Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterile, single-use needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncturists are trained to perform this procedure safely and with minimal discomfort. I encourage you to observe and describe the sensation with an open mind. Qi, the life force energy contained in all things, flows along certain pathways (meridians) in our bodies, and is accessible in acupuncture points. Acupuncture can balance the flow of Qi in the meridians and thus address issues that arise due to stagnation, deficiency or excess of Qi. Needles are retained for 15-45 minutes. Traditionally, treatments are repeated several days in a row - in the West, weekly appointments are more common, depending on schedules and the nature of your concerns



legacyseries-5.pngChinese Herbal Medicine is a formula-based herbal tradition. Through the ages, classical formulas have been used and adapted to fit the presenting patterns in patients. There is a depth of knowledge about energetic properties of herbs and their interactions with each other that enables the practitioner to hone in on a prescription suited for the individual. I mostly work with the Classical Pearls brand since I trust their sourcing of quality ingredients. You can learn more about them here:




Moxibustion is the burning of mugwort leaf powder as a way to warm up the body in specific areas.
Mugwort gives off particularly high amounts of infrared heat that is harnessed to introduce heat and combat cold in the body.





Cupping is where we use glass cups that are placed on the body with suction. This suction draws stagnant blood out of the underlying tissue and helps to replace that stagnation with fresh blood. Cupping is effective in the treatment of sore muscles, pain, digestive issues and is considered a prophylactic cold and flu treatment. It is pain free and leaves fashionable cup marks.






guasha.jpgGua Sha or Scraping is done by passing or “scraping” a blunt edge over the skin to drastically increase circulation and facilitate detoxification.