How do I know where to put the needles?

  • Observation; the Pulses, the Tongue
  • Lots of questions
  • Palpation 

What is my approach?

  • An integration of Japanese and Five Element styles plus Myofascial Trigger Point release ​
  • A variety of techniques are employed to meet a patient’s needs including gua sha, auricular acupuncture
    moxibustion, cupping. cold laser and electrical stimulation.
  • Nutritional counseling - Nutritional Response Testing (NRT), Standard Process Supplements
  • Focus is on constitution or root of the problem to support long lasting well being.
  • Attention is paid to the body, mind and spirit.
  • Treatment is based on palpable findings, clinical presentation and the medical history of the patient

How many treatments?​

  • The answer depends on the nature of the problem:The more recent the ailment, the fewer treatments
    Long-standing disorders may take longer
    Acute problems generally respond much faster
  • To give acupuncture enough time to build on itself and do its work
    anywhere from 4 to 12 visits are needed

What should I do to maintain my well being?

  • Seasonal, regularly scheduled acupuncture care for optimal health
  • Get treatment to keep free flow of Qi before you start feeling symptoms
  • Exercise and eat well
  • Maintain a balance between work, love and play.
  • Cultivate a “quiet mind” through meditation, tai chi, qi gong or other yogic practices