Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to Chinese medicine when a person does not "feel well" it is an indication of imbalance in the body. If minor imbalances are not corrected over time they can expand into other areas and organs until the whole system is progressively weakened leading to diseases. Traditions Oriental Medicine functions to promote the body's ability to heal itself and herbs treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body's natural healing system.


Acupuncture, with or without the use of needles(micro-current therapy can be used if needle-phobic) is a therapy used to strengthen your body, prevent disease, relieve pain, and achieve longevity. Acupuncture can both identify and correct such imbalances.

Facial & Whole Body Rejuvenation Treatments

Developed according to the principles of Chinese medicine, facial rejuvenation treatments work in harmony with the natural energy systems of the body. This non-invasive, facial energy-light rejuvenation system goes beyond beauty to provide whole body renewal and results in youthful, glowing skin and a relaxed, energized body. There is no surgery, needles, redness, downtime or discomfort.

Bio Energetic Testing and Treatment

Measures and treats the affects of toxicity of your energy channels using safe, gentle homeopathic remedies. Detoxify and rebuild at a cellular level. Watch your toxic scores decline as your good health returns.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rest, Renewal and Reflection

Reflect on Your Health and Prepare to move Forward

Reflection is the process in which an image or idea comes back to us, such as looking in a mirror, rethinking an event, or reviewing an idea. We have the opportunity to take a closer view and reconsider our original thinking.

The new year is a perfect opportunity to reflect and use that knowledge as a catalyst for change. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help achieve the change you seek as it assists in illness prevention, stress relief, minimizes aches and pains, improves energy and you find yourself in better balance. This calm and clarity strengthens your resolve as you start the new year with new goals.

Reflection has other connotations in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Outer appearances reflect inner health so a well trained practitioner of acupuncture and oriental medicine will observe very different aspects of your appearance than you typically study when you look in the mirror. In acupuncture and oriental medicine, bodily observation includes looking at the face, eyes, body type, demeanor, and tongue. Two thousand years ago, when acupuncture and Oriental medicine was in its infancy, there were no x-ray machines or the very sophisticated magnetic imaging of today. These healers and diagnosticians depended on their finely tuned observational skills in order to assess their patients. Some of those early ideas seem simplistic today but many elements of diagnosis persist because outer appearances do provide clues to a person’s health.

Seasonal acupuncture treatments serve to nurture and nourish your kidney Qi which can greatly enhance the body's ability to thrive in times of stress and aid in healing, preventing illness and increasing vitality. Call for your appointment today and let us help you prepare for the year ahead!

Difficulties Sleeping? Resolve to Put Insomnia to Rest!

Our society puts a premium on our waking hours and has the tendency to underestimate the importance of a full-night’s sleep. Often, good sleep hygiene is an afterthought for many people. Millions of people are besieged with insomnia and look for quick fixes instead of exploring the root causes of the problem.

Evening is a time to allow our minds and bodies to turn inward to our subconscious. Excessive lighting at night, evening shift work, evening computing, video games, television and late-night eating all serve to counteract the body’s natural rhythms. It’s no wonder people have trouble sleeping. Exposure to early morning light and dusk helps to regulate sleep hormones in the body. Rather than embrace nighttime we tend to let our minds wander from one element of stress to another keeping us up for hours or perhaps an entire evening. We are then forced to approach the new day without having benefited from the regenerative powers that night time brings.

In Oriental medicine sleep occurs when the yang energy of the day folds into Yin - nighttime. Yin energy of the body is cooling and restorative. It is the time of day when our bodies turn inward and regenerate. This is the time we dream and explore the caverns of our unconscious mind. Conversely, daytime is yang, which is expansive. We expend the energy we have built up from the process of sleeping. Together, this is the cycle of yin and yang.

To apply the concept of yin and yang to your everyday life try eating your last meal at least three hours before going to bed. If you are a hot excess type, you can cool your body down by avoiding hot and spicy food and drink. Avoid alcohol, coffee, chocolate any other stimulants, especially late in the day.

Help circulate your body’s energy by working out or by gentle exercising. Build your body’s nutritive aspect by eating marrow based soups and stews, dark pigmented vegetables and fruits. Avoid overworking or over rumination as well.

