Align your health...
Santa Fe's newest Acupuncture practice helping people embrace their health.
Acupuncture uses fine, sterile, stainless steel needles to access specific energetic impulses contained within the human body. This ancient technique calls upon and adjusts the body’s Qi (“chi”), resulting in a healing cascade that can lead to greater balance and well-being.
Chinese herbal medicine differs from other forms of herbalism. Its practitioners diagnose their patients based on time-tested methodologies. Instead of acting to suppress symptoms, these theories provide the practitioner with a more precise, in-depth view of the patient and their overall health pattern.
Hands-on manual therapy, applied to the patient’s comfort level, provides a simultaneous relaxing and stimulating effect and aids rapport between practitioner and patient. It also allows access to the type of diagnostic information that is only available through the sense of touch.
The Power of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Purpose & Vision
Being of compassionate service in the field of Chinese medicine allows my patients the ability to approach the world as the best and most authentic version of themselves, because creating a more peaceful and harmonious world requires that we all live up to our highest potential.
Saam acupuncture is a unique acupuncture system that focuses on the identification and treatment of the core imbalances within the body. Also known as Korean four-needle technique, it is structured around the 12 primary channels to restore balance.
Treatment in All Forms
My acupuncture treatments are designed to call on certain energies within the patient that correspond to different facets of the natural world. After all, Chinese medicine is based on long, careful observation of nature and how our planet moves through time and seasons.
Most of the methods I use are within the realm of the acupuncture channel system, a network of interconnected meridians that conduct Qi, a term usually translated as ‘energy’ but which in fact encompasses so much more. You can think of it as a sort of vital life force.
Some Conditions Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can help treat
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
- Biliary colic
- Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
- Dysentery, acute bacillary
- Dysmenorrhoea, primary
- Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
- Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- Hypertension, essential
- Hypotension, primary
- Induction of labor
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Malposition of fetus, correction
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pain
- Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Renal colic
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
- Spine pain, acute
- Stiff neck
- Tennis elbow
- And so much more
I believe in the healer as mediator between the human community and the greater ecological matrix. The classics of Chinese medicine provide the framework for how these two fields interrelate. The timelessness of their teachings mean that they can be applied to modern people with modern problems in an effective and safe manner. I use the Sa’am method of acupuncture, a five-element based system from Korea that has been passed on through an oral lineage and is now finding wider use in the United States. I prescribe herbal formulas based on the writing of Zhang Zhongjing, a physician from the 2nd and 3rd centuries whose work was foundational for the next two millennia of Chinese herbal medicine. It is an honor to present these offerings in a clinical setting.
Thank you for letting me serve you.