Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most refined systems of medicine in the world. Developed several thousand years ago in China, it is based in harmonious laws of nature and how they function in the human body, mind, and spirit. Today, acupuncture is used by one-third of the world as a primary healthcare system.
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, disposable needles into the body at specific points on the body that have been found to have a higher electrical conductance and a larger concentration of nerves and blood vessels. The Chinese have identified these points over a period of two thousand years. Recently, scientific research and biomedical studies have confirmed their locations. Studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous system.
Focus: Have a big project, a new start, a budding relationship or just need some extra motivation and drive? This treatment will turn old road blocks into creativity and productivity.
Shut Eye: This treatment, perfect for insomniacs, will help you get some sleep and get your body back on its own natural sleep cycle. Calm the mind and anxiety with the use of essential oils of Lavender and Myrrh as well as healing stones of Malachite and Amethyst to promote a restful sleep.
The Big Event: Whether it's your wedding day or opening night, this treatment will calm your nerves and release any energy blocks to give you courage. You will move forward looking your best, filled with newfound inner vitality.
Stop Smoking: Kick the habit with a new approach, incorporating acupuncture and ear seeds, that diminishes your cravings and encourages healthier lifestyle choices. Twice weekly sessions are recommended.
Executive Break: A half-hour treatment designed to deliver a pivotal energy boost before you head into that important meeting or plunge into a marathon project. Invigorate the mind and body with Peppermint and Neroli oils, and Topaz healing stones.
Jet Set: After traveling through many time zones, this treatment will reset your circadian rhythm. An ideal way to combat travel fatigue and get back in balance.
Detox: Eliminate toxins to restore harmony and clear meridians (energy pathways) in your body. This cleansing treatment will boost metabolism and build vital energy. Custom herbal formulas along with acupuncture, healing stones, essential oils help you detox.
Pain Reliever: Want relief for a chronic back, neck pain or headaches? Pain management therapy will help to reduce your symptoms. Many people experience a dramatic difference. Cupping (ho-gun), electrical currents and Chinese herbal ointments are used in the treatment.
Female Vitality: No matter which stage of a woman's life cycle you are experiencing, this treatment will balance hormones and the thyroid gland as well as combat fatigue, and get endorphins circulating through your body.
Techie: On your computer, iPhone or iPad all day? This treatment will get the kinks out of your shoulders and neck, as well as wrists and fingers.
Diet Starter: Going on a new diet? Stimulate your metabolism with this treatment in order to loose weight more effectively. Includes ear seeds that can be used at home, to curb your appetite days after each treatment.
Just Try It: Curious about Acupuncture and how it can benefit you? This treatment for first-timers will introduce your body to this ancient Chinese healing art.
Simplify: Is life too hectic? This grounding treatment alleviates stress and anxiety by activating and harmonizing points for clarity and focus through use of Camomile oils, magnetized healing stones and Acupuncture.
No Needle Acupuncture: Not sure if your ready for needles? Then this treatment is for you. Essential oils and Chinese herbal seeds are used to stimulate acupuncture points and activate your body to heal itself.
Inner Peace: Want to relax and quietly focus? This treatment — featuring a 24k gold acupuncture needle and a combination of Lotus oil and healing stones — will access your third eye, creating balance and clarity within.
Voted "Best Acupuncture Treatment in Los Angeles" by LA Weekly
Sherrie Matthews LAc, is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist who has received her Master's Degree from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California, and completed internships at both the ECTOM clinic there and Arthur Ashe Medical Center at UCLA. To customize treatments for the optimal health and well-being of her clients, she utilizes various techniques and modalities, including acupuncture, cupping, electro stem, moxibustion and ear seeds in combination with healing stones and essential oils.
Sherrie previously worked as a successful stylist for national fashion and celebrity magazines over the last decade. After years of making people looking great on the outside, she became more interested in making people feel great on the inside. Sherrie decided that it was time to merge her passion of traveling to exotic countries with her healing talents and decided to pursue Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Sherrie is a member of:
AAAOM: American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
CSOMA: California State Oriental Medical Association
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