Medical Healing Arts
acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic bodywork
Pain Relief & Stress Management
If you are a prospective patient in need of a compassionate holistic Gainesville Acupuncture Professional, then look no further. For 28 years the (w)holistic wellness practice of Christine Ellis, AP, LMT has provided quality natural health care to the Gainesville community.
We provide a variety of integrative medical services ranging from painless acupuncture, auricular (ear) acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, restorative herbal foot soaks, moxibustion, and manual therapies such as cupping, gua sha, massage and somatic therapy.
We regard each individual as a whole being, not as a set of symptoms. Our goal is to compassionately work with our patients to move away from pain and suffering and reach an optimum state of physical, mental, and emotional health.
We offer customized treatment in the belief that each individual's healing process is unique. Our strategies, according to the principles and use of Eastern medicine, are designed to equally bring about quick relief and address the root cause of your discomfort or medical condition.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Why choose us
as your acupuncture provider:
When your pain, injury, anxiety, or chronic illness is keeping you from doing the activities you enjoy and care about most.
When you feel your health concerns are not responding to conventional care.
We are capable of addressing most of your health issues, without the experience of excessive side effects, most often avoiding or limiting the need for medications and surgery.
We are trained extensively in acupuncture, its theory and the proper techniques of needle placement and insertion -- It's our profession! Unlike other medical providers who may offer a similar technique.
We offer Gentle non-invasive techniques (especially useful for the treatment of those sensitive to needles, like the elderly and children), hence our techniques are appropriate for all people and ages.
We offer strategies and remedies that not only reduce dysfunction and discomfort, but can also help to prevent sub-clinical symptoms from worsening before they present as a medical condition.
Our services complement other forms of therapy and we respectively work with other health care providers.
" A recent survey of people who receive acupuncture, conducted by Claire Cassidy, Ph.D., indicates that they see their (conventional) physicians less frequently and use fewer medications. In addition, over two thirds of those surveyed reported having avoided recommended surgery."
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Acupuncture is part of a complete medical system which promotes natural healing, harmony and balance. It can have profound recuperative and rejuvenating effects on your physical, mental and emotional states. The gentle Japanese style of acupuncture we provide is particularly helpful for musculo-skeletal complaints and associated conditions, anxiety and stress management.
Needle-Free treatment is also available!
Combining 3,000 years of tradition with modern knowledge, Chinese herbal medicine plays an integral role in overall treatment. It is prescribed to treat a variety of conditions, and used to address a person's constitutional pattern. We recommend products that follow strict industry manufacturing guidelines and testing. This assures the formulas you receive are reputable and of the highest quality.
ACU-CHAKRA BALANCING METHOD™
Our signature mind-body wellness session skillful blends therapies which assist to align and enhance the existing functions of our major energy centers. These centers connect with and help govern our body, mind and spirit. This subtle yet powerful treatment can help reduce the negative responses to stress, leaves you feeling calm, grounded, refreshed and blissfully renewed!
The healing power of touch therapy is an essential part of creating health and wellness. Regular appointed massage can have profound effects. Active movements and indirect approaches using passive holds, can significantly reduce stress
and promote relaxation, rehabilitate and relieve acute and chronic pain, relieve sore muscles, increase circulation, and aid detoxification.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I have been a patient of Christine's for the last 7 years.
I have various chronic health issues that modern medicine is unable to provide treatment and relief. The combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and massage bodywork has made a significant difference in my health and wellbeing.
— Jay, Gainesville, FL