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Offerings

Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history and herbal medicine has its roots in every culture around the world.  Like acupuncture, herbal medicine addresses the whole person (not just symptoms) and is used for promoting health as well as preventing and treating dis-ease.  ​During the course of our work together I may suggest herbal formulas or nutritional supplements if I think they will assist your healing process.

I believe in using food as medicine and that nutritional guidelines need to be specific to you as an individual. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the best way to eat because each of us has different constitutions.  The goal is for you to find a balanced and authentic way to eat for the long-term. I rarely advocate restrictive, limited diets because they don’t work. If it feels unnatural, forced, or excessively uncomfortable there is almost no chance of the nutritional program becoming a sustainable habit.

Our relationship with food, our family/peers, and environment has much to do with how well we are managing stress, expressing our emotions, and maintaining awareness of our core beliefs. We turn to food, people, substances, and various behaviors for immediate gratification and/or comfort, which often points to a much deeper imbalance.  My goal is to help you work on this deeper level so you can make lasting changes that will bring you the energy, focus, and wellbeing you desire.  

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an important component of Chinese medicine – an ancient and holistic healing system that addresses the whole person and is thus effective for almost all physical and psychological dis-ease.

"Chinese medicine has been for me the fulfillment of a search for a congenial system of healing that embodies the inseparability of body and mind, spirit and matter, nature and man, philosophy and reality.  It is a personal, subtle, gentle, yet highly technical medical system, which allows me to be close to essence - to the life force - both my own and that of others.

The reasons for using it, teaching it, and discussing it are two-fold.  First, it works. Second, it is a masterpiece of harmony, intricacy, and movement, which never ceases to engage me, fascinate me, and intrigue me.  It surrounds me like nature, or a great work of art.  I am consumed and renewed  at one time."

-Leon Hammer, M.D.

 
Herbs/Nutrition/Lifestyle

Treatments 

The number and frequency of sessions needed will vary based on your health needs. Some people seek acupuncture for something specific, while others utilize it as regular self-care and maintenance. Your treatment could be anywhere from 1 - 4 sessions total, to 8 sessions spread out over the course of a few months, to 1 session per month for as long as you desire.

At your initial consultation/treatment I will take extra time getting to know you and discussing goals for working together.  We will come up with a treatment plan based on your specific needs and budget. Because I place a high value on integration, in our time together I will incorporate a spectrum of healing modalities to address all the layers of your being: body, mind, and spirit.  In addition to acupuncture your session may also include moxibustion “moxa” (a heat therapy), cupping, gua-sha, tuina, (adjunctive therapies to acupuncture that work to alleviate pain and treat chronic and acute conditions), herbal/dietary/lifestyle counseling and guidance.

Follow-up treatments are usually scheduled after the initial session. These treatments are for established patients. We will discuss progress, changes, and address any questions or concerns. This information allows for continued integration and support for your long-term healing. In addition to acupuncture your session may also include moxibustion (a heat therapy), cupping, gua-sha, tuina (adjunctive therapies to acupuncture that work to alleviate pain and treat chronic and acute conditions), herbal/dietary/lifestyle counseling and guidance.

Contact Me

Innerspring Acupuncture & Wellness

6212 Dayton Boulevard, Suite B  |  Hixson, TN 37343

423.260.0496 call/text

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