For Whom Is This Service?
Medically homebound adults who cannot easily visit an Acupuncture clinic for care.
Individuals who are part of their in-home caregiving team, our services are offered to them at the same time the homebound adult receives Acupuncture.
Acupuncture home visits are not available for the convenience of an individual who would be able to visit an Acupuncture clinic for care, the exception is in-home caregiving members.
Acupuncture, using Distal Style, meaning never needling the painful area directly, mostly needling the forearms and lower legs. No undressing is required, only the forearms and lower legs will be exposed. It is provided in a person’s home while they are seated, reclined or laying on their back.The treatment is focused on their symptoms such as pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, nausea, digestive issues, insomnia, stress and more.
Acupressure instruction for common ailments, such as pain, stress or nausea for oneself or for another person. The instruction is provided in the home and involves pressing with fingers at specific points on the forearms and lower legs. Multiple people can be taught at the same time and no prior experience is necessary. Acupressure doesn’t involve needles, is gentle, safe, well tolerated and the pressure used can be adjusted.
Ear Acupuncture is provided for the individual and any caregivers. This is provided at the same time that the medically homebound individual receives their Acupuncture treatment. Caregivers are treated seated. Ear Acupuncture involves only needles on the outside of the ears. The treatment focus is more general and usually addresses pain, anxiety and stress. Caregivers are often very focused on the ill individual, at times at the cost of their own self care and even health care. Receiving Acupuncture at the same time can be a very supportive and healing experience for all involved. This treatment model in the home was part of Carola Stepper’s Master’s Thesis in 2001.
Ear Acupressure (Auriculotherapy). This involves placement of small pellets (vaccaria seeds or stainless steel), which don’t pierce the skin, with a tiny piece of tape on the outside of the Ear.
The ear is a so-called microsystem of the entire body where the whole body is reflected in the ear. There are more than 200 Acupuncture points in the ear, which can address emotional and physical conditions. The small pellets can be left in place for 3-5 days. This service is provided for the individual and any caregivers.
“I began Acupuncture treatments about six weeks ago for a back strain I have had for over two years. I can honestly say Acupuncture works! My back feels stronger and I am able to do daily activities without pain. Thanks Carola for sharing the healing powers of Acupuncture!”
“I had been suffering with pain and limited mobility in my right hip joint for approximately 10 months. I had been to the doctor, done weeks of physical therapy, and wasn’t seeing very positive results. A friend recommended acupuncture with Carola Stepper, and so I decided to try it. After only a few treatments, I began to feel better. Within two months, I have regained 75 percent movement back in my hip joint and have almost no pain. I will continue to include acupuncture as part of my overall health maintenance.”
Licensed to practice Acupuncture in Oregon (AC00634) and Washington (AC00002120). Additionally certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM # 17943)
Studied Distal Style Acupuncture (never needling the painful area directly, mostly needling the forearms and lower legs) with Dr Richard Tan and with Robert Doane, LAc. Used Distal Acupuncture exclusively to give thousands of Acupuncture treatments while owning a busy Acupuncture company for over 15 years.
Master’s Thesis in 2001 on The Comparison of the Treatment of Cancer Pain and Cancer Related Symptoms with Western Medical and with Acupuncture Approaches and a proposal to offer Acupuncture to Hospice Patients and their Caregivers.
Taught Self Acupressure for Common Ailments, using Distal Style Acupressure to adults and children while owning her Acupuncture company for 15 years.