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Natural Medicine for Sciatica

Feel better fast with our 100% natural therapies that help relieve sciatica without the adverse side effects and dependence of medications, so you can live a more fulfilling and active life.

 

* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Our 100% natural therapies help you feel better fast with the symptoms and accompanying problems of sciatica, including:

Pain along the back, buttocks, or hip

Severe, sharp pain radiating down the leg

Difficulty walking

Trouble standing for long periods of time

Unable to sit comfortably

Numbness and tingling along legs and low back

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Why Our Natural Treatment Works So Well for Sciatica:

 

 

Address the root cause

The process includes finding and attacking the actual root cause of your problem. Therefore, so many have found relief with our treatments, even though other therapies didn’t work. Even those with long term, severe sciatic pain have experienced significant relief.

We use an all-natural approach that your doctor doesn’t know about

Your doctor may have told you that you will have to live with your problem, stay on medication to help alleviate the pain, or that “this is as good as it gets”. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a treatment, it just means your doctor has run out of ideas, or there aren’t conventional treatments available. We have found that many people who don’t respond well to conventional treatments often respond very well to our natural approach.

We help you awaken your body’s natural healing system

Despite what you have been led to believe, your body is not “broken” and is possible to have energy, mobility, comfort, and joy That’s because your body never forgets how to heal itself. It just needs the right support. Your body makes its own internal anti-inflammatory substances and medicines, and our therapies help it do just that.

We keep it simple and results are quick

Feeling better and reducing or eliminating pain, numbness, weakness, other symptoms and effects of sciatica does not have to be difficult or take a long time. Our natural therapies, along with simple targeted lifestyle changes, and herbal therapies are very clear and concise way to attack the problems head on, and patients often experience additional benefits of treatments as well, including reduced stress, improved sleep, and increase in energy.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Here’s How Our Specialized Combination of Very Potent 100% Natural Therapies Work to Bring the Body to Heal Itself

 

(Each treatment consists of an Acupuncture treatment on both sides of the body combined with additional therapies of Cupping, Gua Sha, and Moxibustion as needed based on each individual’s personal presentation at time of treatment. Herbal therapies along with relaxation and stress reduction techniques are also implemented according to a person’s needs.)

 

GENTLE ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s innate healing process. Then, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues, treating the root cause of a person’s health problems, thus its ability to help you achieve a better state of health.

 

CUPPING

Cupping is a form of decompressive therapy that can be used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. It helps to promote microcirculation to help alleviate pain and promote the release of toxins from the body as part of the body’s natural healing process.

 

GUA SHA

Gua Sha is a manual form of therapy that involves applying gentle sustained pressure along the skin with a specialized tool. While it works in a similar fashion to cupping to help promote microcirculation, it also helps to break up scar tissue and connective tissue to help reduce pain and inflammation while increasing mobility.

 

MOXIBUSTION

Moxibustion is the use of the Chinese herb, Ai Ye, commonly known as Chinese mugwort, which is burnt on or near the skin. It is an effective form of therapy at relieving pain, promoting circulation, and even reducing swelling and inflammation.

 

HERBAL MEDICINE

Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat a patient’s underlying condition that can contribute to pain, stress, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and tension.

 

RELAXATION & STRESS REDUCTION

When your nervous system is calm, the hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means a more focused mind, more resilient immune system, less inflammation, better circulation, and optimal nutrient absorption.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Here’s How We Help You Achieve Relief

from Your Sciatica

Free Initial Consultation

 

At your free consultation you will meet the doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to discuss your case, your medical history, and medications you’re taking, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. Dr. Katrina Giangarra, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. wants you to be certain that her treatment protocol is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.

Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan

Once your FREE consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, your next step is the intake appointment. At this appointment, Dr. Giangarra will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan of attack.

Your first acupuncture session will be performed at this time along with the necessary therapies to support the treatment such as cupping, moxibustion, or gua sha. You will be given a treatment plan with exact, easy-to-follow instructions. Your treatment plan will include dietary and lifestyle adjustments as well as key herbal formulas to address the root of YOUR pain.

Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution

You’ll return for weekly visits to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive effects of the therapy targeting towards relieving pain and strengthening your body’s natural healing mechanisms to combat your pain. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding expected results:

Decreased pain

Increased mobility

Improved sleep

Reduced numbness and tingling

Better quality of life

Transitional Care as Things Stabilize

 

Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. Initially you’ll come every other week, then once a month for a couple visits, then you will no longer need regular treatments.

We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other concerns.

Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.

Taking Care of Your Friends and Loved Ones

We pride ourselves in the fact that many of our patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work.

So, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, and loved ones on THEIR journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful life.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Common Questions & Answers

Does it hurt?

