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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
As a Nationally Licensed Acupuncturist, Rebecca engages with her clients through acupuncture and massage via the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Rebecca has a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She finds Autoimmune diseases specifically intriguing as they tend to manifest in toxin accumulations, qi and blood stagnation, and cellular malnourishment.
Rebecca has over 1000 hours of training in Shiatsu and Tui Na massage. She incorporates many Thai Massage skills. Her massage promotes natural detoxification. Focusing primarily on the meridians of the body, her massage technique incorporates active and passive stretching, traction, trigger point, and acupressure. She excels in deep tissue massage, sports and injury rehabilitation, prenatal care, joint mobilization, and pain management. Her philosophy is to move stagnation from the areas of tension through the meridian pathways to reduce pain, generate qi and blood movement, and increase flexibility.
Regardless of a client’s chief complaint, her ultimate goal is to get things moving through the meridians to awaken the body’s optimal homeostasis, resolve sluggishness, and improve function. In addition, her ability to engage the lymphatic system with qi and blood movement through the meridians via acupuncture and massage, helps her to influence a profound balance in each individual.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
SHIATSU AND TUI NA MASSAGE
Acupuncturists are licensed professionals who use various techniques to help influence balance in an individual. Licensed professionals have at minimum a 4 year Master’s Degree from an accredited college. Needling, cupping, massage, moxa, nutritional recommendations, and herbal prescriptions are all inherent to an acupuncturist’s scope of practice. Acupuncturists select points along meridians and stimulate them via ultra-thin needles, pressure, and/or heat. Using these methods, regulating or stimulating functions are triggered, enabling cell renewal and the release of cell secretions, such as chemical messengers, including hormones and neurotransmitters. Clinical research into acupuncture has been able to demonstrate how particular parts of the brain are activated during an acupuncture treatment, and how it can increase blood flow and circulation.
Shiatsu Massage is traditional Japanese Massage. The Japanese and Chinese have a very similar understanding of channels, meridians, and acupoints. The word for acupoint in Japanese is Tsubo. A Shiatsu massage therapist moves qi by applying pressure to the majority of Tsubos on the human body. Their method is centuries old, and is unique as it normalizes the movement of qi. For a patient, the results are often regarded as firstly, harmonizing and relaxing, and later energizing and stimulating.
Tui Na is traditional Chinese medical massage. It translates to “push” “pull.” Tui Na’s focus is more specific in comparison to Shiatsu. Both utilize acupoints to move qi and blood, but Tui Na has several techniques specifically developed to relieve local qi and blood stagnation. Therefore, Tui Na is the massage I employ for acute conditions affecting one to a few areas of the body.
Biofeedback is an effective tool I employ to assess your unique needs so we can address your chief complaints as well as predict which health issues you may face in the future.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese herbs and formulas are the cornerstone of my training and expertise. Various herbal dispensaries are at my disposal, such as Kan Herbs, Golden Flower, Health Concerns, Standard Process, and Crane Herbs. Whether you need a stock formulation or need additional herbs added to your formula, I can accommodate with custom formulations that you can pick up or have dropped shipped to you.
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2615 Park Ave S, Ste B4
Minneapolis, MN 55407