Kathelee Banister MS, LAc
Kathelee earned her MS in Exercise Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1994 from where she applied her knowledge and skills in the rehabilitation setting in physical therapy offices and also at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston where she worked with post surgical and brain trauma clients, developing movement and strengthening programs to bring her clients back to a level where they could enjoy activities once again. She has also worked with athletes in the field and in fitness facilities as they trained for competition. Kathelee applies her diagnostic and practical skills learned in the rehabilitation, exercise and acupuncture setting to aid in healing her clients Body, Mind and Spirit.
She also specializes in the use of Food as Medicine, setting up dietary protocols for individual needs and disease diagnoses, along with herbal formulae to support your healing process.
Using food as medicine is the body's most effective way to heal, adding healing foods throughout the day, continually nourishing or eliminating with specific foods that allow the body to heal itself.
"Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy Food." Hippocrates
As an Acupuncturist, Kathelee uses the ancient healing modality Acupuncture, one aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which as a medicine includes cupping, moxibustion, ancient herbal formulae prescription, and nutritional protocols using food as medicine. It is a complete medicine with treatments for every disorder, disease and injury. She passed her state boards and earned a California State Acupuncture License in 2001.
To receive the best results from your acupuncture treatment, it is always best to call Kathelee as soon as possible when you have an injury or pain, before scar tissue sets in, locks things up or the condition worsens, creating tremendous stiffness, lack of mobility or even a disease process sets in and more treatments are required. Injuries lay down scar tissue that can become too thick to treat without surgical intervention if acupuncture and exercise are not systematically applied. Prompt treatment of pain redirects nerve pathways to normal function before they become disrupted and lay down strong new pathways of pain that take longer for acupuncture to redirect to normal functioning. Treatments are important even for minor things which may seem unimportant, like recurring digestive problems, menstrual pain or periodic pain anywhere in the body. Quick treatment of any disorder will prevent it from becoming a full blown disease.
Contact Kathelee today to see if one of the healing protocols is a good fit for you! Feel better with treatment which will return your body and mind to higher levels of health and relaxation.
Acupuncture finds the root of the small problems and treats them before they turn into bigger problems. Begin your path to health, and set an appointment today! I look forward to working with you along your healing journey.