Erica Louise Shepard, MACOM

Name:Erica Louise Shepard
Gender:Female
Specialty:Acupuncturist
Location:1447 Market St.
Suite C
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: 530-510-2725
www.radiantsunacu.com
 
Introduction:
About Erica Shepard, MAcOM, L.Ac.
My mom's health issues sparked my interest in natural medicine, which eventually led me on my path to becoming an acupuncturist.  She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 13 years old.  Rather than using Western Medication to control her symptoms, she chose to manage her symptoms naturally by changing her diet, exercising, and receiving acupuncture on a regular basis.  The acupuncture treatments produced a dramatic effect and were extremely beneficial to her health.  It has been 14 years since my mom was diagnosed with this debilitating disease.  She is a healthier person today then she has ever been and shows no physical symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.      
    After seeing the results my mom achieved with acupuncture, she suggested I try treatment for my chronic migraines.  I started suffering from migraines at age 10.  By the time I was 16 I was taking several different prescription medications in order to keep the pain under control.  I starting seeing an acupuncturist once a week and taking a Chinese herbal formula.  Before starting treatment I would have up to four migraines a week.  Within months this number was cut in half, and within a year I was having as few as one per month.  Now I rarely suffer from migraines.  When I do feel one coming on, I am able to prevent it from happening with acupuncture and herbs.
    Through out my mom's care and mine, I was amazed at how caring and compassionate the acupuncturists were during treatments.  It truly inspired me to seek out an education in this type of alternative medicine.  As an acupuncturist it is my goal to bring the same relief and support to people who are suffering.
Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
Oregon College of Oriental MedicineM.Ac.O.MAcupuncture and Oriental Medicine08/2008
Fee:
Acupuncture
Initial Visit- 70-90 min
$90
Return visit- 45 min
$60

Herbal Consultation
Initial visit- 40 min
$25 + cost of herbs
Return visit- 20min
$10 + cost of herbs

Tui Na Massage
30 min- Focuses mainly on neck and shoulders
$40
60 min- Works with a specific injury or problem area
$65
90 min- Full body with special attention to injury or problem area
$100

Reflexology Massage
45min
$55

Best Of Both Worlds

Book a relaxing Tui Na massage and an acupuncture treatment together and get a $20 discount.  
90 minutes
$105

Other Therapies
These modalities may be used during your treatments if needed

Gua Sha
Gua Sha (pronounced Gwa Shaw) is another technique used to release muscle tension, tightness, and constriction.  A specialized tool is used to gently scrape or rub the skin over a problem area.  Gua Sha feels a bit like a deep massage.

Cupping
Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers.  It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and the common cold.  In this therapy, small glass cups are placed on specific areas of your body.  A vacuum is created under the cup using heat.  They may be moved over an affected area or left in place.  

TDP Lamp
In clinical applications in China and other Eastern Countries for over 15 years, TDP mineral lamp therapy has been found to treat ailments such as chronic wounds, joint pain, arthritis, back pain, weight loss, infertility, injuries and some skin conditions like herpes and psoriasis etc.  It does this by reducing inflammation, calming pain, improving micro-circulation and balancing metabolism.  
Schedule:
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 10-3
Thursday 12-6
Saturday 10-4
Also by appointment
Language:English

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