Unlock balance in your body, one needle at a time
Acupuncture is the use of small needles to manipulate the fascial structure of the body in order to create change. As the fascial structure is the only all-encompassing structure in the body, connecting the skin to the muscles to the bones to the organs, acupuncture can theoretically treat just about anything. However, as with all medicine, each practitioner has their own specialty area of study, so it’s important to find the practitioner that works best for you.
At Nourish & Move, we believe in providing a holistic approach to health and well-being, which is why we offer acupuncture as one of our key services. Acupuncture, an integral part of traditional Eastern medicine, has been practiced for thousands of years and has shown remarkable benefits in promoting overall wellness.
By inserting fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture stimulates the body's natural healing processes, restores balance, and enhances the flow of vital energy, known as Qi. This ancient practice can help alleviate a wide range of health concerns, including pain management, stress reduction, improved sleep, and enhanced mental clarity.
At Nourish & Move, we embrace the wisdom of Eastern medicine, recognizing its profound role in addressing not only physical ailments but also mental and emotional imbalances. We are dedicated to bringing you the transformative power of acupuncture, an essential component of our commitment to promoting health, harmony, and vitality in your life.
Meet Our Acupuncturists
MSAOM(OM000268), LMT, RYT(200)
Kayla is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, massage therapist, and yoga instructor who uses a blend of modalities in each treatment. She has been working on and studying the various human body systems for the last ten years with an emphasis on bridging the mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Her passion lies in teaching patients to understand their holistic self and make informed decisions about their healthcare.
She has studied and practiced massage therapy since 2011, particularly myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, and (informally) Anatomy Trains. Her 200-hour Hatha yoga training was completed in 2014 with the Himalayan Institute, after which she attended a four-year graduate program in Asheville, NC to achieve a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has since spent many hours in continuing education classes to deepen her knowledge in specialty areas, particularly women's health. She is a member of Randine Lewis' Clinical Excellence in Fertility Professionals group (https://www.thefertilesoul.com).
Kayla offers three accessible options for her acupuncture treatments. These include a 90 minute all-inclusive session, a 60 minute needles-only session, and community acupuncture.
Community Acupuncture is a 30 minute session in a group setting. There may be up to three people in the room at a time being treated. This won't be offered until October 2023.
Jamie holds an undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Acupuncture from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies.
Jamie joined the Pittsburgh community when she moved here in 2016 to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Originally a pre-med neuroscience major, she found that her coursework aimed solely toward pharmaceutical interventions rather than addressing lifestyle modifications and spiritual needs. She soon realized that her schooling did not align with her ideals of wellness and decided to pursue a more holistic approach. Her appreciation for the mind-body connection led her to continue her graduate studies in acupuncture and eastern medicine.
Jamie's clinical interests include women's health, sports medicine and performance optimization, autoimmune conditions, and pain management. She blends techniques from Acupuncture Physical Medicine, Kiiko Matsumoto Style, and Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture. As an acupuncturist, Jamie emphasizes the body's innate ability to heal itself. Acupuncture needling, gua sha, moxibustion, and cupping are all tools she uses to guide the body, mind, and spirit towards inner harmony.