is a 3000 year old practice with its origins in Oriental medicine, a
comprehensive natural health care system that has been used in Asian
countries for thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose, treat
and prevent illness.
It treats health conditions by stimulating
“acu-points” by inserting very thin needles through the skin to produce
physiological effects. Other methods also used to stimulate acu-points
are by heat or finger-pressure. The general theory of acupuncture is
that proper physiological function and health depend on the circulation
of nutrients, substances and energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”)
through a network of “channels” or “meridians.”
This network connects every organ and part of the body, providing
balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes. Pain
and ill-health result when the flow of Qi through the body is disrupted
or blocked by many things, including disease, pathogens, trauma/injuries
and medication, as well as lifestyle factors such as overwork, poor
diet, emotions, lack of rest and stress. Stimulation of the acu-points
helps to restore sufficient, continuous and even flow of Qi and other
nutrients throughout the body, thereby restoring health and balance to
the body, while relieving pain and other symptoms.
is used to acheive vibrant health and joy in both body and
mind. Treatments induce profound mental and physical calm and
rejuvenation. Stresses and illness fade, making sessions preventative.
Research shows the body’s hormones, blood, and neurochemistry are
regulated. Pain cycles and inflammation ease. Hair-thin, disposable
needles are gently and slightly inserted with guide-tubes so treatments
are essentially painless.
Microcurrent is subsensory, and Electro-stim and Acutonics give a
gentle tingling and vibrational glow. Hands-on touch deepens effects.
Marcia also uses infrared light to aid healing.
insomnia, low energy
anxiety, insomnia or emotional distress due to work, or
Menstruation, menopause, fertility, pregnancy, and labor
preparation and coaching
problems, colds, allergies, headaches
joint sprains, tendonitis, or chronic pain, and surgery
recovery and medicine reaction
changes, such as job search, weight loss, smoking
toning – your inner health glows in eyes and face
Marcia Straehley Stone
is a licensed acupuncturist with broad training and expertise in various
modalities and specialties. Her sessions are personalized and her
practice is guided by patients’ needs, not preset protocols. She
listens, cares, and supports your health goals.
Marcia has an MS in
Asian Medicine, certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Wellness
Coaching, Hands-on Acutonics and Reiki healing training, and Tui Na
therapeutic massage. She also is earning a PhD in alternative wellness
methods in the field of psychology.
Most importantly, she
brings skilled, gentle hands, receptivity, diagnostic acuity, and
compassion to her personalized sessions. She works with you to help you
find your inner joy, health and serenity by teaching self-care methods,
exercises and breathwork.