Alternative Medicine Maui

Acupuncture and herbal medicine is the perfect alternative or adjunct to conventional medicine for chronic conditions that involve ongoing pain, inflammation, stress or multiple organ systems or diseases. As a holistic medicine, it addresses the whole person in many aspects of their life and health as a whole, not only addressing the imbalances of mind and body, but also through multiple organ and meridian systems which each relate to different emotions. The power of Chinese Medicine lies in its ability to distill the often complex list of symptoms and history into a diagnosis that states the imbalances in various organ systems and meridians so that it can be addressed systematically with an acupuncture or herbal protocol. Ideally, Chinese Medicine is utilized preventatively so that a person may enjoy optimal health throughout their life and not ever have to be diagnosed with a disease.

Digestive Disorders

In Oriental medicine the digestion is considered the root of postnatal vital energy (qi) and is essential for the proper functioning of our entire bodies on a daily basis. Acupuncture can regulate metabolism and blood sugar and balance the internal organs, thereby improving one’s digestion. I treat conditions such as poor digestion, abdominal pain, acid reflux, bowel irregularities, IBS, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as diet-related conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.  I also offer a holistic weight loss program including whole foods nutritional counseling, safe and natural weight loss teas, ear seeds and acupuncture

Women’s Health

Oriental medicine has been observing the cycles of women and learning how to gently balance them for millennia.  Using herbs and acupuncture, Oriental Gynecology is a safe, natural way to balance hormones, calm emotions, and regulate and strengthen internal organs. I treat conditions such as PMS, menstrual irregularity and pain, hormonal imbalances, cysts, fibroids, cervical dysplasia, postpartum difficulties, infertility, and menopause.

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Immune System Strengthening and Balancing

Acupuncture is an effective and safe way to strengthen and regulate the immune system by encouraging the body’s own natural healing and balance to take place. I treat the root causes of the condition, thereby preventing future attacks as the entire body becomes more balanced, healthy and strong.  I treat such conditions as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, and general immune system deficiency issues such as easily catching colds, having chronic UTI’s or other infections, or having a propensity towards candida or herpes outbreaks.  

Insomnia, Emotional Conditions & Endocrine Imbalance

Insomnia, stress and other strong emotions have a strong effect on our physical body and are closely related with various illnesses, imbalances and pain.  In Oriental medicine, there is no separation between mind and body, and thus offers an excellent and ancient holistic approach to mental, physical and spiritual health and wellbeing and is a great way to treat anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia. Stress and trauma can also lead to many imbalances including autonomic nervous system imbalances, adrenal overdrive, thyroid imbalance and other endocrine imbalances.

Sports Injury and Pain Management

I treat chronic and acute neurological and musculoskeletal pain by removing circulatory blockages, releasing tight muscle groups that block the flow of qi and blood, and treating structural imbalances, thereby allowing the body’s own innate healing energy to flow freely and relieve the pain as well as treating the underlying cause.  Acupuncture has been used to treat injuries from sports activity, to speed recovery so that activity can be resumed, and to enhance performance by Olympians and professional athletes all over the world.