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Healing Through Acupuncture

Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping and More.

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About Elke

I am a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California and practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as a primary care provider. I am grounded as an holistic medical practitioner and I put great emphasis to see beyond conventional diagnostics to view the underlying energetic quality of a person and his/her state of health or disease. My goal is to bring compassion, understanding and skill to treat a wide range of conditions in adults and children.

"A single act of kindness
can cause ripples of healing"

Elke Gmirr - Health Through Acupuncture

My Treatments

Natural Herbs

Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture is based on the theory that Qi (pronounced"chee") moves through the body by way of channels (Energy Pathways) similar to blood moving through arteries and veins. Each Organ System has a corresponding set of channels. The acupuncture points are located in small depressions in the skin where the channels come closest to the surface. Thin, solid, sterile stainless steel acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points to communicate from the outside, directing the energy flow, or Qi flow through these channels where healing needs to take place.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping disperses and moves Qi by exerting suction and pressure with glass cups over certain areas of the body (such as back or abdomen). As the treatment is based on the circulation of Qi, diseases result from poor circulation of Qi. Cupping is believed to suck out the toxins in the body and relieve stagnant or blocked Qi (energy). The cups may stay fixed or moved around to massage the area with the cup for a sensation of deep tissue massage.

Chinese Herbal Supplements

Herbal medicine is by itself and in combination with acupuncture a powerful and effective method of healing.
Herbs, which include plants, flowers and minerals are highly specific in their actions and possess diverse qualities and properties to target different aspects of disharmony. Chinese herbs are usually combined in formulas, where symptoms and
signs are matched, reflecting the particular conditions and needs of each patient. Formulas come in a variety of forms, including herbal teas, pills, powders or tinctures.

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