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Every patient is unique and requires unique treatment. After an initial examination, our Santa Barbara & Glendale Acupuncturist, Dr. Kim-Wagner can determine what will be the most efficient and most effective treatment.
Depending on the desired effect, different techniques can be used to stimulate, sedate, or regulate blood circulation and the central nervous system to restore health. Each acupuncture point has its own specific depth at which the needle is inserted. Acupuncturists are well aware of any organs, nerves and vasculature underneath and surrounding every point. After treatment, patients feel relaxed, rejuvenated and experience partial to total relief of symptoms.
Acupuncture Face Lift
A facial rejuvenation using acupuncture, tightens pores, improves muscle tone and dermal contraction, while enhancing and increasing elasticity of the skin. Acupuncture can reduce signs of aging by strengthening and stimulating the circulation of Qi within the meridian pathways, especially those of the face.
Custom Herbal Medicine
Herbal Medicine is a medical science with its own theory of physiology functions, its own diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities which include Acupuncture and Herbal Prescriptions. Has a 2000 year old history of continual evolution and success. It is one of the most sophisticated clinical systems in the world for analyzing patterns of ill health and treating them successfully. Unlike Western herbology, which promotes single herbs with singular benefits, Chinese herbology used herbs in combination to treat multiple disorders. The Chinese herbal pharmacopoeia contains numerous herbal formulas for tonifying the energy and vitality of the human physiology, something that is not readily available in Western herbology. Herbs are very powerful medicine and prescribed on an individual basis.
Rapid Release Therapy
Rapid Release Therapy is a revolutionary breakthrough in therapeutic technology focused on relief of soft tissue problems affecting nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. RRT was designed from the ground up to target scar tissue adhesions with a specific frequency.
Soft-tissue manipulation of the body is generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. There are many variations and techniques of massage. The appropriate technique is determined for each patient based on their specific condition. Massage is recommended in the medical community to treat headache, insomnia, digestive disorders, arthritis, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, aches, pains as well as deep tissue damage.
Though cupping is not new, it has gained popularity due to the recent Summer Olympics. Professional swimmers have been using the cupping treatment for years. Why? Cupping’s ability to combat soreness and heal overworked muscles makes it an ideal treatment for athletes. Of course, cupping is not just for athletes.
Cupping therapy has been a part of Oriental Medicine for over 2,500 years. It is like a very deep tissue massage. The practitioner applies a number of small cups to the body and creates a vacuum effect which draws the skin to the cup. This results in the movement of fresh blood to the area, releasing toxins, increasing circulation of blood and lymph , relaxing tight muscles and reducing inflammation. Cupping can be used for various types of pain including back, leg, neck, shoulder, and fibromyalgia. It also helps open up the chest and benefits the lungs for treatment of respiratory problems such as cough, bronchitis, asthma and more. It can also benefit menstrual problems and digestive problems including stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhea.
Bio-Ionic Foot Detox
Bio-Ionic Foot Detoxification is a gentle and effective way to detoxify, cleanse and balance the body by drawing impurities out of the body through the feet. As your feet soak in the ionic foot bath, your body will undergo and amazing cleanse, releasing years worth of stored toxins. How is this possible? The Bio-Iconic cleanse works by osmosis. The ionator which is placed in the foot bath, releases ions through the water and into your body. Your cells are energized by the ions and are able to release toxins, oils, acids, fats, heavy metals, cellular debris and waste that has accumulated over your lifetime.
Classical Pulse Diagnosis
Energy moves from each of the 12 organs in your torso to specific positions in the radial artery, on the wrist below your thumb. The function and strength of each organ is evaluated by the quality and strength of the blood flow in those specific positions. Acupuncturists will place their fingers over the pulse on your wrist to detect pulse speed and strength, and function and condition of the organs. During your initial consultation Dr. Kim-Wagner will utilize this classic diagnostic technique.
For those nervous about the use of needles there are several non-needle therapies available at Evergreen Wellness Center Inc.
Homeopathy developed over the last 200 years, with its origins in continental Europe. It is now one of the best known and most successful complementary therapies. Homeopathy is grounded in the principle that “like-treats-like”. After taking a comprehensive case history covering aspects of physical, mental and emotional health, Dr. Kim-Wagner then addresses the underlying causes of your condition by administering minute traces of natural substances delivered by in a series of dilutions.