Acupuncture is a treatment method that involves of the insertion of very thin, hair-like needles into the body at specific points along distinct channels of energy called meridians. There are over 2000 acupuncture points shown to be effective in the treatment of many health problems. These points are mapped to 14 major meridian lines, one meridian for each of the 12 inner organs. Two of the major meridians are located along the spine and down the midline of the abdomen.
Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a strand of hair and their insertion is practically painless. In some cases you may not even know the needles are in place. In others, there may be some tingling, warmth, heaviness, or a feeling of Qi, such as achiness or heaviness, moving up or down the meridians. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing.
Pricing for Acupuncture: Initial Exam, consultation and treatment - $99; Follow-up treatment - $70
Kimberly LeBrun is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in North Carolina and Colorado. Ms. LeBrun is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine which includes certifications in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Biomedicine, and Foundations of Oriental Medicine. After attending the University of Montana, she obtained a B.S. in Public Health, Health Promotion. She received a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO.
Ms. LeBrun completed post-graduate training for the treatment of musculo-skeletal and pain related problems, cancer, and gynecology. She has studied with David Euler whom teaches the works of renowned Japanese Acupuncturist, Kiiko Matsumoto. This is a palpation based form of Acupuncture that provides instant feedback and results. Ms. Lebrun has also studied under Dagmar Ehling author of “The Chinese Herbalist Handbook” She has spent time studying with Datis Kharrazian, a well respected neuroscientist and researcher whom is at the forefront of functional medicine. A type of preventative medicine that detects disease progression before an actual diagnosis is made. Ms. LeBrun had the opportunity to study with Dr. Kelley’s last student. Dr. Kelley is well known for being a pioneer in cancer and assisting with nutritional support.
She has extensive knowledge in Chinese herbal medicine and experience in helping patients with their dietary supplements. She specializes in treating pain, digestive disorders, headaches, insomnia, oncology support and women’s health, including menstrual disorders, menopause, fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum health.
Kim's typical schedule at Natural Balance is: Monday from 2:00pm to 6:30pm, Friday from 3:00pm to 5:30pm.
Email Kim at [email protected]