Acupuncture is an ancient method of natural medicine that, through the specific and caring placement of very thin acupuncture-specific needles, is able to trigger the self- healing mechanisms of the body to enable us to recover from pain, disease, and build resilience for general stress of life. It is a wonderful complement to existing medical treatments that patients may be undergoing, as well as a stand-alone treatment for many conditions. By reducing pain and inflammation, strengthening the immune system, and alleviating stress and tension in the body and mind, acupuncture has made an enormous impact in how healthcare is delivered around the world. With thousands of years of medical practice and documentation, this is a wonderful tool to assist you in developing a healthy relationship with the world we live in.
Tui Na is one of China’s oldest hands-on modalities. Tui Na is a needle free option for those seeking relief for the body and mind. Known for its immediate results, it incorporates orthopedic tests to identify imbalances, and utilizes acupressure techniques to restore balance to the body. Sessions are for 30 minutes and recommended in a series of treatments for optimum results. Tui Na is ideal for painful conditions, but is also effective for internal disorders such as digestive complaints and anxiety.
Custom herbs are a wonderful way to treat internal disorders, acute illness and improve your overall wellness. Paula Kearney is our herbalist and has a deep connection and passion for herbal medicine. She develops custom formulas for you, which allows the formula to specifically treat the root cause of imbalance while addressing the symptoms that arise. A huge benefit to this type of medicine is as your health changes your formula changes with you. We blend the highest quality granular herbs, which pass 15 tests administered by the Good Manufacturing Practice so you can be assured of the purest Chinese Herbs. In addition we strive to maintain affordability with our herbal formulas so you can gain the most benefit out of the herbs while receiving the best quality. Our herbal products include topical Jow for pain relief, skin salves, bath salts and lip balms to benefit your life with Chinese herbal medicine.
Cupping is an ancient modality with a long tradition of usage in Chinese medicine. Through the application of cupping, muscles are loosened and blood flows more easily in the areas treated. In addition to treating pain, cupping is also used in respiratory issues to loosen stuck phlegm and soothe muscles of the upper back affected by persistent cough. As the vacuum of the cups do their work, blood is brought closer to the site of the cups and allowed to nourish stagnant areas. Through cupping, you will notice immediate reduction of pain, stiffness, and tension in affected areas, as well as a general sense of well being and overall relaxation.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture increases collagen production to help fill-in lines and give the skin a natural face lift. It helps reduce swelling and puffiness around the eyes to give your face a radiant glow. It can also address deeper internal imbalances contributing to acne, hyper pigmentation, Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, broken capillaries and many other skin conditions. This session also includes facial cupping and facial massage into your treatments to improve oxygen and stimulate the lymph system. We use high quality organic Eminence products to improve your skin. To achieve the best results with facial rejuvenation acupuncture we recommend a series of treatments, for full details and to book a complimentary consultation give us a call.
Telemedicine via a virtual visit is a way to access our services remotely and manage your healthcare from the comfort of your home. Through a secure online video sharing platform or phone call, we offer acupressure and self-massage instruction, custom herbal formulas, address lifestyle concerns, and offer a wide array of self-care modalities including movement therapies and meditation techniques specifically tailored for your condition.
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Our hope is to support the health and wellbeing of our Charlotte community. We aim to treat not only the symptoms, but to treat the whole person by focusing on the root cause for imbalances in the body.
With thousands of years of documented practice, Chinese medicine is the second largest medical system in the world. It is a useful complementary therapy alongside many other medical treatments, as well as being able to provide effective stand-alone treatments for a variety of conditions. It is a gentle, safe system of medicine that has treated billions of people during the past 2500 years. With ancient wisdom blended together with modern clinical experience, Chinese medicine is a beautifully constructed antidote to many of the common ailments we face in the 21st Century.
Paula holds a Masters of Oriental Medicine with over 3400 hours of classroom and clinical training from Boulder’s Southwest Acupuncture College. During her formative education Paula sought out an internship with Boulder, Colorado’s only acupuncture practice dedicated specifically to women’s health, Well Woman Acupuncture.
Her gentle treatment style combined with a broad array of foundational training in multiple forms of East Asian and Maya medicine have prepared her to support many of the 21st Century ailments, including digestion imbalances, woman’s health, fertility support, and internal disorders. She has completed additional training in Arvigo® Maya Abdominal Massage, to support pelvic, reproductive and digestive health. She has sought additional training in this modality for supporting women throughout pregnancy and post-partum care. She has completed specialized training in Mai Zen® Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture therapy to offer a safe, natural, and effective treatment for natural facelifts, hyper-pigmentation, bells palsy, broken capillaries, acne and many other skin conditions. She completed yoga teacher training with the Yoga Shala school in Charlotte, NC. Paula is constantly expanding her knowledge and is forever a student when it comes to medicine and life. Her passions include creating medicinal products, cooking and her two beloved spaniels Oliver & Basil.
David holds a Masters of Acupuncture from Boulder’s Southwest Acupuncture College with over 2500 hours of classroom and clinical training in acupuncture and Tui Na therapy. As well, he holds a Certificate in Massage Therapy with over 800 hours of classroom and clinical training from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, which offers one of the most highly regarded and rigorous certifications of massage therapy in the western hemisphere. Having studied for over two years and with hundreds of hours of supervised clinical practice with one of China’s foremost experts in Tui Na therapy, Dr. Lu, Li of Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, David is recognized personally by Dr. Lu himself as holding a proficiency in Tui Na at the level of expertise expected of a doctor in any Chinese hospital. While his specialty is pain management, the system of Tui Na and acupuncture he practices are not limited to pain, but also includes many internal diseases, ranging from migraines to emotional concerns such as anxiety and sleep disturbances. He has additional training in Balance Method Acupuncture, a style that emphasizes treating away from the site of pain in order to treat more effectively. He is conversationally fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and in his free time he enjoys Ashtanga yoga, meditation and spending time outdoors.
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