According to the Oriental theory of medicine, a subtle energy known as "Qi" (chee) flows through your body along specific pathways called Meridians. This energy regulates your physical, mental, and emotional well being.
Illness results when the Qi becomes unbalanced, or a pathway becomes blocked due to injury. There are more than 300 points in the body where energy can be re-balanced and tuned by the practitioner using various traditional techniques.
Western medical researchers have confirmed that these traditional techniques can effect the central and peripheral nervous systems; the sugar, cholesterol, triglyceride and hormone levels in the blood; the functioning of the gastrointestinal system; and the activity of the endocrine system. They can control pain by causing the release of endorphins and improve circulation to reduce inflammation.
At Templeton Healing Arts, we employ three time-tested methods to provide a highly effective system of health care.
Keiko Ishikawa, L. Ac.
In modern Acupuncture, sterile, stainless steel "one time only" disposable needles are inserted into specific locations below the surface of the skin. Due to the very fine diameter of the needles and the skill of the practitioner, there is none of the discomfort usually associated with a hypodermic injection.
The needles are sometimes removed immediately, or can be left in place as the patient rests for a time. There may be a dull or pulsing sensation in the location of the needle, which traditional medicine associates with the body's energy being balanced.
Keiko was licensed in acupuncture in 1988.
Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese form of massage. Also known as "acupressure" in the West, it combines the relaxing effects of massage with the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture. The highly trained fingers of the therapist are used to stimulate the acupuncture points of the body in place of needles. The long term results are usually more subtle than acupuncture, however the reduction in stress and tension released make Shiatsu an extremely valuable medical technique.
Keiko has been practicing Shiatsu Therapy since 1981.
When someone experiences physical pain, we must ask why the body isn’t able to heal itself. The therapist identifies imbalances that block this natural healing. This can be done using Muscle Testing which may pinpoint: specific food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances; nutritional imbalances; stress caused by emotional imbalances; and environmental sensitivities. Once the source of imbalance is found, treatment desensitizes it, and healing can begin.
With Keiko’s encouragement, patients may choose to take responsibility, make important lifestyle changes, and improve their quality of life.
Oriental Medicine treats the person, not the disease, by fortifying the body's own healing capabilities. In general, acute cases will respond more quickly, and chronic cases will take more time. But each of us responds to stress, illness, and injury in our own way, and the required remedy will be chosen accordingly. Each of us will respond to treatment differently. It is therefore impossible to predict exactly how many treatments you will need, but most will benefit within four visits.
Neck and Shoulder Pain / Back Pain • Headaches • Tendonitis / Sports Injuries • Arthritic Pain • Allergies / Cold / Flu • Stress / Anxiety / Depression • Digestive Disorders • Respiratory Disorders • Post Stroke Disorders • Immune Deficiencies • Chronic Fatigue • Nicotine Withdrawal • Food Sensitivity
Trained in Shiatsu Therapy in Japan, Keiko moved to the United States in 1981. In 1988, she expanded her practice to include Acupuncture and Muscle Testing. She is licensed nationally and by the State of California in acupuncture. She has combined all three modalities to form a highly effective system of health care that works to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.Keiko is willing to share not only her techniques, but also her personal health experiences. With over 25 years of experience, she has collected a rich variety of healing methods that she can offer her patients to empower themselves. She is knowledgeable in colorpuncture, creative journaling, meditation, Qi Gong, and energy healing. She has a deep devotion and commitment to her practice and desires to help others heal themselves.
(as of May 1, 2015)
Initial Visit = $125
Return Visit = $85
Return Visit Discount for 70 years and older = $75
Initial Visit and Return Visit for 17 and Under = $75
619 S. Main Street • Templeton • CA • 93465
Between 6th and 7th, on the East side of the street.