What is 5 Elemental Acupuncture?


This holisitic form of acupuncture regards the individuals' emotional and physical presentations, their strengths, highest good; and bases treatments in regards to living in unity with the principles of nature. Treatment aids in harmonizing who we can become in different phases and seasons of our lives, and brings a greateter self awareness. 
 

Acupuncture Intake & Treatment

Intake length depends on complexity of presenting symptomatology. A patients very first session is always 2 hours long. Consisting of gathering medical, personal, & evironmental information about you. Then, creating a holisitic approach to assessing goals, & outlining the most beneficial method of treatment. A treatment is typically done in the first session to address patient goals. Please call our office for more information.
 

Acupuncture Treatment

There are many paths to perfect health and vitality. Acupuncture is a holistic approach to supporting you on your journey. An ancient form of medicine used to treat many modern day diseases, acupuncture harmonizes emotions & alleviates stress.
 

Is Acupuncture safe?


One time use, disposable sterile needles are used during treatment. Clean needle technique practices are followed.
 

What does Acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture helps bring us back into our bodies. Sometimes you mayexperience sensations that can range from a dull ache, to a pinprick, but most of the time needling is completely painless. 
 

Billing & Insurance

Insurance is accepted with billing available as a professional courtesy.

 

Acupuncturists

Cassandra Lidin is a Diplomat of Acupuncture certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM ) . Cassandra graduated in 2004 from the TAISophia Institute in Laurel, Maryland. She practices 5 Element Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, and incorporates in East Asian nutrition, lifestyle counseling, manual therapies, Kampo and Ayurvedic Medicine. 

Julia Moore is a licensed acupuncturist and has been practicing in Anchorage since 2008. She earned a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Louisville, CO; a small school dedicated to the teachings of Worsley Style Five-Element Acupuncture. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and maintains her national certification and state licensure through ongoing continuing education.

Jayne Sontag was born and raised in Valdez, Alaska. She received her masters in Oriental Medicine from South West Acupuncture College in Sante Fe, New Mexico in 1995 and has been treating Alaskans ever since. Jayne enjoys world travel and has a love of learning. She said after twenty-plus years of practice she is still excited about all of the amazing healing she has seen and the power of this medicine.  

 

 

World health Organization (WHO)
The WHO has concluded - by controlled trials - acupuncture effectively treats the following as well as numerous other conditions:

 

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Biliary colic
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Dysmenorrhoea, primary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Headache
Hypertension, essential
Hypotension, primary
Induction of labour
Knee pain
Leukopenia Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sciatica
Sprain
Stroke
Tennis elbow
Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
Acne vulgaris
Alcohol dependence and detoxification
Bell’s palsy
Bronchial asthma
Cancer pain
Cardiac neurosis
Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
Cholelithiasis
Competition stress syndrome
Craniocerebral injury, closed
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
Earache

Insomnia
Labour pain
Lactation, deficiency
Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
Ménière disease
Neuralgia, post-herpetic
Neurodermatitis
Obesity
Opium, cocaine and heroin
dependence
Osteoarthritis
Pain due to endoscopic examination
Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
Postextubation in children
Postoperative convalescence
Premenstrual syndrome
Prostatitis, chronic
Pruritus
Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
Raynaud syndrome, primary
Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Retention of urine, traumatic
Schizophrenia
Sialism, drug-induced
Sjögren syndrome
Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
Spine pain, acute
Stiff neck
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Tietze syndrome
Tobacco dependence
Tourette syndrome
Ulcerative colitis, chronic
Urolithiasis Vascular dementia
Whooping cough (pertussis)
Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
Female infertility
Facial spasm
Female urethral syndrome Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
Gastrokinetic disturbance Gouty arthritis
Hepatitis B virus carrier status
Herpes zoster (human (alpha)
herpesvirus 3)
Hyperlipaemia
Hypo-ovarianism
Epidemic haemorrhagic fever