Isis Acupuncture

About Isis Acupuncture

Kathryn Morgan BauerKathryn Morgan Bauer, Dipl. OM, L. Ac., MSOM, discovered a passion for acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through her study of medical and cultural anthropology and her experiences with several acupuncturists in San Francisco, California. Her medical background includes extensive study and clinical application of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to address gynecological and fertility issues in women. She was fortunate to receive comprehensive post-graduate training in Japanese-style acupuncture and movement therapy from Jeffrey Dann, Ph. D., L.Ac., a senior master in Traditional Asian Medicine with over 30 years of clinical experience.

Kathryn also has additional training and experience in the treatment of sports injuries and pain, which complements and enhances her Japanese-style acupuncture and movement therapy techniques. She is certified in holistic facial rejuvenation acupuncture and massage. She is also certified in Acutonics/Vibrational Medicine.

Treatment Philosophy

Kathryn's treatments are holistic, noninvasive and thorough. She assesses each individual's medical history, his/her constitutional strengths and weaknesses, and his/her imbalances before developing a customized treatment. She uses her knowledge of acupuncture and herbal medicine, as well as appropriate adjunct therapies (such as dietary and lifestyle recommendations, moxibustion, auriculotherapy, and Acutonics, among others) to achieve optimal results. Kathryn also believes acupuncture and herbal medicine are powerful tools for preventative healthcare. She uses her expertise to bolster constitutional weaknesses or imbalances with the intention of preventing more severe health problems in the future.

Kathryn is dedicated to consistent communication with her patients, as she believes her patients' comfort and well-being are essential to the healing process. She will modify treatments on an ongoing basis to maximize results. She also works cooperatively with other medical specialists in order to enhance conventional treatment methods and in order to obtain more profound and enduring results.

Areas Of Specialization

Women's Health and Fertility

  • Infertility - assisted reproductive technology, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), hormone imbalances, endometriosis
  • Gynecology - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, PMS, menopause
  • Obstetrics - health maintenance during pregnancy, morning sickness, labor induction, insufficient lactation, post-partum depression

Japanese Acupuncture Techniques & Physical Therapy - Japanese needling and physical therapy techniques including Sotai movement therapy, Shiatsu, and refined superficial and deep needle structural acupuncture

  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries
  • Orthopedic and musculoskeletal problems
  • Structural alignment

Respiratory disorders - colds, flus, asthma, allergies

Dermatology

  • Facial rejuvenation and beautification (including acne, dry skin, puffiness, age spots, wrinkles, scars, broken capillaries, dark circles under the eyes, and more...)
  • Eczema
  • Facial massage

Oncology - chemotherapy and radiation side effects (hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, anxiety, insomnia)

Stress management

Anxiety

Insomnia

Depression

Infertility in men

Chronic fatigue

Weight control

The Story Of Isis

Isis has gone by many names and played many roles in history and mythology. She was an ancient Egyptian goddess with myriad attributes whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world.

Some of her many titles were:

  • Goddess of motherhood and fertility
  • Matron of nature and magic
  • Goddess of simplicity - from whom all beginnings arose
  • She who knows how to make right use of the heart
  • The Brilliant One in the Sky

She was known to listen to the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak alike. Many of Isis' priests and priestesses were healers and midwives. They were said to have special powers, including dream interpretation and the ability to control the weather by braiding or combing their hair (Egyptians considered knots to have magical powers).

The symbol of Isis in the heavens was the star Sept (Sirius), which was celebrated because its appearance not only marked the beginning of a new year, but also announced the advance of the flooding of the Nile, which brought renewed wealth and prosperity to the country. After the Sun, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky.

The story of Isis and all that she represents - new beginnings, creation, abundance and compassion - are the intentions that drive the treatments in Kathryn's practice. She believes everyone should have the opportunity to receive effective, holistic, affordable health care.