Glass Cupping - Glass cupping is a technique using small glass cups and strategically placing them over areas of the body. Using a cotton ball with a small flame inside the cup prior to placing creates a suction effect that keeps the cup in place. This technique can be used for the common cold, asthma, tight muscles, and relieve stress and tension.
Moxibustion - Moxibustion is a technigue involving the herb Mugwart. The herb is burnt and expells a smoke. The burning moxa stick is held, closely but not touching, over the body in the desired area to promote healing. Moxibustion can be used for arthritis pain, turning breech babies, menstrual cramps, and digestive issues.
Tui Na - Tui Na means to "push" and "pull". This is an accessory modality that is commonly used for musculo-skeletal conditions. It is a form of manual therapy used over the meridians of the body to warm and move blocked Qi.
Massage Therapy - the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Auricular Acupuncture - Auricular Acupuncture is a treatment designed only using the ear. It can be used in conjunction with other treatments or on its own. A map of the entire body is located in the ear, so there for, most all ailments can be treated this way. An example of diagnosis's treated with this technique are addiction, stress, pain and high blood pressure.
Ear Seeds - Ear seeds are a non-needle, acupressure healing option. Ear seeds are used for stimulation over a point in the ear for a longer period of time. The seed itself is a small mustard seed held in place by a small adhesive tab. This can be used as a compliment with other services or as a single service.
Acupressure - Acupressure is a non-needle option using prolonged pressure over specific points on the body indicated for healing. This can be used on children, digestion disorders and headaches.
Gua Sha - Gua Sha is the use of a round edged instrument that is rubbed over the skin. This technique can leave marks on the skin up to 2-3 days. This modality is used for muscle tightness, relief from the common cold, digestive issues, and pain.
Reiki - Reiki is energy medicine used for healing and balancing of the body. This can be scheduled as a singular treatment or as an accessory treatment to acupuncture.
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Acupuncture - Acupuncture is inserting small, fine tipped needles into the skin using skilled techniques to balance the energy in the body to solve health problems and concerns.
Electro-acupuncture - Electro-acupuncture is connecting a Electro-stimulation devise to preplaced needles on the body to produce a gentle stimulation. This is most commonly used for muscle tightness and pain control.
Chinese Herbal Formulas - Chinese Herbal Formulas have been used for thousands of years as a natural healing option. After your Initial Evaluation, Katie will use her expertise in diagnosis and discuss with you her recommendations of herbal formula best suited to assist in your healing journey.
Nutritional Consultation - Nutrition is the bases of our health. The Chinese culture has long been and continues to use food as medicine. A portion of reaching your health goals will be based on nutritional changes Katie can suggest to further your recovery.
Guided meditation - A process by which one or more participants meditate in response to the guidance provided by a trained practitioner or teacher