sha to stimulate the body’s natural healing response.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Is acupuncture safe?
How often will I need to get acupuncture?
Most of our patients see us on a weekly basis, however, each case is unique. We may suggest dietary modifications, specific exercises, relaxation techniques, self-care, or Chinese herbal medicine, all of which will help to increase the efficacy of your acupuncture treatments.
What can acupuncture and Chinese medicine treat?
What can I expect from my initial consultation and first treatment?
bring to the visit. An initial consultation and treatment lasts approximately 90 minutes. Follow up treatments will be approximately 60 minutes.