Acupuncture 

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Michiah Tobin, LAc, MSOM

 

Michiah is a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of CA. She is also nationally certified in Chinese Herbology. She graduated in 1998, receiving a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Michiah uses a variety of healing modalities which includes, but not limited to, acupuncture, herbs, Tuina (Chinese massage), heat therapy, cupping, aromatherapy, and homeopathy.

What is acupuncture?

Chinese Medicine is a 3000-year-old holistic system of medicine which diagnoses and treats disease. It includes many different modalities, such as Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Tuina, Gasha, and Herbology.

Acupuncture is a painless insertion of tiny sterile needles into Acupuncture points. This action mobilizes Qi and Xue (blood), invigorating proper function of muscles, nerves, vessels, glands, and organs. 

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Medical benefits

We’re working to create social change by providing a place for spiritual and personal growth. We strive to help patients get relief from pain, stress, suffering, and trauma. We encourage the release of suffering. Each soul has the potential to rise to it’s the greatest manifestation of self.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus on Acupuncture reports that “studies have demonstrated that Acupuncture can cause multiple biological responses, mediated mainly by sensory neurons to many structures within the central nervous system. This can lead to activation of pathways affecting various physiological systems in the brain as well as the periphery. The NIA Consensus also says that Acupuncture may activate the Hypothalamus and Pituitary gland, resulting in a broad spectrum of systemic effects.

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  • Addition – alcohol, drugs, smoking

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chemical Sensitivities

  • Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia

  • Colitis

  • Colds and Flu

  • Constipation

  • Dental Pain, Gum Disease

  • Depression

  • Diarrhea

  • Digestive Trouble

  • Dizziness

  • Dysentery

  • Eye Problems

  • Facial Tics

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches / Migraines

  •  Hepatitis

  • Incontinence

  • Indigestion

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Low Back Pain

  • Menopause

  • Menstrual Irregularities

  • Nausea, Vomiting

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Pain

  • Paralysis

  • PMS

  • Pneumonia

  • Prenatal, pregnancy, and post-partum

  • Reproductive problems

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder pain

  • Sinusitis

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Stress

  • Tennis elbow

  • Tonsillitis

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of:

Pediatric Acupuncture

Pediatric Acupuncture can treat a variety of children’s disease by stimulating the body to heal itself without drugs that may cause unwanted side effects. It is one of the safest ways to help your child heal. Treatments are customized to each child’s temperament and specified to individual needs. All aspects of a child’s health are taken into consideration: physical, nutritional, environmental, and emotional well-being. After a thorough examination and discussion of a child’s health history and current complaint, the appropriate treatment shall be given. When treating children, different modalities are used including needle and no needle treatments.

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Conditions that are known to be treatable by Acupuncture:

  • Allergies

  • Coughs

  • Colic

  • Diarrhea

  • Depression

  • Asthma

  • Colds & Flus

  • Infant Reflux

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Anxiety

  • Ear Aches

  • Ear Infections

  • Sinus Congestion

  • Sinus Infection

  • Tummy Aches

  • Constipation

  • ADHD

  • Behavioral Problems

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Insurance 

Acupuncture offices accept the following insurance:

  • Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield

  • Partnership Health Plan insurance

RRHC also offers discounted rates through an income-based sliding fee scale for uninsured patients. A temporary sliding scale application is available here.  Fees range from $25-80 per visit.

Contact us
  • Redway office

To make an appointment, please call Redwoods Rural Health Center at (707) 923-2783.

Tuesday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

101 West Coast Rd

Redway, CA 95560

  • Fortuna office

To make an appointment, please call Redwoods Rural Health Center Fortuna clinic at (707) 353-2162.

Acupuncture: 

Monday & Wednesday

10:00am -5:00pm 

 

Behavioral Health:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm

930 S. Fortuna Blvd

Fortuna, CA 95540

  • McKinleyville acupuncture office is closed starting December 1, 2020 and opening in Fortuna March 17th, 2021.
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