Katherine McCune D.O.M., L.Ac.
I received my first acupuncture treatment when I was 16 years old. I had recently been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Western medicine was proving no help in offering effective treatment. My doctor’s solution to my illness, despite his brilliance, was medication and I was promptly put on an antidepressant. My physical symptoms remained and even got worse over the coming months. My lacrosse coach suggested I see an acupuncturist as I was finding no relief from Western treatments. I was skeptical, but at this point willing to try anything. After a short course of treatment I made a 90% recovery and I was hooked. Since that time Eastern medicine has been a tool I have used to keep myself healthy. It was a natural evolution for me to study and then practice this ancient medicine. I am passionate about what I do because I know how effective this medicine can be in not only healing the body, but shaping or reshaping lives.
Katherine McCune D.O.M., L.Ac., Dipl. OM., is a board certified physician of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. She completed her clinical training and earned her degree at Yo San University in Los Angeles, California. Katherine received specialty training for pain management during her internship at Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Wellness Center. In addition, she is a Certified Balance Method Practitioner, continuing her post graduate studies in the lineage of Dr. Richard Tan.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Department of Health, New Mexico Acupuncture Board
California Dept. of Consumer Affairs Acupuncture Board
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Balance Method Practitioner
The Academy of Acupuncture, Dr. Eileen Han in tradition of Dr. Richard Tan
Clean Needle Technique Certification
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
CPR/AED/Basic Life Support
Acupuncture is the application of extremely thin needles in strategic points on the body called acupuncture points. Stimulating these points promotes natural healing by setting off a chain reaction of biochemical reactions, which ultimately boosts your immune system, decreases pain, and improves overall health.
Initial Visit- 75-90min
Follow Up Visit- 55-60min
Chinese Herbology is often used in conjunction with acupuncture to achieve a better quality of health. Herbs are used for a wide variety of ailments such as insomnia, PMS, high blood pressure and IBS. Formulas are customized to each patient to facilitate healing and balance within the body. Herbs are sourced from the highest quality manufacturers meeting all GMP requirements, and are free of contaminants. 30 minute herbal consults available as individual treatment.
Cupping is a form of deep tissue therapy and is often times used to treat muscle aches and pains, as well as respiratory issues, colds, and flu. It is a popular treatment among athletes, and cupping marks have been spotted on Olympic swimmers and gymnasts alike. Heated glass cups are applied to the body to create suction which increases circulation of blood and lymph. Cupping can be added to your acupuncture treatment, or available as an individual treatment when appropriate.
Moxibustion is a form of fire heat treatment that stimulates specific acupuncture points of the body. The term is derived from the Japanese “mogusa” meaning herb (mugwort) and the Latin “bustion” meaning burning.
Moxibustion is an adjunct therapy which is often used with acupuncture. The gentle warming effect of mugwort is highly effective in treating pain, as well as other conditions such as menstrual cramps, colds, and flu.