Acupuncture is an ancient technique that has been used to address a wide variety of health concerns. Thought to have originated in China and practiced for over 2,500 years, this medicine emerged in the United States in the 1970’s and has since become widely recognized and integrated with mainstream health care. It is based on a Traditional Chinese Medical theory that our life force energy or “Qi” (pronounced chee) flows in a vast network of channels throughout the body. Illness occurs when this Qi flow becomes obstructed in various ways due to emotional or physical traumas, poor diet, inadequate sleep, environmental pollutants and any number of daily stressors that take a toll on the body’s natural rhythms and balance. This technique utilizes ultra-thin, stainless steel needles to access these channels, through points just beneath the skin, in order to free the flow of Qi and restore balance to the body, mind and spirit.

Studies have shown that Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals (such as neurotransmitters, endorphins and hormones) that can relieve pain and influence the body’s self regulating systems. In other words, Acupuncture can help stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself as well as promote physical and emotional well-being.

One of the elements that sets this ancient medicine apart from western/allopathic medicine is its advanced and complex system of diagnosis that takes into consideration the person as a whole, not just isolated symptoms. This allows for a treatment plan that is designed for each unique individual and their specific constitution and life circumstances. The aim is not just to alleviate or get rid of symptoms, but rather to get to the root of an illness and treat the underlying cause. As a result, it increases and enhances the body’s natural healing ability and improves the quality and experience of life.

Acupuncture for pain relief in the shoulder.

Auricular Medicine by Nogier

The ear is a dynamic micro system of the body. In 1950, Dr. Nogier, a neurologist and an acupuncturist, observed Madam Barrin, cauterize a specific point of the ear for the treatment of sciatica. This was an extremely effective solution for many. Through years of research, he found the points on the ear correlated to the points on the body. He also determined the different phases they go through from acute to chronic disease states. He published his works in 1965 and founded a new type of treatment using the micro-system of the ear and a pulse technique that utilizes the “Vascular Autonomic Signal”. This is based on the study of the arterial pulse changes, as perceived by the thumb on the radial artery, which varies when the body is exposed to biological stresses. The study of the pulse permits identification and removal of these stressors.

The ear has a very complex group of cranial nerve innervations (CN V, VII, IX, X, Cervical roots C2, C3, and the Cervical Sympathetic plexus) which give it a direct correlation to the brain and the spinal cord, the Central Nervous System. By stimulating a point in the ear, one can stimulate the nerves that go to the brain, thereby stimulating a particular point of the body. Treating through the central nervous system versus the peripheral can make a more dramatic impact on the healing process.

Auricular medicine supports the vital force of the body. It promotes healing at cellular levels. It recognizes that matter is composed of energy and is the basis of understanding the human body as a dynamic energy system.

Dr. Karlin with her teacher, Dr. Nogier, at one of her many continuing education events.

Chakra Balancing & Esoteric Acupuncture

Chakras are a system of energetic areas along the body that are correlated to certain body organs and emotions. Through life, depending on our experiences, these energetic areas can open or close and cause a ripple effect to the areas they are connected to in our physical body. Using Esoteric Acupuncture to treat these vortices in the Chakra system, it is possible to balance these areas and move the Qi flow to create an increased feeling of wellness from the physical body into the emotional/mental spheres and energetic levels.

Esoteric Acupuncture is a form of acupuncture as a healing modality that integrates a portion of the Ancient Esoteric Wisdom with Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture theory. It incorporates the Hindu Chakra System, Sacred Geometry, and the Qabbalistic Tree of Life.

Dr. Tan’s Balance Method

I had the honor of attending and training under Dr. Tan before he passed away. He was able to put together many different Chinese acupuncture systems to discover an amazing result driven technique that can be used for any sort of pain.

I have used this technique successfully to treat pain with great relief that my patient’s other doctors have said are only surgical cases. One such type was “bone-on-bone” pain that an orthopedic surgeon diagnosed as purely surgical. After 2 months of treatment, she went from 8/10 pain to 0/10 and has remained there for the last 8 years. This is just one example of treatment effects using Dr. Tan’s style acupuncture that balances meridians for pain utilizing points away from the site of injury.

Using points away from the site of injury is also a wonderful way to treat post surgical patients or acute injury issues. Regardless of where the pain is, the affected area does not have to be disturbed (which can cause aggravation in some cases). Treatment can effectively reduce pain immediately and—after 5-8 weeks—can completely remove the pain long term.

Nambudripod’s Allergy Elimination Technique

Do You Suffer From Environmental Allergies or Food Sensitivities?

Nambudripod’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) may be the solution you’ve been looking for to alleviate your allergy symptoms.

What is NAET?

Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique, or NAET, is a revolutionary, all natural, drug-free treatment for eliminating or reducing the symptoms of environmental allergies, food sensitivities, and chemical sensitivities, and resolving allergy-related conditions, often with lasting results. It is completely painless, and non-invasive. NAET theory draws from various medical disciplines: Conventional (Allopathic), Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Kinesiology, and Nutrition.

What is an allergy?

An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity of an individual towards one or more substances which may be harmless or even beneficial to the majority of other individuals. These reactions can be obvious, or “hidden” because of delayed reactions.

When you have an allergy to something, your brain (wrongly) interprets this substance as harmful to the body. This triggers a reaction with numerous possible symptoms such as rashes, fatigue, headaches, asthma, congestion, anaphylactic shock, etc.. Your energy pathways (meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine) become blocked as a way of protecting you from this “harmful” substance. The unfortunate result is that when your energy pathways are blocked, overall functioning of your body suffers. Chronic illness can result.


How Does NAET work?

NAET therapy reprograms the brain and nervous system to stop reacting to allergens and other offending substances.

What Does a NAET Treatment Involve?
NAET therapy is painless and easy. It utilizes Neuromuscular Sensitivity Testing (NST) which indicates weaknesses in the body caused by offending substances. The doctor then stimulates specific pressure points along the spine while the patient holds the offending substance. This retrains the brain to recognize the substance as benign. The patient must completely avoid the treated item for 25 hours following the treatment. Reactive items are treated one at a time following a specific sequence. If strict avoidance is followed during the 25 hour avoidance period, it may take only one or two treatments to eliminate each reactive item. Prospective patients may want to read “Say Goodbye to Your Allergies” by Dr. Nambudripad before initiating NAET treatments in order to familiarize themselves with the process.
Who Can Benefit From NAET?
NAET is suitable for all ages of patients and can offer relief from food and environmental allergies, chemical sensitivities, and more.

For more information about how acupuncture works, read this article.