‚ÄčMelody Chesley L.Ac.

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine


Chinese herbal formulas are used to build necessary nutrients or correct any imbalances you might be experiencing.  These formulas, used and perfected for thousands of years, are a sophisticated and powerful way to continue treatment and healing on a daily basis. 

Chinese herbal formulas often contain familiar ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, and licorice root, but will also include other plant leaves, blossoms, fruits, roots and tubers in addition to shells, minerals, and some animal parts. (Please let Melody know if you prefer a vegan formula.)

Melody uses the highest quality herbal granules  to make formulas customized for you.  This herbs have been independantly tested for purity and safety.  Just add water to these granules and drink like a tea!  She also offers some formulas as capsules if you prefer.  



Chinese Herbal Medicine

This ancient practice of using needles to promote health is now gaining popularity in the West as new western scientific studies verify the effectiveness of this approach to healing.  Acupuncture needles stimulate your body's own natural healing mechanisms; boosting your immunity, calming your sympathetic nervous system (stress), enhancing digestion, moderating the brain's pain signals, and balancing hormones.  Oriental doctors of this medicine have had thousands of years to perfect and target the use of needles to stimulate the proper response for healing everything from acute and chronic injury and pain, women's health issues, digestive and respiratory issues and much more!  

Melody practices a form of acupuncture known as Japanese Meridian Therapy.  Known as the most gentle and least invasive type of acupuncture, this method relies on palpation of the abdomen, neck, hands and feet to provide clues and feedback as to what acupuncture points to use specifically for you to support and enhance your body's healing.

No worries if you are afraid of needles!  The sterile, one-use-only acupuncture needles are much, much thinner than those you are accustomed to in your M.D.'s office.  Most people report feeling no discomfort at all when acupuncture needles are inserted.