Patricia E. Martin PLLC
Licensed Acupuncturist (AZ)
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (FL)

(602) 955-4242

THIS IS ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR MODERN TIMES

The methods, ancient and modern, that I use in providing

acupuncture for you

ACUPUNCTURE

An ancient healing technique using very fine needles,  thinner than a cat’s whisker, which are placed on various points on your body’s meridians to treat pain, disease or emotional issues.  Asian medicine believes that health begins at the emotional level and, when not addressed at that level, then the problem rises to the physical level.  That’s usually when people come to see me.  The emotional issues include grief and sorrow, anger and impatience, fear, anxiety, depression, overthinking, overworking, stress, the ‘stuff’ of brief (sometimes longer) periods of everyone’s life.

MOXA

A healing heat treatment with an herb, often used on an acupuncture needle.  It is especially comforting and comfortable.

GWA SHA

This is a Chinese type of massage, accomplished by the rubbing of the edge of a porcelain Chinese soup spoon or specially shaped semiprecious stone in a certain manner over your skin to resolve tight muscles, and stiff necks.  It’s amazing how readily it works!

CUPPING  The use of glass cups about the size of a tennis ball are briefly warmed to create a vacuum in order to stick to your skin.  It is most often used for respiratory conditions and for sore muscles. When used with a liniment, it feels so good it has been likened to ‘dessert.’

HERBS

In liquid or pill form, chosen especially to treat your individual needs, like  blood stagnation or kidney  deficiency, names for Asian diagnostic conditions.  I generally do not provide herbs as there is a risk of the herbs ‘crossing over’ to interfere with prescription medications and possibly causing a conflict.  Thus, I will use other modalities which don’t cause that problem.

QI GONG

An Asian type of moving meditation which treats the body, mind and spirit.

DO IN

A Japanese style of meditative self-massage, using your meridians.

TUNING FORKS

Using the subtle energy of sound and sound waves, I use tuning forks exclusively from Acutonics.  (see my Links page).

CRANIAL SACRAL (on a special heated water table)

A unique, very gentle style of touch therapy.  You won’t believe how good you feel after.

T D P HEAT LAMPS

Chinese far-infrared heat lamps with a patented mineral disc of Chinese minerals for treating pain of arthritis, migraines, bumps and bruises, and numerous serious illnesses.

NON-SURGICAL FACIAL REJUVENATION

A pampering facial treatment requiring separate certification, as taught by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac.,  using tiny needles handled by tweezers.  (see my Links page)

TOYO HARI

Certification requires a year’s advanced training in an ancient Japanese style of acupuncture which includes non-needling techniques.

ESOTERIC ACUPUNCTURE

This is an integration of the ancient wisdom, sacred geometry, Qabbalistic Tree of Life and the chakra system as taught by Mikio Sankey.  (see my Links page).

MAGNETS

This is an option for treating the needle-shy patient, using high-powered magnets placed on precise acupuncture points as taught by Danny Hom, L.Ac.

EAR PELLETS

These are tiny gold or silver seeds taped to your ear, in place of auricular acupuncture, as a non-needle take-home treatment.  Your friends will be so impressed by the ear jewelry sparkling in the sunlight, they’ll demand to know where you got something to nifty.

LINIMENTS

There are liniments for everything, for hot conditions, cold conditions, itchy situations, congestion, something for everyone.

CRYSTALS ON THE NEEDLES

These are semi-precious stones, most often used in my seasonal treatments, at the times of spring and fall equinox and summer and winter solstice.

COLOR THERAPY LIGHT

Every color has its own healing energy.  I use the color therapy modality according to Darius Dinshah, the internationally recognized authority on color spectrum treatments.

JAPANESE DIODE RINGS

This was introduced many years ago by my long-time teacher from Japan, Kiiko Matsumoto, L.Ac.  She has taught me so much over the years that no other teacher has ever addressed.

PACHI PACHI

This tool was introduced to me long ago by, yet again, Kiiko Matsumoto

MANAKA HAMMER

This is a specially designed small wooden hammer that is tapped on various places of the body, along with or in place of the use of needles, designed by  the Japanese Doctor Manaka, the teacher of Kiiko Matsumoto.

SCAR TREATMENTS

A scar is never just on the surface, it is as deep as the scalpel blade went.  A scar restricts skin, tendons, ligaments and muscle, and your blood and qi.  Treatment will release the tightness and improve circulation,  making you more comfortable and  healthy.

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Patricia E Martin PLLC
Extraordinaire
Licensed Acupuncturist (AZ)
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (FL)
(602) 955-4242