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The documented art and science of acupuncture dates back the better part of three millennia – substantially longer than any medical documentation in the Western world. Fully one quarter of the world’s population utilizes acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as their primary source of medical attention.

And for the best practitioners, what it all boils down to is one, simple act. Listening.

Whether it’s your first time visiting us, or you’ve been under our care for years, every treatment experience begins with a conversation – and it is through that understanding that we will devise the appropriate, effective treatment strategy for what ails you.

To that end, Lavender Moon Acupuncture is not just about needles. We offer a full suite of holistic treatment modalities that can be utilized individually or in combination to best address your health needs.


This ancient form of healing involves the placement of very fine needles at certain points on the body where energy flows. Extensive biomedical testing shows that acupuncture can have an effect on the human hormone, blood, neurological, thermodynamic, immune and kinetic systems. Acupuncture activates these systems so they reach a state of homeostasis – balance – allowing the body to heal on many different levels.


According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), every food has both a nature and flavor(s). A food’s nature is its effect on the temperature of the body. Thus, a food can be either hot, warm, neutral, cool, or cold. Since Chinese Medicine works on the basis of restoring balance to the body, if one suffers from a hot disease, they should avoid hot foods and eat more cool and cold foods, and vice versa. Food is a healing source and can be used medicinally. Taken into the body as culinary choices and cooking styles as well as in tea form, the vegetation, botanicals and supplements you ingest can have a positive effect on your health and well-being.





The technique known as “cupping” uses small cups as suction devices on the surface of the body. The suction works on a deep tissue level to clear blockages and to encourage qi (energy) and lymph flow and possibly to release toxins in the body. Commonly used for respiratory and pain conditions, cupping is being shown to also help with serious internal conditions, such as hepatitis. An early reference of cupping dates back to 300 A.D. by a Taoist Herbalist, Ge Hong, in his writings, “A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies.” You may have noticed a contemporary reference to cupping in the 2016 winter Olympics when swimmer, Michael Phelps, swore by the method as helping to increase his swimming capacity.

Pediatrics & Family Health

There is a saying in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – “treat the child, treat the mother.” Or just as valid, treat the father and family. The issues affecting children and teenagers around the country are wide and varied and Chinese Medicine can address many of them effectively without pharmaceutical intervention. Chinese Medicine has an extremely strong track record for treating all the same issues in children that it does in adults, but issues particular to young people include, but are not limited to:

  • Acute injuries (sports injuries)
  • Allergies
    • Food
    • Seasonal
    • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold & flu symptoms
  • Chiari malformation
  • Digestive issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Pain
  • Stress, anxiety, self-esteem issues
  • Sleep disorders


Tui Na and Shiatsu are Asian massage techniques that are a natural compliment to acupuncture and TCM treatments. Ask us for detailed descriptions of each technique. Recommended for some specific patients and conditions, you may also choose to add a 10-minute massage to your treatment to optimize relaxation prior to receiving your acupuncture treatments.

Essential Oils

If you’ve ever smiled at the scent of a bouquet of flowers, you’ve experienced one aspect of an essential oil treatment. Found in naturally occurring substances like flowers, seeds, roots, & bark, essential oils are used as applications for both emotional and physical wellness. Essential oils can be added to enhance the positive effects of any of your treatments. They also can be used as a botanical option to using acupuncture needles where artisan oil quality aims to produce maximum healing potential. We use doTerra brand oils that are the highest quality, purity and potency.

Guided Meditation

Since state-of-mind is critical to optimal health and balance, I will be happy to work with you in establishing your own meditation practice. There are three simple meditation techniques that are based on Indian and Taoist practices that I would love to share with you.