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Cupping is a traditional and widespread healing modality used from Asia to Europe to theMiddle East. Glass or plastic cups are place on the skin creating suction that relieves pain and inflammation by increasing blood flow. Cupping received a lot of attention during the 2016 Olympics when the U.S. Swim team sported the round cupping marks from pre-event treatments. We use cupping as both a stand-alone as well as an adjunctive treatment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine treats the whole person; we think what you eat is very important! Foods have different qualities such as dampness (sugar and dairy) heat (meat) and cold (oranges) that can affect individuals in different ways. Some foods are considered to be especially helpful for certain conditions, e.g. chicken soup with ginger for a cold. We can provide dietary and nutritional guidance to enable our patients to experience optimal effects from their treatment.
As a board certified herbalist I can prescribe Chinese herbal formulas to my patients as indicated by the pattern or condition. I only use companies that provide vigorous oversight in the sourcing and manufacture of their herbal products. I will also recommend topical balms and liniments as indicated.
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Your eyes are precious. Acupuncture can help prevent or reverse both degenerative eyes conditions such as Age Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma or Cataracts as well as mitigate such conditions as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eyes, and other conditions.
Sara Youner is certified in MicroAcupuncture 48, a protocol developed by Andy Rosenfarb, L.A.c. to treat eye conditions. She uses acupuncture along with Qi Gong, Herbal formulas and nutritional supplements to treat these conditions.