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. For every patient, I create a highly individualized Chinese medical diagnosis and treatment plan 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



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.


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 the unique situation of each person.  Vida Acupuncture’s approach includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, moxa, and nutritional & lifestyle counseling to boost fertility and achieve 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


Vida Acupuncture’s mobile clinic travels to your company to provide quality acupuncture in a quiet setting for groups of 10 or more participants. Acupuncture treatments at the workplace reduce stress, promote relaxation, reduce pain, and increase productivity. Employees feel energized, focused and more balanced.


Relieves stress
Reduces pain
Relieves headaches
Reduces eye strain
Boosts the immune system
Improves focus and clarity
Decreases injuries due to repetitive strain
Promotes positive work environment


Employees receive a 5-15 minute treatment within the allotted 1.5– 3 hour session.
Acupuncture is provided on the limbs so clothes that are easy to roll up are highly recommended. We also offer auricular
(ear) acupuncture treatments with seeds.


Employers usually cover the costs of treatment though a different arrangement can be made. We recommend one to two sessions per month.