Rachael DeLuca completed her 4-year medical training in Classical Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earning a Master’s in Science. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (NM), and is also a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She believes in the medicine of the heart. Her philosophy on longevity is to know what truly brings us joy. If we continually explore the voice of the heart, then we will live in what we love, and the body, mind, and spirit will fall in harmony.
She is most interested in assisting a person to health by maintaining a balanced lifestyle and understanding the importance of preventive medicine.
There are various ways we may treat your conditions. We will discuss what modalities are most appropriate and devise a treatment plan based on your personal needs.
Acupuncture is a safe and natural method for treating pain, disease, and any emotional or physical imbalance. Sterile, thread like needles, are placed into certain points associated with the 12 main meridians in Chinese Medicine. The sensation of “qi” is attained, similar to a sensation of warmth, fullness, or tingling, leading to a tranquil, meditative state. The needles invigorate energy and balance the system, promoting the body’s natural ability to heal.
Chinese herbal medicine consists of over 300 individual herbs compiled into specific formulas designed to treat specific patterns that occur in the body. These traditional formulas have been taken for thousands of years to cure internal/external and physical/emotional diseases. Each formula can be modified according to the specific imbalance and can be taken in many forms—cooked in to a tea, granulated into powder, taken as capsule, tincture or pills. Chinese herbs are very effective and have fewer side effects than western pharmaceuticals.
Cupping is an ancient folk medicine practiced by many ancient traditions to relieve muscle tension, move congested phlegm in the lungs, detox the system, and more. The suction created promotes blood flow to the congested area and immediately reduces muscle tension. Often times, a dark circular mark will remain on the skin directly after the cup is removed. This is a normal response that will clear within a few days to a week, depending on the severity of the condition.
Moxibustion is an herb traditionally used with acupuncture. It can be used in many different forms. Often times it is burned on the needle to heat up a point or moved above a region of the body to promote warmth, circulation, and healing.
Acupuncture and our other treatments can be used to help and prevent a number of conditions. Below is a list of some of the more common conditions we treat. We can help with a number of other conditions. Please contact us for a consultation to find out how we might be able to help you.
Misc. Muscle Pain
Post Operative Pain
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Immune system support
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