Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has existed for over 2,000 years and treats a wide range of disorders and diseases by correcting imbalances in the body, restoring health, and preventing diseases. TCM is a complete medical system recognized by the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health.  We create a highly individualized Chinese medical diagnosis and treatment plan for you which takes into account your personal health history, subjective experiences, and objective signs (pulse and tongue). A treatment may include:









Acupuncture consists of inserting hair thin, sterile, and stainless-steel needles into specific points on the body known as acupuncture points. The acupuncture points are located on channels that are interconnected throughout your body.  Each channel and its paired organ have certain TCM physiologic function which can lead to disease when compromised. Stimulating specific acupuncture points can correct physiologic dysfunctions
which results in a healing response.   Acupuncture also promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being through the release of endorphins  and other beneficial neurotransmitters


Vida’s holistic approach combines body centered therapies along with talk therapy which has shown significant results in mental wellness.  The body keeps memories of past traumas even if the mind blocks them.  An integrated treatment that takes into account your mind, body, and spirit which effectively addresses the root of your ailment.

Holistic psychotherapies use a bottom up approach because they physiologically reduce stress, anxiety, and address trauma by changing the autonomic nervous system and discharging negative emotions or trauma. Somatic psycho-therapies help you to relax and heal on a deep level so aspects of you can be accessed via talk therapy.

We look forward to working with you.


Cupping is an effective and safe technique used to relieve pain. It consists of selectively placing plastic or glass cups on acupuncture points that are
suctioned to the skin. You will feel a localized pressure that goes away when the cups are removed. Cupping leaves marks on the skin that vary in color
from pink to dark purple that go away within a few days to a couple of weeks.

Cupping causes tissues to release toxins, stimulates the lymphatic system, clears colon blockages, and activates and clears arteries, veins and capillaries.
Cupping is also used for chronic or acute pain, stress, respiratory disorders, and the common cold.


Moxa is a form of heat therapy used to stimulate the flow of blood and is applied over certain acupuncture points to activate certain meridians.
Moxa is made from the dried leaves of the Artemisia vulgaris plant, commonly known as mugwort, and is rolled into sticks. These are the Moxa sticks that I use.


TCM herbal formula prescriptions perform specific actions and treat your particular needs. The herbal formula (a combination of different herbs)
treats the root cause of the disease. Chinese herbal formulas are mostly administered as capsules, pills, or as granules.


Highly individualized fertility and IUI/IVF support treatments take into account your unique situation.  Vida Acupuncture’s approach includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxa, and nutritional & lifestyle counseling to boost fertility, and to achieve and sustain a successful pregnancy.   The focus will be on opening the energetic channels, regulating the flow of energy and blood to the internal organs, and stimulating the yang or warming aspect of the body with the goal of improving hormonal balance, egg quality, and uterine lining.


Acupuncture can also offer support throughout the different stages of pregnancy by harmonizing the body

and creating proper blood flow to the uterus.

                                               1st Trimester:    morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, anxiety

                                               2nd Trimester:  heartburn, muscles aches & pains, sciatica, pre-term labor

                                               3rd Trimester:  back pain, high blood pressure, breech baby position, edema