Acupuncture is an effective form of medicine that has been practiced in China for over three thousand years. It is a safe, drug-free way to treat a wide variety of conditions and to establish health and balance in one’s life. It is important in preventing disease and treating pain.
Five Element Acupuncture is based on the laws of nature, focusing on all aspects of a person’s Body, Mind and Spirit to achieve the highest potential of health. The Elements are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. When these energies are functioning in harmony and balance we feel healthy, happy, and have energy. Symptoms are a sign that some part of us is out of balance.
Five element practitioners see people not only as they present themselves in illness, but more importantly as they would be in perfect health and balance, in full discovery of their true nature, unique in body mind and spirit. Moving towards this then becomes the purpose of treatment.
Since treatment reaches the Body, the Mind and the Spirit, it is useful in addressing many psychological concerns. It can assist in bringing the clarity, strength and focus from within oneself that is so essential in the healing process.
In the body is a network of channels in which the life-force energy or Qi flows. If these channels become blocked or obstructed, disease, and often pain, occurs. Acupuncture works by unblocking these pathways and allowing the body to use its innate wisdom to heal from within. Research shows that stimulation of the acupuncture point’s releases hormones and chemicals that reduce pain, regulate the endocrine and calm the nervous system.
Qi Gong is cultivation practices that involve methods of accumulating, circulating, and working with Qi or energy within the body.Qi translates as breath and the energy produced by breathing. Gong means discipline and skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong means cultivating energy and is practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Medical Qi Gong practitioners use these exercises to move and build the energy of their clients. Medical Qigong refers to therapeutic exercises, breathing methods, and healing techniques that guide and direct the Qi for health and balance. Qi gong exercises are taught to patients for different diseases and conditions.
Pan Gu Shengong or Pan Gu Mystical Qigong, also known as the Heaven, Earth, Sun and Moon Qigong, has its fundamental philosophy and practice rooted in kindness and charity. It is designed to absorb the essence of Qi or energy from the universe. It regulates and intensifies life force and the human immune system. When practiced regularly, it can restore balance, harmony, and peace of mind. It empowers the immune system, rejuvenates well being and happiness and creates inexhaustible vitality.
Cupping is a Chinese massage technique where glass or latex cups are placed on the skin to create suction. Gua Sha uses a special tool to scrape the skin. Cupping and Gua Sha therapy aid in promoting blood flow and increase blood circulation to muscles & tissue, they loosen knots, & can relieve body aches & remove toxins.
- Frozen shoulder
- Muscle stiffness and aches
- Respiratory Illnesses
Your first visit will be devoted to gathering information about your medical history, goals and important aspects of your life, it will include your first treatment.
Subsequent visits involve acupuncture treatments designed specifically for your needs.
Chinese herbs or Qi Gong exercises may be prescribed to complement acupuncture treatment.
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The frequency of your treatment will depend upon your needs and condition, the duration of the illness and other factors.
Generally, your treatments will be scheduled once a week for a period of five to ten treatments.
Once your energy begins to stabilize, treatments are every two to four weeks.
Optimally, in good health you might choose to come seasonally.
The goal of treatment is to support the body, mind and spirit in sustaining its energetic balance.
"Nicole Mezoff is one of the finest acupuncturists I have ever been treated by and singly the best Worsley Classical 5 Element practitioner I have had in more than fifteen years of receiving acupuncture. She demonstrates a keen and curious mind coupled with compassion and understanding, all qualities which I believe are required to be an outstanding practitioner. She is also open minded and willing to embrace new concepts if she believes they will benefit her patient and herself. Finally, she is one of the best energy workers I have met and is willing to share her experience in Tai Qi and Qi Gong. In short I recommend her services without reservation."
“Working with Nicole is the ideal combination of expertise and compassion. She made me feel completely comfortable discussing my situation from a ‘whole person’ perspective and asked questions that other practitioners I had been to didn’t even think to ask. The work we did felt like a collaboration process that addressed my specific complaints and my overall well-being. I saw results that I was not able to achieve with other treatments. As a health professional myself, I recommend Nicole highly to friends, family and my own clients.”
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please give 24-hour notice of cancellation.
If less than 24 hours notice is given, the fee for the missed appointment will be payable.
PAYMENT POLICY: If your insurance does not cover acupuncture,
payment is due at the time services are rendered.
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INSURANCE POLICY: We accept most PPO's and some POS insurance plans.
Call, fax, or email your insurance information along with your date of birth.
We will check to see if your insurance has acupuncture benefits.
Please allow 48-hours to get benefit information regarding your insurance.
If there is an increase in fees, notice of the increase will be posted one month in advance.