Services - Acupuncture

Classical acupuncture is a system of treating illness and maintaining health that has been practiced for over 3000 years. It is firmly rooted in principles from the ancient texts of Chinese medicine. Symptoms and illnesses are regarded as the body’s wisdom, a message that something is awry, a calling to return to the place of balance with in us. Rather than repressing symptoms, Classical Acupuncture (also know as 5 Element Acupuncture) seeks to find the root of the imbalance and to restore harmony at this deep level, thus allowing the body/mind/spirit to heal itself. Classical acupuncture treatments are highly individualized since everyone is considered to have their own unique energetic blueprint and Dr O'Hara designs her treatments to work with each patient’s particular constitution.

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Auriculotherapy is a form of acupuncture applied to the ear that originated with other forms of Oriental Medicine over 2000 years ago. The ear is connected to every part of the body through the ‘yang meridians’ or channels through which “Qi” or vital energy flows. By stimulating corresponding points on the map of the ear, patients experience relief from pain and illness in the corresponding body parts. Dr. O’Hara utilizes auriculotherapy in the following:

Weight Loss - this protocol is used to balance the digestive functions, normalize blood sugar, reduce stress, and reduce craving to assist a person in achieving a healthy weight loss

Smoking Cessation - this protocol is used all over the world for addiction recovery. Special body points related to smoking are added to the ear point to dampen the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking.

Serenity Treatment – this protocol is an over-all balancing and stress reduction treatment. Patients who receive regular treatments like these have reported better sleep, better bowel habits, less irritability and reduction of symptoms associated with stress.

Moxibustion is a Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small spongy herb, to facilitate healing. In acupuncture moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the energy channels, which leads to smoother flow of blood and “Qi” throughout the body.

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