Chinese Medicine seeks to promote health through connection to and harmony with the natural world. This 3000 year old living body of knowledge includes the disciplines of acupuncture, herbal and nutritional therapeutics, and tui-na (traditional physio-therapy). Acupuncture restores connectivity and functionality so that the body's vital substances can move freely and efficiently. Regular treatment improves digestion, deepens sleep and promotes emotional balance, freeing up and utilizing restorative, self healing capabilities, helping resolve a wide variety of major health concerns. When disease and discomfort appear in the body, channels have become clogged or weak. Like a river with too much sediment or not enough water, gentle correction is needed to promote free, healthy flow. We insert the thinnest pin-sized needles into the body at specific points along channels to remove blockages and direct the body's healing responses to a particular area, restoring balance. We say "where there is free flow there is no pain, where there is no pain there is free flow." From a Western perspective, acupuncture activates neurotransmitters and balances the movement of fluids, lymph, hormones, nitric oxide and blood improving functional energetics within the body.
We know that a state of relaxation promotes healing in the body and pregnant or not, there is a long list of common complaints that can be treated with acupuncture:
Cathy Kim, L.Ac., LMBT
Cathy has a M.S. in Acupuncture from Pacific College in New York City. She has also been a massage therapist for 5 years and has worked in various settings in NYC, Charleston, SC and Los Angeles. She was drawn to the acupuncture field through her own search for balance and health after living a taxing, on-the-go lifestyle and can’t wait to share what she’s learned with you.
She treats patients experiencing acute and chronic pain, injuries, digestive disorders, emotional disorders, and much more. She practices Debra Betts’ protocols in providing supportive care with acupuncture for maternity patients in all stages of their pregnancy while also offering prenatal massage services.
NCCAOM Diplomat of Acupuncture
NC LMBT Lic #19305