Mendocino Mobile Acupuncture is the Acupuncture practice of Carol Francois, Licensed Acupuncturist. Carol will travel to your home, office, or hotel within a 20 mile radius of the town of Mendocino including the communities of: Albion, Casper, Comptche, Elk, Fort Bragg, and Mendocino to provide Chinese Medical services.
For over 30 years Carol has specialized in the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions, women’s health issues, trauma, and addictions. She strives to provide the finest health care with grace and compassion. Carol listens to her patient’s concerns and works with them to identify the areas of imbalance in their lives so that her patients can be more aware of the ways in which they can practice self care in order to achieve optimal health and wellness. It is her belief that as each of us attains better health and wholeness in our lives, we create healthier communities, thus benefiting the entire planet.
Carol offers a free 15 minute consultation. Please call her at (707) 733-6828 to book an appointment, or to ask any questions.
Now through May 31, 2019 take $10.00 off of your first visit.
Carol Francois, Licensed Acupuncturist, is a native San Franciscan and the youngest daughter of the late Terry A. Francois, the first African American to serve on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. She holds a Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Sciences, and has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic therapies since 1980. Carol first became interested in Holistic Health when she was a young woman, and suffered with health issues that Western Medicine was not able to affectively address. She thought there must be other less toxic and invasive healing methods that could help her to attain better health. After graduating from high school Carol attended San Francisco State University where she was able to pursue her growing interest in natural medicine. Carol attained her Acupuncture license in 1990 and since that time has worked extensively with women’s health issues, substance abuse and trauma, and acute and chronic pain conditions. She is a founding member and Executive Director of Acupuncture and Recovery Treatment Services Inc. (A.R.T.S.).
For many years, Carol worked in the San Francisco County jails and appeared in numerous news segments documenting this important work. Since 2001, Carol has been studying a lesser-known style of acupuncture called Master Tung’s Points www.tungspoints.com that is renowned for its immediate results using only a few needles.
Carol has a gentle touch and brings compassion and sensitivity to all those who come to her for help. To contact her, please call (707) 733-6828 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
After 30 years of practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area I have relocated to the Mendocino area, and invite you to experience my high level of care.
Conditions Recommended for Acupuncture by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.)
*Cataract (without complications)
*Disorders of the Mouth Cavity
*Pain after tooth extraction
*Low back pain
*Spasm of the esophagus and cardia
*Acute and chronic gastritis
*Chronic duodenal ulcer
*Acute and chronic colitis
*Acute bacterial dysentery
*Paralysis after apoplectic fit
*Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis
*Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
The placement of fine, sterile needles into specific areas of the body in order to activate the body’s internal energy system or “qi.” When this system is activated, the body’s own recuperative power is stimulated, promoting natural healing for a wide variety of medical problems.
Herbal medicine has been used in China for more than 5000 years. Even today, most pharmaceutical drugs are derived from the active ingredients found in herbs, plants and trees. Chinese herbal formulas were traditionally: prepared as teas, which many westerners have found challenging to ingest. Fortunately, many herbal medicines are now available in a variety of forms, such as tablets, powders, tinctures, and capsules. Herbs may be prescribed for numerous ailments as an adjunct to acupuncture, since they assist in the body’s healing process.
If you have any food allergies or sensitivities, let your acupuncturist know prior to taking herbal formulas.
Usually performed on the back and neck, cupping is a suction technique that uses glass or plastic jars to stimulate the flow of blood and qi in the superficial muscle and skin layers of the body. It is commonly used in cases where there is an old injury, chronic pain or an acute cold. Although cupping can sometimes be uncomfortable for patients, particularly the first time they have it done, most people report tremendous relief from their symptoms almost immediately after treatment. It is normal for the skin in an area that has been cupped to show discoloration. The skin color may take 3-7 days to return to normal. It is very important to protect a recently cupped area from exposure to wind or cold drafts.
A heat therapy that utilizes an herb called “mugwort,” moxa penetrates heat deeply into the body, helping to eliminate problems caused by cold-related conditions. Moxa comes in various forms, including: sticks, loose herbs, and preformed cones.
Chi Nei Tsang
An abdominal massage that stimulates qi and blood flow through the internal organs and aids in digestion and elimination.
Aromatherapy, used since antiquity, is the practice of applying natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots and other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
Inhaling the aroma from these “essential” oils is believed to stimulate brain function; absorption of the scents can promote whole-body healing.
Food is a form of medicine. Therefore it is helpful to identify dietary changes that might assist the body in its natural healing process. When the body receives what it needs, it is capable of healing itself.
Back on track to feeling healthy
Carol’s calm, comforting nature along with her intuitive healing skills set me back on track to feeling healthy, strong and well again on
multiple occasions while she was practicing in Santa Cruz. We miss her here!
Carol is wonderful. She has a calmness about herself along with a friendly caring and thoughtful professionalism.
Acupuncture for sciatica
Carol has always fixed my sciatica! She is a wonderful mix of a gentle kind person with healing hands and spirit!
Carol is the very best!!! She’s gentle, soft spoken and leaves you with a very calm, good feeling!!!
Carol is an Amazing Practitioner
Carol is an amazing practitioner! I was referred to her by a friend and I had my first appointment with her a few weeks ago. She was patient and thorough with my intake and she made sure I was comfortable the whole time. She has a relaxed attitude but also showed confidence and years of experience with the way she worked. She was really communicative, telling me exactly what she was doing and what to expect-reading pulses, needling, how long she would leave the needles in for, what she saw from my tongue diagnosis etc. I’ll definitely be returning for more treatments from Carol to heal my joints and mellow out my stresses!
~ Olivia T.
Carol is great!
“Carol is great! She has a warm personality that puts you right at ease, especially for a newbie to acupuncture, like me!” – R. Scherek
Physical, mental and spiritual health
“I learned about Carol Francois through a co-worker. When I had my first appointment with her, saw her smile and felt her kindness, I realized that she would be the right person to treat me and guide me in the path of good physical, mental and spiritual health, as all of these elements are connected in one.” – C. Torres
We understand that you are not living your best life possible unless your mind and body are completely healthy. That's why we take a holistic approach to preventing and reversing disease.
Our goal is to provide alternative medical care that will reverse and prevent disease using the fundamental healing principles of mind-body medicine. Our results prove the best way to heal the natural body is naturally without pharmaceuticals.
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Herbs were commonly used before western pharmaceuticals were introduced. Treating and preventing medical conditions with herbs is natural and safe.
We specialize in non-narcotic practices in healing pain such as headaches, chronic pain, joint pain, and back pain. Our goal is to treat and relieve your pain permanently instead of you having to use pharmaceuticals.