I practice Japanese style Acupuncture based in a solid emphasis of palpation techniques, it’s painless and gentle but so very effective. Using careful location and stimulation of appropriate points to allow immediate changes in the Qi and return of health. A skilled, touch-based diagnosis helps to give patients individualized care and treatment. Shakuju therapy and moxibustion are the main approaches to treatment, and also meridian therapy, sport acupuncture and strongly advocating Sotai therapy exercises to provide the client with very gentle and very effective treatment. Techniques are based in palpation and light superficial needling that is very comfortable and relaxing, while addressing root imbalances and allowing the body to make natural corrections and achieve optimal health and longevity. Rande has spent many years in advanced trainings with Japanese masters on techniques of treatment including palpation, needling, moxa and teishin techniques. Sotai movement therapy makes for a comprehensive approach to treatment using more than Acupuncture. Supplementation is sometimes needed and this is accomplished with Fukushin Abdominal Diagnosis and Kampo Herbal Medicine. Japanese medicine is a passion for me.
Each patient has different needs and building a connection with each and every patient is an important facet of healing. The focus of family health and bonding is an eminent feature of longevity, I advocate the whole family receive Acupuncture as it is so beneficial for all ages. Rande is a thirty year Alaska resident, she is well aware of Alaskan’s unique lifestyles and needs.
Rande’s lifetime passion has been in medicine and human physiology and movement. It started at a very young age, following her veterinarian father like glue on his shoes. Went into critical care and heart nursing, and is presently 20 years in practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist. A lifelong interest in medicine has led her to work with clients who have all types of problems and who want to regain vitality and ease in life with less pain, better function of movement and improved day to day functioning. Thinking about promoting longevity involves addressing complex medical problems from a level of root imbalances. It takes time to get better and strengthen the whole vitality, but you can still be working with symptoms of pain management, traumatic injuries, post-operative care, immune disorders, headaches, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, and assisting cancer patients during their treatments. These are some of the types of things regularly seen and treated in practice. Treatment of the whole family includes kids acupuncture. It is a needleless technique called Japanese Shoni-shin. Advanced training in pediatric Acupuncture is expanding Rande’s practice and it is very rewarding to see the positive changes in children using non-insertive, non-needle techniques like Shoni-shin, kids love it!
- Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Alaska
- Diplomate of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine: 2000
- NCCAOM - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Certified Shakuju Therapy Instructor: 2014
- Certified Sotai Therapy Instructor & Practitioner: 2016
- Advanced Pediatric Acupuncture and Shonishin: 2014
- Kampo Medicine Certification: 2018
- Masters of Science Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine: 2000 San Diego, California
- Registered Nurse: 30 years, Retired 2015
- Bachelors of Science Nursing, Arizona State University
- Alaska Acupuncture Association, President
- High Desert Hari Society, President
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