Soaringsun Health and Acupuncture, LLC
1262 Bergen Parkway, Suite E-18 #6 Evergreen, CO 80439
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This specific treatment style was taught at Tri State College of Acupuncture, in Manhattan, NYC. It utilizes functional and supportive assessments of the physical, mental, emotional, heart center, and spiritual body. This is done though postural assessment, movement, alignment. tongue and pulse diagnosis, organ and meridian palpation, and muscle testing. Additionally, energetic balancing is facilitated to propagate healing through heart and brain coherence to allow for wholeness and health to occur
. The process determines holding patterns, pain pathways, and myofascial chain restrictions from the physical and emotional patterns showing up in the body, mind, and heart. This harmonious and supportive complement to the physical assessment described above, is also the treatment of the emotional and mental components of the patients underlying disharmony. This allows for a symbiotic relationship for healing to take place.
ACUPUNCTURE PHYSICAL MEDICINE
APM is a western born style of acupuncture that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, in its Eastern approach of emphasis on meridian points, that provide a foundational and grounding treatment for parasympathetic repair. This is where healing takes place at the root cause of the emotional and mental components for the patient.
Using both styles of TCM and APM treatments described above allows the patient to heal on many levels of disharmony. This style of acupuncture was developed by Dr. Mark Seem, founder of Tri State College of Acupuncture, where Tammy graduated from, and lends its western touch to the pioneer of trigger point therapy, Dr. Janet Travell.
APM, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, is a balance of a yin/spiritual and yang/ sports-minded, modern approach to acupuncture which is utilized in sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers that form after injuries, holding patterns, and overuse. These sensitive areas are called blockages or constrictions which are discovered by palpation of tight tender points and trigger points, which correlate with the patient’s primary complaint. A trigger point is in a muscle that can cause strain and pain throughout the entire muscle. When Tammy utilizes a grounding and foundational treatment for parasympathetic repair, healing takes place for the root cause of the emotional and mental components for the patient. In addition, Tammy specializes in treating holding patterns, over compensations, and muscle imbalances that cause physical pain and disturbances in the body. This allows for a well rounded treatment protocol that opens the pathways for health and healing for the patient.
These patterns are believed to be the root of the patient’s pain and Tammy’s approach to treatment is aimed at treating both emotional/ mental disharmony and complementing it with myofascial pain treatment, which is can help repair pain caused by muscular irritation. With Janet Travell’s myofascial trigger points, as well as Chinese and Japanese tight tender points (called ashi points) this allows Tammy to navigate the body for areas of obstruction that can be released. Once discovered, these points will be released through needling of not only the local area of constriction but also through distal points that further enhance the local treatment. Additional added distal points can facilitate the body to further decompress and relax in a parasympathetic state to allow additional healing to take place.
She encompasses energetic levels to evaluate and treat with this style. Releasing energy, or Qi, which open blockages at the surface level and supporting the deeper functional and core levels to ensure the body has the support and opening for healing in a circular healing process that allows the body to be uniquely treated on all levels.
Acupuncture Physical Medicine is especially well suited for the modern athlete. This style of acupuncture is unique to athletes as it helps to eliminate pain, optimize muscle strength, and improve mobility and movement thereby increasing range of motion. Needling is the best way to treat trigger points and is often more permanent than other manual trigger point therapies. Often patients don’t feel the needle insertion at all. Once the needles go into the trigger point, the muscle jumps, or has a fasciculation, which feels like a very quick muscle contraction. This fasciculation response helps break the cycle of pain. This technique helps stimulate your body’s own healing capabilities – most especially an anti-inflammatory effect. Here the practitioner is not seen as healer, but rather as catalyst and change-agent who mobilizes the patient’s own healing capacities.
Tammy is an Institute of Functional Medidince (IFM) and Kresser Institute trained functional medicine and ancestral health practitioner. Her treatment style addresses the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented, individualized approach, which engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It reflects a personalized lifestyle medicine approach that encompasses genetics, biomedicine, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications. The functional medicine timeline and matrix help organize the patient’s story and determine appropriate interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. FM is a balance of medicines. The biomedical component is part lab-based with natural health protocols that test and identify the presence and quantitative evidence of dysfunction of the various systems in the body. The tests are used to determine the required natural support needed to rebalance your body to whole and healthy state. The holistic medicine component is the the synchronization of the patient from an energetic level which encompasses the heart, mind, body, and spirit.
Primary Causes of Disease
•Stress (physical, chemical, emotional, psychological)
•Toxins (biologic, elemental, synthetic)
•Allergens (food, mold, dust, pollens, chemicals)
•Microbes (bacteria, ticks, yeast, parasites, viruses)
•Poor diet and nutrition (SAD- Standard American Diet)
What Do You Need to do to Thrive?
• Clean foods (protein, fats, carbohydrates and fiber) and H20
• Vitamins, minerals, accessory or conditionally essential nutrients
• Light, water, air
• Movement/ exercise
• Rhythm/ flow state
• Love, community, connection
• Meaning, purpose
What is the Right Order?
OPEN YOUR HEART- LOVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS
MINDFULNESS, COMMUNITY, CONNECTION, FLOW STATE
-Repair the parasympathetic nervous system response
-EAT- whole, real foods and
lifestyle medicine first
-Balance energy, modify stress and practice self care
-Remove the toxins, parasites, viruses, bacteria, yeast and food sensitivities
-Repair the gut and modulate the immune system
-Optimize nutrient status
-Balance hormones- adrenal, thyroid and sex
-Detoxification is the last step