Inserting very fine sterile solid metal one time use needles into the skin and tissue on different acupoints/parts of the body to create balance and self healing. It encourages the body to create homeostasis naturally and generally without any side effects. Acupuncture is safe and effective.
Involves working and acting on the body with pressure, structured, stationary or moving. Tension on muscle tissue with motion or vibration done with hands, fingers elbows or forearms. Depending on the application and technique used it can promote relaxation and well-being. I use different techniques I have learned and I use my TCM background to feel the quality of muscle tissue and the tenderness of acupoints to address areas of stress and tension.
I was introduced to Acutonics a few years ago by my mentor and friend. The experience I have had using these tools in the treament room have been very profound. I use them on every patient that I treat, they are safe and effective. They are based on vibration and frequency which travels very quicky in water...here is a quote by one of the creators of Acutonics saying it best. "Every cell in our body is a sound resonator. Every cell lives in a dynamic rhythmic pattern. Each organ has its own cycle and its own pulse. Each and every system has a cycle, rhythm, pattern, and pulse that exist in resonant harmony and sympathy to the cycles of the earth and the heavens. These body systems respond to sound vibration, as do our spiritual, mental, and emotional states of consciousness. "
- Donna Carey, LAc
Cupping & GuaSha
I use the traditional fire cups, heating up a glass cup with fire which in turn creates a vacum/suction on the skin, used along meridians of the body stimulating the flow of blocked pathway or Qi. GuaSha is a light scraping of the skin with a tool of slate or jade stone along the meridians to clear blocked energy or Qi.
I practice food therapy from eastern and western ideaologies. I try and use what is the best for each and every individual based on their constitution and what the patient wants to acheive.