Opal Dragon Acupuncture & Healing Arts
Chinese medicine is more than just acupuncture. It also includes diet and nutrition, herbal medicine, therapeutic exercise (Qi Gong,) and bodywork (Tui Na)—the 5 branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Jamie draws on all five of these time-honored treatments in her practice while putting her own unique signature on them. She specializes in working with patients at the juncture where physical and emotional pain meet, in order to release both. She listens deeply to uncover barriers to healing, and to unravel them from the root. In treating patients , she draws on her personal experience of healing from traumatic injury, her passion as a Chinese Medical practitioner, her knowledge of Western medicine, and her many years of professional experience in the healing movement arts.
Acupuncture helps create internal harmony & balance among all systems. It has the power to trigger a cascade of biochemical reflex reactions that have beneficial effects on vascular, immune, and endocrine function, connective tissue repair, and the health of the nervous system--thus allowing the body to heal on multiple levels.
Thai Massage & Tui Na
Thai Yoga massage uses deep muscular compressions and acu-pressure release techniques along with gentle traction to free stiff muscles and joints and help the spine decompress. Tui Na, meaning "push-pull," is the manual aspect of Chinese Medicine that applies grasping, squeezing, rocking, and compressing motions to muscles, tendons, joints, and acu-points, with benefits similar to Thai massage. Thai massage and Tui Na can be used as stand-alone therapies or paired with acupuncture for more powerful results.
Pilates Rehab & Body Mechanics training
Exercise and postural therapy, based on principles of Yoga, Pilates, and Gyrotonic®, can help rewire the body’s bad habits, retrain postural tendencies, and reprogram the body to function optimally. This not only alleviates pain, it helps prevent relapse into old dysfunctional patterns or habits.
Chinese herbal medicine uses plants, minerals, and even elements from the animal kingdom to methodically rebalance internal disharmonies that manifest as illness, pain, or emotional imbalance.