Pain relief I address acute pain (sports injuries, sudden onset migraines, pain resulting from car accidents) and chronic pain (slow to develop and of long duration). Chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting people’s emotions, causing anxiety and depression, altering sleep cycles, decreasing mobility, and causing work absences. Most people with chronic pain have tried a variety of solutions, especially over the counter and prescription medications. In Chinese medicine the focus is on treating the root cause. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the duration of your pain, its severity, and how quickly you respond to treatments. During your first visit, I will estimate the number of treatments for you.
Anxiety and depression I have noticed that anxiety and depression are often accompanied by other issues, such as body aches, infrequent sleep, irregular appetite and digestion, and, of course, stress. Most often folks are taking some form of Western medication. I work with your treatment goals, which might be: to quit Western medication, to stay on your current medication but balance yourself with Chinese medicine, or to avoid such medication in the first place. My application of Chinese medicine in these scenarios includes making dietary recommendations.
Women’s health I have a particular interest in women’s health and in helping manage the natural cycles of women’s bodies. The goal is not to make these cycles, such as menopause, disappear but to provide support so that their transitions occur as smoothly as possible. As a certified Chinese herbalist, I find Chinese herbs in combination with acupuncture are very effective in regulating irregular menstrual cycles and decreasing the severity of menstrual-related symptoms. I also treat infertility and provide pregnancy support. I work with individuals planning to become pregnant (lifestyle education and building of health) and those experiencing conception difficulties.
I have also had success in treating numerous other conditions: addiction (including smoking), allergies and asthma, arthritis, bronchitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chemotherapy and radiation side effects, chronic fatigue syndrome, common cold, cough, dermatitis, digestive disorders, dizziness/vertigo, emotional imbalances, eczema, fibromyalgia, GERD, headaches and migraines, hemorrhoids, hypertension, hypothyroidism, insomnia, irritability, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, low energy, neuropathy, psoriasis, PMS, sciatica, sinusitis, sports injuries, stress, tendonitis, tinnitus, and weight issues.
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