About Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine is an integrative medicine--a complete medical system--that works by balancing your body's nervous system and restoring homeostasis. This medicine can be useful to conditions both acute and chronic. They are holistic and comprehensive approaches. Treatment plans typically start at 6-10 treatments for acute conditions and may continue for more chronic conditions. My goal is to help patients regain function so they can enjoy healthy and vital lifestyles.
Chinese Medicine includes:
Acupuncture, Herbal prescriptions, Vitamins and Supplements, muscular release, cupping and guasha, moxabustion and heat therapy, Electrical stimulation, Nutritional Therapy, auricular beads and seeds.
Areas of Specialty and Experience
Sports and orthopedic injury:
muscle and joint sprains and pains, boost athletic performance, muscle atrophy, numbness and tingling
premenstrual syndrome, menstrual abnormalities, menopausal symptoms, pregnancy, morning sickness &postpartum, fibroids,, endometrosis, fertility support including IUI and IVF Support
Trigger point and musculoskeletal release:
shoulder & neck tension, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, migranes, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, TMJ
Digestive disorders/gastrointestinal issues
irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, GERD, Reflux, stomach pain, nausea & vomiting
Liver and Gallbladder disharmony:
hypochondriac pain & colic, stomach pain, gastritis, ulcers
allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, cOpd, Emphysema
pain, chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, immune support
chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy
depression, anxiety, stress management, hypertension and hypo-tension
Virus related immune support:
HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, Peri- and post-operative: Pain, nausea and vomiting, shingles, sleep disorders
Advanced Herbalism and Functional Supplements
A large component of integrative medicine is the practice of administering herbals. Bridget Puchalsky LAc has completed thousands of hours of herbal training and is licensed both by the state of California and nationally certified as an herbalist.
Herbs are a way of taking your treatment with you. When appropriate one or more specific herbal formulas will be recommended for your condition.
Bridget works directly within the dynamic industry of herbal medicine by being a consultant and quality control technician at Kan herb company an internationally respected manufacturer of herbs since the 1980's. She only Uses herbal formulas that are safe and effective.
Herbal Prescriptions from K'an Herb Company
Bridget Puchalsky is an herbal consultant and Quality control professional at this locally based manufacturer. She prescribes formulas that are tailored to your unique conditions. She is an expert at herbal medicine and synergistically brings together the theory and hands on experience of working with herbs.