Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, solid, sterile, disposable, stainless steel needles into standardized acupuncture points. The point is smooth and insertion through the skin is not painful like injections or blood sampling. The practitioner carefully sterilizes any tools used and uses only disposable needles. Insertion of needles serves to unblock or conduct the bio-energetic current so that the flow of energy and resources in the body comes into balance for the good of the whole. The patient may very well be able to feel these sensations as tingling or warmth, for instance. The number of treatments varies depending on the issue and the response of the patient. Some will need only a few treatments, while others with chronic conditions may need more. Acupuncture treatments can be given at the same time that other techniques are being used, such as conventional Western medicine, chiropractic adjustments, and homeopathic or naturopathic prescriptions.
Herbs: Chinese herbal formulas are as effective now as they were 2,000 years ago. Formulas consist of from one to over 20 herbs. Side effects are fewer than those experienced with pharmaceuticals. The nature of the formula can be modified to your specific conditions, much like Acupuncture. All herbs used in our clinic are manufactured with strict adherence to manufacturing and purity standards. Modern nutritional therapies and nutriceuticals may also be recommended.
Massage: Tui Na massage (related to Acupressure, acupuncture without needles), is a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness for over 23 centuries. It can treat acute or chronic conditions, relieve pain, speed healing, and strengthen the immune system.
Lifestyle guidance: The Chinese knew all along what we are finally learning, exercise, diet, nutrition, stress levels, interpersonal support and love, and a variety of factors all influence our health and quality of life. Your practitioner may make recommendations based on TCM and personal experience that will allow you to heal and become whole.
Acupuncture and Crystal Therapy: The addition of crystals and stones create a change using vibration to facilitate transitions--not only in the physical, but in the emotional and spiritual bodies. It is perfect for those under stress, recovering from trauma, or trying to improve their ability to flow through life. Those who have experienced it report crystals promote a deeper sense of relaxation and peace that feels more profound than acupuncture alone. Each crystal and stone has its own vibration and is naturally self regulating. They are chosen to resonate with the energy of the acupuncture, the client and the healing process. Contact Robin Anderson is you would like to experience this therapy.
Crystal and Stone Therapy: Crystals and stones have a long tradition of being used for crystal healing. Each variety of crystal has a unique internal structure, which causes it to resonate at a certain frequency. Crystals and stones may be laid on the chakra points, acupuncture points, or gridded around the body to facilitate an energetic change in vibration. This process is determined through intuition, experience and the ability to assess the subtle energies of the body. Contact Robin Anderson If you'd like to experience this therapy.
Acupuncture and Essential Oil Therapy: Robin Anderson uses Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils, TCM and Body-Feedback® to facilitate the healing process. She exclusively uses Young Living Essential Oil® brand and has studied techniques to integrate these powerful healing supplements into her treatments. Please let her know if you are interested in knowing more about these oils.
TCM Based Body-Feedback® Treatment with Young Living Essential Oil®: Body-Feedback with Essential Oils is a system Michelle Buchanan, MSOM, CA, Dipl Ac., created to significantly improve the effectiveness of therapeutic-grade essential oils by combining them with the ancient acupuncture meridian diagnosing system. The integration of modern-day essential oils with time-tested palpation-based diagnosing techniques effectively promotes wellness and self-healing for people who take responsibility for their health. Using Body-Feedback techniques identifies the best essential oils to promote healing and maintain health based on your individual needs at any particular moment. The body, as a feedback system, is used to locate specific muscle groups and acupuncture points that indicate imbalances in physical and emotional health or that correspond to symptoms of disease. Specific muscle groups and/or acupuncture points become reactive when symptoms or imbalances in physical and emotional health are present. Therapeutic-grade oils offer another tool to help raise vibration and facilitate healing. Therapeutic-grade essential oils are the life force of plants and contain the highest concentrations of healing properties found in nature. Essential oils are alive with intercellular messengers such as enzymes, hormones, vitamins and minerals and oxygen. They easily penetrate the skin, fat, muscle and connective tissue, allowing rapid absorption into the bloodstream, lymph system and organs. Essential oils made from evergreens, resins and mints reach deepest into the body, penetrating even bone and brain matter. These unique characteristics allow for a variety of application methods that address a wide range of health concerns.
Robin Anderson has accredited continuing education through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in this system.