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ACUPUNCTURE FOR YOUR LIFE

"Thorns, although embedded for a long time, still can be pulled out. Stains, although filthy for a long time, still can be washed away. Knots, although tied for a long time, still can be untied. Obstructions, although blocked for a long time, still can be opened up." – Ling Shu, or The Spiritual Pivot

S E R V I C E S

  • PRIVATE ACUPUNCTURE

  • ACUPRESSURE

  • HERBAL MEDICINE

  • TELEHEALTH

  • CUPPING

  • GUA SHA

  • MOXIBUSTION

  • TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

  • MEDICAL QI GONG

  • GUIDED MEDITATION

  • NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

  • ELECTRIC STIMULATION

C O N D I T I O N S  T R E A T E D

  • ALLERGIES

  • AUTOIMMUNE AND ENDOCRINE

  • CANCER SYMPTOMATOLOGY 

  • GASTROINTESTINAL

  • GRIEVING AND LIFE TRANSITION

  • HEAD, EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT

  • INSOMNIA

  • MIGRAINES

  • MUSCUOLOSKELETAL

  • NEUROLOGICAL

  • PEDIATRICS

  • PSYCHOEMOTIONAL

  • REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (MALE AND FEMALE)

  • STRESS AND FATIGUE

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ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and ancient practice that encompasses the use of fine, sterile needles, moxibustion, cupping, and gua sha along meridians and appropriate acupuncture points to treat disharmonies in the body. Nutritional and lifestyle counseling are integral to treatment as well. This whole person approach works with the body’s inherent self-healing mechanisms.

TELEHEALTH

Applepuncture's Telehealth services are oriented toward teaching self-regulation and maintenance techniques.  We offer the following Telehealth Services:

  • Acupressure

  • Herbal Consults

  • Medical Qi Gong

  • Cupping/Gua Sha

  • Nutritional Counseling

  • Guided Meditation

CUPPING

Cupping involves the use of glass or plastic “cups” that are placed on specific sites on your body. These cups create a vacuum through the use of heat or suction and, thereby, stimulate the flow of blood and qi to the area. Patients generally report that cupping feels like a deep massage. The suction usually creates a superficial circular bruise, as a result of stagnated blood and qi moving to the surface. The greater the stagnation of qi and blood, the more obvious the discoloration of the ecchymosis. This is a temporary and normal response that will disappear within a few days, as cupping and gua sha increase cellular turnover via the immune system.

GUA SHA

Gua sha or "spooning" is a painless, relaxing therapy used to release tension and promote blood flow to specific areas. Similar to cupping, gua sha usually leaves some residual redness or "sha." It is the same superficial bruising (subcutaneous ecchymosis) that occurs with cupping, except that it is not contained within a circle. Unlike deeper bruises with which we are most familiar, the "sha" or ecchymosis from gua sha is superficial and fades within 2-4 days. Instead of cups, a Gua sha tool creates more of a gentle scraping and feels like a massage.

H E R B A L  M E D I C I N E

Chinese herbal medicine is part of the larger healing system Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which also includes Acupuncture, Medical Qi Gong, Cupping and Gua Sha, and Dietary Counseling. Prescribed herbal formulas assist in restoring harmony between opposing forces of energy - Yin and Yang - that run through invisible channels in the body.

M E D I C A L  Q I  G O N G

Medical Qi Gong is an ancient medical art that involves gentle movements and deep breathing to align body-mind-heart-spirit and to promote movement and circulation of Qi (vitality) through the body. It helps build immunity and strength while also promoting relaxation and harmony within the body and spirit.  You will be guided through simple, easy movements, postures, and breath regulation, and you will accumulate a routine for your own daily practice.

A C U P R E S S U R E 

Acupressure involves therapeutic touch, massage, and pressure on prescribed acupuncture points. Amma is a powerful bodywork therapy that involves gentle massage in order to balance the meridian system.

E L E C T R I C   S T I M U L A T I O N

Electroacupuncture or “estim” is traditional acupuncture with the application of mild, pulsating, electric current to the acupuncture needles. Acupuncturists use estim when a patient’s condition would benefit from prolonged needle stimulation at certain sites of soft tissue injury or nerve damage. For example, we might use estim to promote stroke recovery.

F A C I A L  R E J U V E N A T I O N

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a non-invasive and natural approach to eliciting the skin's own self-repair mechanisms and immanent health. It is administered in a 12-treatment series, with results lasting 2-5 years. The most significant outcome of the facial rejuvenation series is the experience of and resultant belief in your unique vitality and its radiance outward into our world.

T R I G G E R  P O I N T  T H E R A P Y

A trigger point is a very tight knot in muscle tissue that causes a specific referral pattern of pain. For example, if you and your friend both have trigger points in your splenius capitus muscles, you will both have pain at the very top of your head because that is the specific referral pattern for that muscle. Acupuncturists, who are trained in Trigger Point Therapy, can release these knots using a special needling technique. Many patients, who are on the edge of getting surgery, do not realize their pain is coming from a group of trigger points. This therapy is truly a lifesaver for such patients and for athletes.

 
 

MISSION & 

PHILOSOPHY

KRISTIN GREY APPLE, MFA, MS, LAc, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

LICENSURE AND EDUCATION

Kristin Apple is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. She completed her clinical training and received her Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC.

Applepuncture's mission is to empower individuals and families in the integration of physical, emotional, and spiritual life​ in order to promote greater life mobility and the realization of love. 

BACKGROUND

Before discovering Acupuncture, artistic exploration was my life's work. I majored in Studio Art at Davidson College with a concentration in Painting. I went on to receive my MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where I eventually became fascinated with time-based media. As an adjunct professor at Lehigh University and Penn State, my interest was in facilitating first the focus and then the translation of the nebulous, ethereal, perhaps elusive into the palpable. I still feel very passionate about assisting others in the realization of desires into tangible reality.

PHILOSOPHY

When I first experienced Acupuncture, I knew immediately that it was an extraordinary and consequential medicine. Not only did I find out that it really works to harmonize the whole person and to alleviate symptoms; I also first-handedly experienced its invitation to participate in the therapeutic process. Perhaps you can understand the resounding parallel between creative interests and what it means to be an Acupuncturist. The creative interface and process is just as present between the patient and the practitioner, and between one’s own health and oneself.

 

I knew I needed to enter the field of medicine and specifically practice Acupuncture because life itself is a creative process and inherently involves periods of chaos and order. Our own bodies are the most substantial and intimate artworks we encounter.  Each body is a live artwork, both subject to a mysterious unfolding and also ready and able to participate and make choices.

 

GET IN TOUCH

Applepuncture offers free 15-minute phone consults for new patients.

30 West Bridge Street

Suite 2

New Hope, PA 18938

T: 215-693-2109

E: info@applepuncture.com

Hours: M, T, W, TH, F  11-7

215-693-2109

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