traditional chinese medicine



What if I’m afraid of needles?

Needles are just one of the ways to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There is also herbal medicine, QiGong, Tai Qi, Tui Na or Chinese massage, moxabustion, gua sha, vibrational healing with tuning forks in place of needles, or Light Laser Russian Scenar, essential oils, flower remedies,  etc. and of course diet and lifestyle. IMG_2248

Needles are actually extremely thin and small, like cat whiskers. You may want to just try needles gently and slowly so that it feels right for you.  I also offer Access ConsciousnessIMG_2297, and Raindrop Therapy pure essential oils spinal massage, BAT or Body Alignment Therapy, an energetic alignment with life noticing results.

“Can children benefit from Acupuncture?”

Yes! Children usually heal as quick as they get ill or hurt. In TCM this age is regarded as very yang in nature. Some children as young as infants benefit from a single needle and others from just touching pressure points,kidacu acupressure or tui na. There are other tools as mentioned above. I’ve found tuning forks work great and they are kid friendly and fun. Many times chinese herbs are very helpful with ear aches, sleep issues, anxiety or just ask if there is something you are curious about.

“Does my insurance cover Acupuncture?”

Everybody’s insurance is different. Ask your insurance company about acupuncture options specificially Hawaii acupuncture, if applicable I will be listed as a provider. Blu Jade Acupuncture/ Laura Michele L. Ac., Kauai, Hawaii is insured and a provider for HMAA. I can also provide a “superbill” that you can give your insurance a full receipt along with diagnosis codes, CPT codes as well as my Kauai acupuncture licensure.