At Solstice Natural Health we practice a complete form of Tradition Chinese Medicine. We use a variety of modalities. Your care is always individualized, and we offer the safest and most effective healthcare possible. Services include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese and functional nutrition, cupping, aromatherapy, and moxibustion.
Acupuncture is an ancient technique that treats a wide variety of health concerns. The human body is capable of powerful healing, and this is the premise that guides acupuncture treatment. We place hair-thin, disposable, sterile needles into points based on your specific health goals and symptoms. Very simply, acupuncture works on physical, mental and emotional systems. Because of that, it brings your whole body into balance, and takes away any obstacles to healing.
Acupuncture is safe and effective during all phases of life, including childhood, during pregnancy, and while undergoing other medical treatment. As modern medical research grows in support of the benefits of acupuncture, more doctors refer patients for treatment. In addition, acupuncture helps you achieve very real and deep healing without negative side effects.
Chinese herbal medicine offers powerful treatment of most health conditions. Herbs, although natural, are strong, and should be prescribed by certified herbalists. Herbal medicine treats a wide range of health conditions, including gynecological issues, migraines, arthritis, and even colds and flus.
Because we individualize Chinese herbs for each patient, you avoid the nasty side effects that often come with prescription drugs. Herbs work as a stand-alone therapy, or they combine with acupuncture and/or nutrition for a complete healing plan.
The herbs used at Solstice Natural Health undergo rigorous safety testing, and are free from common allergens.
Functional Nutrition Consultation
Food is medicine.
You make choices all day long about the food that you put into your body, and those choices can either work with your body or against it. Making the right choices is not easy. It is not just about following the right diet — it is about following the right diet for you. This takes a lot of research and trial and error, or it takes enlisting the help of someone to guide you.
At Solstice Natural Health nutrition advice is part of every patient’s treatment plan, but we also offer in-depth comprehensive Functional Nutrition Therapy for those seeking a more complete program. For complex health issues, nutrition is a crucial part of the healing process.
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This strange and wonderful technique involves creating suction on the body with the help of little glass jars. It feels great — kind of like a deep massage. But it is actually the opposite of massage: instead of applying pressure, the cups gently pull the muscles upward. This eases tight muscles, and improves blood flow to promote faster healing. Cupping also supports lung function when people suffer from coughs due to common colds, bronchitis, or asthma. It can be used in addition to acupuncture or as a stand-alone therapy.
In this therapy, your practitioner uses a dried form of the herb mugwort to warm the skin and promote healing. Moxa is a complex therapy that can be used for a variety of conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, turning breech babies, digestive discomfort, and for improving circulation. It is a safe and effective therapy that is used in office and can also be taught to you for home use if daily use is a necessary part of your treatment plan.