IN BLOOM ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBAL MEDICINE
Your Health is Our Top Priority
In Bloom Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine offers a natural and holistic approach to medicine, that promotes healing and wellness through healthy alternatives to traditional medicine. We strongly feel that it is our responsibility as healthcare practitioners to encourage and to educate our patients to take care of their own health. Let the healing process begin with us!
Your Pathway to Good Health
In Bloom Acupuncture is owned by licensed acupuncturist Tara McCormick. I received a masters degree in acupuncture at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and completed a 2 year Chinese herbal program at the Jade Institute In Seattle WA. I fell in love with Chinese medicine many years ago as I had been dealing with my own health issues. Acupuncture and herbs had really made a big impact in my healing process. After my first treatment I was hooked for life. I give individualized treatments for each person which includes lifestyle and diet counseling. I like to educate patients on how to balance their body with the seasons and their body constitution to prevent health issues and pain in the future. I believe the emotional well being of my patients is very important for overall health and cannot be overlooked. I recently spent 3 weeks in Nepal with the non profit "Open Hands Medicine" where I treated Buddhist monks, nuns and villagers for mostly pain issues. Up to 20 patients a day were treated in a community style setting with 4 other acupuncturists. I am very passionate about Chinese medicine and feel very lucky to be able to help people in this way.
I will include some or all of these modalities in my treatments: acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, essential oils, and herbal medicine (granules, pills, plasters, and liniments). I am also certified to do facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatments which can help you look up to 15 years younger.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
TREATMENTS WE OFFER
Acupuncture has been successfully used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Very thin, sterile, stainless steel needles are used at specific points on the body that elicit many changes in the body including balancing hormones, pain relief, reducing inflammation, increasing blood circulation, and relaxing the nervous system. Acupuncture is typically not painful and most patients find it very relaxing.
Gua Sha is a highly effective treatment that involves light scraping of the skin with a massage tool to improve circulation. Studies have been shown that in can increase microcirculation up to 400%. Gua Sha has been shown to treat many conditions including pain, lung conditions, inflammation, poor immunity, and signs of aging.
Cosmetic acupuncture has been used for centuries to prevent and reverse the aging process of the skin. It works by improving the health of the body, which increases the production of blood to the skin. It has been shown to increase the production of elastin and collagen in the skin to enhance beauty and preserve that youthful glow.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that uses glass or plastic cups on the skin to produce suction. This increases blood circulation to treat pain, lung function and provide relaxation. The cups may be left in one place or moved back and forth along the skin called "running cupping".
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a sophisticated form of medicine that has been successfully used for thousands of years. It is the largest and most complete system of organized herbal medicine in the world. Herbal formulas can be used to treat most disorders with low side effects. There are over 350 plants, minerals, and other organic materials that are used to make up herbal formulas. They come in many forms including dried raw herbs, herbal granules, and pills. At In Bloom Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine we use mostly pills and granules (dissolve into water to make tea) to treat patients.
The Chinese medicine model of food therapy is a dietary strategy of using food as medicine and developed in China over 2000 years ago. It is based of the energetic effects of food on the body in order to achieve the correct balance of yin and yang.
We offer a wide variety of additional treatments. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a session.