Acupuncture

Melanie Birch, L.Ac, M.Ac  443-286-0927  melanie@sageriverwellness.com

Acupuncture is a healing art that is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for both physical ailments and emotional imbalances. Treatment consists of a licensed practitioner using acupuncture needles to stimulate specific points on the body, promoting a healing response as the body is balanced and strengthened. Diagnostic information comes from the patient’s verbal reporting of symptoms, as well as the taking of the pulse by the practitioner. After the needles are inserted the patient rests. Total treatment time ranges from 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Since acupuncture treats the person, not the dis-ease, it is effective for a variety of issues.  It can treat pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, drug addiction, PMS, menopausal imbalances, phobias, ADD, ADHD and more. Essentially all dis-ease effects our Qi (energy), and Acupuncture assists to harmonize and restore balance.

Acupuncture is equally beneficial for adults and children and is a powerful preventative as well, as it strengthens the immune system, creates a state of deep relaxation and an overall sense of well being and health.

 

Melanie Birch, L.Ac, M.Ac  Licensed Acupuncturist  443-286-0927   melanie@sageriverwellness.com

Melanie is a Licensed Five Element Acupuncturist and has been treating patients in the Baltimore area since 1999. She has a private practice in Baltimore County and has worked  as an Acu-detox specialist throughout Baltimore, including the Baltimore City Detention Center. She is recently certified in Acu-Aromatherapy, which uses essential oils at specific Acupuncture points to support healing and affect the more subtle energies and emotions.  

In 2010 Melanie was ordained as a Metaphysician. This combination of Five Element philosophy steeped in the cycles of nature and Metaphysical study has given Melanie a unique ability to assist her clients in navigating their journey of healing and transformation.

Healing is always the patient’s personal journey.  As an Acupuncture practitioner the role is to support that healing through assessing the patient’s Qi (energy) and restoring balance, thus allowing the patient the opportunity for health, wellness and wholeness.