“I help people heal and restore pain-free balance, vitality and health by helping them implement healthy habits and eliminate unnecessary medications, using 25+ years experience with acupuncture, Chinese medicinal herbs, and bodywork.”
Acupuncture is a modality of Eastern Medicine, a time-tested medical system thousands of years old that diagnoses and treating common health problems. In Eastern Medicine, health is viewed as a healthy balance of the forces in our life, versus modern conventional medicine, where health is seen as the absence of disease.
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The super-thin needles used in acupuncture have no drugs on them. You may occasionally feel a light prick, and it’s very relaxing as they help your body restore balance. Patients often fall asleep during their treatment.
Acupuncture stimulates your body to better function and heal itself. It helps balance your autonomic nervous system by turning off your body’s ‘fight or flight’ mode and turning on its ‘rest, digest, and heal’ mode.
Local effects include increased circulation to promote healing. Systemic effects include the release of endorphins – naturally occurring pain-killing substances within your body that promote relaxation and healing.
Acupuncture also modulates your perception of pain by changing the pattern of nerve conduction, and can also modify your brain’s actual interpretation of pain signals. Chinese herbal medicine, another modality of Eastern Medicine, is a highly refined system of natural medicine. It uses plant, animal, and mineral products to bring your physiology back into balance and complements the acupuncture you receive. I use only high-quality, rigorously tested Chinese herbal formulas that match your specific constitution and health condition.