Acupuncture is one part of our holistic approach to restoring health. Typical treatments consist only of 8-10 sterile acupuncture needles carefully selected on energetic points that exist along the body that influence the internal organs to improve their function or relieve pain.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
No. Acupuncture needles are very thin, flexible, and no bigger than a human hair. These stainless steel needles produce little or no sensation.
What should I expect?
Depending on the ailment, you may be positioned on your back, your stomach, your side, or seated. Treatments are very relaxed and you may fall asleep as you lay comfortably for 15 to 25 minutes.
Do I have to believe in Acupuncture for it to work?
No. Acupuncture has been used successfully to treat animals who do not understand or ‘believe’ that it will make them better.
Cupping: Relaxes tense muscles and lifts connective tissue bringing hydration and blood flow to body tissue. It naturally helps the body detoxify by draining excess fluids and toxins by increasing the circulation of lymph. Cosmetically, cupping can soften solidified deposits of adipose for easier elimination and enhances the absorption of anti cellulite products.
Herbs: Herbal formulas have been used for over thousands of years and have stood the test of time in their efficacy in treating multiple pathologies including pain and internal medicine. Herbs are the most natural way to feed the body the proper nutrients so that it may heal itself safely, with non-addictive qualities. Tonic herbs can generally be taken daily when trying to promote longevity and decrease the signs of aging.
Moxabustion: Mugwort is an herb used to warm acupuncture points, increasing circulation of qi and blood. It is an effective way to activate energy flow without the use of needles.
Diet / Nutrition: Food is looked at beyond calories, protein, fats, or carbohydrates. Food also has thermal and energetic properties that can be used to restore health and bodily functions. Customized diets according to pathology and your constitution can greatly enhance healing and is often overlooked in allopathic medicine.
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Kyle Burton, L.Ac.
Kyle started his career in alternative healthcare early becoming a certified massage therapist. He practiced for 6 years at the Beverly Hills Hotel and saw clients privately. Although Kyle helped many people through massage therapy he wanted to expand his healing abilities.
This finally lead him to acupuncture college and the skills he needed to help more people. With his desire to heal not only did he graduated with high honors Kyle took his studies one step further. He independently went to Asia and observed hospitals and clinics that use Tradition Oriental Medicine to treat pain as well as internal medicine. Also Kyle studied privately for 3 years with a Qi Gong Grand Master. On his third visit to Asia was in 2007 where he led the US team in the International Martial Art Championship, taking first place.
He opened his private practice, Original Breath Acupuncture, in 2006 after interning at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Medical Center and the Los Angeles Free Clinic. He has been working collaboratively with Back to Total Health since 2007.
Kristopher Goldsmith, L.Ac.
Kristopher Goldsmith L.Ac.has been a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist since 2006. He completed his Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine at the end of 2005. Prior to his advanced graduate degree, Kris Goldsmith also attended Rutgers University where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduating Kristopher worked at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit aiding patients with both allopathic and holistic care.
Kristopher Goldsmith has augmented his Traditional Chinese Medical studies with extensive training in Orthopedic acupuncture, Balance Method Acupuncture, Distal Needle Acupuncture, Qi Gong therapy and Tui Na. In addition to his private practice, Kristopher has been an instructor at Emperor’s College and served as a Supervisor at Emperor’s College where he graduated. Kristopher practices in Los Angeles at Original Breath Acupuncture and Back to Total Health, a clinic specializing in pain management and internal medicine.
Dr. Goldsmith is an avid sportsman, having specialized in the areas of rehabilitation, body coordination, and performance enhancement.