Trim & Tone Med Spa
A 1999 graduate of the Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine, in Miami, Monica Dabney, a doctor of Oriental medicine, wellness consultant, certified professional life coach, homeopathic professional, reiki master and board-certified acupuncturist, recently began offering her services at Trim and Tone Medical Spa, in Naples. The founder of Lotus Wellness, who also works out of other Naples’ locations, has also achieved the designation of diplomate of acupuncture, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
“For anyone in search of natural methods of ‘prevention as the best cure’, as well as to enhance health and take care of their body, mind and spirit, I offer complementary and holistic medicine. I’ve been practicing this total system of life care for more than 20 years, and specialize in anxiety and panic disorder, insomnia, pain, migraines and side effects of cancer treatments” says the Naples resident.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
When effectively applied, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), continuously practiced for thousands of years, can help heal health issues because its principles, theory and healing practices reflect and harmonize with the relationships that exist within natural law. For example, in TCM, the body is considered an integrated, miraculously complex, interrelated whole system powered by life force known as qi (energy).
A recognized modality for the relieving discomfort associated with a variety of conditions, including pain, acupuncture balances the flow of qi running through the body via meridian pathways. Tiny, sterile, disposable needles are inserted into specific points along the meridians.
Auricular therapy is a technique widely used to treat addictions, mood disorders, headaches, obesity and insomnia, as well as musculoskeletal and central nervous system disorders. Treatment consists of using small, metal-plated magnetic beads or vaccaria seeds to needle respective acupuncture points on the ear.
Cupping is a less-recognized 3,000-year-old technique that uses small cups as suction devices placed on the skin to loosen muscles, encourage blood flow and sedate the nervous system. It can be used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, respiratory conditions and congestion from a common cold. It can also be used to control asthma.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy that uses a smoldering moxa stick made of dried plant materials. The moxa is burned very near the surface of the skin to warm and invigorate the flow of qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Dabney also offers herbal and nutritional evaluations. She is in-network with United Healthcare and Veteran's Choice HealthNet, and accepts most insurance plans. Now in the credentialing process, she will soon be accepting Humana Medicare and Medicaid.
Trim & Tone Med Spa is located in the Marquesa Plaza at 13020 Livingston Rd., Ste. 16, in Naples. To make an appointment, call 305-967-0626 or email DraMonica13@gmail.com.Edit ModuleShow Tags