Malia Susee LAc Certified & Licensed Acupuncturist
Malia Susee [mah-LEE-ah SOO-see] is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who is regulated by the state of Oregon Board of Medical Examiners and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Malia earned her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2006. She later spent time in Nanjing, China, studying acupuncture and herbal medicine in some of the city’s finest TCM hospitals.
Throughout her practice, Malia Susee has been privileged to serve people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, spoken languages, age, abilities, and disabilities.
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, and Danish.
Malia uses sterile, single-use, disposable needles that are solid (not hollow) and very, very thin. The needles stimulate specific points on the body to regulate the flow of blood and energy in order to restore healthy homeostasis.
Chinese herbal medicine addresses both the root and the manifestation of illness and physiological condition. Malia considers your constitution and your personal goals for your health while selecting or formulating your medicinal formula so that side effects and reactions with other drugs need not be an issue.
Tui-na [pronounced twee-NAH] is a form of Chinese medical masage that incorporates familiar Western techniques with gentle stretches and acupressure to help correct the musculoskeletal causes of acute and chronic aches and pains. Back pain, frozen shoulder, stiff neck, headaches, jaw pain, and generalized joint pain are just a few of the ailments that Tu-ina can effectively address.
Foot reflexology is another tool Malia uses to alleviate pain and internal disorders. This firm and focused massage technique is based on the theory that the entire body is mapped out on the feet; Malia applies specially directed pressure in select areas of the feet to help remedy body pain, sinus congestion, insomnia, constipation, and more.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is time-tested, well-researched, modern holistic healthcare that addresses the body’s constitution as well as condition.
Disease springs from imbalance within the body, according to TCM theory. Practitioners use many therapies, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and bodywork, i.e., massage and reflexology, to restore that balance— not only to treat disease, but to prevent illness and promote better health. Your care is as dynamic and specialized as your health, even as your health changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Can acupuncture help my...?”
The answer is usually yes, especially when acupuncture is combined with other TCM treatment modalities.
Body pain, headaches and migraines, insomnia, anxiety and depression, chemical dependency, arthritis, acne and other skin disorders, digestive complaints, nausea, numbness, stroke sequelae, stress, hormonal imbalances, and even wrinkles are among the conditions acupuncture has helped people overcome or alleviate.
“How long do I have to do this?”
Chronic conditions may take longer to treat than acute conditions, but some lasting results may be seen within 4-6 treatments.
“Will Chinese herbs interfere with my prescription drugs?”
Chinese herbal medicine is often administered with Western pharmaceuticals in China. It is important that your practitioners know what pharmaceuticals, herbs, and supplements your are taking in order to provide you with the safest, most effective care. Drug-herb interactions are researched and considered before your Chinese herbal formula is prescribed. You should always consult your prescribing physician or practitioner before altering the dose of your medication.