Meditation is an invaluable tool to help your brain unwind. Helping the body create a sense of calm meditation can reduce stress, increase feelings of well-being, and improve overall health. It is of specific use to help one increase alertness, relaxation and reflection even in “waking” states. Meditation is best practiced during the day to help ease your sleep patterns at night.

One contributor to insomnia, stress, weakens the function of the liver, which in turn affects the health of your nerves. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have a calming effect on the nervous system clearing obstructions in the muscle and nerve channels, assisting the flow of oxygen-enriched energy and relaxing the system. Common noted benefits include deeper breathing, improved digestive abilities, better sleeping patterns, and a general sense of well being.

Energy Renewing Ear Massage

Ear Massage is an extremely relaxing and effective therapy aimed at reducing stress, promoting wellbeing and addressing various health issues. It can be enjoyed by all and promotes a deep sense of peace and tranquility.

Ear massage triggers the release of the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins. Studies have demonstrated that ear stimulation increases levels of endorphins in both the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

Ear acupuncture is used throughout the world to calm anxiety, manage pain, reduce substance cravings and assist in the detoxification of addictive substances.

Here is a great ear massage that you can do for yourself or your loved ones:

1. Rub in small circular motions with your thumbs inside the widest upper part inside the ears, holding them from outside with the index and middle fingers.

2. Use your index finger to massage inside the smaller crevices if your thumbs don’t fit and along the front of your ear where it attaches to the head.

3. Lastly, massage the earlobes by gently pulling them down and also making circles with your thumb and index finger.

Tips for a Restful Night

Practicing good sleep hygiene and keeping your body in sync with the rhythm of day and night can help your body cope with sleep deprivation give it an opportunity to get stronger and heal.

By implementing just a few of the suggestions you should notice a great improvement in your sleep and how you function in the daylight hours.

• Maintain a routine sleep schedule
• Make your bedroom a sanctuary. Keep it dark, cool, and quiet
• Establish a sense of safety with your surroundings
• Reduce nicotine, caffeine and alcohol use
• Avoid rigorous exercise 3-5 hours prior to bedtime
• Avoid heavy meals near bedtime
• Position clock away from the bed
• Limit television and computer use to early evening

If you or someone you know has insomnia or are having difficulties getting a restful sleep call for your appointment today!

"If we don't take good care of our body, where will we live?" Anonymous
Marlene Klein L.Ac.
Acupuncture & Herb Center
990 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448


Monday, January 10, 2011

Greetings and Happy New Year!

I hope this post finds you and your loved ones healthy and keeping warm. While we bid fair well to 2010, it is with renewed optimism that we look toward the New Year. So here’s to a great 2011!

I have a few announcements to share with you:
Kelly Ann is my new assistant and will be working here Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Of course, you can still reach the office on Wednesday’s too; and I am available 7 days a week.

Introducing Our Low Cost Clinic Special!

For a limited time we are offering the initial consultation for $95 and subsequent visits for $45 (this is over 30% savings). The Low Cost Clinic prices are available Monday and Thursday only. This does not include Facials, Worker's Comp, Personal Injury(auto accidents) or people with Insurance coverage for acupuncture. Must request Low Cost Clinic when making your appointment. Please call soon: 431-2528. Limited time slots are available for each day.

This Special Offer can be used for a seasonal “tune-up”, or to take care of that pain that has been lingering, or for one of those one too many sleepless nights. Perhaps your immune system needs a boost or your digestive system needs help back on track following the holidays. Restoring your health and sense of well-being is possible; acupuncture can be an indispensable tool in achieving that.If you find that you do not have a need for this at this time, please pass it on to someone you know who may.

My satisfied patients over the past 25 years have always been and always will be the greatest advocates I can have. I still offer a 25% discount off a future regular price visit for you, when you have referred someone to my office. I love to give back to my patients because that’s how we work together, restoring health in our community. A healthy, productive community begins with the good health of each and every member of that community.

In Health,

Marlene Klein, LAc.

“If we don’t take good care of our body, Where will we live?”

Acupuncture and Herb Center
990 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448