I specialize in CranioSacral Therapy with Special Interests in SomatoEmotional Release (SER);Licensed Massage Therapist~ Specializing in Myofascial Release; Reiki Certified; Train, Study and Practice Osteopathy Techniques and Applied Kinesiology (Touch For Health);Integrative Special Interests Include: Nutrition; Immunizations; and Homeopathics.
My path to the therapeutic techniques of CranioSacral Therapy was through my own personal experiences with chronic pain and my search for relief.
CST has provided a whole new path of healing for myself and my clients.
It is a modality that has come very natural to me and one that I am very passionate about.
CST works with the body to ReBalance to a state of Homeostasis, it is a very relaxing and healing experience.
In this busy world we live in, we can all use a little more Balance.
My work is with all ages; children to elders. I specialize in Clients with Chronic Pain and “Undiagnosable Conditions”.
My work incorporates the equestrian rider bringing “Balance” to their seat.
Working with Integrated Equine Therapies providing Equine Assisted Personal Development for riders is Transformational!
I am a Strong Believer of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and incorporate this theory by working with the Bodies Meridian System to assist with assessment and ReBalancing of the Body.
Welcome to the Placerville Acupuncture and Functional Medicine clinic of Alex Tuggle L.Ac.! I provide many holistic health services for you and your family’s health needs. My treatments include Acupuncture therapy, Therapeutic massage, Chi Nei Tsang, Nutritional Balancing supplement programs, Hair mineral analysis lab testing and interpretation, Nutritional counseling, Medical Qigong and Guided Meditation as well as Chinese herbal medicine.
By combining both Western Biomedicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine, you get the benefits of both modern research along with the healing wisdom that has been around for centuries!
You will find that each treatment with me is sensitive, respectful, thoughtful and thoroughly directed. I look beyond the symptoms into the root cause of the problem. I take time to check-in with my patients to ensure they are progressing with their healthcare goals. My treatment style includes life coaching as I know healthy daily choices are the key to continued wellness. I encourage patients to evaluate areas of their lives that may be out of balance and require attention such as nutrition, exercise, sleep patterns and emotional health.
I am constantly sharpening my skills through mentoring, continued education and inquiry. I am excited to educate and share the benefits and practicality of Chinese medicine.
Sandy Sartain is a licensed acupuncturist with the state of California, and is board-certified nationally by the NCCAOM . She received her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, CA. Sandy also received training as an Asian Body Therapist and has been practicing massage therapy since 2005. Seeking a wide variety of experience, Sandy had the opportunity to complete semester-long internships at San Diego Hospice treating chronically ill patients, UCSD’s Pacific Beach Free Clinic to treat the underserved population, and Oceanside Family Recovery Center treating women in recovery and transition. Following graduation from PCOM, Sandy continued her studies at the Chengdu University of TCM in Sichuan Province, China. Her studies consisted of hospital rounds and lecture series in the fields of oncology, diabetes, pediatrics, digestive disorders and cardiology.