The Road To Wellness- Iyashi Services and Treatments
Stress Management | Pain Management | Pediatrics | Women’s Wellness | Digestive Disorders Allergies | Counseling | Detox & Weight Loss Programs | Preventative Care
All services begin with a consultation to assess the patient and their condition, their medical history, diagnosis, and prognosis of the condition.
Initial visit: Lasts one and a half hour long, with thorough medical intake and acupuncture treatment.
Herbs and/or supplements may be prescribed at the end of the session
Follow up acupuncture treatments: Lasts approximately one hour.
Acupuncture is one part to the large medical system known as Chinese Medicine here in the West. (It also includes herbs, and modalities called cupping, gua sha, moxibustion and magnets/pellets, among other modalities used in this medical system.) Chinese Medicine is the oldest, continuously practiced medicine in the world, with canonization and evidence of this medicine being in practice for at least 3,000 years. (For comparison sake, Western medicine, as it is practiced today, is only about 200 years old.) It is a complete and holistic medical system that has been successfully treating millions of people in Asia and Europe, and since the 60's, in the United States. Until the introduction of modern medicine in Asia in the late 1800’s, this was the only form of medicine being practiced in Asia.
To read more about acupuncture, click here to see my FAQs.
Pediatrics Wellness Care
First visit lasts approximately 1 hours
Follow up visits last approximately 30 minutes.
Bring your child (newborns to teenagers) for wellness visits, where your child's health is enhanced using non-painful techniques such as acupressure, pediatric massage, pellets, and moxibustion on specific acupuncture points. Stimulating these points help to greatly improve the child's immune system, organ function, cognitive function, and overall development.
If your child is having a specific issue - digestive, sleep, cold/flu, cognitive, respiratory, or dermatological - I can address them with the above treatment techniques and use of gentle, safe (American-made), natural herbal formulations and nutritional supplements to provide your child with the relief and healing they need.
To learn about holistic nutrition -- an integral component to a child's well being and development -- read my 8-Part Series on Healthy, Happy Eating for The Whole Family.
Nutritional Assessment and Counseling
Initial visit: Lasts one hour.
Follow up: Last approximately 30 minutes
Due to the nutrient-deficient foods most of us eat today, we are severely depleted from many nutrients. This deficient state creates a constant state of cellular starvation, which if continued long term, can create a host of health problems. To combat the effects of nutritional depletion, we conduct a thorough assessment of nutritional deficiencies to measure their impact on the cellular health of the patient. Based on this assessment, a complete, personalized nutritional protocol is recommended using whole-food-derived supplementation along with healthy food choices and recipes. Patients are generally counseled anywhere from three to six months (or longer, depending on the severity of the conditions they are wanting to address via nutrition and diet) for nutritional improvements and any support they may need along the way to achieve their optimal health.
Consultation: Minimum 30 min the first consultation; thereafter minimum 15 minutes.
For those of you who do not live in or near Los Angeles and would like to consult me for your child's or your health needs, I offer distant counseling via the phone or Skype.
To learn more about herbal prescriptions, click here.
-May be given in conjunction with your acupuncture treatment, or independently through an herbal-prescription-only consultation. The latter will last approximately 30-45 minutes.
Many people are looking for a natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs today. A thorough intake of the patient’s chief complaint(s) and history is followed by a customized herbal prescription, known as formulas, to address the chief complaint. Unlike western drugs, these formulas are made combining different herbs to offer a synergistic restorative effect for the chief complaint as well as addressing the underlying cause of the complaint. The herbs are also combined in a manner to inhibit side effects often experienced with western drugs. Because they are natural, they are also generally much gentler to the body and allow the body to slowly begin the healing process. Depending on the condition you are coming in for, you may be taking the herbs only for a few days (say for a cold), or a week or two (say an acute condition like a fall or bruise, or an acute flare up of a chronic condition, like asthma or allergies) or for a few months (addressing a chronic condition like menstrual irregularities, latent allergies & asthma, high blood pressure, and so forth). To learn more about herbal prescriptions, click here.
COLD AND FLU HERBAL CONSULTATION
Lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Coming in at the first sign of a cold - runny nose, sneezing, fatigue, neck tightness, drop in appetite, sudden itchy skin, chills and/or fever - to get an herbal prescription written just for your condition is one of the best ways to combat the onset of a cold or flu. The herbal prescription will address the specific symptoms manifesting in your body and will help to address that as well as fight off the remaining pathogen in your body. These herbal formulas, in use literally for thousands of years, are very effective at either nipping the cold or flu in the bud, or shortening the duration and severity of your cold/flu.