Welcome to The Wellness Haven!
I am happy you found us! Let me tell you a bit about us. The Wellness Haven located in New Haven, CT, combines the knowledge of the east and the west in order to provide the best care possible. We are well trained in both western and eastern medicine. I began my study of Chinese medicine while in high school. I studied every book I could find; learning both Chinese medicine theory and acupuncture point application and location. I hold a bachelors degree in Biology with a focus on systems physiology and endocrinology. In graduate school, along with Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and herbal medicine theory, I studied western pathology, pharmacology, structural anatomy, and physiology. Jen, our massage therapist, has extensive knowledge of anatomical structure, adaptive exercises, stretches, and therapeutic techniques to "roll-out" sore and tight muscles.
I love to combine what I know about the body from a western and eastern viewpoint. Let me give you an example. There are times when western and eastern theory of organ function differ and knowing both allows me to include points to treat all organs involved. For example, in stress reduction, the liver, spleen, and pancreas are treated in Chinese medicine. In western medicine, the adrenals, pituitary gland, and nervous system should be treated because the pituitary gland and adrenal glands make cortisol and your sympathetic or "fight or flight" aspect of your nervous system secrets norepinephrine. Therefore, in a stress reduction treatment, I would focus on detoxing the liver, strengthening the spleen and pancreas, nourishing the adrenal and pituitary glands, and calming the sympathetic nervous system. And Yes, this can all be done with just acupuncture.
If you are interested in finding out how we can help you, give us a call or schedule an appointment. We would love to help!
We commonly treat the following: Stress, headaches, sleep issues, digestive issues like IBS, allergies, and skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Less common, but successfully treated,: Bell's palsy, sleep paralysis, tinnitus, and labor induction.
How does acupuncture actually work? The mechanism of action through which acupuncture works is through the transduction of mechanical signals from acupuncture needles to fascia/connective tissue. Through the activation of fascia, acupuncture increases your immune system, balances your endocrine system, and calms your nervous system.