Julia utilizes a variety of techniques tailored to each person’s individual needs. She searches for the simplest treatment with the greatest benefits for each person she sees. This might include any of the modalities listed below.
Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine have been in use for over 2,000 years. At the foundation of this Medicine is the understanding that every living thing has life energy called Qi. Qi flows through the body in energy streams called Meridians, which are related to the hundreds of acupuncture points. Pain or illness results when blockages occur in these meridians and the flow of Qi is inhibited. Acupuncture works by unblocking these meridians, renewing the healthy flow of Qi, and restoring balance to the body.
Moxibustion treats and prevents disease by applying heat to certain points or areas on the body. The herb, moxa, is ignited and placed either directly on the body, or on the handle of the acupuncture needles, until a sensation of warmth is felt. The heat helps the medicinal properties of the herb permeate deeply into the body. It is one of the best methods for either nourishing the body or moving stubborn blockages.
Sound is an extraordinary healing tool. Tuning forks are a form of vibrational sound healing that is rooted in East Asian Medicine, philosophy, and astrology. Each tuning fork has a different effect on the body, either physically or emotionally. They are used in conjunction with acupuncture meridians and points to provide another pathway, harmonic attunement, for restoring the body to optimum health.
The herbal medicines used in traditional Chinese Medicine are the historical ancestors for many of the prescription drugs we use today. Herbal formulas can be made from whole plants or from parts of plants such as bark, fruit, stem, root or seed. Herbal medicine is unique in that while it effectively treats symptoms, it does so by also supporting the body overall, reducing the risk of any side effects, and helping to actually repair the body over time.
The food you eat has a profound impact on your health and well-being. In East Asian Medicine, each type of food has its own set of properties that can be utilized to promote wellness. In fact, many of the foods and spices you already use in your kitchen are medicinal herbs. Eastern Nutrition is very different from Western nutritional counseling, which focuses on caloric intake and nutrients. Eastern Nutrition focuses eating the correct foods in the correct way for your body's individual strengths, weakness, and specific conditions, to promote health and longevity.
Cupping is a therapeutic approach commonly used to promote circulation. The practitioner places cups on or near the problem area and creates a vacuum seal. The pressure created by the seal encourages blood flow and releases tight, stiff, and painful muscles. While cupping works wonders on the muscle level, since it relieves stagnation, it can be used to release stuck emotions- whatever blockages in the body are inhibiting wellness.