M.A., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C. H.
1605 Bath Street #2 - MAP
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
USA Phone: 805-560-9727
Claudia combines acupuncture with cupping and myofascial release therapy in 1 hour or 1.5 hour long luxurious, nurturing sessions.
Chinese Medicine maintains that there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture
points on the human body, which are connected by meridians. These
meridians conduct energy, or qi between the surface of the body
and its internal organs.
is believed to regulate balance in the body. Acupuncture unblocks
qi, thus allowing normal flow of energy to restore health to the
mind and body.
is beneficial for common ailments such as:
acute and chronic neck, back and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica,
whiplash, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual disorders
and menopausal symptoms, emotional and psychological disorders (such
as depression and anxiety), chronic fatigue, hypertension, dizziness,
migraines and headaches, allergies, respiratory disorders (colds,
flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma), gastrointestinal conditions
(such as food allergies, constipation, indigestion, chronic diarrhea
and gastritis), diabetes, endocrine disorders, autoimmune disorders,
have shown that acupuncture can help in the rehabilitation of stroke
patients and can relieve nausea in patients recovering from surgery
is an ancient method of healing that has proven to be especially
effective for treating acute and chronic back pain, sciatica, shoulder
pain, sprains and swellings, digestive disorders, colds and flu,
bronchitis, allergies, asthma, immune disorders, neurological disorders
and many more.
glass jars, when placed on the skin create a strong pulling force
due to their vacuum effect. The suction is said to draw out toxins
and help relieve pain, by increasing blood flow and oxygen in the
cups after massaging aromatic oils into the muscles, creates a powerful
reverse massage. Invigorating, freeing and energizing, which serves
not only to loosen up tight muscles, but is also beneficial for
the underlying organs and the immune system. Cupping works on many
levels and patients report relief not only on a physical level but
also psychologically and emotionally.
Claudia is certified by the International Cupping Association and uses cupping in combination with acupuncture and myofascial release work. She is an expert in traditional cupping techniques including cupping for neck, back and joint pain, facial cupping (for rejuvenation, or to treat stroke and Bells Palsy), abdominal cupping, cellulite treatments, and cupping for sport injuries (for example: shoulder, hamstrings, quadriceps, elbows).
Benefits of Cupping to the Recipient:
- Deep tissue work and release without discomfort
- Moves stagnation and drains fluids
- Relieves Inflammation
- Nervous System Sedation
- Breaks Up and Expels Congestion
- Stretches Muscle and Connective Tissues
- Loosens Adhesions
- Pulls blood supply to the Skin
- Facilitates the movement of Qi and Blood systemically and locally
- Dispels wind, damp and cold to treat muscle and joint pain, stiffness, and arthritis
- Strengthens the immune system by promoting the flow of lymphatic fluid
- Treats excess heat conditions, fever, stress, depression and anxiety
- Cleans the blood and lymph and helps to balance PH levels
been using myofascial release therapy in combination with acupuncture
and cupping to create a strong feeling of well being, rejuvenation,
deep relaxation and increased energy. The repeated postural and
traumatic insults of a lifetime, combined with the tensions of emotional
and psychological origin, will often present a confusing pattern
of tense, contracted, bunched and fatigued fibrous tissue.
often than not, a combination of mental and physical stress will
so alter neuro-muscular-skeletal structures as to create an identifiable
physical change, which will itself be a generator of further stress,
such as pain, joint restriction, general discomfort and fatigue.
Many years of experience have taught me to intuitively coordinate
the appropriate techniques for releasing tension and pain.
Claudia is certified in clinical hypnotherapy and offers hypnotherapy
sessions in combination with acupuncture for weight loss, tobacco,
drug, alcohol, and food addictions, chronic pain, depression, anxiety
and stress disorders. Hypnotherapy addresses the unconscious mind
and helps with reprogramming bad habits and old beliefs that no
longer serve the individual. Hypnotherapy is short-term, solution-oriented
therapy that will bring great benefits to your life - more energy,
better health, lasting peace of mind, success, and happiness.
& LIFESTYLE CONSULTATIONS
Based on the traditional principles of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda.
This is further enhanced by the latest Western nutritional research
and blood work analysis.
balanced diet enhanced by Chinese or Ayurvedic herbs or supplements,
regular detoxification cleanses (Pancha Karma) and life style changes
will create an environment for the body to heal, detoxify and regenerate.
specializes in blood chemistry analysis and how to achieve changes
in abnormal levels with diet and supplements. If you have not had
blood work done by your physician within the past three months,
arrangements can be made to have the tests performed at a local
tests include chemistry panel, complete blood count, thyroid panel
and urinalysis. Adrenal
Stress, Candida and Parasite tests are also available.
& POSTNATAL AYURVEDA AND CHINESE MEDICINE
- Healthy Mother - Blissful Baby!
the article "Oh Baby! Prenatal and Postpartum the Ayurvedic
Way" - by Gina Tolleson, Santa Barbara News-Press, July