The needles are extremely thin, they are inserted with a gentle technique, and they cause virtually no pain because they are razor sharp. People often don’t even realize when the needles are being inserted.

Will I have to keep coming forever?

The majority of patients don’t need long-term maintenance. Once the condition is resolved, it stays that way. Many people opt to continue with treatments as they enjoy their sessions and multiple benefits they receive.

Will I have to spend a lot of time coming in for treatments?

Most of our patients achieve great results with weekly visits and following personal care guidelines. We can discuss this in more detail at your free consultation.

Is natural medicine REALLY powerful enough to resolve my sciatica?

Absolutely. Natural medicine actually helps your body make more of its own medicine, which is more powerful and potent than any man-made medicine.

How long does it take to see results?

People often feel a shift after the very first treatment. Acupuncture is a very powerful way to stimulate endorphins release, which is the most powerful relaxing substance the body makes.

What are my chances of success?

Results vary, of course. That being said, the majority of patients report improvement in severity of their sciatica and many are able to reduce their medication use. However, your situation is unique and once we meet with you, we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Our entire philosophy begins with this. . .

 

"Our bodies are constantly trying to achieve a state of harmony in response to the surrounding stimuli affecting it. While at times the body can achieve a state of balance on its own, other times it needs additional assistance in regaining the proper balance to help the body heal. We help patients to heal and gain a sense of empowerment for their overall well-being as they achieve that balance between body and mind by creating an environment that’s comfortable and free of judgement throughout the course of their treatments. Our mission is simply to provide personalized care with outstanding results."

-Dr. Katrina Giangarra, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., Founder & Clinic Director

Nonjudgemental & Supportive

Health care begins with honoring our bodies - from the nourishment we consume to our level of daily physical activity, to how we treat our bodies when something is wrong. Each person knows what is best for his or her body. While some may choose a fully natural approach, others may opt for a more integrative approach to their health care. It is not for us to judge anyone but to support our patients on a path to better health and well-being.

Honesty & Integrity

It is important to us to be honest and forthcoming with our patients, so they may trust us as we help them with their problems. Each patient will receive recommendations of personalized care geared to their optimal health. We expect honesty from our patients to fully understand the various factors attributing to their health.

Kindness & Compassion

We empathize with our patients’ health concerns and truly understand how people’s health and well-being can impact their daily lives. Each person is guaranteed one thing in this life and that’s the body her or she is given. It’s how they honor and care for their bodies and the external factors affecting them that impacts their overall health. Our goal is to help each patient achieve an optimal level of health.

Balancing Body & Mind

Health is impacted by both emotional and physical factors. It is important for patients to feel comfortable and happy. The rights and well-being of each patient are respected. Our goal is to help achieve a level of harmony that can bring an overall level of better health for each patient we treat.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Katrina's treatments are life changing. I highly recommend you making regular visits with her a part of your self care routine."

- Shani A.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"I can’t say enough about Katrina and her skills as an acupuncturist. I had major scoliosis surgery done 8yrs ago. Since then I have been suffering with daily pain in my SI joint area. I decided to try acupuncture to see if it could help. By my second appointment I was feeling like a different person. I literally had no pain in that area! Although I need to keep up with my treatment I can honestly say that was the first time I didn’t feel pain in years! I highly recommend seeing Katrina. She is a wealth of knowledge regarding Eastern medicine and it’s also an opportunity to relax and recharge in a soothing environment."

 

- Lisa L.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Choosing Karma Zen Acupuncture is one of the best decisions I have ever made! Kat is knowledgeable, has a calming presence, is easy to talk to, and really listens to her patients. After only four visits I have noticed vast improvements in my health. I highly recommend Kat and Karma Zen!"

 

- Diane L.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Katrina is professional and personable. She has treated me numerous times with great success. I find that she is very receptive to my thoughts and concerns. Her willingness to go the extra mile to make sure that I’m comfortable is greatly appreciated. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to my friends, family and colleagues."

 

- Michael B.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Highly recommend Katrina- she is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. I had a pinched nerve in my neck, it was hard for me to even turn my neck. After 6 treatments, I can now return to yoga and exercise classes. I have had acupuncture from others and she is by far the best."

 

- Beth H.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Kat is an outstanding Acupuncturist. Her technique and bed side manner is very warm. Kat treated me for low back and neck pain. After a couple of treatments, I was back to exercising sooner than usual. I know that her treatments made a huge difference in my quick recovery. I highly recommend Kat for any issue."

 

- Lisa P.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"I first came to Katrina at Karma Zen when my knee was badly injured. I received acupuncture for 2 months or so. Not only was my knee healed the experience was amazing for me! My ankle pain is gone my stress level went way down. I feel lighter with much more energy. Katrina has helped me and continues to help. I highly recommend KARMA ZEN!!"

