Yumiko was born and raised in Japan where she witnessed folk medicine being used in her household. After experiencing and witnessing the tremendous effectiveness in acupuncture through her own back injury, birth of her daughter, and her husband’s spinal cord damage, she wanted to understand healing properties of acupuncture and East Asian medicine.
After graduating from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2012, she founded Eugene Family Acupuncture. After practicing there for 3 years, she moved to Maui and opened Maui Kids Acupuncture.
She specializes in Shonishin, a non-needle acupuncture method developed for children. She is committed in providing health and happiness to children and their families in the community. She has been leading Pediatric Acupuncture Japan Tour since 2017 and she also teaches Shonishin to acupuncturists.
Call 808-829-7040 to schedule your appointment.
Insurance accepted: HMAA, Kaiser, HMSA, Medicare Supplements (UHC, HUMANA, and OHANA), TRIWEST (Veterans), MVA, Worker’s Compensation.
For more information on Yumiko, please visit MauiKidsAcupuncture.com
Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday
Call 808-829-7040 for hours
Whether you live on Maui or are visiting, Kula is a great location to visit for tune-up acupuncture, first time, or continued care. Many people come to Maui to heal because of the connection with nature, endless ways to be active, an abundance of nutritious and clean local food supply, and of course the amazing community of people that reside on Maui.
Acupuncture, and other accessory techniques are used to bring the body back into balance, stimulate natural healing and promote health. Over many years TCM has mapped out the flow of Qi (the natural energy occurring in the body) through a system based on meridians or channels running down the front and back of our bodies. Illness results when Qi stagnates or when it is blocked or when the body has too much, or too little, of it. When energy flows freely, well being is restored.
Tiny needles are strategically placed on the front or back of the body to treat an array of symptoms ranging from cough and common cold complaints, to physical pain and emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Further, seemingly unrelated issues such as fertility, digestive complaints, headaches are also effectively treated by Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. This is because Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is individualized health care based on differential diagnosis.
Stress & Living on Maui
Although Maui is one of the healthiest places to live, its residents have been exposed to cane burning smoke and volcanic ash, among other environmental toxins. Acupuncture is a great way to help detox your body and tap into your own energy source to help beat symptoms like cough, congestion and foggy brain.
Stress & Disease
Being alive is stressful. We have many problems to solve and we encounter unexpected dangers and threats to our wellbeing. Fight or flight is the stress reaction designed to help protect us in emergency situations, yet if needed repeatedly, this reaction has corrosive effects.
Evidence supports that chronic stress diminishes the effects of the immune system and makes us more susceptible to cellular mutations that can lead to cancer. Chronic stress also fuels inflammation, which increases incidence of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. The immune system also immobilizes white blood cells to fight and kill mutated cancerous cells. Diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, type 1 diabetes, and thyroid problems are among the long list of autoimmune disorders sometimes caused by the breakdown of the immune system. Acupuncture is a safe and effective modality for reducing stress and strengthening all organs in the body.
Acupuncture works great for:
✓ Addiction Recovery
✓ Auto-immune Disease
✓ Cancer Palliative Care
✓ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
✓ Common Cold
✓ Frozen Shoulder
✓ Gastrointestinal Disorders
✓ Low Back Pain
✓ Meniere’s Disease
✓ Menstrual Issues
✓ Neck Pain
✓ Nocturnal Enuresis
✓ Sex Addiction
✓ Skin Conditions
✓ Stop Smoking
✓ Stroke After Care
✓ Tennis Elbow