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Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity and relieve pain. It supports physical and emotional health, and improves your overall function and well-being. It is a safe and effective way to treat most ailments that you can name.

Using extremely fine filiform needles inserted into selected points on your body, acupuncture restores your healthy function and promotes your own body’s innate healing abilities. It does this by removing blockages to balanced physiology and strengthening systems that need more energy or better circulation.

In use for over 2500 years, it is an ancient system of medicine that we still have access to today.

It relieves pain and other unwanted symptoms in a uniquely effective way, by restoring your body’s ability to heal itself on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Acupuncture recognizes that no part of us is separate from the whole of us – everything is connected.

Most people quickly notice that even as they receive acupuncture for their pain – sciatica, headaches, knee or hip pain – or to support fertility or hormone balance, there is a peace and calmness that comes over them in treatment that is hard to describe. A sense of well-being. You pretty much have to feel it for yourself to really understand. 


One specialty of my practice is unique style of Acupuncture known as “Trigger Point Release Acupuncture.” It’s a technique that excels in relieving pain syndromes quickly and effectively, while restoring healthy function.

Sometimes referred to as “Dry Needling” in physical therapy settings, it targets selected locations in muscles related to your pain syndrome, and immediately gets them to relax with a characteristic “twitch response” that feels like a little “jump” in your tight muscle.

Many times active Trigger Points can be found in locations connected to but not exactly in your area of pain. These need to be released as well for full recovery and relief of your pain syndrome. Acupuncture looks at all these connected muscles or tendons and treats them directly, while also supporting any physiological imbalances that may be contributing to your pain or strain.

I’m frequently asked about Dry Needling by patients who have tried it in a physical therapy setting, without any noticeable results. Naturally, this can be disappointing. My response is that Licensed Acupuncturists have upwards of 3000 hours of training in the use of needles before they even become licensed to practice, and use needles as their primary tool in all their patient treatments. Physical Therapists need only pass a 54 hour continuing education course to do Dry Needling, and it is removed from the context of deeper whole-body healing. Doing it in the framework of Acupuncture is simply more effective, and your Acupuncture provider is an expert at needling skills. Whenever possible, look for an Acupuncture specialist. Don’t settle for less.

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Acupuncture is perhaps best known for pain relief, and it does that effectively. 

What you may not know is that it is also a holistic healing approach that restores harmonious function to your whole body, thereby enabling your body to heal itself naturally – from any symptom! 

For this reason, you can seek Acupuncture treatment for whatever ails you. It is used to treat all body systems – skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. 

Many people use acupuncture for relief of stress and its effects, including insomnia, anxiety, depression, irritable bowel, infertility, high blood pressure, allergies, and more. 

Most people after their first treatment say, “I had no idea this would be so relaxing!” One patient who had come for back pain and insomnia, as well as myriad other complaints, commented on his relaxation response to the treatment, “I’m melting into this table; that never happens!”

It’s hard to explain. You just need to experience it for yourself to feel how it really works.

Herbal Medicine


The medicinal properties of herbs have been used in healing throughout human history.

Many of our pharmaceutical drugs are developed based on plant medicine that people have used for centuries.

However, there is one important difference: Once you isolate a single bioactive chemical from a plant, you have stripped it away from all the other components in that plant that make the natural form of it safe and highly effective.

I work with medicinal herbs that have been used for thousands of years, and create individualized formulations to meet your unique needs. As your condition changes and improves, your herbal formulation changes as well. You only use the herbs for as long as you need them.

You might use herbal medicine to address conditions including high blood pressure, infertility, menopause, fatigue, immunity, anxiety, insomnia, or digestive disorders, to name a few. Herbal medicine serves as an internal form of treatment that you use on a daily basis at home. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with acupuncture treatments.

Herbs are prescribed in easy-to-use forms like granules that you mix into water and drink, or liquid tinctures, or sometimes tablets or capsules that you swallow, depending on your needs and preferences. I maintain a granule herb pharmacy in my clinic. Other high-quality herbs and nutritional supplements can be ordered through my Fullscript discount dispensary by logging in here

All herbs meet GMP standards and are lab-tested to authenticate their identity and ensure they are free from contaminants of any kind.

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