Acupuncture and Additional Healing Modalities

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles, which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner’s hands or with electrical stimulation.

Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced “chee”) through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points at various depths, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.
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Microneedling

MicroNeedling is an effective skin rejuvenation treatment that solves a multitude of skin problems by triggering the body’s production of collagen and elastin, working wonders in reducing acne scars, lines, and wrinkles.

MicroNeedling is the insertion (oscillating motion) of fine short needles into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. By creating a small wound, the skin will respond with collagen production and new skin cells. Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, this can offer skin rejuvenation levels from the simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles.

In my microneedling treatment, I use the AcuMicro Plus+. It is their newest Microneedling pen and has double the RPMs of standard Microneedling pens. This AcuMicro device is designed for safe and effective treatments for the purpose of promoting facial rejuvenation. The integrated aluminum alloy body was ergonomically designed for comfort and ease of use. The AcuMicro plus allows for adjustable needle depth - 0.25mm–2.5mm, as well as adjustable speed - 9,000–18,000 rpm. Best on the market.

Sabrina Kirkland Acupuncture - Microneedling session

MicroNeedling Treatment – 60 minutes $295

During the initial intake, we will discuss your medical history, how the microneedling process works, and your areas of focus. Once the numbing crème is applied, you will relax with Red Light therapy and have the option for a Healy Biofeedback Session, programmed for ‘increasing collagen and elastin.

After your session, I will apply an herbal cooling mask and TCM herbal topical serums specifically known to boost collagen production, reduce fine lines and increase hydration. After your treatment, your skin will look refreshed, your mind will be calm, and your entire body will relax.

Please do your homework prior to setting up your appointment to make sure you are a viable candidate for this treatment and have the products needed for the best results already at home. Pre and Post Care Instruction

Hypno Acupuncture

Hypno Acupuncture is a powerful combo treatment that involves acupuncture with guided meditation for a deeper experience.

While acupuncture initiates physiological changes in the body, the use of guided imagery and visualization helps to generate new neurological pathways, which intern creates new behaviors, forward movement, and positive change.

Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that purposefully guides thoughts and beliefs to achieve desired outcomes. When combined with acupuncture, the relaxation is deeper, therefore, allowing one to have a greater experience than with just guided imagery alone.
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Sabrina Kirkland Acupuncture Cupping session

Cupping

Cupping is the modern term for an ancient medical treatment popular in Asian and Arab cultures. Once suction is created, the cups are placed on the skin (usually the back) and moved across the body. This creates a negative energy flow, which can counteract the current state of stagnation.

In my healing practice, I use glass cups of all different sizes. As small as 1 in. diameter to 3.5 in. The larger the cup, the more surface area it covers, which is best for the back. Smaller cups go on smaller surfaces like the elbows, back of the neck, knees, ankles, and feet.
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Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. It is often paired in treatment with acupuncture. The purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of energy, and maintain general health.

In my practice, I mostly use a ‘smokeless’ moxa which looks like a coal cigar. I use it primarily near the bottoms of the feet and lower legs to increase circulation and warm the meridian channels on the lower limbs. Depending on where moxa is ‘burned’ on the body, it has different actions. Anyone who runs cold has poor circulation or has anemia and would greatly benefit from moxibustion. It greatly nourishes those who have an underlying weakness. Moxibustion can also be burned on the stomach for digestive weakness and directly on the skin in some circumstances.
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Sabrina Kirkland Acupuncture Reflexology Chart for feet

Reflexology

Reflexology is the art of using specific touch techniques (pressure point therapy) on reflex maps believed to resemble the human form on the feet, hands, and ears to achieve relaxation and balance in the body. By “working” these areas, the corresponding organs are stimulated, toxic deposits are released, and self-healing is promoted.

In my healing practice, I primarily work the feet. However, if someone prefers hands or ears, I am happy to oblige. Generally, work the points on the feet during the last 10 minutes of an acupuncture session. This serves as a way to bring them slowly back to the room while simultaneously using essential oils to ground them back into their body.

Chinese herbal medicines

Chinese herbal medicines are mainly plant-based, but some preparations include minerals or animal products. They can be packaged as powders, pastes, lotions, or capsules, depending on the herb and its intended use. Different herbs have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body.

The underlying principles of TCM are very different from traditional Western notions about health, illness, and the workings of the body. Chinese herbs are prescribed to normalize imbalanced energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”), that runs through invisible meridians in the body. Whether or not the philosophy is believed, studies have shown Chinese herbal medicines to be successful in treating a range of disorders.

In my practice, I use a combination of Chinese Herbal and an Australian herbal-based company. Both are high quality and very safe. When taking herbs simultaneously with acupuncture treatments, the herbs continue the intention of the work in between acupuncture sessions.

