accupuncture Maria Mitchell Santa Cruz

Acupuncture Can Help and Treat:


Oncology: Complications of Chemotherapy

Orthopedics and Autoimmune: Back & Neck Pain, Sciatica, Arthritis

Dermatology: Headache, Migraine, Mental Stress, Depression, Facial Paralysis

Gynecology: Menopausa Syndrome, Infertility, Dyspareunia

Internal Medicine: IBS, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Disorders, Sinusitis

Cosmetic: Weight Loss, Face Lift, Skin Purification, Wrinkle Reductions

Other: Impotence, Obesity

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Cupping therapy Santa Cruz Maria Mitchell

Cupping Can Help and Treat:


Researchers found that cupping therapy may help with the following conditions, among others:


  • Musculoskeletal pain

  • Myofascial Release 

  • Shingles

  • Facial paralysis

  • Cough and dyspnea

  • Acne

  • Lumbar disc herniation

  • Cervical spondylosis


More benefits of Chinese cupping for the lungs can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve.

Cupping’s detoxifying effect on skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin color after three to five treatments. Cupping removes toxins and improves blood flow through the veins and arteries. Especially useful for athletes is cupping’s potential to relieve muscle spasms.

Cupping also affects the digestive system. A few benefits include an improved metabolism, relief from constipation, a healthy appetite, and stronger digestion.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine Chinese Herbs Santa Cruz Maria Mitchel

Chinese Herbal Medicine Can Help and Treat:


How Chinese herbs restore balance

Like acupuncture, herbal therapy addresses unhealthy body patterns. Doing so can restore balance and strengthen your resistance to disease. Here is how Chinese herbs can help:


  • Cold and flu:  They can reduce runny nose and cough and build immunity.

  • Persistent fatigue:  They can increase energy.

  • Sinusitis:  They can reduce nasal congestion and improve breathing.

  • Diarrhea and constipation: They can improve digestion and regulate bowel movements.

  • Insomnia: They can improve sleep quality.

  • Menopause: They can help relieve hot flashes.

  • Infertility:  They can balance hormones to promote healthy cycles.

  • Cancer treatment: They can reduce side effects from chemotherapy and radiation.

  • Diabetes: They can help keep prediabetes from becoming diabetes.

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Moxibustion Moxi Santa Cruz Maria Mitchel

What is moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.


Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris), but it can be made of other substances as well.


Benefits of Moxibustion


  • Moxibustion can treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Arthritis

  • Digestive Problems

  • Gynecological conditions

  • Protection against cold and flu strains


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Kinesiology Santa Cruz Maria Mitchel

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology means ‘the study of movement’. The term is also used by complementary medicine practitioners to describe a form of therapy that uses muscle monitoring (biofeedback) to look at what may be causing ‘imbalances’ in the body and attempts to relieve these imbalances. 


The kinesiology approach examines ‘unresolved stress reactions’ in a person and provides techniques intended to help the body’s natural healing process.


Benefits of Kinesiology


  • Enhanced learning abilities

  • Improved sports performance

  • Eliminating emotional, physical and mental stress

  • Assisting with decision-making

  • Overcoming past trauma

  • Identifying nutritional excess or deficiency

  • Aiding in muscle injury healing

  • Releasing fears and phobias


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