The ancient Chinese medical practice of acupuncture has been used to effectively diagnose and treat illness for thousands of years. By painlessly inserting flexible, hair-thin, sterile needles into precise points on the body, the smooth flow of bioenergy, or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), is restored where it was disturbed. Needling these acupuncture points on the body essentially stimulates the nervous system to release certain chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, which promote physiological healing. This reduces pain and illness by harmonizing bodily systems.
Electroacupuncture uses the same principles and pressure points as traditional acupuncture, with the addition of a microcurrent to the needle. The microcurrent constantly stimulates the points, increasing the recovery rate. It is understood that this type of adjunct treatment works through trigger, motor and ahsi points in the body that elicit a calming response from the nervous system and increased endorphin output circulating the bloodstream– both of which relieve pain for a longer period of time than acupuncture alone. Electroacupuncture also stimulates increased blood flow and oxygen to damaged tissue, which accelerates healing.
Cupping therapy treatment has been used for thousands of years to release stagnation, congestion, pain and discomfort from the energy meridians of the body. Cupping also softens tight muscles and joints. During treatment, cups are suctioned onto the skin, which relaxes muscles, encourages blood flow and circulation, calms the nervous system and activates lymphatic drainage.
This relieves pain and inflammation, stiff muscles, alleviates anxiety, fatigue, migraines and removes pathogens (i.e. treats colds).
Dry needling treatment, also called Trigger Point Release Therapy (TPR), is one of many different systems of acupuncture used to promote smooth energy flow through the body, for improved health. In other words, Dry Needling is acupuncture. Dry Needling is the process of inserting a needle in and out of the body to achieve a release of a spasmed muscle ie… a knot. Please remember to always do your research before letting anyone place needles into your body. Consult with a LICENSED and well-trained practitioner (I have over 3,500 hours of acupuncture training and have given over 20,000 treatments).
Cold laser is a type of phototherapy, or light therapy, that we use in our clinic to treat low back, neck and shoulder pain, sprains, allergies, plantar fasciitis, dental issues, emotional balance, hemrrhoids, post-op wound healing and more. Because cold laser therapy uses exceptionally low levels of light penetration in comparison to traditional laser therapy (about 500 milliwatts instead of 300 watts), it is also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). Unlike traditional laser therapy, these low, gentle levels of light penetration help the body repair tissue, target fat and reduce pain and inflammation without burning the skin.
Herbal / Supplemental / Nutritional Review
An herbal, supplemental and nutritional review encompasses two appointments. The first involves a comprehensive review and muscle testing of all the supplements and herbs you are already taking (so please bring all items to your appointment). The second, 30-minute follow-up appointment includes a review of changes, additions, or recommendations to be made after the first appointment. These recommendations are based on personalized research and may include a suggested (but not required) list of supplements or herbs to order. (The appointment cost includes the practitioner’s research time outside of the appointment.)
Whole Food Supplements and Patent Herbs
We primarily carry Standard Process whole food supplements, various patent herbs, CBD oil and salves. These are prescribed to accelerate healing progress between acupuncture treatments and to cultivate balance in the body. The combination of herbs, supplements, and acupuncture provides the body with extra tools for optimal healing!
Patient Direct dispensaries allow current patients access to self-order high quality products.
Healing Touch and Reiki
Healing Touch therapy uses gentle hand techniques to influence energy flow throughout the body and re-pattern a patient’s energy field.
Healing Touch therapy leverages the energetic interaction between practitioner and patient to re-pattern this energy field. By restoring harmony to the body’s energetic field in this way, cellular processes underlying health can be holistically improved for accelerated healing.
Similarly, Reiki is a vibrational healing practice that promotes harmony throughout the human system by interacting with subtle electromagnetic and vibrational fields. In contrast to Healing Touch, Reiki does not involve any hands-on physical manipulation, nor any applied substances.
What Patients are Saying
“I had severe ear and head pain for weeks. That kind of acute pain affects your psyche and emotions. Debi made me a priority and I truly felt cared for, when docs could not help and did not seem really interested.”
“I may not completely understand how it all works but I do know that I end up pain free without having to use drugs.”