Care for Your Whole Life

Studies show that regular healthcare visits improve longevity. Develop a relationship with a practitioner who also makes you look and feel your best. Quick-fix solutions for symptoms do not last. I help you optimize your whole life to reveal your highest healing potential. I seek out the root cause of your imbalance with a thorough diagnostic assessment based on the art of Classical Chinese Medicine philosophy and pulse diagnosis.  I target your treatment through Japanese-style Hara diagnosis, pressing different trigger points that indicate subtle functional blockages.  I may also order or analyze lab tests to apply evidence-based scientific research on genomics, nutrition, and lifestyle practices to your unique constitution.

My specialties include fertility for women and men, healthy pregnancy and postpartum, pediatric acupuncture, autoimmune conditions, and chronic pain.  I use acupuncture, customized herbal formulas, nutritional recommendations, supplements, and other lifestyle practices to get you on track with living your best life. 

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture catalyzes your body’s inherent healing mechanisms, promoting homeostasis and decreasing pain and inflammation.  For most patients, the process is painless and results in a general feeling of well-being and euphoria.  When a needle is inserted at an acupuncture point, your body senses the tiny trauma.  Healing mechanisms kick in, increasing blood flow, activating pain-relieving chemicals in the blood, and repairing not only the needle puncture, but other injured tissues and systemic imbalances in the body.  Regular acupuncture can be your turning point to achieving lasting, natural healing for a wide variety of conditions.

Herbal Medicine

I create customized herbal formulas to amplify and extend the effects of your acupuncture session.  Many of the medications prescribed by conventional physicians are derived from chemical compounds found in Chinese herbs, which have been used effectively and safely in China for thousands of years.  Current scientific researchers continually explore the Chinese pharmacopeia for new drugs.  To ensure purity, I only use pharmaceutical-grade herbs from companies with the most stringent testing standards.

Unlike potent Western drugs with their long lists of side effects and risks, Chinese herbal formulas are comprised of a customized blend of herbs that match your unique constitution.  Along with acupuncture, the goal is to address the root cause of your condition so your body can heal itself, supporting weaker systems and soothing areas of inflammation, blockage, or excess.  I also work with essential oil blends of both Chinese and Western herbs to address the more subtle, psycho-emotional aspects of your condition.  

 

Nutritional Counseling and Health Coaching

A personalized approach to healthy eating is the core of any healing regimen.  Modern life means chronic fight-or-flight stress, emotional trauma, environmental irritants, and a processed, nutrient-poor diet overrun your body’s inherent healing mechanisms.  Healing your gut, improving your relationship with food, and making nourishment a priority are the foundations of long-term healing success. Personalized, nutrient-dense dietary recommendations transform the way your body feels, looks, and performs.  I also offer a diagnostic, customized, in-depth nutrient-dense diet and lifestyle detox program as a standalone health coaching service.

Supplements

The best way to supplement is to eat local, seasonal, fresh food.  I also might recommend temporary supplement protocols to jump-start your body’s healing processes.  But the key word here is temporary; the idea that your body needs expensive supplements to perform optimally is a good way to sell things you don't need, but it is not good for your body.