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Book with tara



meet tara

Its quite ironic that her magic wand is a tiny needle, as she had an extremely irrational fear of them as a child. She was introduced to the medicine through her best friend and after that first introduction she wanted to learn more and understand how something that caused her so much anxiety and emotional trauma as a child could be used as a powerful healing tool. Her desire is to educate her patients that they do not have to be a passive administer in their own healing, stuck in a medical system where the first options seem to be drugs and surgery. Chinese Medicine boosts the body’s intuitive ability to heal itself, empowering you to be your own healer, and she can guide you towards balance and bliss. Tara has worked in many different settings from the Integrative Venice Family Clinic, the HIV/AIDS support center - Being Alive, The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer center, The NY Times rated Rancho Santana resort in Nicaragua, to her own private practice in LA.


Initial Consultation

The initial consultation begins with a comprehensive review of your health history, all the body systems, and the symptoms you are currently exhibiting. A diagnosis will be determined and a treatment will be given. This may include acupuncture and/or any of the other modalities - such as e-stim, cupping, or moxa. After the treatment we will discuss the treatment plan, which includes frequency of treatments, and necessary dietary recommendations or herbal prescriptions.

Follow-up Tx

If treating previous ailments or there have been no major health changes, there is no need to do a comprehensive examination; though the treatment may change as your symptoms change.

Cupping/Gua Sha

A therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy. This will create marks on the body that can last anywhere from 1-10 days. Duration of discoloration depends on the toxins and stagnation present in the body. Cupping is not bruising. Bruising occurs when blood vessels are broken and dispersed throughout the layers of the skin. This treatment helps to bring stagnant blood, toxins, lactic acid, etc. that is already stuck in between the layers of fascia and connective tissue to the surface. Alternatively you can choose to have Gua Sha. The result is the same but the technique is the exact opposite. A scraping method is used with a smooth tool to break down the fascia and connective tissue, releasing stagnations and toxins.