My Acupuncture Approach

Acupuncture needles on the back“What conditions can acupuncture treat?” This is one of the first questions I hear when someone finds out that I’m an acupuncturist.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes acupuncture and herbal remedies, is a complete medical system that has developed over thousands of years. We treat many of the same ailments addressed by Western medicine.

I find that Chinese medicine excels in moderating anxiety, insomnia, menstrual cramps, stress, allergies, immune disorders and chronic pain.

TCM may be of particular help to you if you are suffering from an enigmatic disease, such as endometriosis, that Western medicine is still struggling to understand and treat.

Creating a unique treatment plan

I’ll diagnose and treat you based on your underlying pattern of disharmony as described by Chinese medicine. Your first appointment will include a thorough exam and a discussion of your complete health history.

Inserting acupuncture needles on the handThen I’ll develop a unique treatment plan to address your specific concerns. Our goals will be to eliminate visible symptoms and signs, while addressing the root cause and core imbalances that are affecting your health.

My treatment may vary with each of your appointments, as your Chinese medical diagnosis often changes as you improve.

Acupuncture can be a useful adjunct medical therapy to help you improve and maintain your health, but there are times when you should see a medical doctor. In cases of broken bones, uncontrolled bleeding, and suspected heart attack please contact your medical doctor. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

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About your first visit

Acupuncture for menstrual cramps

“I’m now sleeping better”

Acupuncture treatments with Katharine have been very helpful, especially combined with the Chinese herbal medicine regime she created for me. I’m now sleeping better, which is helping in many areas of my life.

– Michael P, San Rafael
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Pure Joy Acupuncture
Pure Joy Acupuncture
750 Las Gallinas Avenue, Suite 206A
San Rafael, CA 94903 USA
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