PHONE

(415) 633-6581

EMAIL

hello@natalietrousdale.com

location

1395 31st Ave., SF, CA 94122

 

My philosophy is simple. I believe that every person is unique, and each condition is different, thus each treatment is tailored to the individual.

In my practice I use acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition education and a variety of natural modalities,  to help patients in their quest for optimum health through a safe and supportive environment. 

My goal is to assist you in gaining a greater awareness of what health means for you by providing the knowledge and tools to make educated, self-empowering decisions, and to incorporate wellness and prevention principles into your life.

You have control of your health!

If you are interested in discussing whether a specific condition could benefit from treatment, please contact me with your questions, schedule a complimentary consultation or simply book an appointment.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical system that originated in China thousands of years ago and continues to be practiced all over the world today. What is unique about TCM is that it looks at each person as a whole entity rather than a list of symptoms to fix. Through its comprehensive approach, TCM gets at the root of the problem instead of just treating symptoms. It is very common for a patient not only to see their initial complaint,but also see positive changes in other areas of their physical and mental well-being.

ACUPUNCTURE 

The insertion of ultra fine, sterile, single-use needles placed in specific acupuncture points to assist rebalancing organ and biomedical disharmonies. Even those afraid of needles from past experiences with injections will be surprised at how painless this is.  You may feel the initial prick as a mosquito bite, or might not feel it at all. 

HERBAL THERAPY 

A prescription of herbs that is specifically designed to address an individual’s symptoms and constitution.  They may be dispensed in powders or pills.

CUPPING 

A technique in which sterilized glass cups are heated to create a suction and then applied to the skin.  Not only is it pain-free but many people find it very relaxing.  It is used to increase circulation and release deep rooted lactic acid.

MOXIBUSTION 

A technique that is used to stimulate acupuncture points.  An herb called Chinese mugwort (Artemisia Argyi), commonly known as "moxa," is heated over particular areas of the body giving a warming sensation.  Moxibustion is commonly used to promote circulation and boost the immune system.

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION 

A technique in which small alligator clips are placed on inserted acupuncture needles. A small 9-volt battery-operated machine is then turned on and micro-current stimulates the acupuncture point. E-stim reduces inflammation and releases endorphins. This is similar to the TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) that physical therapists use.

Nutrition & LIFESTYLE COACHING 

Diet, sleep, & stress reduction tips to help you thrive!

QI GONG 

Qigong therapy includes movement exercises to help decrease stress and improve wellness.


CONDITIONS TREATED

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat a multitude of conditions safely and effectively.  I specialize in treating women's health, infertility, pregnancy and postnatal support.  The following represents some of the most common health issues I treat but it is by no means a complete list. 

irregular/    painful periods

     fertility issues  

Balancing Hormones

            

 

menopause

Insomnia

Acute/ChRonic Pain

 

Pregnancy Related Issues

cancer support

Stress/Anxiety

       

 

BEFORE YOUR VISIT

  • Please download and complete this form prior to your first appointment.
  • Dress in loose, comfortable clothing, and please have a light snack or meal 1-2 hours prior to your appointment. 
  • Gather any lab tests or imaging results and either email them to me or bring them to your first appointment.  

DURING YOUR VISIT

  • An initial visit takes between 60 and 90 minutes. I will spend time discussing your concerns and your health history in order to formulate a diagnosis and create a treatment plan.
  • Your treatment will include acupuncture as well as herbs (if necessary) and other modalities as needed, including moxibustion, cupping, qigong therapy, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling.
  • I will also spend time answering your questions and, if you are new to Chinese medicine, explaining what you can expect to feel during and after your treatment.
  • Follow-up treatments are approximately 60 minutes.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

  • The rate at which a patient responds to Chinese medicine depends on a number of different factors, including the nature of the condition, how long it has been present, other potential complicating factors (diet, lifestyle, etc.), and the frequency with which you receive treatments.
  • After your initial consultation I will be better able to estimate how many treatments you may need.

FEES

Cash, check, debit/credit cards, FSA and HSA accepted.

CANCELLATION

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please do so in a timely manner.  If we do not hear from you within 24 hours of your appointment time, you will be responsible for your full treatment amount.

INSURANCE

Natalie is an in-network provider for Blue Shield California and United Health Care.  If your insurance company is out of network with us, but you have a PPO or POS plan, you probably have coverage. To find out if you have acupuncture coverage under your plan, please fill out and submit the form below.

 

As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Natalie is dedicated to helping her patients overcome the obstacles that are inhibiting their quality of life.

Natalie Trousdale, M.S., L.Ac., holds a Master's of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) and is licensed by the State of California.  In addition, Natalie holds a certificate in Qi Gong Therapy from the Yang Sheng Center at ACTCM.

Natalie specializes in women's health, infertility, pregnancy and postnatal support.  She has trained with Rose Glavin, L.Ac, a fertility and women’s health acupuncturist in San Francisco.  Natalie has also taken continuing education classes from Claudia Citkovitz, L.Ac., a labor and delivery acupuncturist in New York.

When she is not in the office, Natalie spends her time playing with her 3-year old son, practicing Qi Gong and spending time in nature.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"My husband and I have spent the last 2.5 years trying to conceive and tried nearly everything Western medicine has to offer, from IUI to IVF. From the initial consultation, Natalie listened carefully to everything I said and addressed all my questions and concerns. What I found most reassuring is her knowledge of the IVF process - she has obvious knowledge of how and when it can most benefit from acupuncture. Today, my husband and I are ecstatic to report that we are 12 weeks pregnant! "

— A. Chau

"I started seeing Natalie because I was not finding any conventional relief to a foot problem (Morton's Neuroma). Natalie has gotten me from cringing with each step to being able to walk daily with much improvement. Natalie is a warm and caring practitioner and I whole heartedly recommend her. "

— K. Kenna