in a nutshell
Ann Belinkoff, Acupuncture Physician
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest continually practiced health care system on the planet. At over 3,000 years old, it's still going strong because it delivers results for many conditions. It's a different mindset. We look for patterns of disharmony rather than the western approach of isolating diseases. (This page describes our services. Please see the FAQs for conditions treated and more.) Here at Acupuncture Beachside, our focus is in these areas: .
ACUPUNCTURE - we most often use a traditional needle method (pre-sterilized, single use, solid, & hair thin), and/or we may use non-needle options (acupressure, toyohari, magnets, low light laser, micro-current e-stim, cupping, gwa sha or tuina or shiatsu massage, moxa, kids' shoni-shin, NET or EFT tapping). In some cases we may recommend an objective lab test to reveal discomfort caused by environmental triggers, barrier breaches, or immune system dysfunctions.
NUTRITION – OM categorizes foods as neutral, yin/cooling, or yang/warming. Trained acupuncturists may suggest ways to restore balance in the body through nutrition. For example: a raw food diet is cold and damp. It's a good choice in a hot, dry climate but, in a cold, or damp climate it could cause fluid retention, slow metabolism, or a sensitivity to cold.
MOVEMENT - Movement improves circulation, sleep, digestion, and confidence. Ann Belinkoff, A.P. is a Sivananda Yoga certified Yoga Instructor, trained in how the body moves. She'll help you use simple, yet effective, moves to reduce pain and/or restore range of motion.