A South Austin holistic acupuncture and wellness practice


Offerings

Acupuncture

Our bodies are made up of many systems – for example, cardiovascular, endocrine, and musculoskeletal – that are all inter-dependent. When there is an imbalance in one system, it affects another. Chinese medicine theory sees the body as a whole and looks at the effects different systems have on each other.

Acupuncture affects and regulates these systems through the meridians, the body’s energetic circulatory system. The meridians intersect with vital organs and every other system in the body. When an organ stops functioning properly or a muscle or tendon becomes tight and inflamed or the hormones become imbalanced, there is a corresponding imbalance in the body’s energetic flow – too little, too much, or stagnant energy in one or more of the meridians.

Using tiny, disposable needles in points along the meridians, I will regulate the energetic flow in the body bringing overall health and balance to you.

Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs may be used in conjunction with acupuncture to deepen the effects of the session throughout the week.

Chinese herbal formulas are a balance of combined herbs that have a powerful effect on the body. Herbs may be taken in pill form, which are easiest to take over longer periods of time; powdered herbs, which are ground up and added to water and can be modified to your specific needs; and raw herbs, the most potent and are boiled for an hour before drinking as a concoction.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a technique that uses a special tool run across the surface of the skin. To protect the skin, I use grapeseed oil often with an essential oil blend to help open the muscles and promote circulation. It is especially beneficial in alleviating muscle tightness and headache from stress tension.

Cupping

Cupping is the application of cups to the skin via suction. The suction enhances superficial circulation and breaks up blood stagnation, which aids in healing. Helpful for tendonitis or muscle tightness due to sprains or emotional constraint.

Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used on points in place of needles to activate the points; can be used as aromatherapy to create a specific mind/body state; or can be used on a muscle group to promote relaxation and healing.

Coaching

In conjunction with acupuncture, I offer coaching to help you move through difficult places in your life. I support you in discovering the part of you that already has the answer. Author of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu says, “At the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and what you want.” Through reflection, I help you see the center of your being and how to move through situations in alignment with yourself.

Meditation Techniques

Beyond relaxation, meditation is a tool for awakening, for waking up and cultivating essential parts of ourselves. Through cultivation, we learn to rest in our center and when life becomes chaotic, we can move through it like an eye in the storm. Through dedication and cultivation, we can also become our most glorious selves and learn to create the greatest expression of our lives.

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition is the foundation of health. Everything we put in our bodies has an effect not only on our physical well-being but also on our mental and emotional state. Food is medicine and when we support our mind and bodies with correct diet, we can greatly shift the way we feel and optimize our health and longevity.

Curious about what a session is like?