Kim Nguyen, L.Ac. treats the following conditions:
Night Sweats/Hot Flashes
Virtual Initial Consultation
A personal health history interview to determine the correct treatment plan for the individual. Observation of appearance, physical assessment and review of systems included. Pictures of the face and tongue are requested as diagnostic tools. Questions, lab results and medical records can also be sent in advance after completing the online forms. Expectations are discussed and therapeutic benefits explained. Options for remote care include nutritional advice, herbal medicine, acupressure protocols/kits and more.
Acupressure at the ears is useful for a multitude of conditions, since it is an image of the entire body. Earseeds can create homeostasis throughout your body by balancing the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system, making them a really excellent tool for stress and well-being. Stimulating the points with your hands 3-4 times a day can help circulation and blood flow, creating new neural pathways for your brain and relieving pain or discomfort. Each kit comes with placement protocols by condition and can be worn with a fabric, stainless steel or Swarovski crystals adorning the adhesive backing. For more information, visit Earseeds.
Herbal medicine is a supplement which can strengthen and improve one's constitution. It is especially useful if the patient is unable to receive acupuncture treatments at the recommended frequency (i.e. physical distancing). The preservative-free supplements are available in pill and tablet form (and may be offered in granules). The herbs we sell are distributed by Evergreen Herbs and Mayway Corporation, which follow quality control standards and guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO). This ensures that the products are safe and potent as they are rigorously tested for bacteria, pesticides and heavy metals. Chinese herbal medicine is prescribed and given following a consultation. Additional charges may vary, but shipping is included for orders of at least two bottles while stay at home orders are in place.
Progress review and insertion of disposable sterile needles. Each session is at least 45 minutes in length. Typically, patients do not need to disrobe and points are chosen on the extremities. Breathing practices are implemented to increase effectiveness of acupuncture and maintain focus. This may result in deep relaxation.
Please keep in mind it is generally recommended for chronic issues (duration of >1 month) to receive acupuncture 2-3 times a week for the first 4-6 weeks. As your body responds to the treatment, gradually decreasing the frequency to once a week, twice a month, once a month etc. is necessary to stabilize the treatment and achieve lasting outcomes.