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Zylla Wellness Center Opens In My Neighborhood

September 23, 2016 3 Comments

Zylla grand opening

Zylla grand opening

party time

party time

party time

party time

party time

party time

friends bearing basil

friends bearing basil

The nurse is in

The nurse is in

I was happy to hear my favorite acupuncture practitioner decided to expand her office space near my home. Jessica Breton has treated me for serious chronic pain issues as well as tune ups for general well being for years. She decided to team up with some other diverse health and wellness professionals to offer our neighborhood a very well rounded and comprehensive set of offers from which to choose.  This delights me because I am an extreme local shopper, wishing to support businesses as close to home as possible.  I can bike to the center in five minutes to receive the highest quality services I know of in Tucson.  The specialists who practice at Zylla offer a unique synergy of services for transforming health issues.

  • Jessica is accomplished in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and tui na.  She is very attentive and hands on in her treatments.
  • Justine Robbins is trained in cranio-sacral therapy and lymphatic drainage.  She recently purchased a Theralase cold laser that she uses to produce miraculous results, decreasing pain and inflammation.  This medical breakthrough is non-invasive, painless, and quick.  I am extra pleased to have access to the magic Theralase right in my ‘hood.
  • Denise Cabrera joins the team as an RN with a specialty in functional medicine.  Her business, Natural Diabetes Nurse, serves patients who want to find natural alternatives to manage or prevent diabetes.  This approach is much needed in the world today.  I expect Denise to make a big difference with her coaching and medical practice.  Folks need to be educated to improve their own wellness.

The grand opening party was a blast, with all ages and all walks of life attending.  Welcome to Midtown Tucson del Norte.  This is my kind of upgrade to the area.

Two Tigers in a Treatment Room

December 30, 2012 6 Comments

Elizabeth Hachenberg, White Tiger Acupuncture

Elizabeth, White Tiger Acupuncture

I was lucky to be called when an appointment opened up at the U of a Cancer Center Supportive Care for Healing where I am the substitute. I have been seeing Justine for lymphatic drainage or cranial sacral work regularly by booking the cancellation slots on short notice. The volunteers call me when sessions become available. I was offered the chance to try acupuncture, which I know is good but I have not tried. My  iatrophobia extends to all things needle, but I took the opportunity to face my fear. My spleen is delighted that I went, and so am I.  I go to practitioners of wellness rather than the drug docs. My presence at the hospital is still for wellness care, but surrounded by drug docs…slightly expanding my knowledge of what they do. So far I have seen no evidence of allopathic negligence, so my phobia cure is working. I think I may be the only one who goes to use it as a self-care facility rather than as a treatment for cancer, but everyone is super kind to me. The cost is about half and the quality about double what is found on the open market. It is a fabulous deal to be the substitute. The practitioners are in it for the value they can give to the community

My session with Elizabeth Hachenberg of White Tiger Acupuncture began with pulse and tongue reading to determine my situation. She concurred with Jon Thomas who told me last month at my Tui Na session that my spleen was trying to talk to me. I listened to her advise about diet, meditation, and demeanor which was brilliantly delivered. She was so right, I was eating on the fringe of my balanced diet, consuming too much alcohol, greasy rich food, and sweets.   I had gone too far out of healthy bounds for too long and need  to move closer  to the center of balanced eating target. She was elegant about saying this without blame or need for sudden radical change.  Her deep knowledge of Chinese Medicine is well communicated in language anyone can understand. She was born in the year of the tiger, as was I, so there was a certain compatibility in Chinese terms just because of the 12 year difference in our ages.  I had no problem trusting her to work on me.

She placed the needles on my meridians, most with very little sensation.  A tiny prick or a tingle quickly passed as she moved around the table quickly inserting the next needle.  When she arrived at my left foot I noticed pain, ache, then a dull sensation that followed that particular point, which turned out to be on the liver meridian..the pumpkin pie martini point. It only lasted for about a minute, but it was distinct from the other points she targeted.  She let me rest for about 20 minutes to allow the process to take place.  She gave me a great meditation to use during the rest.  I used an imaginary cheese cloth to strain the contents of my body, starting with the tip of my toes, and slowly removing impurities until I reach the top of my head.  I enjoyed the cheesecloth visualization, and collected a huge load o schmutz to dump.  I felt really good all day after the treatment, and will go again. I am over my fear completely, just like that.  I am correcting the dietary issues and feel better in general after about a week of that.  If you have wondered how acupuncture might help you I highly recommend that you try it.  Elizabeth works on the far east side of Tucson in Civano, taking appointments Tues-Sat.

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