fotolia_95177044Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a highly effective health care system that has been continuously refined over the last 5,000 years and is the oldest continually practiced form of medicine in the world.  Thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body, where they trigger the body’s natural healing response.  This activates the Qi in the body and promotes healing by enhancing therapeutic power, physical and emotional health, and immunity.  This gentle, non-invasive medicine has helped millions to get well on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Acupuncture is effective for controlling pain, promoting circulation, and regulating the body’s physiological functions to treat various internal dysfunction and disorders.  It is a natural and safe therapy that is used to heal illness, prevent disease and improve well-being.

The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization both acknowledge the efficacy and effectiveness of Acupuncture for a variety of chronic health conditions.   Acupuncture is used as both a preventive medicine, as well as a healing medicine to help you overcome chronic or acute health conditions. Click here for more information

Cupping

Cupping is a form of Ancient Chinese therapy in which the practitioner creates suction in a cup, by means of heat or by suctioning out air.  Through the suction, the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup.  When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place.  In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle known as moving cupping.  Cupping can be described as a reverse massage and is the best deep tissue massage available. Click here for more information

Ear Seeds

Typically auricular therapy involves inserting very small acupuncture needles into the points on the ear. The acupuncture points may also be stimulated for a longer period of time by using ear seeds. Ear seeds are actually seeds from the Vaccaria plant. These seeds are attached to and held in place over the auricular acupuncture point with a small piece of adhesive tape.

Over the next few days, and up to two weeks, the ear seeds continue to stimulate the acupuncture points they are placed over. This allows for the extension of treatment to continue after the patient has left the treatment room. Ear seeds are completely safe and typically fall off on their own.  Click here for more information

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Energy Medicine

Energy Medicine recognizes energy as a living, moving, vital force that can be in harmony or out of harmony; flowing or stuck; moving or still.

There are many forms of Energy Medicine and are all performed in different ways.

Energy Medicine utilizes techniques from time-honored traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, qi gong and other cultural influences from the Native American and Asian cultures.  The Energy Medicine practitioner may manipulate your energy by tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting, or connecting specific acupuncture points on the skin; by tracing or swirling the hand over the skin along specific energy pathways; through exercises or postures designed for specific energetic effects; by focused use of the mind to move specific energies; by surrounding an area with healing energies; and/or by utilizing other non-physical energies to assist in the healing process. Click here for more information

Essential Oils

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. Their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care practices.

Essential Oils are used aromatically, topically and internally to help heal the body mentally, emotionally and physically. When absorbing essentials oils, it take 50 seconds for the oils to be absorbed into the blood stream.  In turn making essential oils an extremely powerful healing tool for the body, physically, mentally and emotionally.

The quality of essential oils (just like with food, herbs, etc) is extremely important*.  Whether you’re ingesting them, smelling them or applying them topically, your body is absorbing the oils.  Essential oil extracts should meet high standards for both purity and material composition and accurate product labeling.  Click here for more information

Facial Rejuvenation

Cosmetic Acupuncture targets internal causes of aging while minimizing the outward appearance. Blood and circulation is also energized which improves facial color. Through Acupuncture your face lifts itself by your muscles revitalizing and tightening. The Acupuncture body and face points correct imbalances in the body giving you all the healthy side affects of this procedure.

So what’s the science behind Cosmetic Acupuncture? Tiny micro-traumas are caused by inserting the needles into the skin, which stimulate your body’s wound healing process. Through this healing process your body balances out the dispersal of collagen by encouraging fibroblasts (cells that form collagen and elastin fibers) to travel to the needling sites and deposit new collagen fibers. From this Acupuncture process your skin becomes more collagen- and elastin-rich.  Click here for more information

Food Healing/Coaching

Most diseases are reversible with food. However, just eating healthy isn’t enough. The real secret lies in using specific foods to help specific diseases. For example, kiwi is quick to help reverse Asthma, which has been experiences by patients including specific food guidance for Asthma. Asthma is a completely unnecessary disease and appears to be nutritionally caused.   Foods like Bitter Melon have phytochemicals “structurally similar” to the hormone Insulin making it great for patients diagnosed with Diabetes.

Food Healing emphasis is on increasing digestive fire, metabolism & having big-strong bowel movements. Nobody is perfectly healthy without amazing digestion.

Most people have at least one health issue that isn’t perfect or something they’d like to improve. Some are best to focus on eating certain foods. The health issues present should determine the foods chosen to eat. The notion that  “Specific Foods Reverse Specific Diseases” means some of us need to really focus on specialized foods for their issues.

Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs & Medicinal Mushrooms contain PHYTOCHEMICALS that unlock our body’s immune and endocrine system, but most people don’t get enough of them. Phytochemicals hide in cellulose fibers of seeds, stems, skins and rinds of the fruits & vegetables we eat.  Many eat the right foods, but throw away the parts with all the medicine!  Click here for more information

Gua Sha

The word “Gua” means to scrape.  Simply put.  It’s the action of the modality.

The word “Sha” refers to the blood stagnation and energy (which accumulates in the subcutaneous tissues) that blocks the meridian pathway.  This accumulation then can affect proper flow of energy and blood in the body. From the western medicine perspective,  it refers to the fluids that contain metabolic waste that has accumulated in the tissues and muscles.  “Sha” also is used to describe the result from the “Gua” activity, known as a petechia.  Petechia is a series of reddish, minute hemorrhages that look like a red colored speckled rash.

Gua Sha is similar to cupping as it creates a mini trauma to the area to help break up and circulate any stagnant blood in the body.  By enhancing the circulation and opening up energy pathways, your body is more able to heal the area of concern.  Click here for more information

Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine has been in use for the past 3,000 years.  It involves healing of the whole being (mind, body, spirit). The health benefits include support with digestion, respiration, sleep, circulation, immune defense, detoxification, reproduction, and much more.

Herbal Medicine includes substances derived from plants (the leaf, stem, flower, and root), animals, and minerals.  Some conventional Chinese Herbs include mint, ginger, licorice, walnut, ginseng, turmeric, cinnamon, fennel, etc.  Chinese Herbal Medicine comes in the form of granules, powders, tablets, capsules, pills, teas, tinctures, liquid extracts, lotions, salves, creams, and poultices.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort which is a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. The purpose of Moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen and warm the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi, and maintain general health.

The mugwort is burned over the body, directly or indirectly in order to warm the body and bring more energy and blood flow to particular organs, organ systems, and particular areas of the body.

Spiritual Guidance

Some of us desire to explore the deepest questions of our lives, questions about God, Spirit, The Universe, Infinite Intelligence, meaning, purpose and calling.  It is not therapy you desire or someone to tell you what is just and what isn’t, but something bigger than that.  Many times you may have had and continue to have experiences that you do not understand, do not know how to explain, or that you would like to explore and enhance more.  It isn’t that you need to be fixed, but rather that you desire a sacred space, a connection of unconditional love and trust to explore and understand.

It’s not that someone else has the ultimate answers, but that you may desire a place where you can be heard, where you can hear yourself, and where someone can help you notice the movement of Spirit in your daily life.  Someone to help bring to light the wisdom and guidance available to you; continuously flowing through you.

There are many personal reasons for seeking spiritual guidance.  There is no right or wrong in the search, the path, the unfoldment of your connection with Spirit.  Spiritual Guidance is about holding the space, a safe place for you to explore your connection.