Customized treatments for your individual needs
Acupuncture a complete medical protocol focused on correcting the imbalances in the body. It is understood that pain is a sign that the body's chi or flow of energy is somehow being disturbed.Hair thin needles are inserted in either areas of pain or distal points that access certain regions of the body.
Cupping Plastic cups applied to the skin using suction. Helps with pain and inflammation by stimulating the flow of energy, releasing blockages, and providing relaxation.
Tui Na is a form of massage developed in China. It uses principles of martial arts and physical medicine to restore balance within the body. The practitioner may knead, roll, press or rub affected areas and also use motion, traction and stimulation of acupuncture points using acupressure.
All of these techniques can aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Tui Na is commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture.
HERBS: Chinese herbal medicine has been used for centuries to treat a variety of internal and external disorders. There are many medicinals that have been proven to be effective in treating pain directly through promotion of blood circulation, reduction in inflammation and curing infection. Herbal medicine can also be used to treat many of the secondary effects commonly associated with pain, including but not limited to insomnia, depression, constipation and digestive issues.
Tune-ups & Seasonal Care
Acupuncture is offered in a room with other patients on individual reclining chairs.
~ Sundays at The Center for Vital Living, Cotati
Ear Seed Acupressure
Like with foot reflexology, the ear anatomy represents a microcosm for the body. The pressure points stimulate the vagus nerve in the brain which then reach the organs via the channels (meridians) for a highly effective solution. The seeds are placed on the outer surface of the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape that stay on for a few days and provide an ongoing source of relief. Ear seed therapy offers a non-invasive alternative for individuals who are needle phobic.
15 minute session
Initial Treatment -
Comprehensive intake accessing acute and chronic symptoms, mental and physical history. Establish a treatment plan, followed by acupuncture.
~ 1.50 - 2 hour session
Follow-up treatment -
Abbreviated intake reviewing previous and current symptoms. Adjust treatment plan, followed by acupuncture.
~ 1 hour session