Christine Ellis Acupuncture & Massage Therapy
for Optimal Well-Being,
Pain Relief & Stress Reduction
1216 N.W. 9th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Medical Healing Arts - Japanese Five Phase Acupuncture
Care is taken to provide you with quality
services. Our practice uses acupuncture,
therapeutic massage, cupping, gua sha,
energy work, herbal medicine and other
healing modalities to resolve
your health concerns
"Although many people
associate the use of needles with causing pain, this is not entirely so- my approach is most gentle and provides needed relief."
Christine offers a gentle style of five-element Japanese acupuncture known as Toyohari, which emphasizes a refined "less is more" approach. ToyoHari effectively and painlessly aims at treating the root problem or imbalance while addressing the patient's symptoms. It is particularly helpful for musculo-skeletal complaints and associated conditions. Many acupuncture styles focus on helping the patient feel better but do not necessarily focus on nourishing energies at a deeper level; ToyoHari does just that. It is an excellent choice of acupuncture for all people, though especially for those who are sensitive to needles, the elderly and children. Anyone debilitated or chronically ill will find the treatment restorative. For more on the treatment of children: Shonishin (sho=little, ni=children, shin=needle).
Shallow insertion of fine needles and gentle stimulation is performed to achieve desired results. Many techniques can be applied without the use of inserting traditional needles. This refined style of acupuncture places particular emphasis on the practitioner's use of palpation skills and pulse diagnosis, and importance on the continuing development of the practitioner through advanced study. To offer this specialty to you is unique. Outside of Japan, Christine is among an approximate 100 trained practitioners in the U.S. providing Toyohari style Japanese Acupuncture.
Acupuncture sessions... may also incorporate the use of hydrotherapy and spot massage, medical Qi-Gong, and the use of some form of subtle energetic therapy. As part of treatment it is customary to provide herbal formulas and nutritional supplements as well as lifestyle recommendations. All of which is dependent on your unique treatment plan.
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture- Facial Rejuvenation
(Beautiful Person) is a cosmetic acupuncture protocol based on traditional Chinese medicine that revitalizes and rejuvenates the face. This facial rejuvenation moistens, nourishes and hydrates the skin for a more youthful appearance. Promotes better muscle tone, and improves coloration and elasticity. It is a less expensive, less invasive holistic alternative to other procedures. In addition to looking better, you'll feel better. Other benefits may include increased energy, vitality and an overall sense of well-being. Also, Mei Zen abdominal protocols can be used to address gynecological complaints, and infertility issues. Examples of before and after pictures of individuals who have received the 10 treatment facial rejuvenation protocol.
Carefully selected patented herbal formulas are chosen to address a person's main complaint or constitutional pattern. Formulas are prescribed along with acupuncture to reinforce its effects. Effective formulas are available to combat colds, flu and seasonal allergies! Using product lines that follow strict manufacturing guidelines to assure the formulas you are receiving are of the highest quality.
Christine has completed numerous advanced studies in the field of touch therapy. Her sessions emphasize forms of massage based upon fundamental principles of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in relation to the meridians, through which the body’s “Qi” (vital life energy) is promoted. This includes a focus on stress reduction and pain relief using techniques to allow your body to recognize and release tension and holding patterns with lasting results. Christine has helped individuals alleviate chronic and acute pain conditions, especially neck and back pain.
Is a modality that has been used in Oriental medicine for centuries. Cupping therapy is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available! The stationary or gliding use of glass cups relieves chronic or semi-acute pain conditions. Improves blood flow, promotes the lymphatic system- releasing congested tissue toxins & is Great for cold/flu relief. Normally it is provided during an acupuncture session, though can be used alone. Consultation upon first visit will determine if cupping alone is right for you, and how best to use it for your concerns.
Crystal resonance, acupuncture or tuning fork acupressure and light touch therapies are skillfully blended assisting to enhance and balance the existing energetic vibrations of your 7 major energy centers. These centers connect with and help govern our body, mind and spirit. The subtle yet powerful treatment leaves you feeling blissfully renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated!
All sessions include the complementary use of the BioMat. A FDA licensed medical device which produces warmth with far infrared heat, and negative ion therapy for immediate stress relief. Alleviates sore muscles, deepens relaxation, and increases cellular rejuvenation.
"I've been seeing Christine regularly for over the past 20 years. She knows just what it is that I need, addressing whatever concerns I may have with a combination of massage and acupuncture. After each treatment I find myself again and again saying, 'Wow, that was great!', giving thanks because she really helped." L.G., Gainesville, FL
Christine Ellis, Acupuncture Physician 1216 NW 9th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-0309