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Aromatherapy

Harmonize the liver and gall bladder

The first remedy is to eat less.

Foods to Avoid are those high in saturated fats, Lard, Mammal meats, Cream, Cheese, Eggs

Avoid Hydrogenated and poor-quality fats, Shortening, Margarine

Avoid Refined and rancid oils

Excess nuts and seeds.  They should be unsalted, and lightly roasted.  Raw nuts easily become rancid, and harbor parasites.

Chemicals in foods and water

Processed foods

All intoxicants

Eat foods or herbs that stimulate the flow of liver-Qi energy.

From my book, “The Qi Life: Live A Better Life Pain Free Naturally”.

Essential Oils may support liver and gall bladder health.

Use 3 – 5 drops of a detoxification essential oil blend applied to liver area daily.  Note: A detoxification Blend you can purchase may include Clove, Geranium, Grapefruit and Rosemary, or in a roller ball combine 4 drops Geranium, 6 drops Rosemary, 6 drops Cilantro, 8 drops Juniper Berry, and fill remainder with FCO.

*Note:  most liver conditions have developed over long periods of time and rebuilding will take consistent application with patience over weeks and months.

A famous Chinese Herbal remedy that moves stuck liver Qi-energy, lifts the mood, and aids digestion:

The Chinese Medicine herbal formula Xiao Yao Wan (Rambling Powder) moves and nourishes the liver energy, and emotional constraint.

Ingredients: Bupleurum (Chai Hu), Angelica Root (Dang Gui), White Peony (Bai Shao), White Atractylodes (Bai Zhu), Poria Mushroom (Fu Ling), Honey Baked Licorice (Zhi Gan Cao), Mint (Bo He), Fresh Ginger (Sheng Jiang).  Citrus Peel (Chen Pi), Amomum Cardamom Seed (Sha Ren) can be added for a weak spleen-stomach.

Take twice daily before meals.

Contraindications:  Do not take during an acute phase of colds and flu.

Caution:  This formula has been modified to reduce likelihood of stomach bloating or loose stools with the additions of Chen Pi and Sha Ren.  Should this occur with the additions, take with food, or discontinue.

 

If you have questions about more ways that Chinese Medicine can help you please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,

Dr. Michele Arnold

The Qi Life the key to health

My new book, The Qi Life: Live A Better Life Pain Free Naturally”, by Michele Arnold-Pirtle, is available now on Amazon.com.

To learn more about it go HERE.

 “It is my personal mission to spread the potential health benefits of nature’s plant medicines. Herbs, spices, and essential oils can be used to cultivate a wellness lifestyle to enjoy a healthier, happier life-longer! This is a small book with a lot of impact! If you want an easy to follow guide with simple natural ways to stay healthy, then this book is for you!

Find out about Holistic and natural ways to improve your health and manage pain that you can do yourself.  Learn acupressure techniques, stress reduction and meditation, exercise, eating right, losing weight, natural herbal remedies, essential oils, and Hemp Cannabidiol Oil (CBD).

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AromaTune™ Massage or MeridianTune Acupuncture

We use Meridian Tuning Forks that are tuned to the vibrational frequency of healthy chakra-meridian-organ systems.  Together they stimulate homeostasis in the autonomic nervous system for balance in the body and mind. (no insurance accepted for this service).

These forms of vibrational medicine harmonize and decongest the chakra-meridian systems.  Chakra-Meridian balancing has beneficial effects on the autonomic nervous system and internal Organs (as understood by Chinese Medicine).

Our chakras can become congested, over-stimulated or uncoordinated.  Restoring balance to your chakras helps with stress, emotional-wellbeing, pain and disease. 

Restore Balance and Harmony to Your Chakras with AromaTune Massage or Meridian Tuning.

AromaTune™ Massage 

AromaTune™ is Aromatherapy with Tuning Forks massage.  It is a gentle, safe and highly effective treatment method.  It utilizes the energetic frequencies of 100% pure essential oils with vibrational sound waves from tuning forks on Acupuncture points to stimulate homeostasis in the autonomic nervous system for balance in the body and mind.

Oils are chosen specifically that offer immune support, promote relaxation, stress relief, decrease pain and inflammation and lift the mood. 

