The initial consultation begins with your medical history. While delving into the details of your state of heath and symptoms, we will assess what factors play into your health conditions. These factors include emotions, work and family life, and diet and exercise. I use this consultation information to create a plan to help eliminate stressors and support good habits.
Traditional Chinese Medicine explains that healthy bodies have a balance of energy. When the balance is disrupted the body sends signals to you in the form of illnesses and symptoms. There are over 350 energy points on pathways called meridians, that can be used to aid in energy flow and healing.
During the acupuncture session, I gently insert needles into specific points to help your body rebalance and heal itself by bringing the flow of energy where it is needed. This personalized treatment is designed to fit your needs, so each patient's treatment is different. We will work through you treatment plan together, adding herbs and additional modalities as needed.
As a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, I want to know about every symptom you feel. Sometimes this is a difficult task for patients who are used to seeing allopathic practitioners that do not ask for the same information. There is no such thing as an insignificant symptom or problem in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We treat the whole person!
Our herb consultations begin with a detailed history and symptoms list. Together, we will discuss the areas of the body that relate to these symptoms. I will come up with a plan for how to support balance in your body using herbs and suggest lifestyle changes that will benefit the organs and systems that are not functioning at their best.
Herbal Consultations are $45.
Supplements and herbs that are recommended will be charged separately.
Whooping cough (pertussis)
In most conditions, Traditional Chinese Medicine can be beneficial. The World Health Organization has extensively studied, through clinical trials, many health conditions and found acupuncture to be therapeutic. The following is a partial list. For further questions, click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
FEMALE & MALE SYMPTOMS
Premenstrual syndrome, Painful menses, Menopausal syndrome, Infertility (male & female), Morning sickness, Lactation deficiency, Female urethral syndrome, Recurrent lower urinary tract infections, Retention of urine, Non-organic male dysfunction, Chronic prostatitis, Polycistic Ovary Syndrome
Abdominal pain, Constipation,
Diarrhea, Indigestion, Acute bacillary dysentery, Acute epigastric pain, Chronic ulcerative colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea, vomiting
Cataracts, Poor Vision, Toothache,
Earache, Gingivitis, Tinnitus
Meniere’s disease, Sore throat,
Tonsillitis, Simple nosebleed,
Allergic rhinitis (inc. hay-fever),
eye pain due to conjunctival infection
Allergic rhinitis (inc. hay-fever)
Eye pain due to conjunctival infection, Meniere’s disease
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Herpes Zoster (shingles)
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Herpes Zoster (shingles)
Competition stress syndrome
Gouty arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Billiary colic (pain due to gallstones), Renal colic (pain due to kidney stones), Post-extubation in children, Post-op, convalescence, Back pain,
Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Knee pain,
Muscle pain, Muscle weakness,
Muscle cramping, Sprains, Tennis elbow,
Sciatica, TMJ dysfunction
Billiary colic (pain due to gallstones)
Renal colic (pain due to kidney stones)
Post-extubation in children
MUSCULO-SKELETAL & PAIN
Leukopenia (low white blood cells)
Adverse reactions to radiation
Adverse reactions to chemotherapy
Blood pressure regulation (high or low)
Non-insulin dependent diabetes
Athletic performance, Leukopenia (low white blood cells), Cancer pain, Adverse reactions to radiation, Adverse reactions to chemotherapy, Tourette’s syndrome, High cholesterol, Kidney stones, Gallstones, Obesity, Blood pressure regulation (high or low), Vascular dementia, Non-insulin dependent diabetes
Alcohol addiction & detoxification
Opium, cocaine & heroin
dependence, Smoking cessation
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical art that uses the insertion of flexible, delicate needles (usually thinner than a human hair) at specific points along the surface of the body in order to influence the flow of energy through the body along crucial internal pathways (meridians).
When the flow of energy throughout the body is smooth and unimpeded, the body functions optimally.
Sometimes a “twinge” may be felt with the insertion of a needle, but most people who “hate needles” will feel comfortable during a treatment. Many patients find the treatment so relaxing that they fall asleep in the treatment room.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are a whole-body approach to health. The root cause of a problem is treated, as well as symptoms.
