At Double Happiness Health, we treat a wide range of health challenges, including pain, inflammation, infertility, menstrual disorders, digestive issues, mood, insomnia, fatigue, immunity problems, and other systemic disorders. Using the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices of acupuncture and herbal medicine, as well as therapeutic massage and patient education, we focus on treating the whole patient, and the root cause of your disorder. As a result, you will not only experience an improvement in your specific condition but better overall health and sense of wellbeing.
Acupuncture is perhaps the best known of all Complementary or Alternative therapies. This ancient Chinese medical system uses the careful insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points of the body that control the flow of “Qi” energy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has a rich history of using herbs to support treatment. Herb plants produce and contain a variety of chemical substances that act upon the body to treat numerous illnesses and to assist bodily functions.
Use massage as part of your treatment plan to reduce pain, optimize fertility, facilitate ease of motion or improve your alignment. We practice Myofascial Release, Tui Na, Chi Nei Tsang, Swedish and Deep Tissue to reduce stress, improve circulation, ease restriction and promote mobility.
When partnering with you on your path to better health, one of the most important things we discuss is not just what you put IN your body, but what you’re putting ON your body. Anything you put on your skin gets absorbed and processed by your body.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is on the rise. It has a worldwide prevalence of 10-20% and has become one of the most common disorders seen by gastroenterologists and primary care physicians alike. I myself have noticed an increase in the number of patients with digestive health disorders in our clinic. I thought it would be helpful to write this blog post because many patients ask, “What is IBS, and how do I know if I have it?”
We are thrilled to announce the addition of a vary talented and lovely acupuncturist, Brooke McClelland to our team at Double Happiness Health.
I’m falling in love with essential oils all over again and finding what a dynamic and delightful addition they are in my acupuncture treatments and my day to day life. Here is some basic information as well as do’s and don’ts to know if you are interested in experimenting with essential oils at home or in your own healing practice.
This delicious (and oh-so-easy!) summer soup comes from the wonderful Mickey Trescott of the Autoimmune Wellness Blog. It’s one of the many mouth-watering recipes in her book, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness. If you are struggling with an autoimmune condition or are simply seeking to nourish yourself well, this cookbook is a fantastic resource.
I did some communing with nature deep in the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park this weekend. As my boyfriend and I slowly walked into the park, winding our way along a rustic elk path that paralleled the majestic pacific coast, I could feel myself dropping into a level of presence and relaxation that allowed me to let go of future concerns or worries of the past and to just be.The Japanese coined the term shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing” in the early 80’s. Since that time, forest bathing has become a popular ritual of preventative health care in Japan. In the decades that have followed, several robust studies have proven the health benefits of simply spending time in under the canopy of a living forest or in a natural area. Once again, science backs up this practice we intuitively know is great for us.
Summer is the most yang of all seasons and is associated with the Heart organ, Fire element and bitter taste. Here are some ideas for how to eat seasonally and stay cool this summer:
Summer is related to the FIRE element and HEART organ. A fundamental principle in traditional Chinese Medicine is the 5 Elements theory.
It’s no secret that Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine safely and effectively enhance fertility, support all stages of pregnancy and provide vital nourishment once the baby has arrived. As an acupuncturist specializing in reproductive health, it’s an immense joy to support patients on their path to parenthood.
My work is tailored to how a person is feeling when they walk in the door. What they want to address. Sometimes they have been carrying things in their body for a long time like repetitive stress, emotional stress or just something recent that needs to be addressed today