Adorable pediatric patient receiving painless laser treatment for constipation. He had a blast! Babies and kids can be treated in their caregivers arms and treatments are brief, fun, and caregivers are taught skills to use at home between treatments.
Glowing after a birth preparation session at Acupunktrix
Sweet baby getting acupuncture while nursing. See the little green handle of the needle on her wrist?
Jackson loved being a Unicorn! He asked his mama if he could come here "all the time"!
12 year old Angie received treatment for TMJ. She said she felt like she was floating on a cloud.
Babies love it at Acupunktrix!
This mama is 8 month pregnant, enjoying being able to comfortably and safely relax in a face down position for a little while! This special bolster is wonderful for birth and labor preparations, or during acupuncture or gentle massage prior to moxibustion for babies in a breech position.
Gentle chinese medical acupressure and massage is fun for baby and I can teach you how to apply these techniques at home.
Ten year old Zeke receiving acupuncture for some tummy trouble and to help reduce hyperactivity . My clinic is equipped with gentle pediatric needles, relaxing toys, and even a little stuffed hedgehog that kids can give play acupuncture to before their treatments. Zeke was terrified of needles, but enjoyed some aromatherapy and watching this soothing water toy. He was pleasantly surpised to discover that he couldn't even feel the needles! For babies and kids who are wriggly, I use painless gentle electric current, chinese medical massage, shoni shin (Japanese non-needle pediatric acupressure), or itty bitty needles that go in quickly and are taken out immediately. Kids can remain in their parents arms and if necessary, I have lovely meditation or animal videos for kids to watch while they receive treatment. It should always be fun, healing, positive, and never scary!
Acupuncture can be a great support before, during, and after birth. I supported this amazing mama and she birthed without medication.
It was so much fun to provide sliding scale acupuncture treatments to bicyclists at the Glendale Ciclavia festival.
Sound vibration is up and coming in Western Medicine, both for treatment of fractures and in neurosurgery. Here we can apply sound vibration with tuning forks, drumming, gongs, or singing bowls to powerfully help soothe body and mind and further stimulate muscle, nerves and acupuncture points. It can be added to any treatment. The treatment pictured is to enhance fertility.
Attendees at the 2017 Trans Wellness and Wellbeing receiving a group acupuncture treatment from me. I am a trans-friendly practitioner with experience working with the trans and non-binary community.
Cosmetic treatments boost collagen production and help tighten jaw lines, soften wrinkles, and brighten skin.
This young man was relaxing on his birthday. He said he needles are "no big deal'
I handcraft therapeutic foot soaks from medicinal and aromatic herbs customized for you. Relax, heal, refresh, increase blood circulation.
I am able to do animal acupuncture under the auspices of your vet. Animals really benefit from treatment and seem to enjoy it, too!
Electronic stimulation (e-stim) applies a gentle current to acupuncture points to help provide additional stimulation to points. This is an ideal addition for muscle pain, fertility treatments, neurological issues, and weight loss.
Sherri-Marie is a busy family law attorney. She is here enjoying some rose petal tea following her fertility treatment. She conceived the same day!
Home visits can be great when you are sick or busy, and are particularly nice for pregnant and new mamas.
Eugene Huffman is a talented artist vibrantly living with HIV. He has a super busy schedule, so he booked me for a house call visit to help increase his enegry level, help with sleep, and reduce back pain from a recent auto accident. Acupuncture cannot cure HIV, but it can be a wonderful adjunct treatment for those using Western therapies. Acupuncture can reduce stress, help with medication side effects, and help treat secondary infections.
Young patients are treated with autonomy and respect. They have control over their bodies and can choose which treatments appeal to them.
Lesbian mamas, IVF, and IUI patients are welcome and celebrated here!
Cupping helps to bring fresh blood circulation and relieves chronic muscle and joint pain.
My awesomely tattooed patient receiving cupping for chronic tightness and pain in the leg.
A patient having a moment of peace during a treatment to bring emotional stability and balance
House Call for Lauren Lysak of Precious Creature Taxidermy and Pet Memorials.
Metal vocalist, Greg Reynard, frontman for Krammpstein and former singer (Toucan) from Green Jello/Jelly (Three Little Pigs, Cereal Killer) relaxing during an acupuncture treatment for shoulder pain. Even the toughest dudes and harshest skeptics can benefit from acupuncture.
A calm moment with a patient
This is my mama. She is a brave and amazing woman. She's struggled with arthritis and serious auto immune illness and lots of pain, but managed to get her doctorate! Doctor Mama. Acupuncture helps her pain immensely and helps her to relax. I love being able to help her.
Using a bamboo moxa box helps direct therapeutic moxa (mugwort) smoke to warm and heal.
This mama of four is GLOWING after her session
Moxibustion is the application of mugwort smoke or smoldering herbs. The mugwort has muscle relaxing, hormone balancing, immune boosting and pain relieving properties,
Yay! Acupunktrix has over 30 5 star reviews on Yelp and they sent us this nifty window sticker!
This was during my internship in an herbal pharmacy. I prescribe safe herbal formulas and topical treatments to my patients to help with systemic issues like anxiety and fertility.
Being interviewed by Xavier Mejia for QTalk Radio.
I can come to you! My services are available at your home, hotel, office, or set.
AWB training for acupuncture care in trauma and crisis situations.
Volunteering as a medic at Occupy LA where I also set up an acupuncture clinic for protestors and the homeless.
Volunteering in the West Bank city of Jenin. I primarily assisted with pregnant women in labor.
I have been a doula for almost twenty years, and offer customized doula support with acupuncture for morning sickness, pregnancy discomfort, birth preparation, and labor pain, postpartum recovery and breastfeeding support.
Handpainted by me. Custom orders welcome. Backside features a finger labyrinth or design of your choice.
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