2045 S Vineyard, Suite 136
Mesa, AZ 85210
A thorough initial consultation will be completed to assess your health concerns or areas you would like to improve. Based on your needs, a proper treatment plan will be provided. This is available for herbs and/or acupuncture.
Acupuncture needles are disposable, sterile stainless steel filiform needles that are comparable to the thickness of a human hair. The points used are based on your specific presentation and are intentionally placed on specific areas of the body to facilitate the healing process by activating “qi” or energy. Research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.
Acupuncture is effective in:
- resolving pain
- improving sleep
- digestive function
- overall sense of well-being
Acupressure along with Tui Na are therapeutic body therapies that work along the meridians to help the healing process, ease aches and pains and are wonderful alternatives to acupuncture patients that are needle phobic.
Cervical Ripening & Labor Induction
Research shows that acupuncture supports cervical ripening and can shorten the time between the expected due date and the actual time of delivery. Women that received acupuncture had an average delivery of 5 days from their due date vs 7.9 days in the control group. It is also effective to help promote labor for difficult or delayed labor, premature rupture of membranes.
Chinese herbs can enhance the effectiveness of current acupuncture treatments or may be used alone. It’s a great complement to internally treat the body for varied lengths of time. Herbs are provided in various forms: pills/patent formulas, granules/powders and raw herbal formulas. All herbs and supplements are high quality, preferably organic.
Chinese fire cupping helps promote lymph flow to muscle tissues, releases fascia, eases aches and pains and benefits the lungs and digestive system.
Acupuncture sessions help mom-to-be prep for the big day by calming anxiety and big emotions, relaxing muscle tension, and preparing the cervix for labor. Research shows that labor in first time mothers was reduced from eight hours and two minutes to six hours and 36 minutes in the acupuncture group. Treatments start at 36 weeks. Acupressure points will also be shared to use in labor to reduce pain and promote progression in labor.
OM Nutritional Counseling
Nutritional counseling is a wonderful way to review what you’re putting in your body for either weight loss, digestive concerns, specific dietary needs like high cholesterol, diabetes or cancer care.
Mother Warming Session
This one time session is the perfect way to feel cared for 5 or more days postpartum to promote recovery. The use of moxibustion on the abdomen and lower back restore energy, circulate blood and relieve any aches and discomfort related to labor. This session can be completed in clinic or at home. Additional travel charge *This treatment is not appropriate for women that are experiencing night sweats or have a temperature.
Moxa or mugwort artemesia is a dried herb used to help build deficiencies, release cold and promote blood and qi flow in the body. In postpartum health, it is used in our mother warming sessions to promote recovery from labor, to build blood and energy in the body, and to warm the uterus. Research also shows that it is effective in turning breech presentation from 34 weeks on in the third trimester.
Palliative Cancer Care
There have been many studies illustrating the benefits of acupuncture for palliative cancer care. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York dedicates their program to an integrative setting to help aid recovery for those being treated with cancer. Acupuncture is one of the modalities used in complementary care. Its benefits include improving pain management, digestive distress such as nausea and vomiting associated with chemo therapy, insomnia, and assistance with boosting immune health.