Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific points on the body, along energy pathways (meridians) to balance the flow of energy (qi).

This process stimulates the nervous system which in turn effects many of the systems in the body such as the cardiovascular, endocrine, and immune systems. Not only does acupuncture allow the brain to release our own healing chemicals such as endorphins, but it increases circulation and encourages relaxation throughout the body. Consequently acupuncture is an excellent choice of treatment for many types of muscular skeletal pain.

Acupuncture can treat:

San Francisco Acupuncture

Because acupuncture stimulates our nervous system which controls our organ function, it is also an excellent treatment for many illnesses.

  1. Gynecological Problems
    • painful periods
    • irregular periods
    • fibroids/cysts
    • menopausal symptoms
  2. Stress and anxiety conditions
  3. Sleep disorders and insomnia
  4. Digestive disorders
    • irritable bowel syndrome
    • constipation
    • acid reflux

These are just an example of some of the problems that acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy can treat. Please feel free to call me regarding your specific complaint. I am happy to give you a free phone health consultation to see if acupuncture and herbal medicine may be able to help you.

San Francisco AcupunctureMassage Therapy

I offer deep tissue massage therapy in combination with acupuncture. A typical hour treatment will consist of a half hour of massage therapy followed by a half hour of acupuncture. I find that this combination treatment is the most effective for muscular skeletal pain and injuries. Other modalities that may be used during a one hour session includes: cupping, moxibustion, and infrared heat.

Herbal Therapy

As a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine I often prescribe Chinese herbal formulas for my clients who need them. These are either in pill or powder form and are very easy to take, and very safe. I also will suggest vitamin and mineral supplements if needed.

Nutritional Counseling

Because traditional Chinese medicine views the body holistically, diet is an essential part of maintaining good health. Nutritional counseling will be a part of your session with me as needed. Along with exercise and lifestyle changes if necessary or desired!

Weight Loss

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