Are you wondering what acupuncture can treat? The simple answer is most EVERYTHING. Acute cold and flu, pain, mental health, stress, autoimmune disorders, fertility, PMS, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and skin issues to name a few. And believe it or not, treatments are typically very relaxing and restorative!
Tracey L. Crocker MS, R.Ac, R.TCMP Acupuncturist and Herbalist received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina. As a school rooted in the teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine, she was fortunate to study with 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffery Yuen in the practice of both classical acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Before pursuing her career in Chinese Medicine, Tracey's interests were two fold as she was equally passionate about both environmental and human health issues. These interests cumulated into her earning a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Biology. Her career in research spanned many topics including global climate change, plant science and environmental toxicology.
It was her amazing experience using acupuncture for her own personal health that prompted a new career path. Armed with a background in western and plant science and a passion for holistic human health solutions, she exchanged her lab coat for acupuncture needles and Chinese herbs. She believes in a truly integrative approach to healing!
Tracey is very interested in the melding of both eastern and western medical concepts!
Her interests include women's issues (including menstrual irregularities, fertility and hormone health), pain, anxiety, depression, stress, digestive disorders, insomnia, chronic issues...
Tracey is licensed with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). She sincerely looks forward to beginning this wonderful journey of health with you!
Acupuncture works with three fundamental principles; it reduces INFLAMMATION, increases CIRCULATION and alleviates PAIN. It does so by activating the blood, fluids, nerves and energy along the channels that traverse the length of the body. Research shows stimulating effects on the central nervous system triggering the release of chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These changes may alter our experience of pain via the release of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and natural opioids or speed up the healing process via the release of immune system cells. By affecting the neurotransmitters and neurohormones of the body, acupuncture can have broad impacts on nerve impulses, organ function, and mental health as well. Acupuncture truly offers a full spectrum of healing!!
To that end, it is VERY important to be aware of the qualifications of a fully trained and registered acupuncturist (minimum 4 year Masters degree Acupuncture program and registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturist of Ontario (CTCMPAO). Designations include R.Ac. (Acupuncturist) or R.TCMP (Acupuncturist and Herbalist).
Used as a powerful addition to acupuncture, or as stand-alone therapy, herbal medicine provides a means to improve your health on a daily basis. Whether they are used to build internal strength over the long term or to clear out excess issues like colds and flu, phlegm or acute pain, taking herbs is truly an investment in your health. Formulas are selected based on the unique patterns YOU present and are offered in the form of tea pills or powdered granules for your convenience.
As one of the oldest therapies in the world, cupping utilizes gentle suction to draw out non-circulating stagnant blood (as well as lymph, cellular debris, toxins, and sticky fluids) from the body, bringing them up to the surface and away from the site of injury. This movement brings healthy circulation to the affected area, thus creating space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients for faster recovery.
Cupping can leave marks which indicate that the stagnation or disease has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface, but these marks are NOT bruises and fade within 2-6 days, fading more with each progressive treatment. Cupping is effective for a variety of ailments including but not limited to; muscle pain, edema, phlegm in the lungs, and the onset of colds and flus.
Rejuvenate your appearance naturally! Diminish wrinkles, regenerate skin cells and give your collagen a boost with facial lymphatic drainage and acupuncture.
Each treatment begins with gentle facial cupping to distribute blood and nutrients throughout the face. This is followed by tiny facial needles that are used to focus repair into the weakened lines of the face and whole body acupuncture to focus on the underlying imbalances that have contributed to visible signs of aging.
You will leave feeling amazing and your skin will be glowing! Individuals notice visible improvements after about 3 treatments, however lasting results tend to come after a 10-12 treatment course that need only be repeated every 2-5 years.