Acupuncture
and
Traditional Chinese Medicine
with Nina Vincent L.Ac., MS, CMT
Acupuncture is based on the continuous flow of Chi (Life
Energy) throughout the body.  By using acupuncture needles, the
physician helps control the flow of Chi, to different parts of the
body.  Acupuncture is used to treat many different types of
ailments and illnesses, including anxiety, stress, insomnia,
infertility, paralysis, depression, PMS, skin disorders, and
headaches.

Traditional Chinese Medicine - Through the use of
special diagnostic techniques and various herbs, Chinese
Medicine treats both chronic and acute illnesses, alone or in
conjunction with acupuncture.  Each individual's signs and
symptoms are observed to create an herbal formula tailored
specifically for that patient's condition.  A formula can be two or
more single herbs carefully chosen and mixed either in powder
form or as raw herbs (to be cooked and ingested as tea).

- Philosophy -

Holistic - For more than two thousand years, practitioners within
the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been taking
into consideration not only their patients' family history, diet,
and physical symptoms but all aspects of their spiritual,
emotional, and work life - during periods of illness and health.

In the spirit of this tradition, and through the use of acupuncture,
herbs, nutrition, and massage, Nina Vincent focuses on
establishing balance in the lives of her patients.  Her goal is to call
forth the body's own ability to heal while empowering the
patient to take the necessary steps to promote healthy living and
well being.

Preventive - TCM is preventive medicine.  By recognizing
disharmony before it becomes disease, TCM is often able to
prevent the occurrence of many chronic and difficult to treat
illnesses.

- Training -

In 1996 Nina Vincent completed the Advanced Training Program
in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Acupressure Institute,
Berkeley, CA.  After completing a four year graduate program in
2000, she was awarded a Masters of Science in Traditional
Chinese Medicine by the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health
Sciences, Oakland, CA.

Nina is a California licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.).  She is also
bilingual and welcomes Spanish speaking families to her practice
.

Rates:        $65.00 per session
Please call (415)595-2739 to schedule
Nina is available Monday's
*Ask about her Mill Valley location and other services.

24 hour notice of cancellation is required.
Cash and personal checks accepted.

"I found Nina Vincent through a friend who had suffered tennis elbow and had to stop playing tennis.  She said that she got
remarkable results from Nina's work and that i should try her for my own elbow pain.  I found Nina's work amazing!  Not only did
she use needles, but she worked extensively with massage, and movement.  Her interest in who I am and how my elbow difficulties
were limiting my life felt genuine.  Nina was confident that she could help, and after 3 weeks of twice weekly half hour
appointments my arm felt remarkably better.  It has been almost a year since I saw Nina and I have never had even a twinge of pain
again!  I have referred many friends to Nina for a variety of difficulties both physical and emotional and they have all thanked me
profusely for the referral.  I am so glad to know that she is there should I need her in the future."
                            S.R.   
       



"I have struggled with my anxiety for so many years I never dreamed that I would be able to live my life without the constant sense
of foreboding.  A friend gave me a 'special offer' card that Nina put out for a free consultation and treatment for folks like me who
suffer from stress and anxiety.  I knew the minute that I sat down with Nina that she truly understood how difficult life is for me. Nina
helped me see how much of my anxiety was being triggered by thoughts that I had - sometimes thoughts that I was not even aware
I was having.  We worked on looking at the ways in which my mind was creating so much of my suffering.  The combination of
counseling, and acupuncture, and even a little massage for my head, neck, and shoulders left me feeling I could cope a little better
each day.  It has only been a few months, but I have noticed an incredible improvement in so many areas.  And now when I have a
thought that leads me down a path of negative or anxiety provoking story, I just challenge myself to really question how true the
thoughts are.  Nina's motto of "Don't Believe Everything You Think" really says it all.  I am so grateful for all that I have learned from
and with Nina."
                            B.N.
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