Serving Berkeley, East Bay & Bay Area
- Herbal Medicine
- Diet and Lifestyle Counseling
- Nutritional Counseling
- Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
- Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
- Worker's Compensation
Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair thin acupuncture needles into specific parts of the body. Acupuncture activates specific functions at each point to bring health and wellness to the body. A unique point prescription is prescribed at each session to work on each clients specific health concerns.
Chinese herbs have healing properties that are enhanced when herbs are given together in a formula. I primarily use herbs in tablet form for ease of use, but I am able to write herbal formulas for powdered herbs or for raw herbs as well. Herbs may be used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. Many clients respond well to herbal medicines, but they are not necessary with every case.
Diet and Lifestyle Counseling
Diet and lifestyle change can have a significant impact on our health. When working in these areas, I do not impose strict diets or routines. My approach is to start wherever you are and to guide you towards new habits that will benefit your health.
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Cupping is the application of suction cups to large muscle groups of the body, such as the back. Cupping works to decrease pain and is also helpful with the common cold, flu, or other lung conditions. Cupping works by pulling the toxins in the body that are contributing to the condition to the surface of the skin so that the superficial circulation can eliminate the them from the body.
Nutritional supplements can be an effective form of complementary medicine. Many health concerns can be successfully addressed by the appropriate nutritional support package. After a thorough evaluation I prescribe nutritional support based on each individual's specific needs
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
Functional blood chemistry analysis involves analyzing blood chemistry panels to look for patterns of imbalance that may be affecting your health. This objective data assists in making suggestions that includes herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a non-surgical anti-aging system for rejuvenating the face and revitalizing the whole body. Founded on the principles of Chinese medicine, it is a natural, noninvasive method of addressing both the outward manifestations of aging and its inner root causes. Chinese medicine has been refined, tested, and perfected over the course of thousands of years. Today if offers a richly beneficial approach to achieving natural beauty. more ...
Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for many work injuries/worker's compensation claims. When referred by your primary treating physician, Michelle can provide acupuncture treatment for these injuries in her Berkeley office.