The initial intake starts with a complete wellness interview. In this session we will begin to lay the foundation for a meaningful and effective wellness strategy. Following the interview, we will begin your first treatment. Treatments may contain elements of acupuncture, moxibustion, TDP heatlamps, electroacupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and integrative bodywork techniques.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (vitality) flowing through the natural pathways of your body (meridians or channels). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:
Chinese herbal medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs — to enhance one's health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities.
During an herbal consultation, we will begin the examination process of dialogue, pulse & tongue analysis, and examine the various signs and symptoms which will bring us first to a Chinese medical diagnosis of Pattern Differentiation. This will bring us to an appropriate formula based upon TCM's 2,000+ year history of Herbal Prescription.
Since each patient has different needs, I carefully select and combine a variety of herbs that will synergistically blend together to achieve optimal results for your unique situation. I prescribe high-quality, professional-grade herbal medicines that are available only to qualified licensed professionals. The formulas and herbs I most often prescribe provide a very simple use through granules which are easily dissolved in warm water. For those inclined, I also provide the raw herbs and minerals in the "Old-fashioned" dried herb approach which often takes some dedicated preparation.
BEGINNING TUESDAY AUGUST 1ST
COMMUNITY CLINIC IN THE ANCIENT WAY YURT
Community Clinic is a unique and affordable, low-cost treatment approach. In this setting, five zero-gravity recliners replace the massage table. Patients are treated primarily with the Antique Points which are located between the fingers and elbows as well between the toes and the knees. Patients are encouraged to wear loose-fitting clothing (especially the pants, such that they may be rolled up above the knees without binding).
Following the intake, patients are treated in one of the chairs, along with other patients in the same room at overlapping times. Aromatherapy is not used in this setting, and patients are requested to not wear any strong perfumes or other scents.
Patients are requested to not share anything that might be overheard regarding another patient, although intake and discussion is held discretely.
Tuesdays ONLY: $20.00 requested, however, nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
Electroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the exact same system of Chinese Medicine, I insert very thin and sterile needles into specific points along the meridians of your body. I then attach the needles to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy); and enhance your overall vitality and health.
Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Facial Rejuvenation serves to reduce wrinkles, while nourishing the skin with revitalized Qi and Blood. Through acupuncture to body points which focus on improving digestive function, tonifying Qi, nourishing Blood, coupled with facial and auricular (ear points) acupuncture the body's natural vitality is promoted and enhanced. These sessions are completed with facial cupping, gua sha, and massage. An additional beauty of this treatment: we can simultaneously address metabolic issues to improve overall health and well-being.
Telemed Service is advisable any time you are feeling unwell and unable to make an in-person visit to the clinic. Particularly when one is feeling under-the-weather and may have an infectious disease, by all means, schedule a Telemed consultation! I may be able to offer advise to ease any discomfort, and we can discuss the possibility of a traditional Chinese Herbal Prescription to aid in your recover.
First, schedule a consultation, then at the appointed time, log onto my Telemed site: Dr. Balance's Telemed