You can learn more here.

The exact oils and tuning forks used may differ depending on your treatment needs.  

$125 for 45-60 minutes.

MeridianTune Acupuncture

 is a quicker version without the aromatherapy massage, and the focus is on the acupuncture, and reflex points.

$75 for 30-45 minutes.

Reasons to use vibrational tuning forks:

-General Tuning: Balance your meridian system and chakras (psycho-neuro-endocrine centers (PNE); balances nerves, brain, and hormones.  To Feel strong, powerful, and joyful by finding clarity, purpose, and passion in your life. Also, great for self-discovery, improved business and life passion.

-Cancer support and calming the mind, nausea, fatigue, insomnia.

-Body alignment, posture, nervous system reset.

-Brain, CNS support.

-Skin and hair rejuvenation.  Outward beauty and inner beauty.

-Anti-cellulite and Fat reduction.

-Acceleration of wound healing.

-Boosting and regulating the immune system for allergies, asthma, frequent illnesses.

-Support the lungs and respiratory system.

-Harmonize the liver and gall bladder with tension release, sense of purpose and direction.

-Fibromyalgia, Hypersensitivity to pain, multiple joint pain, chronic fatigue.

-Digestive and gastrointestinal support.

-Joints and bones.

-Hormone balance, male or female for infertility, menstrual complaints, PMS, menopause.

-Heart and circulation for hypertension, post-stroke, CHF.

-Balance emotions and emotionally related pain, stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, nervousness, worry, addictions.

 

How Tuning Forks Work

The vibration of a tuning fork is felt as it resonates through muscle, bones, and organs creating entrainment.  This is synchronization of the body’s systems, organs, and tissues to the frequency of the fork reaching a harmonic natural rhythm. 

The treatment stimulates healing of tissue at the cellular level getting to the root cause of disharmony. 

It works because each of our tissues, organs and cells have their own frequency.  Musical instruments have varying sound waves, which penetrate the human body, causing vibrations within the cell.  Specific vibrations strengthen healthy cells while regenerating weaker cells. 

However, it is different from traditional music therapy, which uses signals received through the ears that focuses on the mind.  Tuning fork sound frequencies are received through the ears, skin, tissue, bones, organs and cells.  Therefore, it works on all three levels of the human body, which are the body, mind, and spirit. 

Tuning forks used for sound healing come in a variety of sets and frequencies.  By directing the sound waves of correct tuning forks at key acupuncture and reflexology points, the sound travels through the body to the appropriate organ, gland, bone, or tissue.  The healing frequency directs the body’s cells to tune up to their proper healthy pitch enabling them to function as they should. 

 

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I am feeling rejuvenated, clear headed, calm and sleeping oh so good.  I definitely want to try again

in the new year.  Thanks so much!!

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Fibromyalgia and Tuning Forks

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Hypersensitivity to Pain, Multiple Joint Pain and Aches.

Can Acupuncture with Tuning Forks and Essential Oils Help?


Fibromyalgia affects about 3-6% of the world’s population, an estimated 200-400 million people worldwide, with higher numbers among women than men.1 People diagnosed with fibromyalgia experience a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, pain, stiffness, aches and muscle tenderness, along with sleep disorders and intestinal and bowel troubles.

The diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be confirmed when eleven out of eighteen specific points on the body are tender to pressure. Interestingly, some of these tender points closely correspond to the location of ancient acupuncture points.2

Many experts link fibromyalgia symptoms to injury that affects the head and neck.  Other types of trauma not related to the cervical spine that may trigger fibromyalgia symptoms include major surgical procedures, being deployed to war, certain types of infections, emotional trauma, childhood separation from your mother for more than six months.

Whip lash type of event may lock the head and neck in a forward position, resetting the body’s trauma response in some people so that their central nervous system continues to react as though it’s under threat. The sympathetic flight-or-fight system is working overdrive, while the parasympathetic system is unreactive.4

Unfortunately, not everyone whose fibromyalgia is triggered by trauma will find relief in the same way.  But if you think your fibromyalgia pain stems from a traumatic event that may be emotionally or physically based it may be worth it for you to try our techniques.

