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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back more than 5,000 years. It is one of the largest practices of medicine in the world. The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature.

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy (meridians) run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. Any obstruction of energy (Qi) flow results in pain and/or disease. The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. They will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones, reduce inflammation or nourish the immune system which influences the body’s own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the

body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting emotional well-being.

Massage Therapy

Sure, massage feels great and melts away stress, but a regular rubdown may also help you manage a host of chronic health problems. Boost immunity. Ease anxiety.

The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
• Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
• Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
• Ease medication dependence.
• Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
• Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
• Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
• Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
• Increase joint flexibility.
• Lessen depression and anxiety.
• Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
• Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
• Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
• Reduce spasms and cramping.
• Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
• Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
• Relieve migraine pain.


Because nutritionists receive postsecondary training in subjects like physiology, biology and nutrition, they may know which types of nutrients and foods speed up their clients’ metabolism, helping their clients to lose weight. They can also assess their clients’ current eating habits, develop meal plans for their clients and share researched information about the impact of diet and weight on factors like mood and body image. As their clients continue to meet with them, nutritionists can monitor their clients’ progress, offer encouragement and recommend additional dietary changes to help their clients achieve their weight goals.

Personal Training

Heather Reagan has 17 years experience in the fitness industry. Being a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach and group fitness instructor all over Southern California and also in Nashville TN. She was a competitive Track and Field athlete through college and post college. She has trained high school, college and professional athletes. She has been part of California State University Fullerton's Strentgh and conditioning programs coaching Men's baseball, women's softball, soccer and tennis teams. She has a sports medicine background with a bachelors of science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Strength and conditioning and a minor in Nutrition. Heather is currently traveling and training in home clients and is also a part of the fitness training team at CFS Fitness camp a live in weight loss camp in Madeira Beach FL. Where shes teaching beach boot camps and energizing dynamic fitness programs including plyometric training, strength and agility training and an assortment of water sports.

In-Home Services

If you do not want to venture out to her office and you would like to be treated in the comfort of your own home Heather will travel to your home or business and provide Acupuncture, Massage or personal training services.