WHAT WE OFFER
Pillars of Practice
Biomedical Diagnostics and Understanding
Tuina & Cupping Therapy
Integrative Oncology Care Support
A combination of any or all of these principles will be included in your treatment plan
Acupuncture is one pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Small, hair-like thin needles are placed on specific parts of the body to create a response from the nervous system. Acupuncture works to reduce pain, calm inflammation, release endorphins and more. Take a deeper dive into symptoms and side effects that acupuncture can address here.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a principle branch of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can be used alone as a treatment method or in conjunction with acupuncture and food therapy to help correct imbalances and promote wellness. Chinese herbs are formulated and custom blended for each individual.
Food therapy allows for patients to start with the basics and take their treatment into their own hands. From an Eastern medicine perspective, food is used as medicine. Individual food therapy suggestions support the body, treat symptoms and encourage optimal physical and mental function.
Tuina and Cupping Therapy
Tuina and Cupping Therapy are used in order to support musculoskeletal disorders as well as internal concerns. Tuina is a form of Asian bodywork most closely resembling conventional western massage, focusing on a specific probelm area of the body. Tuina treatments can be especially effective for chronic pain of the muscles, joints and skeletal system.
Cupping Therapy consists of either glass, plastic or silicon cups applied to the body to create a negative pressure/partial vacuum. The technique increases blood circulation to the area in order to release tight fascia and muscles. Cupping is also used for lung concerns, coughing, phlegm and chest tightness, for digestive issues like constipation and for stress and anxiety.
It is vital for your practitioner to understand your diagnosis through the lens of Traditional Chinese medicine but also Western medicine. Having a thorough understanding of biomedical diagnostics, pathophysiology, bloodwork and implications of your health status is incredibly important when we develop your treatment plan.
The practice of breath work, meditation, qi gong, tai chi and other movement recommendations will be a part of the treatment plan. Developing a connection between the mind and body is instrumental in continued care. Mind-body support encourages a balance between stillness and movement and allows for harmony from the inside, out.
HOLISTIC PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
Dr. Mari Galle, DACM, LAc
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist
Oncology Acupuncturist, Integrative Oncology Patient Navigator
As an integrative medicine practitioner, I am passionate about combining Western medicine diagnostics with Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and practices in order to work with patients to not only treat disease, disorders and symptoms present but also to understand the root cause of disease. This allows the development of a unique treatment plan keeping in mind the understanding of the human body, mind and spirit.
My advanced training and speicalty is in oncology acupuncture. The benefits of incorportating oncology acupuncture while going through and recovering from cancer treatment are to reduce and prevent side effects from cancer treatment, allowing for an easier recovery and supporting your mind and body while your oncology team treats the cancer. Research has shown acupuncture can treat several side effects of cancer treatment. Learn more here.
It is important to me that my patients receive comprehensive, individulaized treatments including a potential combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine prescriptions, tuina, cupping and food therapy recommendations. The branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine nourish the body and aid in the healing of numerous illnesses and symptoms by restoring balance throughout the body.
I look forward to working with you and being a part of your healthcare team.
REVIEWS & FEEDBACK
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us
"I’ve been receiving acupuncture from Mari for chemo-induced neuropathy, and cannot possibly say enough good things about this place and her services. She is so personable, knowledgeable, insightful and full of incredibly useful advice. I’d highly recommend Mari and the facility for anyone in need of cancer support."
"Mari is amazing. I felt better as soon as I saw her for the first time. I highly recommend visiting her."
"Great acupuncturist! Very gentle, calming and knows what she is doing. I went in with a bad cold and it was gone the next day! I will be recommending my patients to her. Thank you Mari!"