Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse, and Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Valerie Montoya is a licensed Acupuncturist and an experienced Registered Nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center, who received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the World Medicine Institute in Honolulu, HI. She also studied abroad in China while at World Medicine Institute.
Valerie obtained a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from La Salle University in Philadelphia, graduating with honors Magnum Cum Laude. Her nursing background includes adult medicine, specializing in trauma-orthopedics and medical-surgical areas. In 2003, she moved to Honolulu to work at Tripler Army Medical Center’s Neonatal ICU. She is still currently working as a NICU Nurse on a part-time basis and teaches Infant and Neonatal massage to military families.
Philosophy and Mission
Valerie believes that “your health is your wealth” and preventative medicine is at the heart of this philosophy. She knows that health and well-being happens with a personal decision to achieve balance in our lives. While bridging the gap between Western and Eastern medicine, Valerie is dedicated in helping empower her patients. Through treatment and education she will guide you to achieve your goals of optimum health and balance.
An Ancient Medicine
Acupuncture is ancient medicine that have been used as a health care modality for over 3,000 years. Its holistic approach can treat the symptoms and the root of disease. When there is a disharmony of the flow of “Qi”, or life energy, in the acupuncture channels in the body, an imbalance in the individual appears as what western terminology describes as “disease”. The complex theory of Chinese medicine does not label signs and symptoms as “disease”, however, but as patterns of disharmony that can be treated and restored to health. Behind its philosophy exist the view that the human body, mind, and spirit have the ability and potential to return to homeostasis and health.
Besides Acupuncture, Valerie can also incorporate other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities such as cupping, gua sha, nutritional therapy and Qi Kung. Valerie is Reiki I & II certified. In treatment, one or more modalities can be utilized to prevent and treat many conditions such as infertility, anxiety, sciatica, hypertension, depression, dysmenorrhea, etc. The World Health Organization has also recognized Acupuncture to be proven effective in treating over 40 diseases and disorders(http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html). Each treatment is individualized to meet each person’s unique medical needs.
For information on Infant Massage–group classes or private sessions–click here.
15% discount for military & healthcare professionals 1st treatment
$75 for the first treatment (90 minutes)
$65 for regular treatments (60 minutes)
Treatment packages available
Wednesdays & Fridays by appointment only
Please call to make an appointment
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no appointments via email)