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Services Offered

Integrated Acupuncture Services offers the following treatment methods:

  • Five-Element and Eight-Principle Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese herbal prescriptions
  • Nutritional counseling and supplementation, Eastern and Western philosophies
  • Objective lab testing for a variety of conditions
  • Guided stress-reduction techniques involving meridian exercise and meditation
  • Integrated Anti-Aging Solutions, including no-needle facial rejuvenation and acupuncture facial rejuvenation


Integrated Acupuncture Services uses a combination of different styles of acupuncture and diagnosis, depending on the needs of each individual patient.

Five-Element Acupuncture

Five-Element Acupuncture is one of the most powerful treatment options for working on the level of the mind and spirit. You can learn more about Five-Element Acupuncture by downloading our free e-book, How To Thrive In the Modern World.

Many people in our modern world are struggling to gain clarity about their life purpose. Because of this, many people suffer from stress-related illnesses. Even though they are functioning, they feel alienated, exhausted, and overwhelmed.

Simply put, many people feel like they have lost themselves. Five-Element Acupuncture is primarily intended to get the essence of YOU back, the big YOU that wants to grow, be healthy, and fully alive. Until this happens, all treatment will only put a bandage on the real issue.

Eight-Principle Acupuncture

Eight-Principle Acupuncture is used for patients who need more immediate relief from pain or other symptoms. Using a system of diagnosis called Zang-Fu Theory, which examines the physiological relationships of the internal organs, and Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, which yields detailed information on the internal condition of the organs, a completed Report of Findings is presented to every patient, along with an Interactive Treatment Plan, in which practitioner and patient collaborate to form a course of treatment best suited for each individual.

Additional therapies such as guided meditation, meridian exercise, lifestyle and nutritional coaching, and anti-aging solutions are blended with a patient’s individual acupuncture therapy to bring a very potent and synergistic blend of therapies that can get you back on track in your life. This multi-layered approach is often what it takes to make real change in our modern world, as there are so many forces out there that prevent us from optimal health and wellness.

Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by billions of people for all kinds of health conditions. Integrated Acupuncture Services uses high-quality, comprehensive herbal resources, including patent formulas, tinctures and granules.

Chinese herbal medicine is a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment, as it works on different substrates in the body and maintains continuity in therapeutic intervention. Acupuncture works on the level of energetic frequency that flows through the main pathways of the body. Quantum physics has verified that our entire material world is comprised of energy, as is the human body. Acupuncture is so unique because it is one of the few therapies that can manipulate the flow of energy in the body and mind to produce a therapeutic effect. In acupuncture theory, until chronic health conditions are addressed on the energetic level, the root cause or problem will often be neglected.

Chinese herbs work more on the level of function and physiology. The herbs contain macro and micronutrients that can have specific therapeutic effects on certain organs of the body, such as the liver or kidneys. By working on both the immaterial and material levels, the treatment of acupuncture with herbs is much more effective and lasting.


We encourage all of our patients to choose an organic whole foods diet that has minimal amounts of sugars, white flour products, synthetic additives, or various ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. This is universally beneficial to all people.  See our Best Results Nutritional Guidelines for more information.

We believe that nutritional guidelines need to be specific to you as an individual. We offer nutritional coaching in Oriental Medical Nutrition, because every individual has a different constitution. Some people should be eating a raw food diet based on their constitution (yin deficient: dry and overheated), while others need to eat mostly cooked foods (yang deficient: run cold and depleted).

We advocate cleansing of the liver, which has more than 200 documented functions in keeping us well.  See The Top Five Reasons Your Liver Loves Spring.  Cleansing your liver will assist in weight loss, blood sugar stabilization, and a myriad of other rewarding outcomes.

In our modern world, our relationship with food has so much to do with how well we are managing stress, expressing our emotions, and maintaining awareness of our core beliefs. We easily turn to food for immediate gratification and comfort, which so often points to a deeper imbalance that is taking place in the mind. Our goal is to help you work on this level so you can make lasting changes, possibly for the first time ever.

Ready to get started?  Great!  Call 805.705.1792 or schedule online here so that Dr. Mary Mees can discuss your needs and set up the first appointment.

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