Acupuncture is a systematic insertion of very fine, hair-thin needles at specific locations throughout the body. Acupuncture works by prompting your body to increase circulation to specific areas of pain and weakness. In addition, it facilitates your body’s innate ability to heal, by engaging your nervous system. Thus leading to a decrease and/or alleviation of pain, improvement in quality of sleep and reduction in inflammation.
Specialized cups that are made of glass, silicone or plastic are applied to areas of pain and/or acupoints. The cups exert negative pressure, rather than tissue compression, which results in the loosening and lifting of the local connective tissue. This action increases blood and lymph flow, which allows cupping to be a great therapy to alleviate pain, respiratory illnesses, circulation disorders, manage stress and so much more.
Herbs are time-tested, proven agents that promote health and healing. Whether used internally or externally, as food and/or medicine, the proper use of the correct herbs can improve one's health significantly. These seemingly simple, yet very complex products of nature, provide us with numerous constituents that can support all systems of the body. Learn which herbs are best for you today!
Homeopathy is a system of natural health care that has over a 200-year history. It uses remedies that are derived from various substances, which are then diluted. It has the capacity to affect all levels of your well-being from physically to emotionally; thus, addressing the entire body, rather than symptoms. When tailored to the person and not the disease, homeopathy can be an effective health option.
The healing abilities of Water are often overlooked and underutilized therapeutically. From foot baths to steam inhalations to alternating compresses, the application of water in various temperatures and states, works to improve the delivery of nutrition to the tissues, eliminate wastes, increase oxygen exchange throughout the body and most importantly, feels great!
Our bodies need real food, from nature, in order to repair and grow healthfully. Proper nutrition is the foundation for all traditional health systems i.e. Ayurveda, Chinese & Naturopathic. By learning which foods heal, rather than kill, your health goals can be obtained. Discover how proper nutrition can lead to less pain & better blood sugar/glucose control.
*Dr. Blake Gordon, ND, LAc graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, a CNME - approved naturopathic medical school. Dr. Gordon maintains an active naturopathic medical license in Vermont, in addition to a valid acupuncture license in Texas and Georgia. Unlike 20 other states, Texas and Georgia do not currently license Naturopathic Doctors. Naturopathic Doctors are NOT Medical Doctors (MD/DO); therefore, in the state of Texas and Georgia, Dr. Gordon, cannot legally prescribe pharmaceutical drugs, administer injections, diagnose, treat or cure any disease.