Our licensed acupuncture practitioners are Oona Hull, YunJoo Kim and Kalyani Gilliam
About AcupunctureThe nature of Traditional Chinese Medicine is truly holistic and looks at the complete pattern of an individual’s health, vitality and contributing life style factors.
Ailments are seen as an imbalance or blockage in Qi (oxygen, energy or vitality) and health is regained when a healthy flow of Qi is reestablished.
Acupuncture is based on this ancient theory of the flow of Qi and Xue (Blood) through channels or meridians that run throughout the body, similar to the nervous and circulatory systems. The insertion of fine needles at specific points on these meridians has proven to effectively stimulate a healing response throughout recorded medical history. There are no side effects with acupuncture as it is effectively a tool to allow the body to rebalance and heal itself at a profound level.
The application and benefits of acupuncture and herbs have been documented for over 2000 years. Yet it is only recently that systematic exploration of Chinese Medicine using scientific methodology has allowed acupuncture to become recognized and accepted worldwide. Clinical studies of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses have led to acupuncture’s acceptance and recognition by the medical establishment, the World Health Organization and increasing numbers of insurance companies.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture is a pain free process relative to interventional medical treatments. (Consider the discomforts associated with surgery or the side effects of many pharmaceutical drugs.) An acupuncture needle is as fine as a hair and does not compare with an intravenous syringe. Most people feel little to no discomfort at all and after the initial stimulation, drop into a deep state of relaxation while the needles do their work.
We pride ourselves in offering a highly supportive, nurturing and sensitive treatment protocol, well suited to needle phobic patients.
Treatable Disorders using Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal medicine
Everybody is unique and presents with a pattern of dis-ease or imbalance specific to their individual history. We evaluate the underlying symptoms and conditions and treat Western described illnesses using the TCM model. We have had a great deal of success with the following conditions to name a few.
- Both Women’s & Men’s Fertility and Health Issues
- Vibrant ageing
- Injuries & Pain Management
- Arthritis & Tendonitis
- Allergies & Asthma
- Weight Loss
- Anxiety & Stress
- Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Digestive Health
- Headaches & Migraines
The following is the World Health Organization’s list of diseases that can be treated with acupuncture. The inclusion of herbal remedies broadens the range of disorders that may be successfully treated:
• Trigeminal neuralgia
• Facial palsy (early stage, within three to six months)
• Paresis following stroke
• Peripheral neuropathies
• Meniere’s Disease
• Nocturnal enuresis
• Cervicobrachial syndrome
• Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
• Intercostal neuralgia
• Disc problems
• Localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, contractures
• Work and sports related injuries
• Low back pain
• “Frozen shoulder”, “tennis elbow”
• Acute rhinitis
• Common cold
• Acute tonsillitis
• Acute bronchitis
• Bronchial asthma
• Central retinitis
• Myopia (in children)
• Cataract (without complications)
• Toothaches, post extraction pain
• Acute and chronic pharyngitis
• Irritable bowel and colitis
• Acute and chronic gastritis
• Gastric hyperacidity
• Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
• Acute duodenal ulcer (without complication)
• Acute and chronic colitis
• Acute bacillary dysentery
• Paralytic ileus
• Menopause syndrome
• Benign irregular menstruation
• Benign amenorrhea
• Somatization disorder
• Appetite suppression
Our Medical Qi Gong practitioner is Danny Hull.
Medical Qi Gong is an excellent treatment for many different conditions, from pain management and migraines to weight loss and sinus conditions. the easiest way to describe Medical Qi Gong is acupuncture without needles, which makes it a great treatment for needle phobic patients. Because of the subtle energies that it can stimulate it is a very effective treatment for emotional and stress related disorders.
Medical Qi Gong is rooted in the ancient Chinese Martial Arts. medical Qi Gong was developed on the battle field thousands of years ago. Soldiers being able to heal themselves gained great advantage. They say, “To be a good martial artist, you must also be a good healer.” These techniques were closely guarded, shrouded in secrecy. Medical Qi Gong is an energetic medicine and has been a major healing modality in China for most of it’s history. It is the origin of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupuncture, herbology, nutrition, and therapeutic massage. It is only now that China has opened up her borders that this ancient healing art has been brought to us here in the West.
What to expect on your first visit
A personal consultation to discuss your major concerns and an evaluation of your health from a Chinese Medical perspective.
During treatment, the recipient lies comfortably on a table or seated in a chair while the practitioner guides you through a series of energetic and physical balancing and clearing techniques.
By the end of the session you will be given a better understanding of your health and well-being picture and receive guidance to help you achieve your ideal health goals.
Most common changes after a session include
- deeply relaxed
- better sleep
- reduced pain
- more energy
- increased flexibility
- increased sense of well-being
Treatable conditions include
- severe and chronic pain
- digestive disorders
- neurological disorders
- respiratory disorders
- substance abuse
- weight control
- side effects from chemo-therapy
- side effects from radiation therapy
- pulmonary disorders
- cardiovascular disorders
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity.
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, performed manually or sometimes with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet.