843.881.3002 karyla@healthgaines.com

Begin your journey toward improved health & self awareness

Meet Your Practitioner

I became involved with acupuncture when I was preparing to attend medical school. One of my mentors recommended the practice to me due to some health issues I was having. At the time, I was working with a lot of physicians in a modern western medical setting and I found that the doctors were not able to take much time with their patients. Also, it seemed they had forgotten that the body has an intelligence of its own and a desire to strive for survival through a healthy lifestyle. And, there was more: That certain warmth and embrace of natural healing was missing. After trying acupuncture, my health improved. It’s for this reason that I’d like to provide that experience to everyone. Solid health is achievable through focusing on food, movement, and trusting the body. Together I’ll take you through a treatment plan that cares for your mind and body, providing you with a full, warm, healthy, healing experience.

Whether you have pain or other functional health issues like allergies, diabetes or headaches, my system of healthcare will guide you through with lots of support along the way. Through acupuncture treatment and diet changes, you’ll be pleased with how your body responds and your overall health will improve.

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Treatment to nourish body and mind

Acupuncture Treatments

It’s not painful, it helps alleviate pain

Initially, you may come in with an old injury. Acupuncture will cause an immune system response bringing natural anti-inflammatories to the area of the injury, ultimately reducing the pain and increasing circulation. Also, the nervous system responds releasing serotonin and dopamine which gives you a calm, nurtured feeling after a treatment.

With functional problems like diabetes and cholesterol issues, using a combination of acupuncture, proper foods and specific supplements meant only for your particular issue, your vitality will return and you will start feeling more vibrant and energized than you have in years! Ask me, because I’ve been through it all myself!

THE QUESTION OF DRY NEEDLING…WHAT IS IT?  

If you’re looking for someone who knows about Dry Needling, your acupuncturist has the answer.  Please go to CONDITIONS I TREAT for more answers.

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AcuGraph Reporting

Reporting equipment to pinpoint trouble areas

AcuGraph Technology brings the ancient world into the 21st century. It will show you YOUR meridian pathways, which are the basis of Chinese medicine. It checks these pathways for excess (inflammation) or deficiencies to determine where the issues are as well as what’s working right.
The report you will receive is a graph, showing deficiencies highlighted in blue, red as inflammation, and healthy areas are in green. It will also tell you what foods will benefit your condition, what herbs are appropriate and the P.I.E score: Personal Integrated Energy score which is unique to AcuGraph Technology.

Read more about Acugraph

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Standard Process Supplements

Helpful diet balancing tools

Standard Process and MediHerb formulas are 100% organic, 100% whole food. Since 1929, they have been researching and refining the highest quality supplementation for all our health concerns.  Each formula acts as a precise instrument to fill in the holes in your diet so you get the correct nutrients and minerals needed. When you buy products over the counter, they often have fillers that compromise quality.  Quite often, over-the-counter supplement strength is minimal due to the amount of fillers and byproducts in them.  Trust your practitioner for the research she has done to offer you the best supplements out there.  And, of those supplements, Standard Process and Medi-Herb are top notch!

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

A Balanced Treatment

An open-minded and all inclusive approach to your therapy

Your treatment here will include acupuncture for your pain, counseling for your mind, and supplements and suggestions for your diet to improve your overall health. With this balanced program your needs become fulfilled and your health restores to balance.

  • Mind
  • Body
  • Diet

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

TESTIMONIALS

10 stars if I could

Karyla has changed my life in so many ways. Insight, introspection, peace, health...you name it. Her soul and her talents are a gift to the Charleston area.

M.B.

5.0
2016-09-27T15:27:57+00:00

M.B.

Karyla has changed my life in so many ways. Insight, introspection, peace, health...you name it. Her soul and her talents are a gift to the Charleston area.

Full of Grace

I love going to Karyla. I have an overwhelming sense of peace, relaxation and overall well being after a session. She addresses the emotional as well as the physical for an all encompassing healing experience.

J.G.

5.0
2016-09-27T15:28:23+00:00

J.G.

I love going to Karyla. I have an overwhelming sense of peace, relaxation and overall well being after a session. She addresses the emotional as well as the physical for an all encompassing healing experience.

Great Experience

Karla is an expert at pain relief, very professional and very caring. Karla takes the time to explain exactly what she does before she starts and makes sure you understands what she will be doing. Karla's facilities are clean and comfortable and you are not rushed. I would recommend Karla to anyone with pain.

D.R.

5.0
2016-09-27T15:28:46+00:00

D.R.

Karla is an expert at pain relief, very professional and very caring. Karla takes the time to explain exactly what she does before she starts and makes sure you understands what she will be doing. Karla's facilities are clean and comfortable and you are not rushed. I would recommend Karla to anyone with pain.
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When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

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