herbal medicine and essential oils

VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS

We are pleased to offer the following consultations by phone or video. Connect, learn, and care for yourself.

Chinese Medicine Illumination Sessions – Your virtual acupuncture treatment! We will discuss your health history and current symptoms, ground into the present moment, release tension from your body, and choose from our many tools depending on what is the best fit for supporting you: acupressure, self gua sha or cupping, herbs and essential oils, dietary advice, moxa, exercises and stretches, lifestyle modifications, stress reduction, meditation and mindfulness, qi gong, the I Ching, breathwork and more. A lovely way to connect, dive in and heal.

Herbal and Essential Oil Consultations – Chinese herbal medicine provides a simple and effective way to improve your health on a daily basis. Formulas are selected based on the patterns of disharmony you present. Herbs not only address specific symptoms but correct imbalances that could otherwise create longstanding issues. We offer herbs in granule and pill form. Granules, a powder form you mix in hot water, can be customized specifically for you. Taking herbs is truly an investment in your health!
 
We will discuss your health history, determine your individual pattern, and prescribe herbs and/or essential oils based on your particular presentation. No-contact site will be set up for pick up of herbs and oils or we can ship.
 
Conditions we successfully treat with herbs include but are not limited to: colds and flus, allergies, cough, headaches, vertigo, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, urinary frequency and urgency, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, other body aches and pains, menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps, menstrual irregularity, amenorrhea, fertility, autoimmune conditions, fatigue, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, stress, and irritability.
 
Similarly, herbs are a wonderful way to support children!  We typically use alcohol-free tinctures that are palatable and easy for them to take. We can also provide granules that you can mix into beverages or foods, such as apple sauce, yogurt or oatmeal. 

Nutrition Consultations – The foods you eat everyday have a substantial impact on your health. Food truly is medicine, but many are unsure of the best items to consume for particular health concerns. Empower yourself with the knowledge to take care of your body on a daily basis. Let eating become a joyful, nourishing, stress-free part of your life! During your appointment, we will listen to what you have been experiencing, discuss your goals, and explore challenges and solutions. We will offer tangible, affordable and accessible suggestions to help you meet your health goals.

Fertility Nutrition & Lifestyle Guidance – The perfect choice for you no matter where you are on your fertility journey! Whether you have been receiving treatment for years or are just beginning to consider pregnancy, this is a great time to cover essential topics for your fertility and wellbeing.
 
Healthy fertility begins with the foods you eat each day. Our compassionate approach incorporates the ancient, lasting wisdom of Chinese medicine. You will learn to easily incorporate foods into your daily regimen that enhance the vitality of your hormones, reproductive system and emotional wellbeing. 
 
We will begin by discussing your health history, symptoms and goals. As applicable, we will discuss conception planning, temperature tracking, stress reduction methods, ways to improve circulation to your reproductive organs, mindfulness techniques, chinese herbs, essential oils and/or supplements. If you have already been tracking your temperature or have lab results, please send these prior to your appointment.

Pregnancy Stages & Labor Preparation – Feel your best during pregnancy, calm uncomfortable symptoms and prepare for the birth of your baby! We will listen to your experiences, symptoms, feelings and concerns and offer acupressure, self-massage, dietary, supplement, exercise, stress reduction and/or mindfulness resources to support you. Available for all phases of pregnancy, including labor preparation and turning breech babies. An excellent choice for nausea, reflux/indigestion, aches and pains, carpal tunnel, swelling, headaches, difficulty sleeping, stress and anxiety, and more.  (Schedule as a Chinese Medicine Illumination session – please indicate how far along you are and what you are experiencing.)

Counseling with Kristi Galloway – If you find yourself needing someone to talk to as you sort through these difficult feelings, contemplate your path, and consider what you might learn about yourself in the process, reach out to licensed counselor Kristi Galloway. Kristi is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and helping people process and adapt their response to these trying thoughts and emotions is her specialty. She has a rich, calming, centering presence that guides you deeper into the essence of your self. You can contact Kristi directly at (843) 410-3165 or kgalloway@cdbta.com.