About Cicuto Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a very ancient form of healing which predates recorded history. The philosophy is rooted in the Taoist traditions, which goes back over 8000 years. According to acupuncture theory, inserting and manipulating filiform needles into acupuncture points on the body, which is meant to balance the flow of Qi (Energy or life force) to restore health and well-being. It is particularly good at treating pain.
Chinese Medicine incorporates a holistic approach to wellness, treating the “whole” human being, not just the disease or condition. With acupuncture and other traditional Chinese treatments, we seek to restore the natural flow of the body and return the body to harmony.
About Denise Cicuto, L.Ac., Dipl. OM.
Denise Cicuto relocated her practice from from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. Graduating with a Masters of Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles Denise specializes in a blend of traditional Chinese acupuncture combined with the ability to prescribe herbs to support overall health and well-being. As part of her training, she interned with Dr. Daoshing Ni in his very busy acupuncture practice specializing in fertility. Denise has a passionate commitment to women's health and helping women to achieve balance in their lives. With her focus on holistic healing medicine Denise also works with children using a non-insertive, non-invasive Japanese acupuncture technique to restore health and compliment traditional care. Athletes have also come to Denise seeking relief for injuries including foot, knee, back and shoulder pain. Denise devotes her practice to a holistic approach to acupuncture and Chinese medicine and treats the “whole” person, not just the disease or condition. With acupuncture and other traditional Chinese treatments she seeks to restore the natural flow of the body and return the body to harmony.
Along with an acupuncture treatment, Denise may also prescribe Chinese herbs to support overall good health. One way to think of how the two complement each other is that acupuncture works from the outside in and herbs work from the inside out. Herbs allow the patient to continue the effectiveness of the treatment between appointments. Whatever the remedy, Denise will always seek to discover and treat the source of her patient's problems and not just the symptoms.