Acupuncture helps manage and decrease pain in most parts of the body. Pain and other disorders are caused by an imbalance of qi (“energy”) and other fluids inside the body. Insertion of the needles activates your own body’s qi and fluids in order to rectify this imbalance. There may be needles inserted at the area of pain, as well as other areas throughout the body. This is because there are channels and meridians running throughout the body which connect the points.
Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization to successfully treat over 44 conditions including pain and sports injuries. It can improve blood circulation in the affected areas, which speeds up the healing process. Acupuncture creates an anti-inflammatory response, which reduces swelling and decreases pain.
MENTAL HEALTH AND OVERALL WELL-BEING
Chinese medicine looks at the body as though everything is connected via meridians flowing throughout your body. This is why physical health affects mental health and vice versa. Acupuncture treatments address both areas of the body in order to establish overall well-being. Acupuncture has been used to treat many emotional disorders such as, depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and has been used in the treatment of addictions.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, or cosmetic acupuncture is the treatment of the face and skin aesthetically by inserting very thin, sterile needles into the face and other specific points on the body in order to reestablish harmony and balance. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have been used for aesthetic purposes for hundreds of years and can provide a safe, natural, non-invasive alternative to cosmetic facial procedures. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can improve muscle tone on the face and neck and address underlying imbalances that have contributed to the aging process.
As we get older our qi is less abundant than it was in our youth and this can lead to wrinkles, saggy skin, discolorations and other skin problems. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture activates your own body’s qi and fluids to restore it back to a normal balance in order to rectify the wrinkles and other skin problems.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can treat many skin issues, such as, wrinkles on the face and neck, crow’s feet, double chins, saggy skin, eye bags and dark circles, facial discolorations, redness and dark spots, facial puffiness, dry skin, sallow skin color and acne. A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with facial acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment.
In Chinese medicine, skin problems can stem from an array of pathologies or issues going on in your body. For this reason, it is imperative to find the correct diagnosis in order to find the root of the problem, therefore creating an effective treatment.
WOMEN’S HEALTH, INFERTILITY AND PREGNANCY
Many studies have been performed showing the effectiveness of Acupuncture with infertility in men and women. It has been proven to increase blood flow to reproductive organs, regulate the endocrine system and benefit overall health and promote relaxation. It has also been proven to help with nausea associated with pregnancy and many other pregnancy issues, as well as, many other women’s issues.
CUPPING, GUA SHA, MOXIBUSTION (MOXA) AND HERBAL PRESCRIPTIONS
Cupping is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine used to release the outer (muscle) layer. Cupping is used to reduce pain and tension in the muscles, as well as, for many other ailments, such as colds and flu, fever and even Facial Rejuvenation.
Gua Sha is another ancient form of Chinese Medicine used to stimulate and detoxify the underlying issues of the skin and muscle layers. A small rounded tool is used to rub the skin in order to address the issue at hand.
Dr. Sarah is also a licensed herbalist in the state of California and when appropriate, may prescribe an herbal formula to help further your treatment. They are usually in pill form, and come with explicit directions for suggested usage. Sometimes, a topical formula may be recommended as well.
NUTRITION AND FITNESS COUNSELING
Dr. Sarah has extensive knowledge in both East and West nutrition and offers nutritional counseling to help facilitate your healthcare needs. She is also a certified fitness expert and Spin instructor and offers exercise/lifestyle recommendations, as well as, fitness coaching programs to help you. Are you thinking about running a race or triathlon? Were you injured recently and need to change you exercise routine? Are you simply bored with your routine and don’t know what else to do? Dr. Sarah can help plan a training schedule for you as well as plan a diet to keep you in excellent shape to help you excel for your race, or can help you figure out what fitness regimen is right for you. Dr. Sarah is here to help you attain your healthcare and fitness goals through Chinese Medicine and your own lifestyle habits.
SERVICE INDUSTRY LIFESTYLE CONSULTING
As a bartender for many years, Dr. Sarah understands how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in the service industry and how hard it can be to transition into another career. She is here to help you with your health and wellness goals, whether it’s eating better while at work or getting on a better sleep schedule or anything else you may be struggling with as well as helping you move into another career path if that’s what you wish to do. She is here help you live your happiest, healthiest, fullest life!