A study conducted in 2010, suggests that acupuncture treatment is effective in relieving pain and improving quality of life for fibromyalgia patients.3 Not only can Acupuncture treat the pain and discomfort, but it can also address the underlying problems that have caused the imbalance.

In other research, subjects who received acupuncture experienced an overall improvement in fatigue, anxiety and the hypersensitivity associated with fibromyalgia.5

How Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine Can Help.

According to the theories of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, an imbalance in the flow of Qi can create symptoms and signs that reflect a Western diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the vital energy that animates and supports the functions of the body. It flows through specific pathways, called meridians,
and provides nourishment
for the entire body.

When Qi is abundant and freely circulating throughout the body, there is health and pain-free living. When Qi becomes “blocked,” or the supply is inadequate, pain, stiffness
and other symptoms related to fibromyalgia can appear.

What Does An Acupuncturist Do?

An acupuncturist will take a complete health history in order to find out where Qi has become blocked, and/or why the amount of Qi within the body has changed. He or she will then develop a treatment plan tailored to address the meridian pathways that are out of balance. The goal of such a plan will be to eliminate visible symptoms, while addressing the root cause(s) and underlying imbalances.

What Is Out-Of-Balance?

The body constantly strives to maintain a healthy balance of Qi traveling through the meridian pathways. When the flow of Qi has been disrupted, or the supply of Qi has changed, the body becomes unbalanced and the meridians cannot properly nourish the body. This is when signs and symptoms appear.

Most cases of fibromyalgia fit into the Chinese diagnosis of a Liver, Spleen, and/or Heart disharmony. This does not mean that these organs have a problem, it means that the functions of these organ/meridian pathways according to Chinese medical diagnosis are out of balance.

Liver. The functions related to the Liver organ, according to Chinese medicine, are to control the smooth flow of blood, Qi, and emotions and to nourish the tendons. When the Liver meridian becomes blocked there will be an inadequate supply of blood and Qi flowing throughout the body. The tendons and muscles will not be properly nourished, leading to stiffness and pain. Other symptoms of a blocked Liver are depression, anger, anxiety, and insomnia. A Liver imbalance may be caused by improper diet, stress, deep, unexpressed anger, drugs, and alcohol.

Spleen. The Chinese function of the Spleen is to transform the food that we ingest into Qi and blood. The health of the Spleen is affected by diet, over-concentration, and worry. An unbalanced Spleen can result in fatigue, digestive troubles, muscle stiffness, and pain.

Heart. When there is an insufficient amount of Qi and blood produced by the Spleen, the Heart organ will be affected. The role of the Heart is to pump blood throughout the body. It is also considered to be the home of the Spirit. If the Spleen cannot generate enough blood to nourish the Heart, the Heart Qi does not have enough control to properly house the Spirit. Symptoms can include anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, and emotional unrest.

AromaTune is our method to help bring your body back into balance.  We select 100% pure essential oils such as basil, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint and marjoram, and we apply them along the spine.  Oils are chosen specifically that offer immune support, promote relaxation, stress relief, decrease pain and inflammation and lift the mood.  The energetic frequencies of the oils are enhanced with the application of vibrational sound waves from tuning forks on Acupuncture points. The feeling of vibration from tuning forks and the aroma calms stress & anxiety, relaxes tense muscles, and gives a deep healing experience.

We use Meridian Tuning Forks that are tuned to the vibrational frequency of healthy meridian-organ systems.  Together they stimulate homeostasis in the autonomic nervous system for balance in the body and mind.

This works through what is called entrainment. It is the phenomenon of sound, in which the powerful rhythmic vibrations of one object will cause the less powerful vibrations of another object to lock in step and oscillate at the first object’s rate.  For example, if it is found that your liver meridian is out of balance, the liver tuning fork can be applied or held above the body to help your liver meridian meet the same frequency as the tuning fork.

This protocol can be beneficial for fibromyalgia, hypersensitive people, chronic fatigue, and for those with numerous joint and health complaints.

