Becky Castano LAc, Dipl.OM
(805) 285 -5311
ACUPUNCTURE: is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere. (NIH) and the National Center for Complimentary and alternative Medicine (NCCAM) states: (TCM) Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. According to the American Acupuncture Council “Acupuncture can be used to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, increase range of motion, decrease the side effects of medication induced insomnia, promote relaxation and reduce muscle spasms. indications Include; joint pain, soft tissue pain, inflammation, parasthesia, post surgical pain relief and scar tissue pain." In addition, acupuncture is believed to help with infertility issues by reducing stress and improving a woman's hormonal imbalance. The term “acupuncture” describes to a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques.The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, sterile metallic needles. The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2003 released a report recently.“Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials” Stating It is considered to be a safe and effective treatment.
ACUPRESSURE: Pressure along Acupressure points which have a high electrical conductivity at the surface of the skin, and thus conduct and channel healing energy most effectively. This is why the most potent healing energy work uses acupressure points. The Chinese call healing energy Qi or Chi. In Japan, the life force is termed Ki, and channeling healing energy is called Reiki. Yoga practices refer to the body's life force as prana or pranic energy. These terms all relate to the same universal healing energy, which exists in our environment, and links us to all forms of life.
ESOTERIC ACUPUNCTURE: Acupuncture session 90 min Front and back emphasizes Wellness versus merely addressing disease or physical imbalances. By aligning the various levels of the heart, we will be strengthening the spiritual center which will assist in various levels of awakening. Esoteric Acupuncture is not merely another form of acupuncture treatment. Esoteric Acupuncture defines a “way of life.” This way of life emphasizes the awakening and expansion of our spiritual center (not the same as religions). This way of life includes the importance of understanding the vibrational frequencies of the foods and drinks we ingest. Everything we eat and drink shapes our multiple energy fields. The phrase Esoteric Acupuncture is broken up into three sections. Esoteric means something that is not readily known. There may be other meanings not understood by the casual reader or those not versed in esoteric teachings. Acupuncture comes from two words. “Acus” is a Latin word that means needle or obelisk. In esoteric teachings, obelisk can also mean a temple. Puncture means to pierce. Therefore, we are piercing your “temple” (your physical body) to activate or to reach something esoteric within. This esoteric “something” is the alignment, strengthening and refining your Heart Center. This Heart Center is the field that opens up infinite possibilities for your journey on planet Earth. We are interested in raising the vibrations of your Heart Center and to connect this center with all your denser frequency fields of consciousness including: your dense physical, etheric, astral and mental fields, plus accessing and activating the buddhic, atmic, monadic and logoic fields of consciousness. The power of acupuncture is to harmonize and strengthen the body systems before a disease stage, but the power of Esoteric Acupuncture is to work with expanding consciousness and strengthen the root which is our Higher, Inner Spiritual Heart Center. - Mikio Sankey LAc; Phd
THERAPEUTIC CUPPING: Cupping is a unique therapy where a glass, plastic or silicone Jar is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through negative pressure created by decreasing oxygen in the cup. This method has been used in ancient times all through out the world. Cupping is indicated for a wide range of conditions it is most widely used for example back pain. Promotes circulation, detoxifies, helps open, unblock tight tissue and muscles. Reduces Pain and respiratory relief. Benefits: clears stagnation, drains & move fluids, relieve inflammation, nervous system sedation, expels congestion, stretch muscle + connective tissue, loosen adhesions, nourish blood supply and promotes microcirculation.
THERAPEUTIC AROMATOUCH: “AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along the energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body". AromaTouch® Technique is a simple yet powerful way to provide every individual with an essential oil experience. Anyone who has a passion for doTERRA essential oils can use the AromaTouch Technique, developed by Dr. David K. Hill, D.C., to provide people with an uplifting essential oil experience.
REIKI THERAPY: Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance. A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.
EVERGREEN HERBS: The Evergreen Collection is a compilation of herbal formulas recovered following years of study and meticulous research in China. Dr. Kuan Shen (John) Chen, Research Director of Evergreen, and a doctor in Oriental Medicine and Western Pharmacology, studied extensively with various masters in hospitals and worked with patients in rural villages. The knowledge he gathered during these travels has been compiled into quintessential formulas targeted at today’s ailments.