A Blending of Functional and Eastern Medicine
I believe that our bodies, minds and souls need to be nourished through a blending of both functional and Eastern medicines. A respect for knowledge and wisdom gained from centuries of experience in herbal remedies, acupuncture, gua sha and meditation combined with modern insights and access to a deep understanding of both worlds, with each having its’ own unique approach lending the acupuncture and wellness experience at Solstice Acupuncture to a completely personalized session providing optimal results for each patient, whether woman, man or teen.
for Women , Men and Teens
Located in the heart of uptown Houston, Solstice Acupuncture and Wellness provides acupuncture treatments that are personalized for each of my patients. Specializing in individualized, high quality holistic care rooted in the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, while also understanding the value of Western medicine, my goal is to empower my patients to prevent and reverse chronic disease, achieve optimal health and recover a balanced lifestyle. Fatigue, aches and pains, insomnia, stress and women’s health issues are all signs of imbalances that can be helped with TCM.I want my patients to feel their best again! All this is done in a warm, nurturing space, an oasis amidst the stress of modern Houstonians lives
CONDITIONS WE TREAT:
Lower back, Hip and knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sport injuries, shoulder and neck pain, arthritis and sciatica, migraines and tension headaches, frequent cold, allergies, GI Infertility, PMS, menopause, irregular or painful periods, morning sickness, pregnancy related pain and discomforts, anxiety and insomnia, PTSD, Smoking cessation, weight management
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles to stimulate specific acupuncture points in the body. The wide range of conditions acupuncture can treat is immense, and with minimal side effects and almost no contraindications, acupuncture has been proven to help in alleviating PTSD, insomnia, chronic and acute pain, sport injuries, chemo induced nausea, and many other ailments. Acupuncture will not only help heal your body but will enhance and promote mental and emotional well-being.
AGELESS BEAUTY USING COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE
I believe beauty comes from within and we provide treatment that enhances this belief. Facial acupuncture addresses constitutional imbalances to reveal a more radiant and youthful skin. The link between optimum health and physical beauty is undeniable and by using massage, acupuncture and nutrition in combination with skincare technology we tighten and tone muscles, reduce fine lines and improve blood circulation for a healthy glow. It’s a natural approach to natural looking results.
Rejuvenate the natural way and enhance your glow by combining ancient Chinese techniques with cutting edge skincare technology. Reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tone sagging facial muscles and drain excess fluid retention .
Get a tailored facial and body acupuncture combined with LED light. Other tools and techniques may include facial rolling. derma rolling, Gua Sha, facial cupping and micro current treatments.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR ACNE
The approach in Eastern Medicine to treating acne is to read the signs and symptoms from your body to detect where there is inflammation. The skin is our larger organ and inevitably suffers the consequences of internal imbalances. In traditional Chinese medicine acne is the result of internal excess of heat and “damp“ accumulation, along with a system that has become sluggish at detoxing. As adult acne becomes a more frequent occurrence, breakouts and unstable skin is no longer a condition encountered exclusively during adolescence. Healing the skin takes time, but the results obtained with Chinese herbs and acupuncture are more permanent and gentle to the whole organism than traditional approaches that strip the skin of its natural barrier and leave it irritated and reactive. Our treatment includes a combination of Chinese herbal prescription, acupuncture and lymphatic drainage to promote the elimination of stagnated toxins, clear the skin and promote collagen production. While controlling acute breakouts, I also place emphasis in treating residual hyperpigmentation and scarring, a result of years of inflamed skin.
Cupping is an ancient technique that uses glass cups suction devices that by creating negative pressure on the skin release pain and muscle stiffness and encourages blood flow. Usually both acupuncture and cupping are combined in one session for optimal results. Cupping has become very popular in recent years with athletes due its effectiveness in alleviating sore muscles due to overuse.
Herbology plays a major role in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Just like Acupuncture, herbal medicine address several disfunctions to bring balance to the body. Most Chinese herbs are used in formulas and are taken in "tea" form. Several presentations are available at our clinic (pills, capsules, granules, etc). Please discuss with Soledad which option will better suit your lifestyle.
Soledad Duffy, LAc
Hello! I’m Soledad Duffy, a licensed acupuncturist in Houston, Texas. I bring a unique approach and understanding to my acupuncture and wellness practice by blending my M.D. experience in Western Medicine with my deep knowledge and understanding of Eastern Medicine. I have a keen understanding of the complexity of the human body and its intricate connections to the mind, emotions and the environment that each of my patients experience. It is with this background, and as a patient of acupuncture myself, that I can personally testify to the power of Chinese Medicine and the results that can be achieved. With consistent treatment, and application of healthy lifestyle choices, we can bring comfort to you and your medical ailments.
A little bit about me:
I am a mom of three, a wife, an Argentine by birth, and a Texan by choice. I believe that everyone deserves a space to themselves that is safe, free of judgement and concern. A retreat from life’s everyday expectations and obligations. I believe the body has an ability to heal itself when given the opportunity to do so. I have created this space to provide a very safe and effective form of treatment that is becoming a necessary therapy in most chronic conditions.
I also work at Memorial Hermann Hospital ( Memorial City) as the Acupuncturist of a multidisciplinary Pain Management Department, pursuing a passion of Integrating Oriental Medicine into Mainstream Medical Programs.
Medical Degree ,Sum Cum Laude from the University of Buenos Aires
Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ACAOM Houston, TX
National Board Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
National Board Certified Herbalist (NCCAOM)
Texas Licensed Acupuncturist
Certifications and continuing education
Medical Pulse Diagnosis (MPD™)
Electro-Acupuncture Medicine (EAM™)
Mei Zen Protocol for Weight Loss and Facial Lifting
Cosmetic Acupuncture with Shellie Goldstein
Fertility Symposium 2019
Do you have a question you would like to ask before scheduling an appointment? The quickest way to reach me is by phone at 832.582.6436 or if you prefer, you may complete the form below. Please allow up to 24 business hours for a reply to all emails.