Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of healing that has been practiced in the orient for over 3000 years. The aim is to balance the energy meridians to permit the body to "heal itself". Acupuncturists consider the body and mind as dual aspects of an energetic whole. Illness is a manifestation of a disharmony of life-force (Qi). This Qi circulates through the internal organs and in specific pathways known as meridians throughout the body. Acupuncture was developed on the understanding that there are twelve main channels, or "regular meridians" running vertically across and throughout the human body connecting the internal organs. There are also eight extraordinary meridians that act as reservoirs to access qi and blood. It is a tenet of acupuncture that Qi flows along these meridian lines. Qi is somewhat equivalent to the western idea of vitality or life-force.
The operating philosophy of traditional acupuncture is that disease is caused by interrupted energy flow at specific points on the body's surface. Acupuncture thus involves the insertion of fine needles at the affected points in order to stimulate Qi flow and harmonize energy flow in the body. Yin and Yang is one of the most fundamental concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it is the foundation of diagnosis and treatment. The earliest reference to Yin and Yang is in the I Ching in approximately in 700 BC. In this work, all phenomena are said to be reduced to Yin-Yang. From this concept, TCM is broken down by the eight principles. Is the condition hot/cold, deficient/excess, interior/exterior. In Chinese Medicine, the Mind, Body and Spirit all contribute to the patient's state of health and well being.
Dr. Leah Garlan graduated from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies in August 2009. She began incorporating acupuncture into her practice and has seen astonishing results. Her primary focus is pain relief and uses acupuncture when chiropractic is not getting fast enough results.
Initial Visit: All New Patient's are required an initial consultation and examination. This visit also includes your first acupuncture treatment. Fee: $125
Acupuncture Private- Acupuncture including Electro-stim, Cupping, Qua-sha and Moxibustion. 60 minute appts. Fee: $65
Group Acupuncture- Group acupuncture is offered in 3 one hour blocks of time during the week. Contact the office for times. Fee: $40
Smoking Cessation- 3-2-1 and YOU ARE DONE! Quit smoking in 21 days with the NADA protocol. 6 visits lasting 45 minutes each. Fee: $300