References

  1. National Fibromyalgia Association.
  2. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia-symptoms/AR00054.
  3. Itoh K, Kitakoji H. Effects of acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia: A preliminary randomised controlled trial. Chinese Medicine Journal. 2010, 5(1):11.
  4. Buskila, D., Neumann, L., Vaisberg, G., Alkalay, D. and Wolfe, F. (1997), Increased rates of fibromyalgia following cervical spine injury. A Controlled study of 161 cases of traumatic injury. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 40: 446-452. doi:10.1002/art.1780400310.
  5. Sletten, C., Berger, I., et al., Mayo Clinic Proceedings Report, June 2006.

Book your appointment with Dr. Michele Arnold or Licensed Acupuncturist Tracey Whitney to experience this effective form of energy medicine. 

$125 for 60 minutes.

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Elite Microcurrent Electro-Acupuncture

Elite Acupuncture includes a highly specialized effective form of electro-acupuncture called Micro-Current Color-Light Therapy (MEA)!

This is a gentle, yet very effective therapy for healing so that you can feel good and do what you love!

What are the Benefits of Elite Acupuncture using Micro-Current Color Therapy (MicroLight)?

Very rapid relief of acute and chronic pain without needles. Can also be used in conjunction with acupuncture needles for complex conditions.

  • Joint Pain and Limited Range of Motion
  • Shoulder disorders and pain
  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Balancing Chakra and Meridian Energies for Emotional Well-being, anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress

  1. Offers very effective and popular form of Cosmetic facial and body rejuvenation (Energy LightRejuvenation™)
  2. Rapid and powerful results using reflex points such as for auriculo-therapy (ear) and Korean hand micro-points.
  3. Tissue healing acceleration for faster rehabilitation after injuries or surgery
  4. Non-needle electro-acupuncture applications include treatment of addictions, auriculotherapy, Organ treatments and psychological, Root treatments
  5. Electro-massage creates release of tension, adhesions and trigger points more rapidly than conventional bodywork
  6. Meridian balancing – has beneficial effects on the autonomic nervous system and internal Organs (as understood by Chinese Medicine)
  7. Treatment of degenerative and neurological conditions such as arthritis, MS, Parkinson’s and peripheral neuropathies supported with Microlight therapy

What is color light therapy, and what are its benefits?

 

Color light has been used for thousands of years to promote healing, relieve pain and for spiritual attunement purposes. There are records of color light healing from as far back as ancient Egypt and Greece. In modern times, low level light has been used for pain relief, cancer therapy, addictions, facial rejuvenation, treatment of depression and much more. Color light is also used as a form of acupuncture treatment, and provides a stronger body-mind-emotions connection than traditional needle therapies.

 

How does color heal the body?

 

Photons (light particles) and phonons (sound particles) have been shown to be integral parts of the body’s amazing internal communication network. This “living matrix” also includes neuro-peptides such as hormones and neuro-transmitters. Research in Russia has confirmed that light actually travels through the meridian system, as has been confirmed using sensitive test equipment called a photo-multiplier.

 

Each color (wavelength) of light carries information to the cells of the body, and gently triggers improved functions. For example, the liver is very sensitive to Red and Green light. Red stimulates a sluggish, weakened liver, while Green reduces inflammation and helps smooth the flow of Qi, or life energy associated with the liver. Orange light helps treat hypo-thyroid conditions with fatigue, weight gain and dry skin by boosting thyroid hormone output, while Indigo light has the opposite effect, reducing hyper-thyroid conditions such as nervousness, weight loss and goiter.

 

*The application of micro-current and color light through acupuncture points has been shown to be particularly powerful for shortening treatment times and improving results for acute and chronic pain patients and for cosmetic facial rejuvenation anti-aging treatments.

 

What is the Cost of Elite Acupuncture?

Per session it is $85.00.  This is offered at a 25% discount off our regular rate of $115, rounded down for Healthy Roads, Kaiser patients, etc.  We don’t bill insurance or super bill for Elite Acupuncture.  However, you can use your flex spending or HSA accounts.  For additional savings purchase a package of sessions.  Many of our patients prefer to use the Elite Acupuncture that want to feel better quickly with or without needles!

*The application of micro-current and color light through acupuncture points has been shown to be particularly powerful for shortening treatment times and improving results for acute and chronic pain patients and for cosmetic facial rejuvenation anti-aging treatments.

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