Take Charge of Your Healthcare
“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”
-Sir William Osler
Botanicals and other food sources that have been applied to healthcare since humans could eat. Herbs are customized to the person’s specific needs and regular follow ups ensure efficacy.
We think there are some huge gaps in the American Healthcare industry. Currently, we treat any type of pain or illness after it becomes necessary. In addition, we often treat the worst symptom and not the REASON we became ill in the first place.
We bandage up a sprained ankle and take pain killers or anti-inflammatories, but we don’t address the movement pattern that led to a sprained ankle. We take anti-anxiety meds but we don’t address the diet, exercise, and sleep habits that greatly contribute to this anxiety. Or worse, we’re stuck in a cycle of wired and tired and don’t know how to get out!
Blue Orchid Wellness was created to address these gaps in care that Western Medicine cannot. Inherent to this system is plenty of face time with you; no sitting in front of a computer while you tell someone what ails you. Additionally, you have direct access to your acupuncturist via text, email, phone or even Instagram. We are committed to being available not just during your appointment, but when you actually need care. As an independent health care provider, we can address you as an individual, not as a statistic. This is exactly what Chinese Medicine is designed to do!
Tools for Healing
Tools For Healing
A more intense intervention than cupping. Oil is applied to the skin, and a specialized Jade tool is pressed and dragged along the muscles to reorganize the fascial planes, increase blood flow and range of motion, and reduce pain. Gua Sha is used in pain management, sports medicine, post-bacterial/viral infections, and cosmetic facial care.
This intervention can be used to treat most maladies. Small needles are placed in highly specialized locations (depending on the person and the illness) to illicit the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Acupuncture is safe and highly effective.
This intervention is most commonly used in Sports Medicine and Pain Management. Small cups are placed on the skin and a suction effect elicits the healing response. Cupping helps reorganize fascia to soothe pain and increase range of motion. Cupping will leave small circles on the skin for a few days but is completely painless.
This intervention is a specific type of acupuncture treatment where the needles are inserted as in a traditional treatment, but a small electrode is attached to them. This electrode provides a gentle vibration that stimulates the qi running through these points. It is often very soothing to the patient, providing a soft humming and, essentially, a more fluid treatment.
The application of heat over needles or areas of pain. Mugwort, a very common botanical, is burned to create heat. Moxa has been used for a variety of maladies, but is commonly used in OBGYN, fertility, insomnia, and anxiety/depression treatments.
My aim is to help people struggling with a particular ailment to get better, or to help healthy people get healthier. I use ancient techniques: acupuncture, diet, herbs, exercise to fill in the gaps left by Western Medicine. I NEVER give up on a patient that wants to get better, and I’ll work with them until we get where we need to go.