Acupuncture – Small sterile, single use, stainless steel needles are inserted into the skin at specific points on the body. Acupuncture is based on the theory of meridians or channels that run through the body, connecting the head to the feet, the hands to the chest and a little bit in between. These channels carry Qi/ Chi/ energy/ life force through the body to help balance and heal. By placing a needle along the channels the acupuncturist can elicit a healing response in the body.
Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine – Stacey uses a combination of Chinese and Western/ European herbs. She is very particular about the quality of herbs that are used and tries to get local and organic plants or products to work with. Many of the medicines that are used are from plants that she has grown in her own gardens, or harvested from the wild.
Cupping- An amazing therapy that can help relieve pain and muscle tension, change scar tissue, and help encourage circulation of blood and lymph in the body. A suction is created by placing a small flame quickly into the cup and then removed before placing it on the skin pulling the skin, the fascia and the muscle up into the cup. The cups are either left on the skin or moved around for several minutes and then removed. It is a unique sensation, but feels very relaxing.
Singing Bowls – Stacey studied with a traditional Singing Bowl practitioner in Nepal while she was volunteering in a rural health clinic in 2011. Singing bowls use sound and vibration to help resolve pain, depression and optimize overall well-being.