Catherine Davis, L.Ac, Dipl.OM, MSOM
Acupuncturist Herbalist Functional Medicine Integrative Health Coach
Bring Balance Within
Your body is a living organism. It works best when we keep it tuned and running smoothly. Acupuncture can help this process by stimulating the neurological system, our control center for all of our bodily functions. This will tell the brain to regulate, by releasing hormones and neurotransmitters, effectively allowing your brain to order the body to bring itself back into balance. When working with pain, acupuncture can help accelerate the inflammatory process to accelerate regeneration, as well as relax muscles by stimulating the nervous system to "let go" and calm down.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
An Ancient Science
Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, therapeutic massage, herbal medicine and more.
Moxabustion is the process of burning mugwort directly on, or above, the skin. This stimulates thermoreceptors in the skin to increase cellular activity and regeneration. The smoke from moxa has also been shown to stimulate T and B lymphocyte production, therefore increasing the immune system.
Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum seal over the skin, bringing blood and lymph to the surface. This forces circulation, which increases oxygen input to the muscles, and moves and stuck blood and lymph, to allow healing of the muscles.
Guasha is a method in which you scrape along the skin with a ceramic spoon and oil. This helps to break up areas of scar tissue and stagnation created by old injuries, allowing the structures to rebuild themselves in a healthy way.
These methods of treatment have been used for centuries, before we had technology to extract chemicals from plants, minerals and biological compounds to make the pharmaceutical medicine we know today. Science is starting to study Chinese medicine and understand how these modalities work, by influencing all systems within the body Many herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine contain similar, if not the same, compounds that you may find in conventional pharmaceutical medications.
Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation
These offerings are typically done via video call/Zoom. Incorporating methods like Reiki, Life Coaching, Mindset Mapping, Emotional Clearing, Mediumship, Akashic Record Collapse, Cord and Contract Removal, Tech Removal, Resonant Energy Attachment Removal, Ancestral and Generational Healing, Pattern Reprogramming, all things are taken in to consideration when a session is run.
Beginning the session with some questioning to see how you would like the session to go, I begin to track intuitively and have my body mirror where these problems may be located within the body, and what organ systems or meridian systems they may be affecting. Talking through the origin of these patterns, and tracking in to where they may have started - whether in this life or past, or perhaps within your family line or starseed lineage, allows me to see the full picture when doing the behind the scenes work.
There are many directions this work may go, and it is completely up to you as to what you would like to work on. Some that I have worked with say it is like an accelerated form of therapy, mixed with energy healing, and quantum healing. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Nourish Mind, Body and Soul
Dietary advice will be given to all patients based on their individual constitution, and the areas of interest they are working on. Many approaches will be made based on restrictions including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, paleo and AIP protocol. Diet and meal plans are available on an individual basis.
Yoga, Taiji and Qigong
Continue the Treatments within Your Own Home
A large part of prolonging the efficacy of treatments is to partake in self care at home. A combination of types of movements from Taiji, Qigong or yoga will be taught to patients based on whatever their condition is.