 

- Jennifer R.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Katrina is great. I highly recommend Karma Zen Acupuncture! I no longer have back problems, my energy has returned, the swelling in my knee is gone, I’m sleeping better.. I could go on and on! Thank you Katrina."

 

- Cheryl W.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Dr. Giangarra is an amazing, PASSIONATE, healer that has helped me with migraines and insomnia. It took about 5 sessions with acupuncture and cupping, and now I am MUCH better. I highly recommend Karma Zen for ppl with headaches and sleep issues. You can thank me later!"

 

- Patricia L.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"It was about twenty-four hours after my first experience with Acupuncture to combat chronic allergies and rhinitis when noticed I hadn't sneezed in that amount of time.  She said it would help, and she knows what she's talking about and what she's doing!  Thanks, K!"

 

- Ned B.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Katrina is a wealth of information and compassion. I first visited her acupuncture studio on a recommendation from a friend. I had never tried acupuncture and cupping before, but a testy elbow problem had been keeping me up at night. More than relieving the pain associated with the elbow, I needed to get a good night’s sleep again! After my first treatment, the pain abated, and mobility and strength improved progressively week after week. I’d say by the third or fourth weekly session the elbow was a non-issue. I continue to go to Katrina at Karma Zen for general wellness. I always leave much calmer and more collected than when I arrive."

 

- Jen M.

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

"Kat is amazing! She has helped with a variety of different health issues I was having like pain and anxiety. Now I am feeling SO much better, my life has really transformed for the better and I really owe it to the treatments and Kat's attentive and geunine care."

-Kira R.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Katrina is an amazing healer. I always feel seen and heard by her. Overall my health has improved so much since I started ssing her. I fully trust her with my healthcare."

-Martha E.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Highly recommended!"

-Charles S.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Katrina is a caring and compassionate practitioner!"

-Ann L.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Serene atmosphere and great intuitional healer."

-Geno D.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Very gentle and caring."

-Nancy W.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Fantastic practitioner."

-Duncan F.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Professional, compassionate and effective care. Amazing staff. That is what you can expect when you visit Karma Zen Acupuncture. Highly recommended!"

-Todd, G.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Karma Zen Acupuncture is just like the name implies! Relaxing and healing. Kat is a wonderful practitioner. She is very knowledgeable and attentive. I highly recommend them!"

-Montserrat G.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Kat is such a wonderful acupuncturist, very knowledgable, and ensures you feel at ease with the treatments. I highly recommend Karma Zen Acupuncture!"

-Christal D.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"Terrific practice, terrific practitioner!"

-Michael J.

 

Personalized Care With Outstanding Results

 

 

 

"As somewhat of a  "newbie" to the practice I was not sure what to expect from the session(s). I am now months into my scheduled weekly sessions and can feel the positive effects from those. Originally, the minor to worse aches and pains (hips, back, shoulders) were my focus in the treatment plan that Katrina helped me with. Now those  aches are minimizing. What I didn't expect  was how I responded to how acupuncture in the mental side of therapy, a sort of energy and mental shifting treatment. I love  how it helps me handle stress, to relax, motivating me in my exercise regimens and overall, the calming effects it supports and promotes. Katrina is a gifted practioner and is awesome!!Thanks! Mike"

-Mike W.

 

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

THIS STUFF WORKS.

Our unique blend of holistic medical therapies gets ALL your body's healing resources going in the same direction...

Acupuncture

Calms stress, clears neuroendocrine pathways, affects neurotransmitters, and promotes circulation.

Cupping

Promotes microcirculation, relieves tension, and helps release toxins.

Herbal Therapy

Transmits nature’s intelligence to heal damaged cells and tissues.

Gua Sha 

Breaks up scar tissue and connective tissue, reduces inflammation, and improves circulation.

Moxibustion

Promotes circulation, alleviates tension, and helps reduce inflammation and swelling.

Relaxation & Stress Reduction   Focus on calming the mind and emotions to maximize your body’s healing resources.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF IS PASSIONATE ABOUT  WHAT WE DO

You'll always feel welcome and cared for here.

Dr. Katrina Giangarra, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.

Licensed Acupuncturist, Founder, & Clinic Director

Calliope (aka Callie) Giangarra

Unofficial Mascot

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Located in Spicewood

Karma Zen Acupuncture is located in a serene spot off of Highway-71 in the Bee Creek Business Park as part of the Bee Creek Clinic. Whether you live locally in Spicewood or in the surrounding areas of Briarcliff, Marble Falls, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Austin, or Dripping Springs, we are happy to provide a peaceful and relaxing environment as we help you on your path to better health. The location is a hidden gem as it’s great for those locally, not wanting to travel far, and for those wanting to escape from the more chaotic and busier areas.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 512-766-3049 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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