Thousands of years of Eastern medical wisdom integrated into a modern holistic approach.
Acupuncture is the painless insertion of hair thin needles into the skin and underlying fascia or muscles at specific areas in the body that correlate with eliciting the desired response. In the most simple terms, it's a way to signal change in the body. There are over 360 acupuncture points from which an acupuncturist chooses, but during a session, anywhere from two to 10 or more points may be used. Together, the combination of points send a message to the body to make specific changes. While patients typically become deeply relaxed in a session, studies have shown the benefits of acupuncture go well beyond just inducing relaxation. Acupuncture communicates with the body to make both immediate and targeted lasting change.
Acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years and is being shown in modern scientific studies to be effective for a vast array of medical conditions including fertility enhancement and various other Women's health issues.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
While Acupuncture signals the body to make specific changes, Chinese herbal medicine gives the body the building blocks to do so. There are thousands of herbs to chose from in this elegant herbal system that was developed over thousands of years. Mary may create a customized formula for you to take daily in order to speed your results or she may chose from hundreds of patented and well-known formulas. Current research is backing the effectiveness of many Chinese herbs and herbal formulas.
Herbs used by Mary are tested for heavy metals, pesticides and other contaminants. Alone, or when combined with acupuncture and targeted nutritional changes, herbal medicine can be a powerful tool to promote health and fertility.
Moxibustion involves the warming of specific acupuncture points with various forms of the dried herb mugwort. This technique is pleasant and is often combined with an acupuncture treatment. It can help anything from pain or digestive trouble to helping to signal a breech baby to turn. In fact, in one study, moxibustion on a specific point on the toe correlated to a breech baby turning over 65% of the time.
CUSTOMIZED EASTERN NUTRITION
Part of your initial acupuncture session will involve discussing your current diet and learning how specific dietary and lifestyle changes can greatly improve your health and quicken results. No one diet is appropriate for everyone. As you work with Mary, she will help you understand how your current diet is helping you or leading to dysfunction so you can find your optimal diet to meet your goals. The difference between a normal Western nutrition plan and a customized Eastern nutrition plan is that the latter takes into account all of your symptoms and health goals. Whether you are trying to lose weight, trying to conceive, or trying to manage a health problem, Mary will help you uncover potential food sensitivities and help you find the right diet for your unique body.
Cupping, like moxibustion, is another accessory technique used in acupuncture sessions to improve results. It is commonly used for pain management, and acute internal conditions like coughing. Cupping involves using gentle suction to stimulate blood flow beneath the skin surface. You can discuss with Mary whether cupping might be appropriate for you.