An herbalist consultation is an appointment that provides you with specific information about the underlying cause of your symptoms and ailments. This consultation includes a thorough review of your health concerns, Traditional Chinese tongue and pulse analysis, Ayurvedic and Chinese constitutional assessment, and diagnostic techniques from Western herbalism. You will receive recommendations for herbal therapies, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle refinements.90 minutes: $100
The follow-up consultation maximizes the benefits of herbal medicine. During this appointment the herbalist verifies that you are receiving effective care and that your herbal formulas are functioning well for you. Tongue and pulse analysis are again performed, and if necessary, herbal therapies are adjusted.45 minutes: $45 Phone/Email: $30
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique during which the client receives healing energy from the hands, palms and fingers of the practitioner. The practitioner follows standard hand positions along both sides of the body and the client is clothed during treatment. It is a deeply relaxing treatment, which alleviates pain, clears energy blockages and corrects chakric imbalances.60 minutes: $75
Cupping is a healing method that developed over time in China and Egypt, eventually spreading throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Glass or plastic cups are applied to the skin using heat or a simple hand pump to create suction. The suction gently lifts skin and superficial muscle into the cup, holding it there until it is released. Cupping is commonly used to alleviate pain, ease gastro-intestinal disorders, resolve chronic coughs and asthma, release stiff muscles, and to assist with detoxification.30 minutes: $40
Gua Sha, also known as scraping, is a Chinese healing method that is especially useful for alleviating pain due to stiff muscles. A specific herbally-infused oil is first applied to the skin, and then a blunt edged instrument, commonly made of jade, is pulled along the skin. Results are often felt immediately, as the scraping promotes circulation and reduces inflammation.30 minutes: $40
Moxibustion is a warming soothing therapy that corrects imbalances by moving energy and blood. During a moxibustion treatment a moxa stick is held above the skin over the affected area or over relevant meridian points. Alternatively, loose moxa is placed in a special container and gently rolled over a cloth along the lower back or abdomen to relieve various cramps and muscle pain. This pleasant therapy is also traditionally used for lung congestion, joint pains, and poor digestion.25 minutes: $35
Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic therapy. During a Shirodhara treatment the dripping of oil is placed on the third eye. This therapy is wonderful for all types of Shen disturbances. Very soothing for the nerves. It can relax away stress and has even been used for assisting conditions such as schizophrenia.25 minutes: $40
Auriculartherapy, also known as ear seeding, is the placing of vaccaria seeds on specific points in the ear to promote healing. The ear has representative points correlating to the entire body. These points can be stimulated to promote energy flow and healing to those areas. There are some clinics that exclusively treat all clients with this approach, which proves its effectiveness.25 minutes: $40
Magnotherapy is a therapy that corrects imbalances by moving energy and blood. An excellent remedy for relieving pain. A magnotherapy treatment is when a magnet is placed on the skin over the affected area or over relevant meridian points. Alternatively, the magnets can be placed in either direction based on the desired result. This therapy is also traditionally used for any trauma areas, joint pains, and areas of low blood flow, which often slows healing of the area.25 minutes: $40
Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should contact a qualified herbalist before starting any herbal therapies. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Susan Coombs is not a licensed physician, nor are any of these alternative medicine services licensed by the state.
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