answers to some important questions

Is Acupuncture painful?

No. In our Santa Clara clinic, A Center for Natural Healing, we practice both Classical Acupuncture and Traditional Japanese Meridian Therapy, both of which are extremely gentle and very relaxing.

If you are hesitant to receive treatment with needles, you can try Japanese Meridian Therapy which is performed without needle insertion and is an extremely gentle treatment that is especially good for children, elderly patients and anyone with needle phobia. Learn more about this style here.

What does Acupuncture treat? 

Classical Acupuncture treats a wide range of disorders from the common cold, allergies, and pain all the way to gynecological disorders, mental and emotional disorders, sports injuries, hormonal imbalances and autoimmune diseases.

What if I don't have any serious health conditions? Can Acupuncture still benefit me? 

Absolutely! In its original form, Acupuncture is preventive medicine and can be used to rebalance the internal body to prevent disorders from manifesting. And besides its extraordinary health benefits, Acupuncture provides a calm, relaxing experience that helps free the body and calm the mind.

Can I use my insurance to cover Acupuncture treatment costs?

Many insurance companies provide coverage for our services. Please fill out and submit your information here and we’ll provide you with a free benefits check.

What are the benefits of Acupuncture and Yoga? 

Some of the benefits of Acupuncture and Yoga include:

  • Reduce stress

  • Reduce anxiety and depression

  • Improve posture

  • Improve circulation

  • Revitalize the body and mind

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Regulate heart rate

  • Lower/regulate blood pressure

  • Help to detoxify the system

  • Improve internal organ functions including digestion and are especially powerful in treating IBS and other digestive disorders

  • Improve balance and hand-eye coordination

  • Increase strength and resiliency

  • Increase endurance   

  • Increase energy levels

  • Normalize and help control weight

  • Improve sleep

  • Stabilize mood

  • Regulate gynecological symptoms including PMS and painful periods 

  • Decrease physical and emotional pain  

Why is the health of my body so important?

Healthy aging has to do primarily with the wellness of our bodies. 

Do you notice how things feel like they ‘flare up’ when you’re under stress? These flare ups can be emotional or physical.

Inflammatory responses are the primary cause of disease that occur when emotions get lodged into the physical body causing pain, discomfort and disease. This often happens because the mind is unsettled, or if you carry grief, loss and anger from the past without properly dealing with or processing those feelings.

You’re probably holding something you haven’t processed in your body, whether the source of your trauma is purely physical, emotional, or a combination of the two. That's why it's crucial to release the tissues where we hold these unprocessed thoughts and emotions.

Acupuncture meridians in the body course through these tissues. By releasing these areas and freeing the body physically, we’re able to settle the mind, triggering the body’s natural healing process and thus preventing and even overcoming illness.

Can I practice Yoga even if I'm injured? 

Practiced mindfully and with proper alignment, Yoga can benefit all levels, ages and body types, and can be modified for injuries. Always consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise practice or regimen. 

The greatest benefit of Yoga comes from coordinating movement with breath awareness. Even if you physically can’t do a lot of movement, you can still benefit from breathing deeply to get the meditative, contemplative benefits of this practice and become more present in your body.

You can do some of my simple practices right from the comfort of your home here.

Do I have to combine Classical Chinese Medicine and Yoga to experience the benefits in my body and mind? 

No. These practices are each individual traditions that have profound benefits. My integration of the two comes from my personal experience in how they help to harmonize the body and mind in a seamless and lasting way. 

Each of these wisdom traditions contain extraordinary insights that can be applied to your modern lifestyle.

Classical Chinese Medicine and Yoga are profound both on their own and when combined to create an integrative experience to improve your health and life.

How do I know if Acupuncture is right for me? 

Acupuncture can be beneficial to treat and prevent symptoms and illnesses that you may not even think of to use Chinese Medicine to treat. If you're unsure of whether this is the right treatment for you, or have questions about how it may be used to treat your specific condition, you can email me directly with further questions.

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