Acupuncture treats 5 main factors:
flow of oxygen in your body
flow of blood in your body
health of your blood vessels
health of your organs
health of your nervous system
The stimulation of anatomically land marked points can be done using both insertion and non-insertion techniques such as acupressure and contact needling which is appropriate for all ages and conditions.
Acupuncture treats the number one cause of diseases which is blood stagnation, meaning impaired blood flow which often results in experiencing pain or other symptoms.
Additionally, acupuncture also works by stimulating the nervous system and improves nerve signal to your brain which allows release of opioids, the natural pain killers. This particularly serves as a reminder to your body to engage its natural healing properties and reduce overall stress.
The comfort of my patients is a primary concern so gentle, painless needle technique is assured and a key to achieve that comfort.
Trigger Point Acupuncture
Trigger Point Acupuncture is a direct manipulation of muscle knots (also known as trigger points) to treat pain and injury. This is the best session type for people who have pain from a specific musculoskeletal problem, because the results tend to be very quick.
Cupping is a great therapy to help with muscles pain, cough, asthma or common cold, pain in the lower back or shoulders, headache, gastrointestinal disorders such as stomachache or abdominal pain, hypertension and much more.
Cupping works the opposite way of a massage, rather than applying pressure to the muscles, the suction causes negative pressure and pulls the muscles and the fascia ‘up’ and ‘out’. These cups allow the tissues to release any tightness, to break up and drain stagnation while increasing blood & lymph flow to skin & muscles in ways not possible using compression. The negative pressure causes marking on the skin, which are not bruises, indicating that the treatment has been successful in drawing out harmful pathogens and toxins.
Moxa (Moxibustion) is a type of heat therapy applied to acupuncture points on the body. It is especially useful in strengthening the immune system, treating pain and promoting gynaecological health. It prevents disease, leads to a long healthy life and maintains homeostasis.
Guasha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that uses a jade tool to 'brush' the skin to facilitate the circulation of blood. It is particularly good to treat and prevent the common cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, and pain (acute and chronic). It is also used to detoxify the body, and fevers, as the brushing brings the excess heat and toxins to the surface of the body to be released.
Herbs And Supplements
Herbal Medicine & Supplements are a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment and utilizes single herb, vitamins, minerals or a combination of herbs to address multiple issues that are arising at the same time. By working on both, the treatment and acupuncture with herbs & supplements is much more effective and lasting.
A Comfortable space where you can heal.
My Office is In Mill Valley, California where I offer Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa, Guasha as well as Herbs & Supplements.
"Catherine is such a professional, gentle, and intuitive practitioner. I relish my appointments with her and know that whatever I come in for she will make me feel taken care of. I highly recommend her!"