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Health & Wellness

Atlas Health & Wellness Health has a strong belief that an integrated holistic approach to health will ultimately result in a much better experience. This thought process will hopefully provide a way to include these treatments into life in order to, not just address pain or dysfunction, but improve overall quality of life. We look forward to helping you get your body back to a perfect balance.

atlas Health & Wellness

Overview of services

  • PAIN MANAGEMENT

    When there is an imbalance in qi and other fluids, our whole body can be affected leading to pain and illness. Acupuncture helps stimulate your body’s qi to restore it back to a perfect balance.

  • Sports Injury

    Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization tosuccessfully treat over 44 conditions including pain and sports injuries. It can improve blood circulation in the affected areas, which speeds up the healing process and creates an anti-inflammatory response, which reduces swelling and decreases pain.

  • MENTAL HEALTH & OVERALL WELL-BEING

    Chinese medicine looks at the body as though everything is connected via meridians flowing throughout your body. This is why physical health affects mental health and vice versa. Acupuncture treatments address both areas of the body in order to establish overall well-being. Acupuncture has been used to treat many emotional disorders such as, depression, anxiety, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and has been used in the treatment of addictions.

  • NUTRITION & FITNESS COUNSELING

    Dr. Sarah has extensive knowledge in both East and West nutrition and offers nutritional counseling to help facilitate your healthcare needs. She is also a certified fitness expert and Spin instructor and offers exercise/lifestyle recommendations, as well as, fitness coaching programs to help you. Dr. Sarah can help plan a training schedule for you as well as plan a diet to keep you in excellent shape to help you excel for your race, or can help you figure out what fitness regimen is right for you. Dr. Sarah is here to help you attain your healthcare and fitness goals through Chinese Medicine and your own lifestyle habits.

  • HERBAL PRESCRIPTIONS

    Dr. Sarah is also a licensed herbalist in the state of California and when appropriate, may prescribe an herbal formula to help further your treatment. They are usually in pill form, and come with explicit directions for suggested usage.

  • WOMEN’S HEALTH, INFERTILITY & PREGNANCY

    Many studies have been performed showing the effectiveness of Acupuncture with infertility in men and women. It has been proven to increase blood flow to reproductive organs, regulate the endocrine system and benefit overall health, as well as, promote relaxation. It has also been proven to help with nausea associated with pregnancy and many other pregnancy issues, and several other women’s issues, including PMS, menopause, PCOS, and endometriosis.

  • Full spectrum infrared Sauna

    Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air around you, infrared saunas penetrate the skin more deeply, allowing for a more effective detoxification process.

Some of the benefits include:

  1. Detoxification
  2. Relaxation
  3. Improved Circulation
  4. Weight Loss
  5. Skin Health
  • PEMF Mat therapy

    PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) mat therapy, a cutting-edge treatment that uses electromagnetic fields to support the body's natural healing processes and promote overall well-being.

Some of the benefits include:
  1. Pain Relief
  2. Improved Circulation
  3. Enhanced Recovery
  4. Stress Reduction
  5. Better Sleep
  • Combined Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna & Cold Plunge Therapy

    By combining these two therapies, you can experience a synergistic effect that enhances the benefits of each treatment.

Some of the benefits include:

  1. Enhanced Muscle Recovery
  2. Improved Circulation
  3. Detoxification
  4. Stress Reduction and Mental Clarity
  • Microneedling

    Microneedling is used on the face, neck, chest and hands for wrinkles, acne, dark spots/age spots, sun damage and many other cosmetic treatments. An electric pen is used containing several tiny needle heads to stimulate cell regeneration as well as collagen production. Microneedling offers a natural, effective alternative or complement to other cosmetic procedures, such as, Botox and other fillers.

  • COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE

    Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have been used for aesthetic purposes for hundreds of years and can provide a safe, natural, non-invasive alternative to cosmetic facial procedures. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture activates your own body’s qi and fluids to restore it back to a normal balance in order to rectify wrinkles and other skin problems. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can treat many skin issues, such as, wrinkles, crow’s feet, double chin, saggy skin, eye bags and dark circles, facial discolorations, redness and dark spots, facial puffiness, dry skin, sallow skin color and acne. A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with facial acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment.

  • CUPPING

    Cupping is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine used to release the outer/muscle layer. Cupping is used to reduce pain and tension in the muscles, as well as, for many other ailments, such as colds and flu, fever and even Facial Rejuvenation.

  • GUA SHA

    Gua Sha is another ancient form of Chinese Medicine used to stimulate and detoxify the underlying issues of the skin and muscle layers. A small rounded tool is used to rub the skin in order to address the issue at hand.

  • Moxibustion (MOXA)

    Moxibustion (or Moxa) is a form of Chinese Medicine, where a dried herb, called Chinese mugwort, is rolled into a stick. This stick is then burned and held close to the skin to warm and penetrate the layers beneath the skin. Moxa helps with muscle relaxation, as well as, fevers, infertility, digestive issues, headaches, pregnancy issues, and many, many more.

  • SERVICE INDUSTRY LIFESTYLE CONSULTING

    As a bartender for many years, Dr. Sarah understands how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in the service industry and how hard it can be to transition into another career. She is here to help you with your health and wellness goals, whether it’s eating better while at work or getting on a better sleep schedule or anything else you may be struggling with. She can also counsel you on moving into another career path, if that’s what you wish to do. She is here help you live your happiest, healthiest, fullest life!

  • Red Light Therapy

    Red light therapy, a non-invasive treatment that harnesses the power of red and near-infrared light to promote healing and rejuvenation at the cellular level.

Some of the benefits include:

  1. Pain Relief
  2. Skin Rejuvenation
  3. Muscle Recovery
  4. Mood Enhancement
  5. Hair Growth
  • Cold Plunge Therapy

    The cold plunge involves immersing your body in cold water for a short period of time, typically between 2-5 minutes. This cold therapy has been used for centuries to promote health and wellness.

Some of the benefits include:

  1. Muscle Recovery
  2. Improved Circulation
  3. Increased Metabolism
  4. Stress Reduction
  5. Enhanced Immune Function
  • Combined Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna & Red Light Therapy

    By combining these two therapies, you can experience a synergistic effect that enhances the benefits of each treatment.

Some of the benefits include:

  1. Skin Rejuvenation
  2. Muscle Recovery and Pain Relief
  3. Detoxification
  4. Improved Circulation and Metabolism

Dr. Sarah Pigeon

atlas Health & Wellness

DR. SARAH PIGEON, DACM, LAC

Atlas Co-founder and leading Chinese Medicine Doctor and Acupuncturist

Dr. Sarah Pigeon, DACM, LAc is an acupuncturist and herbalist, licensed in the state of Virginia and nationally, practicing primarily in Virginia Beach. A dedicated general practitioner with a special interest in microneedling, pain management, sports injury, peak performance and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Sarah treats a full range of conditions affecting adults and children. She obtained a Doctorate of Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine — San Diego. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego. Dr. Sarah teaches Spin/cycling classes and brings her passion for fitness to her practice by incorporating recommendations for exercise and stretching when necessary.  She published a health and wellness guide, “Feel Awesome Everyday,” to further help people with their wellness journey.

Working with commitment and enthusiasm, Dr. Sarah is an advocate of integrating medical and wellness modalities into her treatments. She believes that all types of medicine are strongest when working together with a focus on prevention and pain management. She works with her patients as well as other healthcare practitioners, and integrates beneficial lifestyle habits (such as yoga, meditation, exercise, stress management, and nutrition) into every treatment plan.