Acupuncture is a procedure using hair-thin sterile needles inserted into points throughout the body to relieve pain and treat internal disease. These acupuncture points exist on meridians or pathways in which Qi flows. Qi is known as the life-force, life-energy or vitality in the body. Disharmony and imbalance in the flow of qi throughout the body is responsible for disease. Acupuncture points are chosen according to the traditional system of pattern diagnosis by observation of the tongue and pulse.
Classical Chinese Medicine Herbal Formulas
The science of Chinese herbal formulas have thousands of years of empirical evidence. They are specifically designed energetic and phyto-pharmacologic complexes to treat all aliments in the body/mind/ spirit. A typical formula consists of 2 to 12 separate herbs used in traditional combinations according to the ancient books the Shan Hun Lun , the Shennong Bencao Jing and other texts.
Western Botanical formulations
Western Herbal formulas are constructed according to pharmacologic action, traditional folklore useage, doctrine of signatures and patient tissue state. By observing traditional prescriptions Dr. Kerry draws upon the knowledge of tried and true herbal medicine. Dr. Kerry also assesses each patient individually according to constitution and tissue state to design a specific formula to treat the whole body.
Homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine following the basic principles of the law of similars, the law of infinitesimals, the law of chronic disease and the law of cures. The law of similars means "like cures like". For, example a bee sting will cause puffy, tender swelling. Apis venenum purum - a dilution of bee venom - is used to relieve the swelling and pain of insect bites. The law of infinitesimals refers to the practice of dilution, which is the preparation of a homeopathic remedy. The law of chronic disease states that if the correct homeopathic remedy does not improve health, it's because earlier use of pharmaceutical products drove the disease deeper into the body. Dr. Kerry perceives symptoms as the body's attempt to heal itself. For this reason, a patient may feel worse before he or she feels better. The law of cures states that first, the body attempts to push illnesses outward. Second, a cure moves from the top of the body downward. Third, symptoms are healed in the reverse order of when they appear. Thus, homeopathy stimulates the vital force to restore balance and health of the mind/body/spirit.
Bach Flower Essences
Flower essences are subtle liquid extracts, generally taken in oral form, which are used to address profound issue of emotional well-being, soul development, and mind-body health. While the use of flowers for healing has many ancient antecedents, the precise application of flower essences for specific emotions and attitudes was first developed by English physician, Dr. Edward Bach.
A type of bio-dynamic craniosacral therapy that incorporates subtle bone manipulations, polarity therapy and ayurvedic philosophy to reduce pain, lower stress and restore homeostatic balance. The therapy consists of Dr. Kerry placing her hands on your body, typically on the areas of chief concern as well as on your head, along your spine and often on your feet.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is administer by "laying on hands". The word "Rei' means universal and "Ki" means the same as Qi in Chinese, life energy. Thus Reiki is healing life energy. Dr. Kerry is a Reiki master.
Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements
Evidence based combinations of herbs, nutrients, vitamins and minerals used to restore physiologic function. These combinations are formulated to support proper functioning of the organ system out of balance or stressed at the given time. Diet comes first, yet it is challenging for even the most nutritionally conscious among us to get all the nutrients we need through diet. The recommended dietary allowances (RDA) do no take individual differences into account. Individual needs may vary given genetic susceptibility, lifestyle factors and environmental exposures.
Lifestyle and Dietary Counseling
Food is our first medicine. Maintaining optimal nutrition is paramount for reversing disease processes and disease prevention. Dr. Kerry analyzes a patient's diet to promote nourishment of the whole body. She also works to discover hidden food sensitivities that might be compromising health showing as low grade symptoms. Foods are also therapeutic and may be prescribed alongside other treatments such as diet recommendations and movement and breathing exercises designed specifically for patients.
Biodymaic Craniosacral Therapies
Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive, gentle technique that can help the body back into balance after physical, emotional, or spiritual stress, trauma, or injury. CST is a hands on technique that connects with the deep rhythm of the body, known as the Cranial Wave. This rhythm is said to be the “breath of life” because, like the heartbeat, it pulsates, providing our life force. CST works with the craniosacral system, which is composed of the head, vertebrae, and sacrum, as well as the cerebral spinal fluid and the brain. However, the Cranial Wave is felt throughout the entire body and can be disrupted due to any number of events throughout our life. The health of the body is deeply rooted in this the rhythm and restrictions can show up in the tissues as various symptoms and health concerns. CST can benefit those suffering from headaches, migraine, ADD/ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, muscular-skeletal pain, emotional distress, and PTSD to name a few. CST is also very beneficial for those seeking immune support, spiritual growth, pain relief, and an overall increase in wellness.
"One of the best days of my life is when I walked into the clinic. Dr. Kerry listened to my issues and told me the one thing I longed to hear from a health professional,
"I can and will help you". Such simple words meant the world to me that day and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Kerry and her wonderful staff. I now have my quality of life back and have not felt this great in years!"
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Janet Jacobson Maraccini
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Denise Bichel Wangerin
" I am a U.S. Navy veteran referred to Dr. Kerry by the Iron Mountain VAMC for neck pain. I have been going for approximately 1 year. In this time period my neck pain has gone away and my sleep has improved greatly. Definitely worth going."