Ancient Chinese Wisdom
We are a part of nature, and therefore we benefit from its highest natural orders: the Qi Vitality generated from Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. It is understood in Traditional Oriental Medicine that this vital energy,
also known as Qi (pronounced Chee), is an integral part of all life
forms and processes. The balance and restoration of Qi harmony in the
body is the primary focus of this ancient medicine.
Traditional Oriental Medicine is an ancient system of health care that has been utilized for thousands of years. It is based on an energetic model of medicine vs. the western allopathic model which uses pharmaceutical drugs to treat symptoms of disease.
Alternatively, Oriental Medicine focuses on resolving the root underlying cause and subsequent imbalances that are occurring for an individual. A variety of healing modalities can be used: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Moxibustion, Cupping, Chi Nei Tsang & Tui Na (medical massage forms), Chinese herbs, and Qi Gong ( cultivating Qi within the body.)
Janine M. Swenberg L.Ac., uses an
integrated healing approach with each patient by combining appropriate
modalities during a session which may include the following:
ACUPUNCTURE * Massage * Moxibustion * Cupping * Chinese Herbal Prescription * Nutritional
counseling * Organic Essential Oil Blends and Gem & Flower Essences * Sound Healing Attuning * Cold Laser & Microcurrent Light Treatments
55 minute session: $110 each (discounted cash rate)
80 minute session: $150 each (discounted cash rate)
insurance companies are now approving coverage for acupuncture and
massage treatments. Please inquire with Janine to see if you qualify
Contact Janine for your health & wellness needs
How does acupuncture and herbal prescriptions work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, sterile and single use needles into specific acu-points along energetic pathways in the body. These pathways within the body are referred to as meridians. Needling and pressing (acupressure) the acu-points on the meridians restores the natural flow of Qi and regulates the health of the organ systems, thereby encouraging positive healthful changes in the patient.
Acupuncture promotes healing within all systems of the body, including, for example, the muscles, tendons, bones, organs, vascular system, renal system, respiratory system, and immune system. It also promotes relaxation and wellness on a mental/spiritual level for an individual as it helps to calm the mind and clarify one's thoughts. A course of acupuncture therapy can vary. A course of treatment may range from a few visits (for acute conditions) to several months ( for chronic conditons.) For management and maintenance of chronic conditions, acupuncture therapy may be part of an ongoing health plan. Acupuncture may be used seasonally as well. For example, to strengthen ones immunity and lung Qi for winter, one can have the greatest success in doing so during the fall season, which is the season that rules the lungs. Chinese Herbal Medicine
is often used for treating imbalances within the body. Traditional or customized formulas are given to treat both symptoms and root causes related to the symptoms. Herbal Medicine is an effective way to find relief and improve health without the harmful risks or side effects associated with pharmaceutical prescriptions. Janine offers formulas that are of a pharmaceutical grade - which means that the products have been tested for heavy metals, pesticides, and fungicides. Many of the herbs used are also organic or wild crafted.
The World Health Organization recognizes 104 conditions which acupuncture can treat, including low back pain, neck pain, sciatica,tennis elbow, knee pain, periarthritis of the shoulder, sprains, facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders), headache, dental pain, tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, dysmenorrhea, induction of labor, correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation), morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, depression, postoperative pain, stroke, essential hypertension, primary hypotension, adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy, allergic rhinitis - including hay fever, acute bacillary dysentery, acute epigastralgia, peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis.
Traditional Oriental Medicine has historically also been very effective in addressing the following symptoms:
Central Nervous System & Emotional Balancing:
is wonderful for balancing, centering, and bringing us back to a place
of deep relaxation within ourselves. It releases anxiety and soothes
the nervous system. It helps the body emerge from a contracted fear
based state and allows it to move into an expansive state whereby one
can address everyday stresses in a calmer way.
During high trials, such as in the current
economic climate of the U.S. and globally, acupuncture, herbs, massage, and
gem/flower essences are essential to aid support to each person's being
Cardiovascular & Circulatory System:
Heart palpitations, migraines, cold hands & feet, sinusitis and fatigue during pregnancy.
Cold & flu, sinus & ear infections, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, chronic cough.
Irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, endometriosis, fibroids, menopause.
Pre Natal & Post Partum Health:
Threatened pregnancy ( miscarriage ), edema, fatigue, preeclampsia, insomnia, hemorrhoides, induction of labor, breech baby, morning sickness, urinary incontinence/frequency and urgency, inability to lactate, mood swings, depression.
Baby Wellness ( acupressure, Chi Nei Tsang, gem & flower essence room sprays ): digestive issues, restless, inconsolable crying, affected by stressful environment, cold & flu.
Weight gain & weight loss, chronic fatigue, stop smoking, eating disorders.
Acid reflux, ulcer, constipation, diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, kidney and urinary tract infections.
Eczema, Acne, Psoraisis, Herpes I & II.
Pre & Post Surgery:
Acupuncture address inflammation in tissues, and facilitates the healing process. Acupuncture can also reduce pain, and increase mobility.
* A highly recommended adjunct to physical therapy.
© Janine M. Swenberg, L.Ac., 2009