What is Acupuncture?
What is the function of Acupuncture?
What can Acupuncture treat?
What will I feel during an acupuncture treatment?
What to expect on your first visit
What is Holistic Nutrition?
What is Reflexology?
What is Mei Zen?
Acupuncture is a holistic therapy that helps to strengthen the immune system, prevent disease, control pain, and improve the quality of life. Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing. The earliest acupuncture books were written 4,500 years ago and today, world-wide, there are over three million practitioners. Acupuncture began with the discovery that the stimulation of specific areas of the skin affected the functioning of certain organs of the body. It evolved into a system of healing as the connection between the skin and the organs was better understood and more sensitive ways of stimulation were devised.
Like acupressure, acupuncture involves affecting the flow of energy in the body's electromagnetic pathways. These pathways, referred to as meridians, are one of the body's primary communication paths. Meridians correspond to various bodily functions/organs. By unblocking and strengthening energy flow, acupuncturists help to regulate the flow to different areas of the body. Improved flow will keep the body in a more balanced state, so it can improve or heal a variety of acute and chronic conditions and enhance overall health and vitality.
Both the National Institutes for Health and The World Health Organization recognize Traditional Chinese Medicine's ability to treat over 43 commonly encountered clinical disorders.
Addictions (alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs)
Gynelogical disorders (irregular menstruation, menopause, PMS)
High blood pressure
Immune system deficiency
Neck and Shoulder pain
Sexual dysfunction/ Impotence
Most people who have not experienced acupuncture will be amazed at how minimal the needle sensation is. Your experience of the treatment will be one of calm and peace. You may feel your energies moving and you may become sleepy. The needles are left in for 20 to 30 minutes. There is no pain or bleeding during that time. Many people feel a positive effect, physically or mentally, from the first treatment. Others will need more treatments to achieve results. This usually depends on how chronic versus acute your problems are and on how willing you are to participate in the healing process by making some lifestyle and/or dietary changes.
The first treatment is my opportunity to get to know you better. I will ask detailed questions about your health as even the smallest detail may shed light on the root cause of your condition. This visit includes a full assessment using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques and careful review of your health history and current symptoms. A visual examination of your tongue provides insight into the health of your internal organs and pulse-taking gives me a view into your current health status.
Holistic simply means "treating the body as a whole".
Proper Nutrition is the basis for optimum health and well being. Holistic nutrition is the modern natural approach to developing a healthy balanced diet while taking into account the person as whole. Holistic health is an approach to treating a person's well being by taking into consideration all aspects of life. Modern medicine focuses on treating a symptom rather than the root cause. If a person is experiencing a symptom or chronic condition, the problem has most likely been developing for some time. The goal of holistic nutrition is to facilitate a health recovery plan as well as build a strong foundation for long term optimum health. Holistic nutrition weighs the immeasurable, such as how food makes us feel in addition to its nutrient and caloric value. Our aim is to pack as many nutrients as possible within a healthy calorie intake, as opposed to eating anything we want within a calorie limit. Our bodies are fueled through nutrients, not empty calories. We aim to make every calorie count.
It's all about your hands and your feet!
Your feet and hands are more sensitive than most people realize. Very much like how we use our eyes to detect light, your hands and feet detect pressure, stretch, movement and weight distribution. Reflexology is defined as, "A natural healing art, based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands which correspond to every part of the body." By stimulating and applying pressure to your feet or hands, you are increasing circulation and promoting specific bodily and muscular functions. Doctors agree that over 75% of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way, a type of preventative maintenance. Reflexology is a serious advance in the health field and should not be confused with massage. A body trying to function while under the influence of prolonged stress is less capable of organizing its defenses against illnesses and repairing damage caused by injury. Reflexology moves the body towards better functioning by improving circulation, stimulation to the nerve pathways, and muscle relaxation.
Mei Zen is a specialized Acupuncture system that is focused on improving the quality of the patient's skin while also achieving better overall health.
Some of the benefits of Mei Zen: