Ginger Michels – Head Practitioner
Ginger Michels has devoted her life to helping others find physical and emotional health through acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist and board certified Herbalist with a passion for healing and health through Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ginger is a compassionate healer, who encourages her patients to be active participants in identifying and understand their health concerns, and taking steps to make positive changes in their lives to accomplish healing and maintain health…
Acupuncture is one technique used for healing in a system of medicine called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is a holistic medicine, that began in China over 3,500 years ago. The medicine includes other healing modalities as well, such as Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha. It is a system of medicine that views the human body as a microcosm of nature that is a reflection of the seasons and weather climates.
Acupuncture is the use of very fine needles, some as thin as a strand of hair, on the surface of the skin to stimulate specific acupuncture points on the body. This helps to free the movement of blocked Qi (pronounced chee) in the body. Qi is translated as energy or life force which power the body to perform all of its functions. It moves through pathways throughout the body that have beginning and end points on the head, hands, and feet. Disease, pathogens, trauma (physical or emotional) and other factors can block or disrupt the flow of Qi. Acupuncture balances the physiological functions of the body to promote and maintain health.
WHAT CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
Acupuncture can treat a host of aliments. The benefits of acupuncture are expansive! People who use acupuncture report a feeling of relaxation and revitalization. As an effect of acupuncture, patients also report experiencing improved energy, immunity, digestion and sleep! The World Health Organization has a list of diseases that are effectively treated with acupuncture. The following are just a few of the treatable diseases, symptoms, and conditions: Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies), Arthritis, Abdominal Pain, Addictions, Back, Neck and Knee Pain, Common Cold and flu, Constipation or Diarrhea, Depression, Diabetes, Essential Hypertension, Fibromyalgia, Headache and Migraine, Irritable Bowel and Colitis, Infertility, Herpes Zoster, Nausea and vomiting, Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS), Menopause Syndrome, Stroke, Sciatic.