Integrative Health, Functional Medicine & Acupuncture in Sonoma County
Licensed acupuncturist with over 30 years of professional experience.
Our blend of natural treatments including Acupuncture, Whole Foods Nutrition and Herbal Medicine can help restore your body’s ability to regulate changes that occur during the teen years, young adulthood, menopause, and aging. We are happy to be part of your health and healing team.
Working with your innate ability to heal, we listen and ascertain your needs and interests. We have successfully treated many people who have had long-standing health issues that have not adequately responded to other therapies. We strive for immediate relief and long term solutions.
The major meridians and points used in Asian Medicine.
The Five Elements, Shen and Ko Cycles.
— Services we offer —
Classical Acupuncture / Moxabustion:
Classical acupuncture is used for the majority of patients. Treatment in the lineage of Professor J.R.Worsley, called Five Element Acupuncture, is one of the most powerful treatment options for working on the level of the mind and spirit as well as the body. It is truly holistic and offers profound experience of wellness.
Five Element Acupuncture reinforces our constitutional strengths and helps us gain clarity about our life. We begin to feel more joy, creativity, comfort, trust, and connection. It is hard to describe and different for everyone. Examples of what is commonly reported are experiences such as these; “I felt like I belonged in my home”, “Everything looked brighter after the treatment”, “I felt reborn”, “I don’t remember ever feeling this good” and “I still saw the difficult circumstances around me, but I saw the beauty even more”. Feeling this kind of wellbeing helps us know we are on the right track towards greater health.
Moxabustion, the burning of carefully dried herb mugwort or moxa, on or near the energy points of the body, can give energy to the system and is especially great for people who need building or nourishment. It reaches the emotional and spirit level functions of the points, and the more substantive aspect of ourselves. Moxabustion is an integral part of Classical Acupuncture technique.
Herbal Medicine and Whole Food Nutrition:
Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by billions of people for all kinds of health conditions. We offer high quality controlled Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic herbal formulas to address presenting concerns while building health. Whole Food nutrition is another key to repair and rebuild the body at the cellular level. Some modern nutraceuticals are offered when appropriate.
Morphogenic Field Technique:
MFT uses the energy field of the body to provide a conversation to assess priority for treatment. For more information you can see the website of the co-founder of this newly developed technique M-Field Technique (MFT).
Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T.):
I have seen great results with this technique. We are located in Sonoma County, California, which is a place where many people develop pollen and mold allergies. N.A.E.T. strengthens the body when it is in contact with a substance that formally caused a weakness. N.A.E.T. also helps identify whether certain essential nutrients are causing weakness in the body and therefore are not likely being well absorbed. By strengthening the body in the presence of the nutrient it can be better assimilated. For example, one patient described drinking a milkshake after being treated for calcium. She could never understand why people enjoyed them, but now felt like she was really taking it in.
Traditional Healing Methods:
Acupressure, cupping, Reiki, Shamanic Journey, Sound, music, guided visualization and and other healing techniques gathered and tested from years of study and clinical experience may be used alone or in conjunction with the acupuncture treatment. Qi Gong or Qi Cultivation techniques are breathing and movement exercises which may be given as part of the treatment homework and lifestyle coaching. Treatments are chosen according to interest and as appropriate.
Magnetic Resonance Stimulation using the MRS2000 and SLRS:
Research has proven that low energy pulsating fields within the frequency range of ‘the biological window’ can produce remarkable positive changes within the body. The term ‘magnetic resonance stimulation’ of the MRS 2000 simply indicates that by applying a pulsating electromagnetic field that matches the Earth’s magnetic field, nearly all 75 trillion cells of the body can be stimulated into harmonic resonance. As a result, the powerful capacity within the cell membrane increases and enables the cells to produce more energy. This energy enhances the the self-healing powers of the body. With the addition of the Sound & Light Relaxation System, SLRS, light and sound sensations alternating between right and left eyes and ears, allow for subconscious communication between the left and right sides of the brain. Trauma is healed without the focus or awareness of the trauma being called up to consciousness.
To paraphrase from the website, mediconsult.tv, The Sound & Light Relaxation System, can be described as a “spa for your brain.” It works seamlessly with your MRS 2000 to melt away stress, improve oxygen circulation to your brain, deepen your ability to enjoy relaxing, restorative sleep, and naturally improve emotional balance without drugs or side effects.
Facial Enhance and Energy Light Rejuvenation™:
Facial Enhance is a style of cosmetic acupuncture that uses many very tiny needles inserted directly into the fine lines of the face to bring the body’s repair systems to the area. It uses other points to lift and relax. It was developed by a Five Element style acupuncturist and takes into account the important principles of that tradition. Energy Light Rejuvenation™ ( ELR ) uses state of the art micro-current and color light to tone and treat points of the face without needles. ( see below for more on the micro-current )
Experiencing your authenticity does bring out your natural beauty. Five Element Acupuncture alone can bring the sparkle to your eyes, match your eyes to your mouth when you smile, improve your complexion and overall help you look and feel relaxed and ready to enjoy life. Facial Enhance and ELR adds direct treatment of the face so that collagen production can be stimulated in areas that could use that support.
I like ELR facial rejuvenation for it’s adjustment of facial muscle tone to more youthful firmness and it’s ability to reduce or eliminate sagging areas of the face. And because the whole body is reflected in the face it is another way of tuning up the whole body, mind and spirit. Many people also find a short facial tune up to be a relaxing way to end their treatment session.
The following benefits may also result from treatment:
- – Wrinkle reduction
- – Normalization of skin coloration to more healthy hues
- – Reduction or elimination of acne, blemishes and age spots
- – Increase in collagen and elastin production to fill out and contour the face
- – Facilitating a healthy, vibrant glow to the face
Micro-current and Color Light Therapy:
I use gentle state of the art micro-current & color light therapy for the treatment of pain, and as am alternative to needles which I find especially useful for treatment in sensitive areas. The micro-currents are applied at specific frequencies and polarities that match the body’s own bio-electric activity. This technology is an aspect of Energy Medicine, which is certainly a major future direction of health care.
I like this technology for pain because I can use methods to address pain that produce rapid results without interfering with the classical constitutional work if done judiciously. Children and people who prefer non-needle methods to treat the points of acupuncture love micro-light treatment with the acutron as well.
LED Light Therapy:
Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, Celluma uses light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells. I’ve seen fast results using this therapy.
How it works:
In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that phototherapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and arthritis.
Helping people with acne:
When acne bacteria builds up in pores, skin becomes inflamed, causing acne lesions and blemishes. Celluma light therapy works safely and effectively, without abrasive chemicals, harmful UV-rays or side effects, to destroy this acne-causing bacteria — not only clearing up existing blemishes, but preventing future breakouts before they happen. In just minutes a day, you’ll be on your way to a clearer, smoother, more radiant complexion.
In just minutes a day, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while experiencing an improvement in skin texture, quality and smoothness. Using wavelengths that are scientifically proven to stimulate fibroblasts to increase collagen and elastin, Celluma’s low-level light therapy is a safe, effective and convenient way to achieve a healthy, youthful glow in a natural, non-toxic, non-invasive manner.
Celluma offers a clear solution for healthy pain relief. Scientifically proven to relieve arthritic pain, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, Celluma provides compromised cells with the energy to regain and restore vitality naturally. Its powerful, deeply penetrating wavelengths are absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitrochondria. This process increases the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — the fuel that drives all cells. This boost of cellular energy results in a cascade of metabolic events leading to an increase in micro-circulation, tissue repair, and a decrease in inflammation and pain.