Laura Daniels Acupuncture
Services & Rates
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. Many general benefits of acupuncture include:
- Pain reduction
- Stress and tension relief
- Increased energy levels
- Stronger digestion
- Relief from bad habits and addictions
- Greater sense of overall health and well-being
Several specific foci of my practice are:
- Relief from neurological symptoms, such as migraine pain, facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia), and numbness and tingling of hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy)
- Post-stroke rehabilition to recover speech, coordination and movement, and mental cognition
- Relief of symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, such as spasticity, gait disruption, and bladder and bowel control
- Slowing of symptoms related to Parkinson's disase, such as tremors, mental acuity issues, and disordered sleep
- Recovery from acute and chronic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, chronic lumbar pain, and degenerative disk disease of the neck and back
Acupuncture with Essential Oils Add-On
Nourish and heal with this special combination of acupuncture and essential oil therapy. Rooted in the Huang Di Nei Jing from 2600 BC, vital plant aromatics support profound healing and integrate harmoniously with acupuncture and other Chinese medicine therapies. Modern research shows together they can more effectively ease anxiety, depression, stress, chronic and acute pain, digestive issues, neurological imbalances, and much more.
Electroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the exact same system of Chinese Medicine, I insert very thin and sterile needles into specific points along the meridians of your body. I then attach the needles to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.
Community acupuncture is acupuncture in a comfortable and relaxed group setting wherein multiple patients receive treatments at the same time. It is a national movement that represents the vital relationship of communities to acupuncture and the clinics, centers, and staff that serve the community. Reduced cost for treatment reflects this desire to make acupuncture available to everyone. In order to prepare for a community acupuncture treatment, you simply need to roll up your pants and shirt sleeves, and quiet your mind. Laura Daniels, L.Ac., is a member in good standing with the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA).
Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.
One of the most common questions that patients ask about Chinese Medicine is: "Why does my practitioner check my pulse?" Pulse diagnosis is actually one of the most complex and important diagnostic techniques we use in Chinese Medicine. Through feeling and evaluating your pulse, I obtain an accurate diagnosis of your overall constitution, Qi (energy) flow, and internal organ health, among other things. I then synthesize all of this information into a highly effective and individualized treatment plan for your specific needs.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Tuina is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance. I may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between the joints, known as the eight gates, or on the muscles and their attachments area. Techniques may be gentle or quite firm. The name comes from two of the actions: tui means "to push" and na means "to lift and squeeze." Other techniques include shaking and tapotement (percussive techniques). The practitioner can then use range of motion and gentle traction, with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions, and are appropriate for all ages.
Therapeutic ultrasound devices uses short bursts or continuous waves to deliver effective ultrasonic energy to tissues. It provides deep heating to soft tissues in the body, speeds the rate of healing, and enhances the quality of the repair in sprains, strains, spasms and tears. Some of the conditions for which ultrasound may be used include ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, joint inflammation, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, facet irritation, impingement syndrome, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and scar tissue adhesion. Therapeutic ultrasound is especially effective when targeting the acu-points on the tendonomuscular meridians.