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WHAT'S THE BENEFIT OF MOBILE ACUPUNCTURE?
Not everyone can get to a clinic. People are disabled, or in too much agony to leave their house. Some people are just too busy for a 20-60 minute drive to a clinic and back home again. Others like relaxing in bed, watching TV while they gently fall into an acupuncture induced nap (if you have never had one, then you should schedule ASAP). After your needles are removed, you won’t ruin your relaxation by jumping back into traffic. Instead, you continue to relax in the comfort of your home, leaving the hustle and bustle of life behind.
WHAT AREAS OF AUSTIN DO YOU SERVICE?
I service Central Austin, South Austin, Southwest Austin, and Lakeway communities. Reach out to me if you live outside that area and I'll let you know if I can make it work.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
I do not take insurance at this time.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
Acupuncture promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself, so most conditions can be corrected or improved. Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive system of preventative care and health maintenance with its effectiveness being well documented throughout its long history.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems, including:
Women’s Health: Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Natural Fertility Enhancement Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Post Partum, Ovarian and Uterine Problems.
Men’s Health: Prostate, Infertility, Impotence.
Pediatrics: Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems.
Pain Relief: Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care.
Digestive Disorders: Indigestion, Constipation, Urgent Bowel Movements
Respiratory Problems: Asthma, Allergies, Common Cold and Flu
Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management
Addictions: Tobacco, Narcotics, Alcohol, Weight Loss
WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME?
A quiet space, away from interruptions, to set up my massage table, table linens and a pillow (if you'd like one). I will bring everything else. Get ready to relax, refocus and revitalize.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Comfortable & loose fitting clothing. Normally I will only needle in the areas from your elbows to your hands and from your knees to feet, but depending on your symptoms, I may needle your back and torso areas.
WHAT SHOULD I FEEL DURING THE TREATMENT?
Expect to enjoy it! Most people are pleasantly surprised by the experience of an acupuncture treatment. Treatment produces a profound level of relaxation in most people and many patients enjoy a restful nap while on the table. Afterwards, most report a calm feeling of vitality and an improved ongoing sense of well-being.
WILL THE NEEDLES HURT?
At the time the needle is inserted, some may feel soreness or a slight sting. Others may feel nothing. Common qi sensations around the needle include tingling, electrical sensations that may travel above or below the needle, or a sense of swelling at the insertion site. Stimulation of needles can be done manually, or by attaching electrodes that transmit a weak current. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.
It is important to seek treatment from a qualified acupuncture practitioner to ensure proper needle placement and stimulation. In any case, if you experience discomfort during or after the treatment, it is usually mild and short term. Because the purpose of acupuncture is to balance your body, there are no long-term negative side effects. On the contrary, relaxation and a sense of well-being often occur during and after treatment. Often patients become so relaxed that they sleep during treatment.
WHAT IS CELLUMA LIGHT THERAPY
Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits. The energy is used to improve cellular performance. Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields. Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone and wrinkles, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis and kill bacteria, and much more.
HOW DOES LIGHT ENERGY WORK
Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulates compromised cells. The light (photons) energy is absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitochondria and used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in the repair and regeneration of cell and tissue components. In an article, “Therapeutic Light” - by Chukuku S. Enwemeka, PT, PhD, FACSM, he wrote “other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief in conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, ankle sprain, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, shoulder and neck pain, arthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as tissue repair in cases of diabetic ulcer, venous ulcer, mouth ulcer, fractures, tendon rupture, ligamentous, tear, torn cartilage, and nerve injury.”
WHAT IS GENIUS BIOFEEDBACK
Resonance biofeedback gives you the abilities we did not previously think was possible. It gives you the ability to look within yourself and to gain real insight from this information. Though these are energetic readings, they can be equated with a muscle test. With this technology, you are able to perform 100 or 200 muscle tests or more in rapid succession.
Here are some questions you would ask with biofeedback:
What is the best affirmation for me to say today?
What is my weakest link in manifesting abundance?
What is the energetic disturbance in relation to minerals or vitamins?
How does this particular essential oil, vitamin or mineral resonate with me?
If you want to peer into any health issue (energetic information), emotional contemplation (what is the issue you most need to know about today?) or spiritual blockage, biofeedback can help you with this information. It has been said that awareness is the first step necessary before one can take action. For awareness, resonance biofeedback is your top tool!
The more you test and take in where you are in space and time emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually, then you can make more informed decisions. In fact, not having access to resonance biofeedback makes life alot more difficult!
I find that in today’s world, people want to understand what is going on for them and get to the root cause. Biofeedback absolutely shines in this area! Although nothing is an exact clearcut path, it becomes very easy to put together the greater picture once you get good at biofeedback testing.
HOW DOES GENIUS BIOFEEDBACK WORK
Bioresonance biofeeback has to assess information input into the system and convert it to a frequency. Here are some types of information that could be assessed:
Your full name - the letters and the name and combination of first name and surname all hold energy
Your birthdate - your birthdate has a very specific frequency and energy
Your voice - your voice conveys information in the tones and intonation about your current health, emotional state and much much more.
Your picture - your picture also contains much energetic information.
The information assessed is then converted to a frequency for comparison to other frequencies that have been pre-programmed into the system. Then, the biofeedback results become all about how the frequencies relate to each other. Is there a stickiness between the frequencies? Is there alignment or conflict? In biofeedback, we use a conflict between your frequency and what is being tested as “reactivity”. This reactivity represents and opportunity. When the relationship between the two frequencies is improved in the harmonizing process, the reactivity resolves. You might experience this in your body as feeling relieved, energized, relaxed, more rested or just more at peace.
If you study nature, you will realize that all things in nature are self-organizing. Human beings are part of this self-organizing system. We are overflowing with the energy of well-being! Our entire system is directed towards staying on track, being well and free from illness. Therefore, it is our most unnatural state of being to be sick or lacking in energy! If we find ourselves experiencing illness, it is very likely that it will take the must subtle of taps in order to resolve this issue. Less is more.
The key is finding the right frequency to apply this “tap” to. This is what biofeedback brings to us. It is a sense of precision about where the system has taken a wrong turn and then a practical, non-toxic system to put us back on track! It is eminently practical and surprisingly effective.
HOW SHOULD I EXPECT TO FEEL AFTER THE TREATMENT?
You can return to work or your regular responsibilities after your treatment, but it is best to avoid heavy physical exertion and other forms of body work (massage, chiropractic, or yoga) for 12-18 hours after your acupuncture session.
In less than 5% of cases, patients experience an aggravation of symptoms for 24-48 hours following a treatment. This is a good sign that the treatment is working and is almost always followed by significant improvement. This type of healing reaction is more likely to occur in sensitive, intuitive, or highly strung people; in people with a history of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; and/or in individuals who are in the habit of “stuffing” negative emotions. If any of these factors are applicable to you, please alert me so that I can approach your treatment with particular sensitivity (you will not be asked to reveal or discuss details of this aspect of your history unless you wish to do so).
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD I BE GETTING TREATMENTS?
You may notice relief of your health concern in the hours or days following your session or it may take several sessions to experience a change. In the majority of cases, a clear benefit is evident within 3-4 sessions (although more sessions may be required to thoroughly resolve the problem).
In most instances, weekly treatment for four to six weeks will be recommended, but in some cases more frequent treatment is helpful. You will be given more detailed information about the projected course of treatment for your condition at your appointment. It is my goal to wrap up your treatment as quickly as possible – you will not be pressured to continue coming for treatment indefinitely.