Magnolia Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

Magnolia Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine



Acupuncture EBA Acupuncture for Anxiety Moxibustion
EBA Overview of Scientific Evidence Chinese Herbal Medicine Cupping
Electrical Stimulation (e-Stim) Rose buds
EBA Cancer Pain










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Long (Mary) Pham is a state board certified Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and an NCCAOM National Board-Certified AcupuncturistTM with a Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.) designation who provides both acupuncture and herbal consultations and specializes in pain management, stress maintenance and other conditions. She has a Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree and a doctoral degree where integration was the focus.

To achieve this required reaching a minimum of 1000 clinic hours plus a similar amount of hours in didactic coursework. She has also sought observations and training under highly skilled practitioners of various specialties and expertise. They ranged from pain management, stress management, weight management, hormonal imbalance and more.

Combining age old approaches with modern western medical discoveries, she offers an alternative method of healing. She uses Acupuncture and Oriental Medical (AOM) principles to come up with customized treatment plans for health conditions. She also uses other treatment methods allowed within her scope of practice. She strives to bridge the gap between east and west by being up to date with research and topics related to this field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to provide a quality experience.

Credentials:

Licensed in the states of:

   • South Carolina
   • Maryland

Education

   • Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)
         ◦ Pacific College of Health and Science
   • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM)
         ◦ AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

Certificates and CEs

   • Healing the Gut with Ancient Turtle Abdominal Acupuncture
   • Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Anti-Aging & Face Care
   • Intro to Gut Health: Classical Chinese Medicine Approach to Modern Day Challenges
   • Acupuncture & Inducing Labor
   • Japanese Acupuncture Techniques for Fertility
   • Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture (Neck, Jowls, Abdomen)

Ongoing

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Services


Our clinic is dedicated to offering safe acupuncture treatments and herbal teas to aid in the body's ability to heal. Oriental medical principles guide our diagnosis and treatment plans. Treatment techniques aim to promote and maintain health. Some adjunctive therapies to acupuncture and herbal supplement teas may include cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, e-Stim, far infrared TDP lamps and ear seeds where applicable. Our main purpose is to encourage health and well being with an integrative approach.

Treatment Methods:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Filiform needles

Acupuncture is a technique of inserting thin blister packed sterile needles, called filiforms, through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms. It is a type of complementary and alternative medicine. Acupuncture needles have different gauges. Needle gauges are selected based on body locations. More commonly, hair-fine filiform needles are used. Acupuncture may feel relaxing and even energized.
References:
(1) Dictionary, N. (2011). NCI Dictionary of Cancer terms. National Cancer Institute. https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/acupuncture.
(2) Johns Hopkins, A. (2024, March 25). Acupuncture. Johns Hopkins Medicine. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/acupuncture"

e-Stim

Electrical Stimulation

e-Stim

Electrical Stimulation (e-Stim) attaches wires with electrical currents. Frequencies and hertz used are of therapeutic levels and have been known to offer relief from pain and aches.

References:
Pacific College, E. A. (2024, March 26). Discover the benefits of electro-acupuncture! https://www.pacificcollege.edu/news/press-releases/2015/05/06/discover-the-benefits-of-electro-acupuncture








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Moxibustion

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Moxibustion is a cotton-wool-like material and comes from the Artemisia vulgaris weed also called mugwort. Moxibustion, or moxa, brings warmth into the body when the body is cold. Applications on certain acupuncture points are selected for different conditions. Moxa comes in rolls, wool form used as rice or thread moxa, stick-on moxa, stick-on moxa and smokeless moxa. Moxa has been used for many applications from breech presentations to boosting the immune system.









Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Herbs

Chinese herbs have been used in a variety of conditions. They come in forms ranging from bulk/raw, powder, granules, tablets, tincture to capsule. Regardless of what form they are administered in, some Chinese herbs are processed to enhance their effectiveness while reducing unwanted herbal effects. Although called Chinese herbs, some of the herbals originate and grow in various parts of the world. Once discovered, they were studied and added under their respective herbal category. For now, the ones we offer will be in powder form and sourced from quality suppliers. We may offer other forms of herbals in the future.







Ear seeds

Ear Seeds

Vaccaria seeds

Ear seeds are placed on points commonly used in auricular acupuncture. The seed attached to the medical tape, and placed on the ear point, is from the Vaccaria plant. They help stimulate the channel and area of discomfort the ear point is linked to.















Cupping

Cupping

Cups

Cupping is a process of creating a vacuum in a cup causing the skin to be partially suctioned into cups once the cup is placed onto the skin. Onced properly suctioned, the cups can remain stationary or be slided over the skin. They can also be made up of a few different types of materials. They include glass, bamboo, silicone and plastic. We mainly apply the dry method where a light massage oil is applied before placing the cups onto the skin. Cupping is similar to gua sha in that it can unblock stagnation under the skin where channels lay. By doing this, the area suctioned by the cup may become discolored and appear bruised. This color will normaly disappear after three to seven days. Like gua sha, after the cups are removed, it is also recommended to keep the cupped skin area protected from the elements such as the wind, rain, sun and so on. Since the pores are believed to be more open, the elements could enter the pores.

Offering


  • Offering
  • Mobile Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Services
  • Locations
  • Charleston, SC
  • North Charleston, SC
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  • eHealth
  • Consultations
  • Meet your acupuncturist
  • Treatment Therapies


  • Acupuncture
    Includes: Intake / Evaluation / Diagnosis / Treatment / Reschedule


  • Herbal Consultations
    Includes: Intake / Evaluation / Diagnosis / Explain / Instructions


  • Electrical stimulation (e-Stim) is used on a case by case basis. There are some who may find e-Stim helpful while others may not. In general, many have found its use of tremendous benefit.


  • Ear seeds can be used to extend the treatment. Once placed, it can be pressed upon. It is best to remove the ear seeds and discarded after seven days.
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    We are not currently set up to offer gua sha, cupping or moxibustion with house calls. However, they will be available at our future clinic location.
















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