ACUPUNCTURE
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Acupuncture is a complete medical system of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness. Hair thin needles are placed at specific locations on the body to promote blood flow; this helps reduce inflammation and stimulate the nervous, immune and endocrine systems. Acupuncture regulates the parasympathetic or rest-and-digest nervous system. During a treatment oxytocin, the "feel good" hormone, is released along with endorphins, the body's natural pain killers. Most patients feel very relaxed during a treatment and refreshed afterwards. Acupuncture techniques and points locations may look different each treatment.

The Chinese herbal pharmacopeia has over 300 herbs. Chinese herbs are non-habit forming. Herbal formulas are tailored to fit the needs of the individual patient and can change as symptoms change. Chinese herbal therapy is an integral part of the medicine. During a visit herbs can be discussed and prescribed if appropriate. The uses and benefits of Chinese herbs include: improving energy, digestion, respiratory health and sleep; decreasing pain, regulating menstrual cycles, balancing hormones, and boosting the immune system as well as alleviating cold and flu symptoms and seasonal allergies.

WHAT CAN TCM TREAT?
 NUTRITION & SUPPLEMENTS

​   According to the World Health Organization:

  • low back pain, sciatica 

  • neck pain, knee pain, tennis elbow

  • arthritis 

  • sprains 

  • facial pain, headache, dental pain, TMJ 

  • nausea and vomiting, acute gastric pain 

  • postoperative pain 

  • stroke 

  • essential hypertension, primary hypotension

  • depression 

  • peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis 

  • induction of labor, breech fetus presentation

  • morning sickness

  • leucopenia 

  • adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy

  • allergic rhinitis, hay fever

  • primary dysmenorrhea (painful periods) 

Chinese nutrition therapy views food as medicine. Just as acupuncture and herbal therapies are customized for the individual, food selection or elimination is suggested according to the patient's presentation. Modern research shows that 90% of our serotonin is made in the digestive tract. 

This aligns beautifully with Chinese Medicine philosophy in that there is a gut/brain connection and that our digestion plays a greater role in how we think and feel.

Along with providing patients nutritional advice Cailey also keeps up to date on the latest supplement research and advises accordingly. See her trusted resources in SHOP.