Using the full scope of Chinese and Japanese Medicine, with the techniques/modalities below, Tracy treats a wide variety of health issues; from Physical trauma and pain to Emotional disorders, from Insomnia to Skin and Digestive issues, from Immune support and Immune compromised individuals to children’s health care needs, plus many more.
Acupuncture needles regulate the flow of energy (Qi). Hair thin needles are inserted into specific points on your body with skill and are minimally or not at all felt. Many people report feeling deeply relaxed with a sense of emotional well being during and after receiving acupuncture. Many studies have proven acupuncture’s effectiveness, including its ability to stimulate the body’s natural release of neurotransmitters and engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, as reviled by MRI's.
TeiShin are Japanese touch needles of gold and silver. They rest on the top of acupuncture points and are used with children and adults that prefer to not have insertion needles, as well as trauma healing. The needles I use are specifically made form a lineage dating back 400 hundred years in Japan.
Eastern and Western Herbs
Herbs are used to treat both the symptoms of an illness and the underlying cause of the disharmony. Herbs are typically blended into formulas to enhance their effectiveness and can be taken as custom-made raw herbs, extracted powdered form, or pills.
Moxa is a Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of the mugwort herb to warm areas of the body or acupuncture points. It strengthens and invigorates the blood, stimulates the flow of Qi and removes coldness from the body. Moxa is especially useful for digestive issues, muscle pain and trauma healing as well as gynecological issues.
Cupping is an ancient method that involves placing glass cups on the body, especially the back. By creating a vacuum inside the cup (using heat to suction out air or cups with suction) the skin is genitally pulled into the cup, resulting in a strong flow of blood to the area being treated. As you breath with the cups on, pain and tension can be released. Patients love it. It is also used for weight loss , and can be used to smooth cellulite skin.Circular marks are often left after a treatment.
Guasha is an ancient remedy still widely used. Through scraping the skin with a smooth object and body oil, painful tension (blood and Qi stagnation) in muscle tissue and joints can be relieved. The flow of lymphatic fluids as well as blood circulation is also promoted.Usually a red rash or Sha is produced.
Medical Qi Gong
Medical Qi Gong is much like an acupuncture session with out the use of needles. It is a third branch of Chinese medicine with herbs and acupuncture being the other two. Medical Qi Gong therapy combines the use of intentional breathing with physical movements and mental intention, by the practitioner, while the patient is relaxing on the table. It is a safe and effective way to remove years of electromagnetic disruptions in the body caused by injuries, surgery, chemical and environmental influences, emotional changes and aging. It is especially useful in treating any kind of chronic pain and disorders of the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous systems. Generally, clients find the treatments extremely relaxing and rejuvenating. Medical Qi Gong is much like an acupuncture session with out the use of needles. It is a third branch of Chinese medicine with herbs and acupuncture being the other two.
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal
is a safe, painless and effective method for a spa like treatment for your face and body. Fine facial lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced, and bags around your neck and eyes may be firmed. I place fine needles at specific acupuncture points to stimulate blood and circulation, facial toning and color. This protocol needs two treatments per week with at least 10 treatments total for best results.
make an appointment with Tracy
Dragon Heart Healing Arts
29 Bolinas Rd. in Fairfax, CA
Wednesdays and Friday 10-7pm
Manzanita Wellness Center
2818 San Pablo ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
415-233-3691 (cell phone)EMAIL Contact Tracy