Acupuncture

Acupuncture, a fundamental part of Chinese Medicine, uses small needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. The medical practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (also known as TCM) has been used for centuries to heal everything from chronic pain to depression, muscle aches, stomach problems, and to increase fertility. TCM includes acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, moxa and herbal medicine. Diet, nutrition, and lifestyle also play significant roles in the practice of Chinese Medicine. Treatments may include a mixture of any of the above.

Katy understands that you are a unique individual and so are your physical and emotional experiences. With this in mind, she creates individualized treatments to identify and heal the root cause of your condition. Positive and harmonious feelings of wellness are always the goal for your treatment. Katy addresses your immediate needs, while guiding you along the path to your optimal health.

Additional types of treatment included in Acupuncture:

Cupping
Special cups are placed on your skin for a few minutes to creating a vacuum, which dispels stagnation, improving qi flow or energy flow. Feeling similar to a deep-tissue massage, it is used to treat pain, inflammation, and to increase blood flow, relaxation and well-being.

E-stim
Acupuncture needles are attached to a device that creates a continuous and low electric pulse. This treatment is most commonly used to alleviate muscular and joint pain.

Gua Sha
Light scraping is applied to the skin to release unhealthy elements that become stagnant in injured parts of the body. This treatment stimulates blood flow and increases the speed of healing.