Earth Essence Acupuncture

At Earth Essence, your overall wellbeing is addressed and supported. 

"Jeannine is not only an incredibly gifted body-worker, she is a beautiful being.... Our appointments are centered primarily around acupuncture, and have had bits of moxibustion, cupping, craniosacral therapy, massage and dietary consultations woven throughout. The physical and emotional support she has provided is unparalleled. I've been seeing her since the first trimester of my pregnancy, and all throughout, she's been a powerful force of peace and assurance in my life. From curbing my nausea to helping me regain my energy and reducing the aches and pains of pregnancy, she's been the folcrum of my health during this major transition. In moments of emotional unrest, she's helped me access and release my feelings, allowing for peace of mind and easier communication with my partner and loved ones. ...

 

Her healing tool-kit is very well stocked. She has a thorough knowledge of herbs and the medicine of food, and is generous with her willingness to share information. Recently, she blended a third-trimester tea that I picked up- its yummy goodness makes me increasingly grateful for her with each sip."

 

-Kaylin DeDiana, Yoga Instructor, New Mother, Santa Cruz CA

I specialize in:

 

Obstetrics (pre- and post-natal), including at births & housecalls

Women's health, Menstrual disorders

Emotional imbalances such as Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Pain management, backaches, sprains, strains, broken bones... 

Pediatrics

Migraines & headaches

Insomnia

Gastrointestinal and digestive disorders

Autoimmune disorders, common colds & flu

Skin conditions

and so much more...

Healing modalities integrated into a treatment include: 

Five Elements Acupuncture: a classic Chinese medical

style of diagnosis and treatmet that balances the mind, body

and spirit within your primary element of Fire, Earth, Metal,

Water or Wood.  It is an elegant and simple way to bring the

whole system into balance using acupuncture and moxa.

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): a system of diagnosis and treatment used for chronic or acute conditions of imbalance.  Includes acupuncture, gua sha, cupping, moxa, electrical stimulation, and/or bodywork.

 

Gua Sha: In the TCM tradition, pain is oftentimes caused by the stagnation of blood in the local area of discomfort.  Gua sha is a scraping tool used to break up stagnation, promote the smooth flow of blood in the area, and relieve pain.  It can also be used to address conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, heatstroke, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains and muscle spasms.

 

Cupping Therapy: Glass or plastic cups are placed on the skin using

a suction and gently moved across the skin, and/or left in place for 5-10

minutes. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle

layer to be lightly drawn into the cup, akin to the inverse of massage -

rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull

them upward - a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. The suction

of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of

medical ailments such as back pain, asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, heatstroke, strains, sprains and muscle spasms.

 

Moxa: Made from mugwart, a common plant growing up and down the western coastal region, and an herb known for its deeply warming and opening properties. 

In TCM and Five Elements, the dried and ground up herb is used to apply

deep, penetrating heat into specific areas of the body, bringing energy,

relaxation, nurishment and warmth to the body, and encouraging healing

and regeneration.

 

Bodywork: Jeannine aka Pocean is trained in Asian Style Massage such as Tui Na and Shiatsu, as well as yummy Swedish/Esalan, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, Myofascial Release, and Prenatal Massage.  With over 10 years experience, a massage with Pocean is pure therapeutic heaven.

 

Herbs: Trained in Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic herbology, you will get

the perfect formulation of herbs to treat whatever ails you.  Herbs come in

pills, tinctures or custom teas.

 

Flower Essences: A subtle and vibrational medicine that Pocean has

been ceremoniously wildcrafting for over 13 years from all over the world. 

Flower Essences have the ability to shift the subtle vibration of what

you are attracting and creating in your life.  They can be the perfect

remedy for breaking old stubborn habits, and breaking deep seated

dis-eases.  Learn more about Flower Essences and Pocean's special

line at www.poceanhealing.com.

 

Nutrition & Dietetics: Food is medicine, and at Earth Essence, you will be advised of what foods and eating habits would best support your overall welbeing using both Western and Chinese nutritiona theories.  Food Diaries may be subscribed and provided.


Find out how Jeannine at Earth Essence can help you!  Schedule your FREE 20 minute consultation today!

 

​© 2016 by Jeannine Ruskin, L.Ac.