Hi, I'm Alison. It's great to meet you!
I started practicing acupuncture in 2013. I originally became an acupuncturist because I wanted a skill I can trade for food after global warming causes society to collapse. In the meantime, though, I also accept cash or credit.
I specialize in injury prevention and recovery for aerialists, dancers, climbers, athletes, and anyone else who wants to keep their body happy, moving, and pain-free!
If you train more than 4 hours a week, think of acupuncture and massage like stretching or foam-rolling: part of a regular maintenance routine that can help you prevent injury and keep your body healthy and feeling good!
Since moving into the A-WOL Dance Collective in 2015, I've seen a lot of sports injuries. I believe that prevention is the best medicine, but not all accidents can be prevented. Acupuncture can help you recover faster and get back to doing what you love!
Regular acupuncture can also help you prevent injury by relaxing muscles and connective tissue, and by calming nervous signals like trigger points or muscle spasms. It also reduces stress, increases immune function, and improves quality of sleep.
Sounds pretty good, right?
In addition to acupuncture, cupping and gua sha (scraping) can increase blood flow to overworked muscles, helping your body repair tissue and remove metabolic waste products. There’s a reason many professional sports teams and Olympic athletes have acupuncturists that travel with them everywhere!