Dr. Edsall is a Board Certified Medical Acupuncturist and have been incorporating acupuncture in her practice since 2014. She has used acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for patients on inpatient medical wards, in outpatient active-duty military clinics, at Stanford’s Integrative Medicine Clinic, and at Dignity Health Medical Foundation. Dr. Edsall loves using the combination of acupuncture in support of psychotherapy because it allows me to target both somatic symptoms while addressing barriers in healthy emotional expression. This can be particularly helpful when working with patients who have been exposed to trauma and have concurrent chronic pain and/or other complex medical illness.
Acupuncture can also be helpful in bridging care between medical specialties, as oftentimes patients’ psychological symptoms manifest in ways that are more easily conceptualized and treated using acupuncture. Incorporating both the Eastern and Western perspectives helps me be flexible and creative in understanding the human condition and in communicating my treatment goals to patients and other providers.