Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The Ancient Healing Tradition Treating Today’s Health Concerns


At the core of Oriental Medicine, acupuncture is a 5,000 year old art of healing which includes herbology, nutrition, heat therapy, tui-na (medical massage-acupressure) qi gong, (therapeutic breathing exercise) and life style counseling. Acupuncture needles today are thin, sterile, single use, which are placed in various points of the body depending on each individual condition. The needles are generally left in place for 20-30 minutes while the patient relaxes. 

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Treats the Entire Person

Acupuncture and herbal medicine balance the body and mind to lead the patient to health and serenity. This approach considers the body as a whole for both diagnosis and treatment. It emphasizes the strengthening of the body and immune system so that the patient can overcome the disease or disability with his /her own organic resources. Acupuncture and herbal medicine treat not only distressing symptoms but the underlying causes as well, which facilitates lasting improvements.

Acupuncture is Powerful and Effective

The World Health Organization, headquartered in Geneva Switzerland lists many diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to be successful. The following is a partial list of these conditions. 



  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Cough
  • Cold and Flu Symptoms


  • Stress
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Focus Problem 


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Pain Relief

  • Back and Neck pain 
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches and Migraines 
  • Surgery Rehab
  • Neuropathy 
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ

Women's Health 

  • Menstrual Disorders
  • PMS
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Infertility 
  • and more

Digestive Disorders 

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation/Diarhhea
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Nausea 


Kara treats accident related injuries, back, neck and shoulder pain, headache, allergies, PMS, infertility, other gynecological problems, arthritis and insomnia. She also uses acupuncture to promote stress relief, immune system enhancement and overall health and well being.

Kara MoraMarco has an excellent record of results using acupuncture along with other modalities of Oriental Medicine. Her patients are impressed with her caring approach, gentle technique and effective results. This is true in spite of the fact that acupuncture is often used only after other medical treatments have failed. Acupuncture is still the most popular treatment among  50% of the world’s population including a billion Chinese and millions living in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. While forty years ago it was virtually unknown in the United States, today acupuncturists are licensed in over 40 states. As of 2014, all insurance companies In California must pay for acupuncture treatment under the Essential Health Benefits law. 

Common “After Effects” of Acupuncture

There are no known negative side effects following acupuncture however the following “after effects are commonly reported.

  • Improved Sleep (deeper and more restful)
  • Clearer more creative thinking
  • Better Digestion (decreased bloating, reduction in acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea)
  • Stress Reduction
  • More Energy for mental and physical activity                                                                                        

Acupuncture Is Safe and Compatible with Western Medicine

Acupuncture does not conflict with western medicine, chiropractic, or physical therapy. Instead it assists and enhances them. Many conditions such as sports injuries, immune system disorders, infertility (In Vitro Fertilization), side effects of chemotherapy, anxiety are well treated by combination of western medicine and acupuncture.