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Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of relieving pain or curing illness by placing extremely thin needles into a person's skin at particular points on the body. The needles are about the thickness of a hair. Most patients do not report pain, but rather, a heavy, dull sensation with the needles.

 supplements

Herbal and dietary supplements are customized to each individual patient, based upon health goals and physical needs.  I am equally trained in Chinese herbology as in acupuncture, and I have also completed specialized training in Functional Medicine principles as applied to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Together, these supplements can be a powerful tool of transformation and can help you meet your health goals more quickly. They are administered in pill or tea form. 

FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE (COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE)

Beauty starts from within, and this full-body treatment combines systemic acupuncture with scalp and facial acupuncture for a deeply beautify-ing treatment. These are typically done as a 12-session series for long-lasting anti-aging effect. Julie was trained in this technique by one of the founders and leaders in the field of cosmetic acupuncture, Virginia Doran.  

nutrition

Food is the first medicine. By eating foods appropriate to your individual constitution and pattern of health, healing is promoted with every meal. With Eastern nutrition therapy, we will develop a very workable, palatable plan that fits with your lifestyle. 

AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE

Auricular therapy, or ear acupuncture, is based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body. Very small needles are placed on the surface of the ear to affect physiological change and bring balance into the body. This type of acupuncture is particularly good at treating addictions such as smoking and alcohol, stress, psychological trauma such as PTSD, and supporting weight loss efforts.  Auricular treatments are typically done more frequently to support lifestyle changes and physiological re-patterning. 

PEDIATRIC TREATMENTS

Chinese medicine typically uses acupressure, massage, herbs and dietary recommendations to foster the health of children. Extremely gentle acupuncture treatment may be done for a shorter period of time than on an adult. 

MOXIBUSTION

Moxibustion (Moxa) is a warming method that uses compressed mugwort, a Chinese herb. The moxa is lit, like a bit of incense, and then held over acupuncture points to warm and heal the body. 

CUPPING

Cupping is a suction method that releases muscles and thereby alleviates pain. Using a pneumatic pump, small glass or plastic cups are placed on the body and held in place with just enough suction to release muscular tension. 

GUA SHA

This technique releases tight muscles and provides relief for stiff necks, tight neck and shoulders, and locked muscles. It involves moving a tool across the skin, releasing the muscular layer to alleviate pain. 

LUNCH & LEARN and EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS 

Julie is available to host “Lunch & Learn” programs for groups. This presentation educates participants about Chinese medicine and its benefits. The initial presentation is followed by weekly, on-site, one to two-hour sessions of auricular acupuncture for all program participants. Treatments focus specifically on stress reduction, pain relief, quitting smoking, or weight loss.

 

Conditions Treated with Acupuncture

With acupuncture, you can feel better. 

Acupuncture and Integrative Health excels at bringing the body into balance.
When there is balance on the inside, balance radiates out into our lives.

Acupuncture and Integrative Health can help alleviate, and often eliminate, symptoms and pain associated with the following conditions:

 

pain

Back pain, disc problems, SI joint pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, joint pain, arthritis, neuropathy, carpal tunnel, sciatica, shoulder and neck tension pain, cramps, plantar fascitis, shin splints, tendonitis, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, heel pain.

DIGESTIon

Diarrhea, constipation, food allergies, bloating, reflux, poor digestion, nausea, low or excessive appetite, stomach pain, ulcers, hernia, irritable bowel syndrome / disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, slow digestion, high blood sugars, metabolic syndrome.

hormonal +
reproductive health 

Hot flashes, irregular cycles, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, painful periods, PMS, infertility, low ovarian reserve, high FSH, postpartum syndrome, prostate issues, urinary difficulty / frequency, incontinence, low libido, uterine prolapse, erectile dysfunction.

breathing

 

Allergies, asthma, chronic cough, frequent sinus infection, breathlessness, lack of energy, shallow breathing, anxiety, palpitations. 

mental + emotional
health

Stress, anxiety, depression, lack of focus, foggy-headed-ness, poor memory, difficulty making decisions, creative block, lack of motivation and drive, difficulty finishing projects, ADHD. 

ENERGY, FATIGUE +
METABOLIsm

Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, chronic fatigue, weight gain or loss, endocrine disorders, feeling cold, neuropathy, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, side effects of diseases and their treatment, such as cancer, MS, stroke, Lyme Disease, Epstein Barr. 

SLEEP

Insomnia, easy waking, nightmares, sleep apnea, snoring, difficulty falling asleep.

SKIN

Acne, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, cysts, rashes, dry skin, hives, rashes, dry skin and wrinkles (Cosmetic Acupuncture).

aging

Aging well and with vitality, neuropathy, balance, fatigue and lack of energy, memory loss, vision problems, loss of smell or taste, pain, frequent urination, high blood pressure,  restless leg, medication-induced side effects, erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate, hemorrhoids, prolapse, depression.

PEDIATRIC + YOUNG
ADULT health

Digestive issues, constipation, teething pain, irritability, ADHD, learning challenges, nightmares, bed wetting, food issues, frequent colds, earaches, injury recovery (breaks, sprains), mental health.