Put your body in
Nohea Marlow L.A.c. is a licensed acupuncturist and certified yoga instructor. She received her Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine at The Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in downtown Honolulu. While in school she did two externships for clinical training which added tremendously to her patient experience and overall knowledge. Her first externship was in the pain management department at Tripler Army Medical Hospital where she provided acupuncture treatment to active military personnel. Here she employed her training as a certified NADA detoxification specialist using the NADA protocol as well as her own treatment plans to manage and alleviate patient's pain and additional ailments. While there she also participated in a specialty clinic for patients suffering from migraines and TMJ with great success.
In addition to this experience, Nohea traveled to China and completed a certificate in advanced courses in Chinese Medicine at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. She also studied at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese medicine and learned advanced techniques of acupuncture, tui na, and herbal medicine.
Upon completing her education, Nohea opened an office in the beautiful Hawaii Kai town center. She treats people for all conditions including pain management, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fatigue, digestive disorders, headaches and migraines, insomnia, menstrual issues, infertility, and cancer support. She likes to incorporate the use of high quality certified therapeutic grade essential oils and similar blends to assist in her treatments.
She believes that the body has it's own magnificent way of healing itself, and helps to assist patients in identifying their blocks to health and road to wellness. By using the subtle suggestion of acupuncture in combination with nature's most powerful plant constituents we can help to bring the patient back into alignment with their true self: mind, body, and spirit.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Acupuncture is a 3,000+ year old practice originating in China, and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. The theory of the medicine is to bring the body back into it's natural state of balance by stimulating a healing response or right energetic flow throughout the body. In treatment, licensed practitioners insert very fine needles into the body at specific points which are organized in a system of meridians running from head to toe. Upon inserting the needles, a sensation can be felt which is known as "de qi", the arrival of qi (energy). In Chinese medicine, it is believed that illness and disease are a result of an imbalance of energy in the body and upon proper treatment, this balance can be restored, and health returned.
Herbal medicine is a major component of traditional Chinese medicine and has also been used for thousands of years in China. Traditionally, herbal teas were most commonly used, with an array of herbs which work synergistically to create the desired effect. Having not only functionality, herbs work directionally, and specific to various organs to assist the practitioners treatment, when needed. For convenience and patient compliance, most of the traditional Chinese formulas are now available in the form of tea pills, lozenges, and tinctures which can be ordered for patients upon initial consultation or follow up visits, if necessary.
If you wish to have a consultation just for herbal medicine that is also an option and can be addressed in a one hour office visit.
Cupping is the placement of small glass cups on the body using a suction method which draws the skin and superficial muscle layer up to alleviate stagnation and improve circulation in the body.
Tui Na Massage
A therapeutic form of massage applying pressure to meridians, acupoints, and groups of muscles and nerves. Tui na removes blockages and works deeply with the energy of the body to establish harmonious flow of qi throughout and bring it back into balance.
A small electrode is attached to the acupuncture needles and a gentle vibration is felt as the flow of qi and blood is stimulated in the body. It is used to relieve pain, warm the muscles, remove a blockage, or improve poor circulation.
Similar to traditional Chinese medicine, aromatherapy has been used in many different cultures for their healing properties for thousands of years. Essential oils are applied topically, inhaled, or diffused in the room to travel to the brain where physiological and psychological effects are made.
* These therapies would be included in acupuncture treatments at no extra cost, if necessary. Typically only 1 extra modality is used per session.
This is a great boost to your regular beauty regimen. Acupuncture treatment works to stimulate the muscles of the face and aid in the production of natural collagen in the dermis, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, puffiness around the eyes, dark circles, and improve circulation throughout the entire body. This includes the use of traditional acupuncture points along the body, as well as those strategically placed in the face. It is enhanced by a light electric stimulation of the needles and followed with an herbal moisturizer to emphasize and prolong the results. Most importantly, this method works to support the person as a whole and improve the perception of self and connection to one's holistic beauty.
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