My name is Theresa Vernon, L.Ac. and I am a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbal therapist, and nutritionist in Northern California. I assist people all over the United States and in other countries. When working outside of California, we communicate by telephone and e-mail. If you are in the area or come here at times, we can arrange a face-to-face consultation if you wish.
I spent over ten years fully resolving my own issues with chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue. It was through this process and through working with thousands of patients over the past 27 years, that I learned how complex this condition is. The methods I emphasize have stood the test of time and have proven to be the most cost effective.
The initial discussion we will have is to allow me to understand your
concerns and goals to determine whether nutritional and/or herbal
therapy is suitable to meet them. This will be by telephone. If you decide working with me is a
good fit for you, the next step is to arrange for a hair tissue mineral
All nutritional and herbal programs are based on the hair mineral test results. The hair testing process gives me a strong basis for understanding what the best therapies will be for your needs. The re-tests help us see how well the therapies are working and how best to adjust them. I will arrange to send you a test kit through the mail. You will return the test kit to me when you have completed it.
I will submit the hair sample and test form to the lab and the test results are usually received by me within ten days. The test results are prepared in the form of a very comprehensive report that explains in detail what is being tested, the actual results, extensive background information related to the findings and detailed recommendations for the patient based on the test results.
The recommendations are both dietary and for a specific Nutritional Balancing protocol that is appropriate for your current state of balance. In certain cases, I may need to adjust the recommended program to better suit your needs. Regular re-testing about every 3 to 4 months assures that the nutritional program is always current and addressing your specific needs. It is this re-testing and updating process that gives Nutritional Balancing its unusual effectiveness.
Once the results are in, we arrange to go over them in detail and decide what therapies will best meet your needs and abilities. In addition, any need or desire for Chinese Herbal Therapy will be discussed and implemented if appropriate. Regular communication is essential to succeed in implementing the therapies, to adjust for any special needs, and in coaching any dietary changes involved. This is done through telephone and e-mail contact as often as needed to resolve the issue or concern.
Each person is unique and there is no single therapy that can address everyone's needs. For some, Nutritional Balancing or Chinese Herbal Therapy is all they need and they feel better very quickly. For others, it will take every tool we have, along with some special adjustments and experiments to get it just right. In some cases, these methods may not be appropriate. Every therapy is specific to you based on your condition, needs and abilities.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of working with me to improve your health issues, please fill in the contact form. If you would like me to call you directly, include the best telephone number to reach you. Or we can correspond via e-mail to answer any questions you may have.