I am a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Oregon, and am also certified to prescribe Chinese herbal medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine can treat so many conditions, yet it is often used as last resort to surgery or an invasive medical procedure.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN AN ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT?
I use the traditional techniques that have been used for over 2000 years. I will take your pulse, and look at your tongue, and ask questions to determine which treatment is the best for your individual needs. These diagnotic methods tell me what is happening in your body, and help select which acupuncture points to use in the treatment. I use only sterile, prepackaged, one-time-use-only needles, which are very thin (much smaller than a hypodermic needle!).
After inserting the needles, I may use some Tuina massage techniques to help relax you after your acupuncture treatment. I may also use a heat therapy called moxibustion, or a muscle-releasing therapy called cupping.
A licensed acupuncture practitioner has several years of very intensive training to become certified in Chinese Medicine modalities. If you have any questions about your treatment, please don’t hesitate to ask. I believe in educating my patients, and would be more than happy to explain the Chinese Medicine techniques.
- Ear Acupuncture, including the NADA addiction protocol
- Japanese Style Acupuncture
- Scalp Acupuncture
WHAT TECHNIQUES DO I USE?
- Gua Sha
- Herbal Formulas
- Massage Therapy (both Shiatsu and Tuina)
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Chinese medicine can help with both female infertility or male infertility. Chinese medicine is a natural treatment to regulate the menstrual cycle, help with frequent miscarriage, and is a great support for couples going through IVF (invitro fertilization) or IUI (intra-uterine insemination) cycles.
Acupuncture is a great treatment for hot flashes, insomnia and mood swings. It can help with regulating the periods, and ease the journey for women at this time of their lives. Through the use of herbs and regular acupuncture, women find relief quickly with Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine are a natural and effective way to help keep your body stress-free during pregnancy. It it a drug-free and safe way help with symptom relief of body pain, headaches, difficulty sleeping, and other problems that may occur during pregnancy.
Acupuncture can treat pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS) as well as irregular menstrual cycles. Problems that many women face are
amennorhea (no menstrual cycle)
dysmenorhea (painful menstrual cycle)
edometriosis (endometrial tissue that causes severe pain during menstruation, and often travels outseide of the uterine wall.)
uterine fibroids (benign masses in the uterine cavity)
OTHER CONDITIONS I CAN TREAT
Asthma, allergy symptoms, common colds, influenza, emphysema, sinusitis, and rhinitis
Back pain, tennis elbow, arthritis, TMJ, sciatica, frozen shoulder, knee or shoulder injuries
Headaches, insomnia and symptoms of anxiety. Acupuncture is also known tool to help with smoking, alcohol and drug addiction.
Older scars can take time to heal, but post-surgical scar therapy with acupuncture and moxibustion can work wonders on pain and speed the recovery process.