Promotion of health and well-being
Prevention of illness
Treatment of various disease conditions
Through the use of acupuncture needles (and the use of herbal medicines, if indicated) the body is influenced to return to its normal state of balance and good health. Each patient receives a highly individualized and flexible treatment.
No. This system of medicine is based on more than twenty-three centuries of empirical evidence (clinical experience). One quarter of the world’s population uses it as their primary health care system. The United States’ government institution, the National Institute of Health (NIH) states, “the data in support of acupuncture are as strong as those for many accepted Western therapies.”
Through centuries of clinical observation, the medicinal properties of thousands of herbs were discovered. Herbs can be prepared as decoctions (teas), powders or tablets. Determining which herbs will be beneficial to a patient is based on the patient’s constitution and his or her particular symptoms. While very effective, people taking Chinese Herbal Medicine rarely experience negative side effects.
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Phyllis Hamar earned her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese
Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado. This 3-year program consisted of 2,850 hours of education, including 990 hours of clinical practice. This education included 1,860 hours in Chinese Herbal Medicine classes and clinics. The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certified her for Acupuncture, which includes certification in Clean Needle Technique.
Phyllis Hamar earned her Master
of Science in Traditional Chinese
Medicine from the Colorado
School of Traditional Chinese
Medicine in Denver, Colorado.
This 3-year program consisted
of 2,850 hours of education,
including 990 hours of clinical practice. This education included 1,860 hours in Chinese Herbal Medicine classes and clinics. The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certified her for Acupuncture, which includes certification in Clean Needle Technique.
Phyllis’ training includes adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion, tui na, cupping, auriculotherapy, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
I had a major accident, then surgery which led to my body not having “normal” movement. By the time I visited Phyllis, I had truly given up hope as the pain I suffered with daily was just getting too much to bear. I'm only forty years old with a normally great outlook on life, but between constant pain and the inability to complete simple daily tasks due to pain, I was at the bottom of a very black hole. I was skeptical to say the least, but after just one visit I had more relief than I had found with chiropractic, massage and pain pills for months. Phyllis is very quiet, and what I have learned after more visits, is that she is listening and watching every single detail. She is a healer in every sense of the word, and I cannot recommend her enough. You DON'T have to live with pain.
I would recommend Phyllis Hamar for acupuncture for the simple reason she makes me feel so much more relaxed and peaceful after a treatment. When I had a concussion, her treatment made my symptoms so much better. Thanks Phyllis, you are the best!
I have a very complicated medical history and I can honestly say I thought that feelings of tension and pain were going to be my new normal. Phyllis has helped me regain my inner strength by putting my body closer towards homeostasis than I have been in years. My emotional health is getting better as I take time to relax and reflect during my acupuncture and moxibustion treatments. Phyllis is supporting my lifestyle changes with herbs and has even persuaded me (a lover of all things sugar) to modify my diet. She not only treats my physical aliments but is someone who understands and listens. That is an incredible feeling!
I was nervous about getting acupuncture because I am not a needle person. Phyllis made me feel comfortable and it really doesn't hurt. I was surprised at how much a tiny needle could help with my sinus pressure and allergies. She is very knowledgeable and insightful.
I have been going to Phyllis Hamar for acupuncture once a month. I have osteoarthritis, which at the time I started acupuncture, was causing severe pain in my shoulders and knees both day and night. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, and I still have morning stiffness in my joints, the pain has been completely gone for about a year now. I can walk, go up and down stairs, and sleep without the pain that was preventing so many activities. Thank you, Phyllis!
This was my first time receiving acupuncture, and I was honestly a little nervous going in. Phyllis did an incredible job with calming my nerves, and even had a certain acupuncture point that she called the "Don't worry, be happy" needle. It served to calm me down right away. After a couple visits, there was noticeable difference in the way my knees felt, and I have been utilizing her vast knowledge and expertise in Chinese herbs and medicines ever since. I highly recommend her services!