Acupuncture . Tui Na Bodywork . Functional Medicine Herbs and Supplements . Feldenkrais Craniosacral . Pilates
Acupuncture is a modern and elegant treatment modality with roots in ancient China. It involves the stimulation of specific points on the body with extremely fine, sterile needles. It is useful for literally dozens of conditions from high blood pressure to pain to infertility. It is generally comfortable, well tolerated and quite relaxing for the patient to receive.
We provide both Community and Private Acupuncture. Sessions are tailored to patients based on individual need.
Tui Na Bodywork
Tui Na is the term used to describe the myriad of Manual Therapies used within the scope of Chinese Medicine. Our particular lineage of Tui Na features the use of techniques which utilize rhythmic massage, stretching, passive movement and traction of the body. It is not uncommon for additional modalities such as application of Heat, Cold, Cupping, Moxibustion and external herbal compresses to be used.
It can be used in conjunction with Acupuncture, Cupping, or Moxabustion or on its own.
Herbs and Supplements
Herbal Medicine is generally considered to be the therapeutic use of plants and plant materials, although minerals are also commonly used. We generally employ two methods here at Idyllwild Community Acupuncture. 1) Chinese Herbal Medicine, which typically utilizes numerous herbs in small doses mixed together in a “formula” and 2) Western Herbal Medicine which usually uses a higher dose of a single plant or plant extract at a higher dose. Most Herbal Medicines can be taken as a pill, liquid tincture or as tea.
We provide herbal consultations that are based on current available formulas as wells as individualized formulas to suit the needs of our patients.
"Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual's illness" (ifm.org). We tailor treatment and diagnosis based on your individual need.
The Feldenrkais Method is based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. We offer individual as well as group sessions. For more information click here.
We specialize in the use of Pilates for individualized treatment of post-rehab exercise or for those who did not respond well to traditional rehab methods. For more information click here.