Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Nutrition.


Acupuncture needles on the back of a beautiful womanAny symptom that we experience is due to a reduction of blood flow tot hat area, whether it is a physical condition like pain or a mental condition like depression or stress. Acupuncture works by providing highly, oxygenated blood. Acupuncture triggers the release of the body’s internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have pain-relieving properties. If you have pain that is lingering or is not being treated by other modalities, then acupuncture offers a time-tested, very reliable method of pain relief. Dr. Herrin specializes in the Balance Method Acupuncture for pain rather than the typical local needling.  The results are far more effective and sustainable. Use of the this style of distal needling technique produces instantaneous pain relief often describes as “turning off a light switch” instantly and effectively treating pain. The acupuncture points used are in very specific places on the body mostly  from the elbows to the fingers and from the knees to the toes. Consequently, the patient can lay on their back face up and doesn’t need to remove any clothing. The treatments are efficient, comfortable and extremely effective. In addition to using the balance method acupuncture, Dr. Herrin has post-graduate training and is certified in the Toyohari Japanese Meridian Therapy. Toyohari style acupuncture is a gentle, non-insertion style of acupuncture, which is the option she uses for needle-sensitive patients and children. Dr. Herrin will incorporate whatever style of acupuncture is best for your condition and your level of sensitivity to needles. In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Herrin will choose from her other modalities such as Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, Functional Medicine and guided stress reduction exercises to create a personalized treatment plan to help you get your life back on track. The World Health Organization recognizes these conditions as appropriate for Acupuncture Therapy:

Digestive Abdominal pain Constipation Diarrhea Hyperacidity Indigestion Emotional Anxiety Depression Insomnia Nervousness Neurosis Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat Cataracts Gingivitis Poor vision Tinnitis Toothache Gynecological Infertility Menopausal symptoms Premenstrual syndrome
Miscellaneous Addiction control Athletic performance Blood pressure regulation Chronic fatigue Immune system Tonification Stress reduction Musculoskeletal Arthritis Back pain Muscle cramping Muscle pain Neck pain Sciatica Neurological Headaches Migraines Neurogenic Bladder dysfunction Parkinson’s disease Postoperative pain Stroke Respiratory Asthma Bronchitis Common cold Sinusitis/Allergies Smoking cessation Tonsilitis

Source: World Health Organization United Nations. “Viewpoint on Acupuncture.”