Description of Services
Malerie Giaimo, the Creator of Source Medicinal Arts, offers a suite of services for all your healthcare and wellness needs. Rooted in Classical Chinese Medicine, my practice specializes in Eastern medicine healing modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, gua sha, cupping, and essential oils. I also provide personalized food therapy consultations that draw from both Eastern and Western medicine.
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Acupuncture is the practice of inserting single use sterile needles into the body at designated acupuncture points to activate Qi, the body’s vital energy. The purpose of acupuncture is to return the body to homeostasis by alleviating physical, mental and spiritual discomfort. Acupuncture is safe and effective for all adults, children, and pregnant and nursing mothers.
The practice and study of acupuncture is over 3,000 years old and is rooted in the Daoist philosophy. For more information on acupuncture, please read our posts, “What can Acupuncture Treat” and “How to Choose an Acupuncturist.”
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Chinese Herbal Medicine
Similarly to acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine is highly effective in returning the body to homeostasis. Herbal prescriptions are customized for each patient and may include one herb or many herbs, otherwise known as a formula. Chinese Herbal Medicine may be used internally and/or externally depending on the concern. Source Medicinal Arts uses only high-grade Chinese herbs in the form of raw herbs, patent, granules or tinctures.
To learn more about your first herbal consultation and to schedule an herbal appointment in-person, by phone, or skype, please click here.
Gua sha is an adjunct technique to acupuncture. It is often preformed during a treatment session to release tight or restrictive muscles, fascia and connective tissue. This technique is most commonly used on the back. Gua sha incorporates the use of a smooth edged tool, like an Asian soupspoon or smooth shell, to gently scape and move the muscles and tissues of the body. During and after this process, the patient’s skin will produce “sha,” a petechia like eruption that will disappear in 24-48 hours.
Gua sha is provided to patients as need and may be included in acupuncture treatments at no additional cost.
Similarly to Gua sha, cupping is an adjunct technique to acupuncture and may be preformed during a treatment session. Traditional cupping uses a sterile heated class cup to create suction on the body. Once the cup is suctioned, the superficial layer of the muscle will subtly be drawn into the cup. The cups are then either left stationary or moved. Once the cups are removed, a subcutaneous bruise may appear for a few hours or 24-48 hours after treatment. This technique relaxes the muscles, alleviates pain, aids in respiratory, digestive and gynecological issues.
Cupping is provided to patients as needed and may be included in acupuncture treatments at no additional cost. Cupping only appointments are available.
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Food Therapy Consultation
Source Medicinal Arts specializes in Eastern and Western food therapy. This service blends the best of both worlds to help you overcome health concerns and achieve your nutritional goals. Each session includes a detailed discussion of your health history as well daily nutritional intake. Malerie will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages certain foods and drinks have on your health. During the session you also will be provided with dietary and potentially supplementary suggestions.
Food is medicine. Food Therapy Consultations are available at any stage in your process and may be used for the following concerns but is not limited to:
- Chronic illness
- Anxiety and depressio
- Autoimmune disorders
- Increase energy and vitality
- Weight loss
To schedule a Food Therapy consultation in-person, by phone, or skype, please click here.
*Source Medicinal Arts stays on top of nutritional research and will never recommend fad or unsupported dietary claims.
Essential oils may be used during treatment sessions. The oils may also be applied topically on acupuncture points or used as an inhalation. Source Medicinal Arts uses only the highest quality of essential oils and we always know the geographic location of the plants or flower that produces the oil. Essential oils are the plants DNA structure or essence. Therefore, this potent medicinal has the best effect when used in very small quantities. Essential oils can be used to treat, the common cold symptoms, anxiety relief, digestive issues, pain or trauma and to strengthen ones immunity.
Essential oil consultations are available and must be based on a particular health concern. To schedule an appointment in-person, by phone or skype, please click here.
General Health Consultation
General Health Consultations provide you with the opportunity to discuss any health concern. It is a way to gain an understanding on your condition from an eastern and western perspective as well as gain feedback on your concern. During the consultation you will be provided with a treatment plan on how we can work together to meet your goals.
To schedule a General Health Consultation in-person, by phone, or skype, please click here.
*Our services are available to people of all ages including adults, elderly, pregnant and nursing mothers, babies, children, and young adults. Source Medicinal Arts looks forward to working with you at any stage in your health, healing and wellness process.