Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Release, Relax, Renew
Shelly Buse, L.Ac.
In 1965 my family came to Wimberley for the first time. Having fallen in love with this beautiful valley, my parents eventually bought a vacation home here. They finally retired here in the 80's. After my many travels, I also chose Wimberley as my home, leaving only to go to Austin to attend Acupuncture school.
I have been practicing in the Wimberley Valley for nine years and am devoted to my community and my patients.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 2,500 year old healing modality that utilizes specific points on the body to restore health and vitality to those receiving it.
Very fine needles are used to access these points in order to achieve the desired therapeutic results.
The benefits of acupuncture are now being acknowledged by our nation’s most respected hospitals, such as M.D. Anderson and Mayo Clinic, and offer it as an adjunct treatments to their cancer patients.
What does Acupuncture treat?
While most people seek out Acupuncture for pain, the World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture's effectiveness for over 40 common disorders, such as:
Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
Toothache, earache, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis
Colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema
Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis
Hypertension, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris
Cystitis, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder, prostatitis, prostatic hypertrophy
Menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome
Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and countless other pain conditions
Psycho-emotional and Neurological Disorders
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, post stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Your first appointment will be approximately one and a half hours long. We will discuss in depth why you've sought my help, your current symptoms and your expectations. Then together we will devise a treatment plan that best suits you. You will also receive your first Acupuncture treatment that may additionally include moxibustion, tuina (Asian body work), and herbal or dietary recommendations, dependant upon your condition.
Once we have had your Initial Visit, each Acupuncture appointment is approximately one hour long and may additionally include moxibustion, tuina (Asian body work), and herbal or dietary recommendations, dependant upon your condition.This appointment is for those who have already had their initial visit with me.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
For an Herbal Consultation the initial visit is $75 plus the cost of the herbs. This initial visit is up to one hour long. Follow-up appointments will be a half hour long at a rate of $35, plus the cost of the herbs.
Qigong & Taichi