Traditional medicine for modern times

Using ancient wisdom to support birthing people and their families, from preconception through postpartum

Humans have always been scientists. For millennia we have used trial and error to create, tweak, and improve everything from physics to medicine. These ancient scientific systems formed the basis of our traditions and these traditions that have survived this long have done so because they work.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is no different. 5000 years of trial and error produced a rich medicine ideal for preventative care. It includes many modalities including herbalism, acupuncture, cupping, bodywork, breathing techniques and so much more.

I use Traditional Chinese Medicine and the framework of seasonal change to help birthing people and their families move through the seasons of life.

If you’re tired of the cookie cutter model of medicine where everyone is supposed to fit a template of ease or disease then a holistic or functional model might be for you. I use holistic medicine in the following ways:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of single-use, sterile, small-as-a-hair-on-your-head needles to stimulate blood flood, lymph drainage, and nervous system impulses (which we call qi and blood)

Herbalism and plant allies

Traditional Chinese Medicine relies heavily on herbs in combinations called “formulas”. But flower essences and diet changes can be helpful for many conditions

Massage and bodywork

The traditional bodywork associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine is called Tui Na. I also use Western physical techniques Swedish massage and Trigger Point and energetic work like Craniosacral and Reiki.

When the sages treated a patient, precaution was always emphasized. They did not treat those already ill, but treated those who were not yet ill.

Now, when drugs are employed for therapy only after a disease has become fully developed, when [attempts at] restoring order are initiated only after disorder has fully developed, this is as if a well were dug after one is thirsty, and if weapons were cast when the war has already broken out. Would this not also be too late?

Nei Jing Su Wen, Chapter 2

Acupuncture

Initial intake

$110

90 minute private treatment

For new patients

Detailed intake with health history

Additional bodywork, cupping, or moxa if needed. Cost of herbs not included.

Follow up

$75

60 minute private treatment

For established patients
only

Detailed intake and acupuncture treatment

Cost of herbs not included

Follow up deluxe

$110

90 minute private treatment

For established patients
only

Additional bodywork, cupping, or moxa if needed.

Cost of herbs not included

Community acupuncture is offered at the Health Foundations location Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5 to 9 PM
Home visits are available for an additional $1.10 per mile from the Health Foundations location

Herbalism and plant allies

Diet therapy consult

$75

60 minute appointment

Discuss diet and lifestyle changes based on Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis

Follow-up care plan emailed after appointment.

Ideal for patients who do not want needling and would like to harmonize through dietary changes

Herbalism consult

$75

60 minute appointment

Discuss Traditional Chinese Medical formula for your pattern

Follow-up care plan emailed after appointment. Cost of herbs not included.

Ideal for patients who do not want needling and are concerned about herb/drug interactions

Moxibustion treatment

$75

60 minute appointment

Moxibustion to one or more points or channels based on Traditional Chinese medical diagnosis

Take home moxa not included

Ideal for postpartum recovery, optimal baby position, and chronic illnesses related to yang deficiency

Massage and bodywork

Massage

$75+

Available in 60 or 90 minute increments

Massage work to help with pain and discomfort, loosen muscles, and move lymph

Swedish relaxation, trigger point, Tui Na, and craniosacral

Available to established patients and referrals only

Reiki

$75+

Available in 60 or 90 minute increments

Energy work that can be hands on or off that can help with deep relaxation or induce a meditative state

Contact via email for distance Reiki

Usui style, Level 2

Cupping

$40+

Available in 30 or 60 minute increments

A flame creates a vacuum in a glass cup can suction tissue to move lymph and blood and release muscle tension

Cupping leaves marks

Sliding cupping only available in 60 minute treatment

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