Kristina Gacesa, M.CM, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac., is licensed with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. She is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture.
She graduated valedictorian of her class with a summa cum laude finishing a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2018. Furthering her studies, she has studied abroad in Zhengzhou, China where she learned extensive knowledge in the specialties of cardiac, stroke rehabilitation and pain. Kristina will be graduating next spring with her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine through Pacific College of Oriental Medicine specializing in Internal medicine.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which very thin needles are inserted into the body at various points to help treat numerous health conditions.
How does it work?
Western explanation: Upon the insertion of an acupuncture needle, the needle itself causes a biological response to the body which in return sends neurotransmitters to the CNS. This allows for endorphins, dopamine, and opiod peptides to be released making us “feel good” and painfree.
Eastern explanation: It is believed that disease is caused by the disruption of the flow of energy (also known as qi) in the body. Acupuncture is used to stimulate certain points on the body to balance and harmonize the energy (qi) of the meridians in the body.
Fire cupping is form of Traditional Chinese medicine in which suctions are created on the skin using glass or plastic cups to pull up stagnant blood to the surface of the skin and stimulate healing. This helps promote more blood flow to the area of the body for faster recovery time.
There are two types of fire cupping:
Dry: Suction of the skin into the cup
Wet: Suction of the skin into the cup while drawing blood into the cup
A form of heat therapy where the herb Ai Ye (known as mugwort) is utilized to tonify the qi and blood in the body to boost the immunity and increase WBC (white blood cells). Moxibustion is used on or on top of an acupuncture point to stimulate heat into the area of the body.
Guasha is a form of traditional Chinese medicine in which the practitioner uses a tool to scrape the skin. By doing so it creates a breakage of blood vessels in the skin causing a bruise. It is also known as scraping, spooning or coining. This scraping is used to benefit the patient in many ways.
Herbal medicine is the administration of herbs in certain doses which are tailored to your own body’s needs. These herbs are used to treat symptoms which are presented while fixing the root of the problem. By doing so, it will prevent further symptoms to occur in the future. Herbal medicine can be administered in various different ways including pill form, powdered, raw herbs, topical creams and tinctures. Depending on the patient’s needs, the correct one will be administered to the patient.
Food therapy is a therapy used to help rebalance the body by using food as medicine. This will be tailored to each specific patient to achieve simple healing through mindful eating.
During each intake, the practitioner will guide you to some steps you can take at home to specifically better your own health to avoid the symptoms or chief complain from reoccurring.
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