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Merina Ty-Kisera acupressure specialistMerina Ty-Kisera, MBA, L.Ac. Dipl.Ac. 

Merina is a Worsley 5 Element Acupuncturist specializing in enhancing stress tolerance to relieve illness and pain. Her uncanny ability to get to the root of the emotional issues provides here patients with understanding of patient experience and a passion for personal development and a deep understanding of the spiritual and emotional side of Chinese Medicine. All to help the patient move forward in alignment with their “Better Self”.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.
Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
What Is Qi?
At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
How Does Qi Move?
Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are fourteen main meridians inside the body. The diagram to the left shows the meridian pathways in the body. Each of these is connected to specific organs and glands.
Meridian pathways are like rivers flowing inside the body. Where a river flows, it transports life-giving water that provides nourishment to the land, plants and people. Similarly, where meridian pathways flow, they bring life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle in the body.
How Is Qi Disrupted?
An obstruction to the flow of Qi is like a dam. When Qi becomes backed up in one part of the body, the flow becomes restricted in other parts. This blockage of the flow of Qi can be detrimental to a person’s health, cutting off vital nourishment to the body, organs and glands.
Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, accidents, or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
Normally, when a blockage or imbalance occurs, the body easily bounces back, returning to a state of health and well-being. However, when this disruption is prolonged or excessive, or if the body is in a weakened state, illness, pain, or disease can set in.
Blockage of the flow of Qi can be detrimental to a person’s health and leads to various signs and symptoms or health concerns.
What Does An Acupuncturist Do?
During the initial exam a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis.
Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to a person’s health problems. The practitioner can then create a well-structured treatment plan.
Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are safe, effective and drug-free therapies that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.


What To Expect

   During the initial exam a full health history is taken. It usually lasts up to two hours. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and determination of yourelement type or CF. I will explain that in the session.   Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to a persons health problems. The practitioner can then create a well-structured treatment plan.

   Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, as an acupuncturist I will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways.
   This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles.
   This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.

 About Me

I attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as well as South Baylo University and is currently in process of obtaining my Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  I have undergone advanced training with the Classical Five Element Institute in Santa Monica, CA with the prominent Five Element masters,  Neil Guminick and Eliot Ivanhoe M.D. in addition to the required four years of traditional chinese medicine training as required by the U.S.
In addition, I have an MBA in International Business and served as an independent Management Consultant for numerous medical practices, small businesses, as well as the famous Levi Strauss & Co.  I am an aromatherapist and essential oil coach and author is Acupressure with Essential oils. 

 Feel free to contact me by filling out the form above with your questions and I will return your message.  

 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

– Lao-tzu

 

 

 

 

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