Leah Rainer, MAOM, L.Ac
Rooted in over 3,000 years of traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is a holistic approach to wellness. After a thorough health interview, Leah will determine a treatment plan that will include needling, Chinese herbs, and lifestyle changes.
Acupuncture is known to be effective in treating:
- Fatigue & pain
- Feelings of depression and anxiety
- Digestive and hormone disorders
- Women’s health & fertility
Acupuncture is not typically painful, but it is also not without sensation.
The needles may produce a sensation of warmth, tingling, or a dull ache. This is how we know it is working.
While you rest with the needles, you’ll notice yourself drifting into a state of deep relaxation. It is in this state that the healing process begins.
Moxibustion (Moxa) uses a Chinese herb called Ai Ye, or mugwort, to apply heat to acupuncture points.
Moxa can be applied directly to the body, where a small piece of the herb is placed on the skin using a bit of salve to protect the skin from burning.
During indirect application of Moxa, a pole of lit moxa is held over the skin and moved along a meridian or muscle to treat a broader area.
Cupping is a technique used in conjunction with acupuncture to promote circulation, loosen tight muscles, break adhesions, and encourage the body to flush toxins.
Cups are either left in place over certain acupuncture points or areas of acute muscle tension, or are moved over a larger area of the body.
*Cupping often leaves some marks or bruising as a result of the suction which will typically resolve within a week.
Ailments that we have been experiencing for a long time or which reside deeply in our bodies may require herbs in conjunction with acupuncture.
After a thorough consultation, Leah will create a formula of herbs unique to each symptom set.
Taking an herbal formula can support the body between acupuncture treatments and enhance the effects of the treatments.