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Kerith Wellness acupuncture _ coaching_F

Acupuncture is an ancient healing that benefits modern day ailments. Thin, sterile, single use needles are inserted into the body to stimulate specific points along specific meridians based on your symptoms. The needles help by balancing your body's Qi (energy) by dispersing areas of stagnated energy (a tight painful muscle) or bringing energy to a deficient area of the body (sluggish digestion).


I treat patients using several styles of Acupuncture; Traditional Chinese Medicine, Trigger Point Release Acupuncture and Kiiko Matsumoto Style. I use a combination of these styles to tailor each treatment to your specific needs. This knowledge gives me an endless palette from which to work, and the ability to modify treatments as needed. I also incorporate other Chinese Medicine modalities such as cupping, gua sha, E-stim, Tui Na massage and moxibustion. 


I am also a certified Yoga Teacher (OM Yoga) and Reiki Practitioner. When appropriate I weave in this knowledge, along with meditation and essential oils in order to support you. We will discuss your diet, lifestyle and movement/exercise to find how best you can be supported between treatments. I understand that each person has their own story and very different needs. I look forward to working with you. 


Acupuncture supports many ailments but I specialize in:

  • Muscle & Joint Pain (Back, neck, hip & knee pain) using Trigger Point Acupuncture (Dry needling)

  • Support for stress, anxiety & depression

  • Headaches / migraines

  • PMS / PMDD / menopause

  • Digestive Issues

  • Insomnia

  • Scar tissue release

New Patient Session

90 Minutes in length

Direct payment discount rate: $150.00

This session consists of:

  • Your health history being fully heard. We do an in-depth review of your health history, treatments and outcomes. Your health journey is important to me so I may understand how to help you in the present.

  • Discussing and understanding your current issue.. We will talk about what you have done thus far to heal the complaint; what has helped, what may not have helped and how I feel I can help.

  • Answering any questions or concerns you may have before any treatment is started.

  • Receiving a full front and back treatment, including a variety of modalities I offer to support you in healing.

Established Patient

Follow-up Session

60 Minutes in length

Direct payment discount rate: $100.00

Each session consists of:

  • Reviewing your healing response to previous sessions, in order to assess how best to continue treatment. Understanding what parts of the treatment are helping you is key in planning what I will for each follow up.

  • Modifying every session to meet your changing healing needs.

Insurance coverage.

I am an “out-of network” provider with most insurance companies. In order to serve you best, I can verify if you have out of network coverage for acupuncture. If you would like to find out your coverage, please click the “Verify Your Insurance” button below. I will contact you as soon as receive your coverage information.

Beyond needles.

Each treatment is enhanced with one or more of the modalities listed below. Modalities chosen are based on patient's presentation, symptoms and needs each session.


There are ways to move energy without piercing the skin. I can use acupressure, using my hands on acupuncture points to move energy. I can also use an instrument called a “Teishin”  which is a small, thin, metal, dull tipped instrument used to stimulate the meridian points on the surface of the skin, based on symptoms.


Acupuncture needles are used to work on specific muscles to relieve pain and constriction. The needle releases the trigger point in the muscle, thus allowing the muscle to relax from a painful constriction (chronic or acute) due to an injury, overuse or daily activity.


Glass or plastic cups are placed on the body through gentle suctioning. This modality helps release and move pain in the muscles and fascia.


A flat instrument is used to apply pressured strokes over lubricated skin, which moves and releases areas of stagnation and pain from the body.


Moxibustion utilizes the heat released from burning the Mugwort herb in order to bring heat into the body to warm cold areas.


A standing infrared heat-emitting lamp hovers over the area on a patient’s body that needs warmth to move pain.


The needles are stimulated with a light current of electricity in order to increase blood flow, qi and endorphins. Electroacupuncture works well for pain relief.


The needles are stimulated with a light current of electricity in order to increase blood flow, qi and endorphins. Electroacupuncture works well for pain relief.


 Reiki is a gentle energy healing given hands on or slightly hovering over the body. I find where your energy needs nourishment or to be moved out of being stuck and back to balance.  


Essential oils may be used to support relaxation, enhance breathing, soothe muscles,  or energize before getting off the table.  

Conditions treated.

Acupuncture can aid in the healing of acute and chronic conditions, help to boost the immune system to fight off disease, as well as to decrease and release the stress of daily life. A summary of conditions supported are listed below.

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

  • Arthritis / Joint pain (Back, knee, hip, neck)

  • Sciatica

  • Bursitis

  • Tendonitis

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Post Stroke Support

  • Sprains

  • Muscle Spasms

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

  • Sinusitis

  • Sore Throat

  • Earache

  • Ringing in the Ears

  • Dizziness

Immune Disorders

  • Candida

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Epstein Barr Virus

  • Allergies

Addiction Support

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Drugs

  • Alcohol

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation

  • Menopause symptoms

  • Pregnancy Support / Morning Sickness

  • Impotence

  • Infertility in Men and Women

  • Sexual Dysfunction


Emotional and Psychological Disorders

  • Anxiety / Stress / Depression

  • Insomnia

Respiratory Disorders

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Colds and Flus

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Constipation / Diarrhea / Bloating

Acupuncture can support the body when one is being treated by a medical doctor for:

  • Fertility treatments

  • Cancer (Ease side effects of chemotherapy / radiation)

  • Weight Loss

  • Diabetes

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