Modalities

Acupuncture

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Distal
  • Motor Point
  • Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Style
  • Five Element
  • French Meridian Trigger Point
  • Ear and Scalp
  • Electrostimulation
  • Facial Rejeuvination

Moxibustion – an herb that is burned on or near the skin to promote warmth and healing

Cupping – using glass, plastic, or silicon cups to create suction on areas of tight muscles to release pain and promote healing    http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/abc/cupping.php

Gua Sha– gently press strokes with a tool on areas of tight muscles to release pain and promote healing

Other therapies to enhance acupuncture:

Oriental Bodywork – Please note I do not do an full session or hour of bodywork.  I use them as an adjunct to other  therapies.  If you want a full session of bodywork, please see my Recommended resources and services page

  • Tui Na – Chinese Therapeutic massage
  • So Tai – Japanese therapy to release areas of pain or restriction

Cranio-Sacral Therapy 

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.   (http://www.upledger.com/therapies/index.php)

Please note I do not do an full session or hour of CST.  I use it as an adjunct to other  therapies.  If you want a full session of bodywork, please see my  Recommended resources and services page

Foot Reflexology

Qigong Instruction–  Qigong is a self-healing art, similar to Tai Chi, that combines movement and meditation.  Christie may suggest some Qigong exercises to complement your acupuncture treatment.

Essential Oils

I use essential oils on acupuncture points, as a base for cupping and gua sha, and diffuse them in the air to help the respiratory and nervous system.  I also sell the two brands of oil I use in my practice, Snow Lotus and Young Living.

“Essential oils selflessly offer the gift of an incredible diversity of applications and treatment options for resolving health issues in the body, mind and, soul. I believe that essential oils hold the open-ended promise of individual change and evolution towards integration and wholeness.”
-Peter Holmes, L.Ac., M.H.

 

Want to try acupuncture but afraid of needles?   Have you tried something with aggressive needling that hurt so much you said “never again?”  I have been trained in multiple needling techniques and can find one that works for you.   Japanese style acupuncture uses fine needles with superficial needling.   I can use very few needles.  I can use NO needles at all!  Acupuncture is part of a medical system that identifies the root of the problem.  Acupuncture needles are just one of the tools used to address the root and restore balance.   I can use acupressure or any of the other techniques listed above.

 

Harmony Acupuncture and Healing Practices
Christie M. Savage, M.A., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)® . L.Ac.

3052 Berkmar Dr Suite B
Charlottesille, VA 22901
Charlottesville:434-242-8305
Staunton:540-245-0235
harmony.acupuncture@yahoo.com


2303 N. Augusta St
Staunton, VA 24401
Charlottesville:434-242-8305
Staunton:540-245-0235