Theresa Mahanna, DAOM, LAc, AAS
Theresa is one of the areas most extensively trained acupuncturists and her skills are unparalleled! She has received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and LAc (Acupuncturist), Internship in Beijing, China at Beijing Hospital of Integrated TCM and Western Medicine, 2011, AAS (Associates of Applied Science). In addition to her acupuncture practice she also offers Herbal Remedies, Healthy eating (nutritional meal coaching), Qi Gong, Tai Chi and is a Certified Yoga Instructor.
She helps her clients heal on a mind, body, soul level and is a perfect addition to our Harmony Healing Arts Team! She enjoys teaching her clients about holistic medicine, giving them the power to improve and achieve optimal health.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific acupuncture points. The most common method used is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Other techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy.
However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems.
Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, improve sleep, eliminate cravings/addiction, improve digestive function, and sense of well-being.
Group Auricular Acupuncture (Typically the First & Third Wed. of every month)
Join Theresa, Masters in Chinese Medicine and experience the benefits of auricular acupuncture.
This is a group session for only $35 per person!
Ear acupuncture has proven to be an efficient method of treating a wide variety of conditions, from headaches and allergies to addictions (eg: sugar, smoking, narcotics, and others), and pain disorders. It also helps with; cravings, sinus issues, stress, anxiety, sleep, migraines, indigestion, PTSD and emotional challenges. These sessions are also deeply relaxing for many.
During the session, 5 very thin needles are inserted into specific points on each ear. All signals induced by ear acupuncture travel through a specific part of the brain to the corresponding body parts.
If you are not taking the Gentle Yoga class, arrive from 5:30-6:00 pm and you will be seen in order of arrival. If you are attending the 6:00 pm yoga class you will still have time to partake immediately after class. Space is limited so register online!