Acupuncture at Ripple....
We have searched high and low for the right person for the acupuncturist position at Ripple and we are so excited to introduce you to Kate.
Acupuncture is an incredibly effective and affordable treatment for the rising rates of anxiety and pain we are seeing daily due to COVID. As always, acupuncture is successful in treating hormonal disorders, gastrointestinal issues, musculoskeletal pain, neuropathies and more with a relaxing and restorative benefit for our patients.
Learn more about Kate below!
What is your acupuncture style like and what can I expect in a visit with you?
You can expect a thorough intake the first time we see each other, with shorter talking and more treatment time in subsequent visits. I take your pulse, palpate your abdomen, and if possible, look at your tongue to make my diagnosis and determine my treatment protocols. My style is typically gentle and focuses first on treatment of your constitution - your body’s set point. Each person has a very different constitution and I provide individualized care to meet YOUR body’s specific needs. I will take your pulse several times throughout the visit to caliber and adjust my treatment as needed. During a treatment I might use one or more of the following: acupuncture, moxibustion (a herb called Mugwort that is burned on/over specific acupuncture points), cupping, manual therapy and/or visceral manipulations. You can also expect me to send you home with either an herbal prescription or self-care homework to help the treatments last longer.
Do you have a specialty?
My specialty is hormonal balance, insomnia, pain relief, immunological and digestive health.
What conditions do you think acupuncture works well for?Acupuncture works well for most conditions. I find it particularly powerful in dealing with mental/emotional imbalances like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. I use it most often for digestive discomfort due to IBS, constipation/diarrhea, Chron Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis and difficult menses due to PMS, PCOS, hormonal imbalance, and infertility.
Why is it you love about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?This is a medicine that has been around since before recorded history. It is very much an ART and a SCIENCE. It is lineage-based, handed down through many generations and was determined by observing phenomenon in the natural world. As a result, the philosophy of this medicine is seasonal and based on the internal weather systems of the body – light/dark, cold/hot, damp/dry, open/closed, deep/superficial. Eastern philosophy is a language that every once knew, but because of modern ways of living has been somewhat forgotten. I love it because I get to remind or reacquaint patients to their inherent wisdoms of health and wellness.
Why did you choose to land at Ripple?
Ripple has a great mix of feeling like an excellent combination professionalism and a close-knit wellness community who care a great deal about their neighbors. Being from a small town myself, I’ve always wanted to practice in a place that cares for and is engaged with their community and makes natural health care accessible to all who want it. t’s clear that these practitioners care deeply about the health and wellness of their clients, community, and themselves. I am very excited to build a wellness home at Ripple Wellness.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I am an avid hiker. The longer the hike and the more the elevation gain, the better. If I’m not hiking, you can usually find me walking or doing yoga. I also own a Paleo cookie company and spend a great deal of time outside of work baking treats that contain Chinese and Western herbs. Cookies are fine – but cookies that are super tasty AND nutrient dense AND made with a great deal of love & care really float my boat! I love to cook, garden, and be outside as often as possible.
When can I see you?
I will be starting the first week in August - can't wait to meet everyone!
Do you take insurance?
Yes, we will be moving as fast as possible in adding Ripple to my insurance panel. Jennell at Ripple has all the details, give us a call!
What are your rates?
15-minute consultation - FREE!
75-Minute Initial Intake $110
60-Minute Follow Up $85
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Emily Olson, E-RYT, PTA is a health educator, yoga therapist & teacher and Physical Therapist Assistant. In 2016, she opened Ripple Wellness with her husband, Jeff. A multi-disciplinary natural health clinic, Ripple offers acupuncture, massage, naturopathic medicine, nutrition and yoga with a unique commitment to community outreach and education. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ripplewellness