Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the ancient practice of stimulating points on the body to elicit a healing response. There are many different styles of acupuncture and each has its own theories and techniques. In general, very small needles are inserted into the body at precise locations to stimulate an acupuncture point along a meridian or to manipulate a specific anatomical structure. This produces a local, d... Read More

Acupuncture is the ancient practice of stimulating points on the body to elicit a healing response. There are many different styles of acupuncture and each has its own theories and techniques. In general, very small needles are inserted into the body at precise locations to stimulate an acupuncture point along a meridian or to manipulate a specific anatomical structure. This produces a local, distal, or systemic healing response in the body. The exact biological mechanisms of acupuncture are still unclear but fMRI studies have shown that acupuncture has direct effects on the nervous system. This interaction allows us to influence many of the body systems and functions, including digestion, hormones, pain signaling, etc.


Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a broad term that typically encompasses both relaxation and therapeutic bodywork. We specialize in therapeutic bodywork, also known as Medical Massage, that focuses on correcting specific musculoskeletal issues. Treatment can also have a profound effect on the parasympathetic nervous system and is thus beneficial for treating conditions such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, dige... Read More

Massage Therapy is a broad term that typically encompasses both relaxation and therapeutic bodywork. We specialize in therapeutic bodywork, also known as Medical Massage, that focuses on correcting specific musculoskeletal issues. Treatment can also have a profound effect on the parasympathetic nervous system and is thus beneficial for treating conditions such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, etc.

Individual styles range from smooth and relaxing movements to deep and targeted releasing of dysfunctional muscles. Numerous techniques may be used in a massage treatment, ranging from lighter Swedish techniques to stronger deep tissue work. Other effective forms of bodywork are muscle energy techniques—post-isometric relaxation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, reciprocal inhibition—in which active and passive range of motion is combined with assisted stretching and resistance. Tuina and shiatsu are traditional forms of bodywork that combine massage and acupressure into powerful physical and energetic manipulations. Cupping and Gua Sha can also be considered bodywork as they are very effective manual techniques.


Phone Consultation

We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation for new patients. This is a great opportunity to describe your health situation and goals and ask any questions you might have. We can then determine if acupuncture is a good next step for you. If not, we would be happy to point you in the right direction so you can get the help that you need.

L.Ac. – Licensed Acupuncturist DAOM – Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (candidate) CMT – Certified Massage Therapist

Nick is dedicated to improving people’s health, happiness, and well-being through a holistic healthcare approach. He calls on many different modalities to provide his clients with tailored treatments based on their unique conditions and individual needs. Nick is known for his gentle yet effective style and feels as though the greatest benefit comes when combining the best of what eastern and western medicine has to offer. In his treatments, he commonly uses acupuncture, massage, stretching, cupping, guasha, Chi Nei Tsang, and lifestyle coaching.

Building on the education of his Master’s program, Nick continued his post-graduate training by pursuing his Doctorate degree with an emphasis on advanced pain management skills and women’s health. He specializes in Trigger Point Acupuncture—also known as Dry Needling—for the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions in addition to Traditional Chinese medicine techniques in the care of gynecology and fertility as well as general health and wellness.

L.Ac. – Licensed Acupuncturist DAOM – Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (candidate) CMT... Read More

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