Peaceful Healing Journey
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clinic
Acupuncture Natural & Holistic medicine
Herbs Energy medicine Detoxification
Allergy Elimination Treatment FAQs
What is Oriental Medicine?
Medicine is a form of medicine thousands of years old that includes
acupuncture, herbal medicine, body work (Tui Na), dietary therapies, and
Qi exercises like Tai Chi and Qi Gong. The body is seen more as a
garden with many inter-related networks - all working together as a
whole. It is not seen as a machine with only a few connections.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used for over 2,000 years as a healing form for pain and other conditions. Very thin, solid, metallic needles are inserted and gently manipulated by the hands or electrical stimulation. Most people find acupuncture treatments to be relaxing and are usually painless.
Does acupuncture hurt?
People most often do not report pain. Most feel a pleasant tingling or heaviness in the area. If it is even a little too painful, I take the needle out right away!
Acupuncture is not like getting an injection or donating blood! The needles used in those procedures are hollow and bigger and cause more pain. Acupuncture needles are fine and flexible and usually cause a pleasant, relaxation effect. I have had several people who were scared to get acupuncture that fell asleep during the treatment!
Do you re-use your needles?
I only use sterile single-use needles. They are disposed of immediately after I take them out.
When will I feel better?
This depends on your particular condition and your willingness to be involved in your own healing. Some conditions respond after the first treatment, others take longer.
What types of herbs and teas do you prescribe?
I primarily use the traditional Chinese herbs. Most often, I use pills, tinctures and powdered herbs that can be customized for you. I can also write a "raw" prescription for the real roots and leaves that you cook at home with water. I also use high quality vitamins and supplements.
What types of illnesses and symptoms can you help me with?
Oriental Medicine is very helpful for a wide variety of ailments. It is especially helpful for pain, fatigue, digestive issues, insomnia, immune disorders, and chronic conditions that have not responded to biomedical treatments. I have worked with patients with CFIDS, diabetes, fertility issues and menstrual irregularities, headaches, allergies, digestive issues, nervous system disorders, and much more. If you are unsure if Oriental Medicine can help you, just email me and ask! You can also find out more about my experience on my "About Katie" page.
Elimination Treatments (AET) FAQs
What is AET?
AET stand for Allergy Elimination
Treatments/Technique. It is a
generic term for a type of rebalancing treatment that directly treats for
one specific allergen at a time. It
utilizes muscle testing, light tapping along the spine, acupuncture and
sometimes energy work to desensitize your body’s response to the
How did you discover AET?
I received NAET treatments (the Nambudripad AET technique) for
my own allergies and was astounded at the results. I developed my own variations of AET after training with my
acupuncturist and working with my own patients. (There are several similar methods to NAET – for example,
BioSET is another by Ellen Cutler)
What can be treated with AET?
treat allergies and sensitivities to foods, vitamins, hormones, emotional
states, heavy metals, chemical toxins and environmental allergens, dust,
pollen, pets, etc.
Will my allergies go away completely?
When we treat them in the correct order and take care
of the functional imbalances at the same time, astounded results often
occur. I have found
tremendous results in having allergies eliminated completely or greatly
reduced. You will need to
reintroduce the item slowly after treatment if it has been a severe
allergy. If it has been
severe enough and is linked to other allergies or disharmonies in the
body, you may have to have more than one treatment for it to clear.
It is a truly amazing treatment when followed through properly.
What is the patient's role in the treatment process of AET?
During the first 24 – 25 hours after the treatment,
your body processes the treatment. The
meridians that acupuncture points are located on run in cycles of 24
hours. You will need to avoid
touching and consuming the allergen that you are being treated for during
that time. It is important to
plan ahead when necessary as breaking this 24 hour avoidance can make the
What do you mean by allergic? How can I be allergic to vitamin C or a hormone?
When I use the term allergy in reference to AET, I mean IgE mediated allergies (immediate hypersensitivity reactions) as well as other reactions that aren’t technically classified as allergies. For example, AET can also treat delayed food aversions (delayed T cell mediated food allergy), food and chemical intolerances and general sensitivities. When you are “allergic” to a vitamin or hormone, you typically do not utilize it well and may make ineffective versions of it in your body or over or under produce it. When you are “allergic” to something like mercury or a chemical, you may over-react to its poisonous nature and have a difficult time detoxifying it from your body.
How are allergies and sensitivities connected to my condition – I didn’t think I had allergies, except to my cat.
There are many ways that allergies can contribute to chronic conditions. In addition to traditional allergy symptoms (runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes) They can be involved in skin conditions, digestive difficulties and imbalance, lactose intolerance, asthma, fatigue, chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, immune disorders, anxiety and depression, irregular and painful periods, infertility, chronic viral infections (post polio, chronic fatigue from Epstein Barr/mono virus etc.), chemical sensitivities, migraines. In my experience, most chronic conditions have at least a partial connection to allergies and can be helped by AET.
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