My first exposure to this kind of needling was in school, 20 years ago. If anything, we called it " Orthopedic Acupuncture" or "Trigger Point Acupuncture" and it is now called "Dry Needling" by those who cannot legally call it acupuncture. In any case, it's an acupuncture needle in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing, releasing myo-facial adhesions so muscles can regain function and a person can resume pain free movement. I've been using it clinically since starting practice in 2004.
Since the invention of the hypodermic needle, physicians have researched where and what to inject. 5 states allow Acupuncturists to perform Injection Therapy, or Aquapuncture, "The introduction of liquid, therapeutic agents into acupuncture points, myofacial pain points, connective tissue, etc." Many therapeutic substances are in our scope of practice such as; vitamins, saline, and homeopathic remedies. I count myself as a patient and have had many years of successful cases.
Not long after beginning the study of Chinese Medicine, it became clear I had to learn to use my hands as well as the needles to be effective and I worked on my Shiatsu skills. After graduation in 2004, the Art of Sotai Ho attracted me as a way to effectively find and resolve imbalances in the musculo-skeletal system, helping a person's original blue-print of function to reemerge. Sotai brings about deep balance.
By itself, traditional Acupuncture is very effective and it's what we all learned in school. I'm here to tell you, though, if I thought it alone was most effective, it's what I'd be doing. With these powerful adjunct therapies, we get to the source of the issue and integrate what works to achieve your goals. In striving for the most effective therapy, this is what I've come up with.
· Joint & Muscle Strains & Sprains
· Headaches including migraine
· Jaw & Neck pain· Shoulder Pain
· Rotator Cuff injury
· Back Pain & Sacroiliac Pain
· Elbow Pain – Golfers Elbow and Tennis Elbow
· Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel
· Leg & Knee Pain
· Hip & Groin Pain
· Arthritis (Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis)
· Repetitive Strain Injuries
· Plantar Fasciitis
· Post-Surgical Pain
· Ankle Pain & Sprain
· Bulging/Herniated Disc
We live in a complicated world and we get to choose between so many ways to look after our health.
Modern Medicine can work great and then, sometimes, it becomes part of the problem.
Since Ancient times, Chinese scholars have been treating human health naturally and holistically.
This system is available to us through those who study the ancient principles and apply them to modern people in these modern times.
We combine Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Body Work to fit your individual needs.
Find out how my 18 years of study and practice can help you achieve your health goals.
After getting a good sense of what's out of balance in the system, needles are gently inserted in various places to correct the energetic flow to stimulate balance and healing from within.
BUT IT'S SO MUCH MORE THAN THE NEEDLES!
Chinese Medicine is 8 extensive academic studies that we combine to address your entire Physical and Energetic environment, Internal and External.
Body Work & Physical Therapy
These can combine to transform your health naturally.
Body, Mind, and Spirit
These are among conditions I've successfully treated at my clinic:
Wear comfortable clothes, relax, and let me know what I can help you with.
I'll ask about your present and past health to develop a picture of what's going on with your Qi and Blood, Yin and Yang, Physical and Emotional body, and develop a focused treatment plan that addresses you individually to remove what's in the way of your health and stimulate the "Doctor Within".
Depending on the nature of your condition(s), a combination of the modalities mentioned above will be used to help you move toward balance, toward health.
We'll develop a treatment plan based on your health goals.