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 is the use of single-use, sterile, small-as-a-hair-on-your-head needles to stimulate blood flow, 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
90 minute private treatment
For new patients
Detailed intake with health history
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
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