Welcome to Aloha Acupuncture! My name is Kim Feig and I would like to introduce myself to you so that you can find out a little bit more about your acupuncturist.
I have over 14 years experience working as an acupuncturist in San Diego County. I received my Masters of Science degree from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego in 2004 and my undergraduate degree from University of California, San Diego in 1995.
I am recognized Nationally as a Diplomate of Acupuncture and maintain a license to practice acupuncture in the state of California.
I have extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals with various health conditions. I believe in empowering each person to recognize their potential to create a healthy lifestyle. I specialize in the treatment of acute pain caused by injury as well as chronic pain due to long term conditions.
I am very passionate about providing a high quality experience so that my patients are able to relax and heal. I thank you for trusting me to be a part of your health care team.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles at strategic ‘acu’-points on the body. The body recognizes this stimulation by responding with its nervous system, vascular (blood) system, and endocrine (hormonal) system. The improved circulation of these systems help to create a relief from pain.
Cupping has been used for centuries all over the world to help improve circulation deep within the muscle layers. It involves the use of a negative pressure or ‘vacuum’ inside of a smooth edged glass cup. This negative pressure is created by burning out the oxygen inside of the cup with a flame. The flame is removed and the cup quickly placed on the skin. This ‘vacuum’ sensation then pulls up the first few layers of skin and muscle tissue. The effect of this is greater circulation deep beneath the top layers of skin and muscle. It is very helpful for pain that is caused by congestion that is deeply rooted and difficult to relieve with normal massage and stretching.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Moxibustion is a heat therapy which involves burning of the herb Artemisia Vulgaris, commonly known as mugwort. The heat is transmitted into the body and serves to warm and stimulate the ‘acu’-points. Moxibustion has traditionally been used just as much as needles to activate the body. It feels like a warm, comforting glow and benefits the digestive system, reproductive system as well as energizes the body. It can also be very helpful for arthritic joints.
Chinese herbal medicine consists of internally digested formulas as well as topical externally applied formulas. As a licensed practitioner, I prescribe formulas based upon the individual's health goals.
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410 S. MELROSE DRIVE SUITE 200
VISTA, CA 92081
Tel: 760 - 630 - 0683
Fax: 760 - 630 - 7715