Acupuncture in Lewes, Delaware

Lauren Mund, L Ac, Dipl OM

If you’re curious or would like more information about Chinese medicine and the techniques I use, please call me today at 302-344-7333 for a free 15 minute phone consult.

Blue Heron Acupuncture & Herbs is located at 28312 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy (Rt 9), inside Shoreview Medical on the way to the beautiful village of Lewes, Delaware.

I originally began practicing acupuncture in NY in 2009 after graduating from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL. I am a licensed acupuncturist (L Ac) in Delaware and NY and am a NCCAOM certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. I practice various styles of acupuncture including Five Element (study with Thea Elijah, L.Ac.), Balance Method (workshops with Dr Tan) and Master Tung (via Robert Chu, Phd, L. Ac., QME), auricular acupuncture (study with Terry Oleson, PhD), Korean Hand Therapy (study with with Dan Lobash, PhD), and am Level I certified in neuro-acupuncture for acute and chronic central nervous system disorders with the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute. I use whatever style or combination of styles best suit the individual at the time of treatment. I specialize in traditional Chinese medicine and use Chinese herbal remedies when appropriate.

Like a great blue heron fishes with pinpoint accuracy, my goal is to pinpoint the root cause (or more typically causes) of what’s creating suffering in your body, mind and spirit and help alleviate it. The ancient art of Chinese medicine views any disease or disharmony as a lack of the free flow of Qi (also known as life force or energy). Re-establishing this free flow of Qi aids the body in returning itself to a healthy state of dynamic homeostasis. I often joke that my job is an ‘energetic plumber’ because my overarching goal is to use the techniques of traditional Chinese medicine to create this free flow. Traditional Chinese medicine has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years. This ancient health care system is proving itself as an effective modality for a wide variety of problems. See What We Treat and Modern Research & Acupuncture for more information.

As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I use techniques like acupressure, ear and body acupuncture, moxabustion (burning an herb to warm the acupuncture point), cupping (body suction using manual suction not fire), gua sha (body scraping) , and herbal therapy along with more modern techniques like electrostimulation of acupuncture needles to re-establish the free flow of Qi. Which techniques I use depends on your unique needs and preferences.

Previous to becoming an acupuncturist, I was a massage therapist for many years. As a result, I have a great deal of experience working with musculoskeletal issues and pain management for people with chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. I often include body work like acupressure, cupping or gua sha in my acupuncture treatments and make suggestions and referrals for therapeutic exercises like yoga asana or qi gong.

In my experience, stress reduction plays a significant role in helping to manage pain in the long-run as well as find a path to ever greater levels of well being. Therefore, I tailor my acupuncture treatment planning to include points that help each client reduce anxiety and find more positive ways of being. Each acupuncture point works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspect of a person. I consider all these aspects when I practice.


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