Acupuncture

Acupuncture

shutterstock_12833770Traditional Chinese Medicine including the use of acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world. It has been used traditionally to help promote health and to prevent and realign imbalances. Acupuncture was developed on the understanding that there are meridians that run throughout the human body where energy or qi flows.

Acupuncture is used to keep the qi flowing to promote optimal health, alleviate pain, prevent disease and overall improve balance and wellness in the body. It can work wonderfully for everything from a simple common cold to fertility and hormone regulation to chronic illness, injuries and pain.

Our Acupuncturists:

Dr. Sarah Anne Rothman, ND, L.Ac, FABORM

Dr. Sarah believes strongly in the power of integrating Western and Eastern medicinal practices. She fell deeply in love with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture which was integrated into her Naturopathic Medical Training and licensure in Canada. When she moved to California she furthered her studies in Chinese Medicine to obtain her State Board License in Acupuncture and combine her knowledge in Chinese Medicine with her Naturopathic practice. She is also a Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine, a group of internationally recognized Integrative Medicine Specialists in the Reproductive Field (https://aborm.org).

Dr. Christine Chang, ND, L.Ac, FABORM

Dr. Christine is also a dually licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist and loves to integrate both Eastern and Western philosophies. She is also a Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine, a group of internationally recognized Integrative Medicine Specialists in the Reproductive Field (https://aborm.org). She incorporates Chinese Herbs and Hot Stones into her Acupuncture treatments.

Dr, Christine is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and offers this service at Thyme. Facial acupuncture is a natural and effective way to obtain a healthy and youthful appearance. It works by stimulating the production of elastin and collagen fibers as well as improving the micro-circulation in the skin to bring out healthy and even skin tones. Facial acupuncture can also improve acne, rosacea and age spots and other skin conditions. Each facial acupuncture session takes about 90 minutes with specialized micro needles made for this specific therapy.  Some of the benefits of facial acupuncture may include a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles (though we love seeing where your smiles have been), puffiness around the eyes or other areas of the face, and a little facial acupuncture glow.

Anna Severn, MS, L.Ac

Anna Severn is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, specializing in women’s health and pain management. Anna holds a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, as well as a special certification in Tui Na massage, which she readily incorporates into her treatments.