Acupuncture with Kamala Quale - Moon and Lotus LLC

ACUPUNCTURE WORKS!

Acupuncture is one of the oldest methods of health care practiced in the world. It is also one of the safest and most economical. Acupuncture effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic health concerns. It relieves physical symptoms and boosts the healing ability of the body.  It helps you feel calm, centered and clear. 

See list of conditions.

Kamala inserting acupuncture needles.Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, hair like needles into the body at specific points. Classical Chinese medical theory explains that either an imbalance or a blockage of the energy circulating through the body causes pain and disease. Acupuncture restores the balance to the flow of energy, returning the body to a healthy state. It addresses the underlying cause of disease, and not merely the symptoms, so the results are long lasting. Acute problems usually respond quickly. One or two treatments per week may be recommended. Chronic problems may require several weeks to months.

Kamala uses only sterile, disposable needles.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE WHEN NEEDLES ARE INSERTED?

You may feel a slight sharpness, a dull ache, or tingly sensations when the needle is inserted. These sensations subside quickly and most of the time you are not aware the needles are there. If there is pain or discomfort that does not let up, I will adjust or remove the needle until you are comfortable. You will probably feel a general sensation of relaxation as you sit with the needles. Many people take a short and refreshing nap.

HeartMind Acupuncture helps physical and emotional pain, and is great when your life seems out of balance. The word heartmind means many things. Simply put, heartmind is a state of being. It is consciousness, love and intuition. When combined with a practice, like acupuncture, it becomes a medium for relieving physical symptoms, and creating a safe space to talk about your deepest concerns. Within that healing state of being, you are more attuned to your intuition and know how to manifest your inner longings.

During a HeartMind acupuncture session, I guide people to use their awareness, love and intuition to heal their bodies in several ways. Here are four of them:

  • We focus awareness on the roots of health problem in mind and body. These may include mental and emotional patterning that underlies pain or illness. When you know what you are doing that helps or hurts the situation, you can choose how you behave in the future.

  • We listen to your intuition (and mine), which reveals creative solutions to the problem. Your inner voice of wisdom helps you be more in touch with your boundaries and tolerances in any given moment.

  • We help you connect with the abundance of healing energy in nature and absorb it, through imagination and sensation awareness. This is a qigong approach.

  • We find ways to help you accept and love yourself as you are. This helps you drop limiting beliefs and manifest your goals with more vitality and joy.

Conditions Helped by Acupuncture

Image of Kamala's treatment room.

Physical Problems:

Pain and muscle tension, headaches, traumatic injuries, joint problems, fibromyalgia, sciatica, PMS, menopause symptoms, high blood pressure, asthma, insomnia, digestive problems, nausea

Mental and Emotional Concerns:

Anxiety, emotional stress, depression, worry, grief, anger, fear, lack of joy, addictive behavior

Acute care

Colds, flu, sinus and allergy problems and general immune support.

Cancer Support 

Physical and emotional strengthening during chemotherapy, radiation and beyond.

 

FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION

Come in and talk to Kamala about the condition you would like to address. She will let you know what methods can be used, and how many treatments it may take.

Call (541) 345-2220 to set an appointment.

 

WHAT IS A SESSION WITH KAMALA LIKE?

The first appointment begins with talking about you and your medical history. I will ask questions about the presenting condition and about your physical and emotional health in general. When we are finished I will ask to look at your tongue and take your pulse.

The color of the tongue, its shape and coating indicate how your body is functioning on the inside. Oriental medicine practitioners have correlated what they observe on the tongue with internal conditions for thousands of years. In the same way we feel the pulse at your wrist on each side for rate, rhythm, strength and quality. There are about 28 qualities of the pulse identified in Oriental medicine. About nine of these are very common and reflect the quality and functioning of the 12 primary organ meridian systems or meridians.

Kamala treating patient.After you lay down on the massage table, I will press different points and get a sense of areas of tension on your face, neck, shoulders, torso, arms and legs. This will give both of us a better idea of places that your body holds tension, and acupuncture points that we will want to use.

If we are addressing a physical problem with acupuncture, I will insert from four to twenty thin needles in appropriate points. I will then spend a little time helping you relax and suggesting a specific breathing or visualization technique that you can try to help you focus healing awareness in your body. Acupuncture treatments encourage a feeling of relaxation, and many people drift into a pleasant nap. Most of the time you lay with the needles inserted for 15 or 20 minutes.

If we are addressing an emotional issue or we are exploring how stress is affecting your body or physical symptoms, I will ask you to focus internally and notice your how your breath, body or mood change as you are feeling whatever situation you are facing in your life. With specific touch to acupressure points or with the insertion of needles along with inner focusing we allow the process to unfold. Mindful awareness and curiosity in a safe environment, help to quiet thoughts and allow new insights to emerge. The next step in the healing process becomes apparent.

DOES INSURANCE COVER ACUPUNCTURE?

Many companies do cover acupuncture. Check with your insurance company about your particular policy. I am a preferred provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, American Specialty Health Networks (ASHN) affiliates such as Providence Insurance, Health Net and some Pacific Care policies, and any companies that cover auto accident or worker's compensation claims. We do bill these companies directly.

You can call our office with any questions (541) 345-2220.

 

© Kamala Quale 2009 - 2014