OPTIMAL HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE
Customized healthcare combining the best of
ancient medicine and modern science
While acupuncture and herbal medicine alone are sufficient for acute conditions such as muscular sprains or respiratory infections, more complex or chronic conditions require more attention. We will work to uncover factors such as food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, or toxic burdens that can be adjusted to help you return to optimal health.
Treatment is tailored to your specific needs and unique constitution and may include:
• herbal medicine (both internal and topical)
• nutritional counseling and supplements
• stretching and strengthening exercises
• stress reduction and breathing techniques
As necessary, I also order traditional and functional lab work such as comprehensive digestive function profiles, food sensitivity profiles, vitamin & nutrient profiles, endocrine function profiles, & toxicity profiles. I readily refer to and collaborate with other health care practitioners.
The thinnest disposable needles available are used to prevent discomfort. While acupuncture points exist all over the body, the style of acupuncture I practice emphasizes points on the forearms and lower legs. One rests with the needles for approximately 30 minutes, with time varying according to the diagnosis. During this time people usually experience a profound sense of relaxation and often fall asleep.
Safe and Effective Health Care
"One of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions."
1997 National Institutes of Health
"Elisabeth Sherman is the most gifted healer I have met in my 38 years of allopathic nursing along with my near 20 year study in holistic healing modalities.
There are not enough words to express our heartfelt gratitude."