Techniques Used:
     

     •   Manual Therapy
     •   Myofascial Release
​     •   Trigger Point Dry Needling
     •   Visceral Manipulation
     •   Craniosacral Therapy
     •   Neural Manipulation
     •   Pain Management


Manual Therapy
Human touch is an essential component of Eunsu Kim’s philosophy and approach to treatment.  Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints.  It encompasses a broad range of skilled techniques, including soft tissue and joint mobilization or manipulation to decrease pain and increase function.

Myofascial Release
Myofascial release is a gentle process of stretching, lengthening, and freeing the fascia from restriction.  The fascia is the dense, tough tissue that surrounds and interconnects the body's organs, muscles, and bones.  Fascia can lose its pliability and become tight as a result of disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents or inactivity, creating tension in parts of the body with resulting pain and restriction of motion.  After an area of tightness is identified, a gentle stretch is applied until the tissue begins to relax.  The process is repeated and the stretch is gradually increased until the area is fully released from restriction.  Progress can be measured by a decrease in the patient's pain and by improved range of motion and overall posture.  

Trigger Point Dry Needling
A myofascial trigger point is the small, hard nodule “knot” in the muscle tissue that is tender to touch and may be felt in the middle of the tight muscle band.  Common trigger point areas include the tight band of tissue in the upper shoulder.  Trigger points can cause symptoms that may be quite distant from the actual painful area.  Dry needling involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into the trigger points to release the “knot,” relieve the pain, and increase the range of motion.  Michèle incorporates trigger point dry needling as part of a complete therapy program combined with manual soft tissue release, stretching, and neuromuscular reeducation.  


Visceral Manipulation
Visceral manipulation is a gentle and precise osteopathic manual therapy technique that facilitates the body’s natural ability to release restrictions, compensations, and pain caused by visceral dysfunction.  The visceral system refers to internal organs or “viscera.”  Its optimal health depends upon each organ’s inherent physiological, rhythmical movement, and connection to the musculoskeletal system through fascia and ligaments.  If an organ loses mobility due to physical trauma, surgery, lifestyle, infection, pollution, diet, or other factors, its natural physiological movement is altered.  When an organ’s movement is restricted, it brings stress by pulling on the musculoskeletal system via its fascial connection.  The body is forced to compensate, creating abnormal points of tension that result in chronic irritation, functional and structural problems, and pain.  Through soft manual pressure, visceral manipulation reestablishes normal mobility, tone, and motion of the viscera, as well as normalizes its connection with the musculoskeletal system.   

Craniosacral Therapy
The craniosacral system consists of the dura mater membrane and the cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, or cranium, to the sacrum or tailbone area.  When bones or tissues are restricted and cannot move properly, the flow of the cerebral spinal fluid is restricted. The result is an imbalance that can cause sensory, motor, or neurological dysfunctions in the entire body.  Craniosacral therapy is a subtle, light-touch, hands-on manipulation of the connective tissue and bone structures that releases restrictions and obstructions in the craniosacral system and relaxes the nervous system.  It rebalances the body at a deep and subtle level, allowing for improved functionality and a reduction in pain.    

Neural Manipulation
A nerve functions optimally when it is able to move freely within the surrounding tissue. If it becomes fixed, it loses ability to glide and/or stretch in length.  With fixation, smaller nerve sections can harden and become sensitive or painful to the touch.  Neural manipulation identifies and releases nerve restrictions while at the same time addressing the effect these restrictions may have on the rest of the body. Neural manipulation can resolve more comprehensive dysfunctional patterns by helping to release nerve fixations.  It also can facilitate nerve conductivity and intraneural blood supplies, both locally and systemically.  Neural manipulation is administered through precise and gentle applied pressure. 

Pain Management
Chronic pain can have a devastating effect on a person’s quality of life.  It can limit your ability to work and perform daily tasks, partake in social activities, and interact with others.  Pain infringes on your range of activity by directly affecting physical abilities, but also affects mood, sleep, memory, the immune system, and metabolism. Most patients opt for pain medication, but are often unaware of other alternative, complementary options.  Research has demonstrated that the most successful pain management plans combine a number of strategies, where the use of medication is often subordinate

Musculoskeletal and Nervous System
• Low Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Knee Pain
• Ankle Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Sciatica
• Arthritis
• Migraine
• Headaches
• Sports Injuries
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Emotional and Psychological
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Insomnia
• Stress
• Chronic Fatigue

Gynecological
• Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
• Menopausal Conditions
• Irregular or Painful Menstruation
• Infertility

Respiratory
• Cold and Flu
• Tonsillitis
• Bronchitis
• Sinusitis
• Emphysema
• Asthma
• Allergies

Gastrointestinal

• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Indigestion
• Gastritis
• Colitis
• Ulcer

Circulatory

• Anemia
• Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
• Chest Pain
• Arteriosclerosis

​Uro-genital

• Stress Incontinence
• Urinary Tract Infections

Conditions Treated

​World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) recognize the benefits of acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine at treating and eliminating a wide range of common illnesses such as:

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