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Whole Food nutrition by Sabrina Kirkland Acupuncture

Whole Food Nutrition

Whole Food Nutrition and
Whole Food-Based Supplementation

When you start eating whole food, your body starts to feel and work better. You may notice just within a few days improved energy, better sleep, and fewer aches and pains. You’ll notice your moods are more stable and less ups and downs. Digestion will improve, and the mind will become clear. You may even start to feel more empowered in your daily life … and ready to make those needed changes that you have been holding back on just because you made improved food choices. Eating a whole food diet, 85% plant-based, will change your life!
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The Research as to Why Whole Foods

Phytochemicals. In the past 10 years, scientists have identified hundreds of biologically active plant-food components called phytochemicals (phytonutrients). They include the powerful antioxidant lycopene, a red-colored carotenoid found mainly in tomatoes; anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that gives a deep blue color to berries; and pterostilbene, which appears to turn on a “switch” in cells that breaks down fat and cholesterol and is found in blueberries and the Gamay and Pinot Noir varieties of grapes.
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What Is Whole Food Supplementation

One of the most eye-opening classes in the area of nutrition was with a Western MD who taught me how to use whole food and spices to heal one’s body. The Pharmacy in your Kitchen. The big takeaway from this seminar was his love of ginger, turmeric blueberries, and green tea, which of course, aren’t easy to consume daily. This is when supplementation comes into play. With my education and training in Chinese Herbology, using food and spices to heal your body/mind makes the most sense. However, when the foods, spices, and herbs are not readily available, this is when supplementation is a must.
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Additional Treatment Options To Improve Your Health

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Consultations Only

Having a consultation when you don’t know where to start is a good idea. What I do in my healing practice is extensive, and to someone ‘new’ to these types of treatments, it can be overwhelming. I offer both a 30 and 45-minute consultation depending on the needs of each person. Having a general understanding of the how and why, along with your level of commitment, is the 1st step in determining the best healing path for you. Trusting in the process and the practitioner is such an important part of the healing journey.

Crystal Singing Bowl Sessions

What are Crystal Singing Bowls - Singing bowls are often utilized in the course of sound therapy. One type of bowl commonly used in this regard is known as crystal singing bowls, which are also known as quartz singing bowls or glass singing bowls. Various alternative health practitioners believe that the use of these bowls can have a significant beneficial effect on the healing of your mind and body, especially when combined with energetic medicine like acupuncture.

Sound healing, which is also known as sound therapy, has been practiced since ancient times. The concept of sound therapy is based on the idea that every part of your body creates a vibration that resonates in a certain way. Put another way, vibrational healing is based on the idea that everything in the universe, including our bodies, is in a state of vibration. When your body is out of balance, diseases can result. That is, illness is caused by blockage, which stops the organ in question from vibrating at its healthy frequency. Sound healing works by sending sound waves throughout your body, which brings harmony through oscillation and resonance. This helps restore your body’s balance which in turn helps you heal. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after your session.

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Sabrina Kirkland Acupuncture Redlight session

Red Light Therapy

Two Treatments, One Device: Reduce wrinkles with Red light on the entire face and treat acne with Blue light. Elipsa promotes healthy, radiant skin that glows from within.

Meet Elipsa - Therapeutic Light Therapy for the Face

Two Treatments, One Device: Reduce wrinkles with Red light on the entire face and treat acne with Blue light. Elipsa promotes healthy, radiant skin that glows from within. An easy-to-use programmable timer that allows for dual treatments and maximum productivity in the treatment room.

Contoured for the Face: Elipsa was designed to allow ultra-close proximity to the skin for the most effective and result-driven treatment. Because durability is just as important as results, Elipsa was thoughtfully designed with a protective hard shell that allows for fast and thorough care and cleaning between clients.

Adjustable Legs: Featuring dual folding legs with a smooth articulating hinge, Elipsa is height-adjustable to fit faces of all sizes. This ensures both efficiency and customizable comfort for the best possible client experience.

868 Professional Grade LEDs: Designed and engineered with more than double the number of LEDs in most comparable devices, Elipsa utilizes LightStim MultiWave Patented Technology and medical-grade LEDs to deliver a soothing and relaxing experience that helps promote meaningful benefits.

Healy BioFeedback

What is Healy Biofeedback - Healy is a small, portable quantum field micro-currency and resonant frequency unit that is reported to improve your health via frequency intention. The human body is made up of 100 trillion cells, each requiring healthy cell voltage to stay alive. Quantum physics teaches us there’s no difference between energy and matter. Therefore, we are nothing but energy. Quantum physics teaches us everything within us is the result of motion—creating resonance. The resonance is important to understanding how subtle energy directs and maintains health and wellness in human beings.
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BrainTap

BrainTap Therapy - a unique method designed to relax, reboot, and revitalize your mind. BrainTap Therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free approach that uses light and sound stimulation to guide your brain into a deeply relaxed state, known as 'brainwave entrainment'.

A cutting-edge headset, combined with an extensive library of over 2,000 meticulously crafted guided-audio programs, to enhance mental clarity, confidence, and vitality.

BrainTap produces the relaxation response, giving your body precisely what it needs to get back in balance and reverse the effect of stress on the body. At the same time, the BrainTap Technologies sessions guide the mind into a state of laser-like focus removing negative self-talk and achieve life goals BrainTap Therapy - a unique method designed to relax, reboot, and revitalize your mind. BrainTap Therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free approach that uses light and sound stimulation to guide your brain into a deeply relaxed state, known as 'brainwave entrainment'. 

A cutting-edge headset, combined with an extensive library of over 2,000 meticulously crafted guided-audio programs, to enhance mental clarity, confidence, and vitality