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From its origins in ancient China more than 5000 years ago, acupuncture is becoming recognized internationally as a proven, effective treatment for many ailments and problems. Many people whose conditions have not responded to conventional medicine have responded to acupuncture with amazing results! In addition, regular treatments can strengthen the body and immune system as well as stimulate natural healing. Some of the most common conditions treated successfully by acupuncture:
-Addictions, quitting smoking
- Back & Neck Pain
- Childrens’ Diseases
- Colds and Flu
- Depression, Emotional Disorders
- Digestive Disorders
- Jet Lag
- Menopause, Pregnancy, Womens’ Health
- Obesity & Eating Disorders
- Sinus & Allergy Conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Stress & Hypertension
Michele “Michi” Holley, Lic Ac., DOM
Painless, Natural Treatment
Oriental medicine regards the body as energy rather than matter, and the basic life energy “Ch’I” circulates along pathways in the body called meridians. Pain and illness occur when the flow of energy is blocked. As long as ch’i flows freely through these pathways, health is maintained. Acupuncture offers a complete system for natural, drug-free health maintenance and well-being. Our goal is to eliminate your pain and suffering allowing you to go into a deeper state of relaxation where true healing takes place. During an acupuncture treatment, fine filament needles are inserted at specific points of the body to restore the natural harmony of good health. If needle treatment is uncomfortable for you, good news! Acupuncturists use a variety of other modalities that do not uinvolve the use of needles. Please tell your practitioner of any concerns you may have. We use only sterile, disposable needles.
How Does it Work?
Each acupuncture point has a variety of unique physical and electrical properties, and stimulation of these points produces definite physiological reaction, such as changes in heart rate and blood pressure. By stimulating appropriate acupuncture points along the body’s meridians, blocked energy is released allowing the body’s own natural healing energy to flow and restore balance and health.
Other Natural Therapies:
Chinese and American herbal medicines are often used to supplement acupuncture treatments. Chinese Medicine was developed at the same time as Acupuncture, and is the herbal medicine of Asia. “Formulas” of different herbs are put together to meet your specific needs, and work to heal your body without harmful side effects. These remedies are 100% natural and chemical-free. Appropriate massage, acupressure and exercise therapies may also be used to enhance your treatment.
Education and Licensing:
Acupuncturists practicing in California must be licensed by the state. Requirements for licensing include completing four years at an accredited acupuncture school, 500 hours of supervised clinical practice, and passing a comprehensive State Board Exam. We are licensed in Hawaii, California and nationally. Michele Jones’ education: Five Branches Institute, Santa Cruz, CA