Hello & Welcome!
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Martin (Liz) MSOM L.Ac, LMT and I am the founder and owner of Hands On Acupuncture & Massage Therapy P.C.
I would like to welcome you to the practice! We are a holistic wellness center utilizing the “four pillars” of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) , in addition to Massage Therapy and other modalities., At Hands On Acupuncture & Massage Therapy, we strive to enhance and educate individuals to create and maintain a whole and healthy self by treating the physical,emotional, and physiological being. Our practitioners develop protocols,and create individualized treatment plans with a clear plan of action to help each patient achieve their health goals. We like to work in conjunction with western doctors to create the best plan of action for our patients. Women’s Health, Allergy Elimination, Pain, and Anxiety are just a few areas we have extensive experience in treating. In addition,we love to compliment western medicine’s care for cancer with our list of holistic therapies.
At Hands On Acupuncture & Massage Therapy P.C, we pride ourselves in utilizing many modalities to help individualize treatments and do what works best for you to maximize your mind and body health
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical system developed in China that utilizes 4 categories of techniques, or “pillars” to treat an individual.These techniques can be used separately, or for better results, used in combination with each other. Acupuncture, which many are most familiar with, is just one pillar under the house of TCM techniques.
involves the use of sterile, one time use stainless steel fine needles that are placed in specific areas of the body called acupuncture points. These points are linked to individual meridians, or pathways in which Qi flows. The pathways follow a separate system but have a connection to the autonomic nervous system. When an acupuncture needle stimulates a certain point, it sends a signal to the brain, and a combination of neurotransmitters may be released, including serotonin, norepinephrine, and epinephrine to help the body to relax, hurdle any pain related to a condition, and reprogram the body to create a pathway for healing. Acupuncture can also be used as a preventative to disease.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is when a TCM herbal practitioner will prescribe a specific combination of Chinese herbs to an individual. Very rarely will you see one specific herb prescribed, as the way this medicine works is by combining the herbs within an herbal formula. Herb combinations are chosen based on function, taste, and which organs the herbs travel to. Each herb serves as having a certain function, and when combined with other herbs will have different effects.
Cupping is a manual therapy that involves the use of glass cups. A vacuum is created using fire and cups are applied to the body to create a vacuum suction. This technique brings circulation to the area, reduces inflammation, helps facilitate lymph drainage, and can remove the lactic acid buildup that occurs in sore muscles after an injury or working out. It is also known to treat a cold or asthma by breaking up phlegm in the lungs. It may leave marks on the body, this is part of a detoxification process bringing any stagnation or injury to the surface to be released and accelerate healing
Qi gong is literally translated at ‘Qi Practice”. It is a set of therapeutic exercises, breathing techniques, stretches and meditations that can be shown to a patient during treatment, and/or prescribed as homework to further enhance treatment. Custom Qi gong techniques are based from the theories of 5 phases and yin/yang.
Medical Massage is a type of Massage that is used to target specific areas of the body in order to achieve a therapeutic result. Massages are custom to the patient and can combine the techniques of Swedish massage, Amma, along with deep tissue. Massages are tailored to you depending on what is needed or requested.
What does "Holistic" Really mean?
Holistic is a term used to describe something that is whole, balanced and complete. Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person. In order to achieve optimal health, holistic medicine’s primary goal is to achieve balance in not only a person’s physical, but emotional, spiritual, and mental health.
Learn more about our practice
At Hands on Acupuncture & Massage Therapy, P.C we offer a variety of healing modalities to help you maximize your mind body health. Modalities include but are not limited to, NAET (allergy elimination technique), Women’s Health, Cancer Relief, Pain Management, and Sports Medicine.
Take our quiz and learn WHAT CHINESE ELEMENT you are. Knowing your predominant element type will help with prevention of disease, uncover signs of your element’s potential imbalances, and assist in facilitating a more balanced and healthy physical and emotional life.
Did you know Acupuncture and Medical Massage is covered by insurance? Submit your insurance information and we will verify your insurance within 24 hours. We’ll notify you of your benefits and create a treatment plan according to your health needs.