Cupping improves the flow of qi and blood in the tissues by creating a vacuum on the skin that increases circulation.  Cupping can be used to treat both internal and musculoskeletal issues.

Acupuncture Facials

The insertion of tiny needles into the face increases circulation.  Doing regular acupuncture treatments can decrease acne, create more even skin color and reduce fine lines.  A constitutional treatment is included with an acupuncture facial.  

Jie Geng, Platycodon, Chinese Balloon Flower

Chinese herbs are recommended based on your constitution and presentation of the issue for which you are seeking treatment.  Herbs consist of roots, barks, stems, seeds, flowers, and fruits, as well as some non-plant materials.  Formulas are made of a combination of herbs that can be taken in pill, powder or raw form.  Length of treatment depends on your condition.  Some people need just a short course for an acute condition, while​​

Sun Si Miao, a famous traditional Chinese medical doctor said, "Without knowledge of proper diet, it is hardly possible to enjoy good health."  

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The 5 modalities of Chinese medicine

It is thought that acupuncture affects the body somewhere between the circulatory system and the nervous system.  The insertion of sterile, single-use, hair-like needles encourages the proper circulation so that old, pathological substances can be replaced by those that can nourish the entire body.  The qi, or circulating life force, of the body is regulated allowing for the body to heal itself.  

According to Chinese medicine, pain is experienced due to blood, fluid and/or qi being stuck in that area of the body.  Acupuncture specifically works to promote the proper flow of these substances, thereby decreasing pain.  When correct flow is maintained the organs are also properly nourished, allowing them to function optimally.  The body can then regulate itself when faced with a challenge to proper function.

Fertility Treatments

Acupuncture improves fertility by treating the underlying cause. Lifestyle adjustments and Chinese herbal medicine may also be recommended depending on your condition. 

A typical course of treatment for infertility is once to twice a week for 3 months. Unexplained fertility or that due to stress often responds faster.

Fertility issues can apply to women and men, both of which may be treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Acupuncture may be used during IVF and IUI treatments. Starting acupuncture treatments a few months before IVF therapy, on the day of embryo transfer and 5 days after embryo transfer, may increase your chance of success.   

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are often used together to treat recurrent miscarriage.


I wish you the best!  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.   


Qigong is a system of healing that uses breathing techniques and gentle movement to increase circulation, address specific organs, calm the mind, correct postural tendencies and create balance within the body.  

others may take herbs for a few months at a time.  Chinese medicine does not treat the disease, it treats the person, and therefore herbal recommendations will likely differ between individuals even if they are both presenting with the same condition. It is important to see a trained practitioner in Chinese medicine diagnosis and herbal medicine when using this therapy.

Tui Na is Chinese medical bodywork

and is used to regulate the body, it's tissues, and the qi dynamic within the ​body.  Zheng Gu literally means "correct/straighten bone."  

Pressure is applied at acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles to encourage the free flow of substances within the body and restore balance. Proper organ function is also encouraged using the same techniques.