Acupuncture involves the use of very fine, sterile, disposable needles inserted into the body at specific meridian points. Mapped over centuries, these meridians are the channels which carry Qi and Blood (energy and substance) throughout the body. When stimulated, these points regulate the flow of energy, cleanse the system of toxic waste, nourish the body on a cellular level, and promote healing and restoration of the body to its natural balance.
When Qi and Blood become stagnant, pain and/or dysfunction occur. By moving the stagnant Qi and Blood, pain and/or dysfunction can be relieved as the body regains the natural flow of these substances. This can be accomplished by placing needles on specific points or using other methods such as Tui-Na, a specialized massage technique specific to Oriental Medicine; Cupping techniques to create therapeutic suction using smooth edged "cups" that are placed against the skin; and electro-stimulation on specific points and meridians using a very mild form of electricity similar to the body's natural electric current.
There are many disorders are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as suitable treatment by acupuncture. Some of these disorders include: Infections - Colds, flu, bronchitis, hepatitis.
Internal - Hypoglycemia, diabetes, asthma, blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, irritable bowel, nausea, heartburn, hemorrhoids, constipation, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, immune disorders.
Eyes-Ears-Nose-Throat - Earaches, deafness, ringing in ears, poor eyesight, retinitis, conjunctivitis, uncomplicated cataracts, sinusitis, sore throat, allergies.
Musculoskeletal & Neurological - Arthritis, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, headaches, migraines, stroke, cerebral palsy, pre- and post-operative care, repetitive strain, chronic pain.
Genito-Urinary & Reproductive - Impotence, infertility, PMS, PID, vaginitis, yeast infections, prostatitis, cramps, morning sickness, UTI, irregular periods, menopause.
Mental & Emotional - Depression, anxiety, insomnia, addictions, weight loss.
Dermatological - Eczema, psoriasis, acne, herpes.
Tamara Clauson earned her Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998. She holds a license from the prestigious Acupuncture Board of California (L.Ac.), and is certified in Oriental Medicine from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM - Dipl. O.M.)
With Tamara's diverse background in the sciences, Western Medicine, and Eastern Medicine and philosophy, she believes in a well-rounded approach that blends this knowledge into a comprehensive diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the whole person.
90 Min. Initial Visit Acupuncture Treatment - $125
60 Min. Follow Up Acupuncture Treatment - $95
30 Min. Follow Up Acupuncture Treatment - $50
The number of treatments depends on how severe and how old the injury or disorder is. In general, it is advised to expect a minimum of 4-6 treatments over the course of 2-6 weeks, ideally twice a week, before deciding if acupuncture and other modalities of Oriental Medicine are working for you and your particular situation.
If your disorder is chronic, it may take months of regular treatments to regain better function, though gradual improvement will be noticed as you proceed through your healing process.
Acupuncture is also cumulative. Your body reacts faster and heals more efficiently the more frequently it is exposed to acupuncture.
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