Qi. Prana. Breath. Oxygen. These words describe the vital force that animates life within each of us. Qi was originally defined as “life force” or “vital air” in ancient Chinese (like oxygen!). Blood and oxygen travel along pathways in the body like a river, bringing nourishment and liveliness to every muscle, tissue, and cell. When imbalance occurs in the body, this qi and blood can get blocked, like a dam obstructing the proper flow of a river. This can lead to excessive build up in certain areas of the body causing pain, and/or to a lack of resources in another area causing weakness or fatigue. Acupuncture is effective at eliminating this type of blockage and restoring the smooth flow of oxygen (or Qi) in the body. When our qi is flowing free and easy, we are happy and healthy. Acupuncture session: $75 (may include cupping, bodywork/massage, meditation, heat, stretching exercises) Maxed-out Mama? Try the "SuperMom" session.
Chinese herbal formulas play an integral part in the healing process. Whereas acupuncture can affect the body from the outside, herbs can affect the body from within.
Often with internal, stubborn, or chronic syndromes, herbs are indispensable to the treatment, as they can evoke a biochemical change in the body. Herbs are administered in one of three forms (pill, liquid tincture, or powder) and chosen specifically for you. Herbs are very safe to use and can correct many problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatigue, poor digestion, hormonal imbalances, dermatological issues, infertility and more. Herbal Consultation: $35 (price does not include cost of herbs)
Nutrition & Food Therapy
Dietary therapy has historically been a major branch of Chinese medicine. For internal or systemic problems, cleaning up the diet and eating in a balanced, nourishing way is fundamental for establishing good health. Each type of fruit, vegetable, grain, meat, nut has unique, therapeutic properties. I help you with individualized dietary guidance, and let you know which foods you should eat more of or eliminate. Learn about what to eat for cleansing and detoxification, better digestion, allergy elimination, stronger immunity, or weight loss. A healthy, whole foods diet is an essential component of living a long and fulfilling life. In some cases, food alone is not enough. We can customize a supplement regimen for your short-term or long-term nutrition needs. Nutrition Consultation: $50 for 30 min, $80 for 50 min (price does not include cost of supplements)
NAET Allergy Technique
NAET (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique) is a non-invasive and effective therapy to treat food and environmental sensitivities. In my practice, I use NAET mostly as a complementary therapy in conjunction with acupuncture, herbs, or nutrition, and I find it most effective for children. If you are suffering from food allergies to wheat, eggs, dairy, soy etc. or from environmental allergies to molds, pollen, weeds, dust or pets - NAET can decrease your susceptibility to these allergens by boosting your immune system and calming your nervous system so that it doesn't hyper-react to these substances. NAET is a non-needle therapy, making it very easy for children & adults to tolerate. NAET treatment without acupuncture: $50 / with acupuncture treatment: $85
*Discounts are always available for treatments purchased as a package of 4 or more.