Anne received her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is a state licensed acupuncturist. She is nationally certified in Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Anne has developed a unique style of treatment incorporating both Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork into one session. While focusing on the root cause of a condition, Anne also addresses the symptoms being presented at the time of visit. This approach helps to alleviate the immediate symptoms, while healing and restoring the body so that the effects of treatment last longer and the symptoms do not recur. Using an intuitive approach to healing, as well as time-tested protocols, Anne facilitates bringing the recipient’s life force (Qi) into balance, helping to promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
CHINESE HERBAL REMEDIES
Herbs, the original form of medicine, are now being rediscovered for their invaluable benefits. The sophisticated science of Chinese Herbology has proven itself over thousands of years for a multitude of health conditions. Traditionally, Chinese Medicine has utilized acupuncture together with herbs for a more complete system of medicine, as these modalities are known to mutually benefit each other. The focus of herbs is to support the body’s self-healing ability. Herbs nourish us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. For your convenience, we have available many traditional Chinese herbal formulas in our herbal pharmacy. We carry both teapill and tincture versions of patented formulas from Kan Herbal Co. and Plum Flower Brand.
Shiatsu is a therapeutic acupressure technique. Using various pressure and stretching techniques, this Japanese bodywork addresses the same energetic meridian system as acupuncture. By taking an abdominal (Hara) diagnosis, the practitioner is able to address the whole body while treating the symptoms being presented that day. This therapy is profoundly effective in treating a variety of physical and emotional complaints, while bringing relaxation, balance and more awareness to the recipient as a whole. Listening to the client’s body and its response to treatment directs the practitioner through the session. In order to understand and work with the body’s response to treatment, the practitioner must work in a very clear and meditative state. Shiatsu is administered through clothing without the use of oils or lotions, therefore when receiving shiatsu it is most beneficial to wear comfortable, light, cotton clothing.