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Lauren Corda: New practice of ancient medicine in Tahoe City and Truckee

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Licensed acupuncturist and North Tahoe High graduate Lauren Corda practicing at Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center in Truckee and at Tahoe Center of Natural Medicine in Tahoe City.

Thousands of years ago, before western medicine, the ancient healing art of acupuncture was practiced in China. The foundation of this practice was based on the concept of restoring balance and harmony to oneand#8217;s body and eliminating illness. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), when balance between yin and yang is achieved they work together with the natural flow of Qi (energy) to aid the body in achieving and maintaining health.

Thin stainless steel needles (no larger than a stand of hair) are inserted through the skin to stimulate the bodyand#8217;s Qi within energetic pathways called and#8220;meridians.and#8221; Acupuncture points are located along the meridians that stimulate different areas of the body. The practice of TCM integrates five different areas of treatment including acupuncture, energetics (Medical Qigong), herbs, Tui Na massage, and nutritional counseling.

Recently Corda completed her studies and training in acupuncture and Chinese medicine after graduating from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego in 2008, and subsequently was mentored by and assisted with Dong-Phuong Nguyen, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine from Vietnam. Corda then became licensed by both the California Acupuncture Board (L.Ac.) and nationally as a Diplomat of Chinese Medicine (Dipl.AC). Corda has returned to the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area and will practice Wednesdays through Saturdays at the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and at The Tahoe Center of Natural Medicine, 600 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Mondays.

In addition to acupuncture, Corda incorporates in her practice herbs and nutritional counseling, Tui Na massage, Qi Gong, cupping (vacuum pressure technique), and moxa to achieve total healing and wellness. Her areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, womenand#8217;s health issues such as infertility, PMS and cramps, breach babies, and post partum issues. She also treats sports injuries such as knees and shoulders, and scar tissue build-up in which she employs the and#8220;surround the dragonand#8221; technique. Also treated is insomnia, emotional issues, lower back pain, general management of both acute and chronic pain, and snowboard injuries. Preventive medicine is also offered. Mei Zen, a cosmetic acupuncture treatment Corda employs, has become a popular treatment after it was written up in O, The Oprah Magazine. This series of facial acupuncture treatments appeals to women who want to slow signs of aging with facial rejuvenation treatments, but donand#8217;t want to undergo surgery or inject chemicals into their skin.

Acupuncture treatments have recently become more mainstream with some insurance companies covering payments for treatments. Many new patients are surprised at just how relaxing acupuncture can be. For more information on Lauren Corda Acupuncture, visit http://www.laurencordaacupuncture.com. To book an appointment in Truckee at Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center call 550-8333 or visit http://www.tahoeyoga.com. In Tahoe City at Tahoe Center of Natural Medicine call 583-0002.

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