Welcome to Acupuncture at the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh

For more information and to book an appointment, please email Kayla at ksimmonsmt@gmail.com or call (412) 206-9837.

What’s Your Health Story?

When’s the last time that you sat down with a healthcare professional and were able to tell them your whole health story from beginning to end?

This is where all of our sessions will start. The details of your health issues are the keys to differentiation. And Chinese Medicine theory is all about differentiation.

Chinese Medicine theory is the system I use to diagnosis all of my patients. This diagnosis provides me with treatment strategies. From here, we discuss treatment options to help you reach your end goal. Treatment options can include, but are not limited to: acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, massage therapy, cupping or gua sha, movement therapy, and breath work. These are all treatments I can offer in-house. However, I am also well-versed in understanding other options which may require a referral: physical therapy, counseling, pharmaceuticals, surgery, ayurvedic counseling, and many other options.

What Does Chinese Medicine Treat?

People often wonder what Chinese medicine can treat. In theory, Chinese Medicine can treat everything. In practice, Chinese Medicine excels in certain areas. Furthermore, each practitioner has their specialty focus. I focus on treating acute and chronic pain, reproductive/sexual health for women and men, digestive disorders, and autoimmune disorders. Acute infections, viruses, and reoccurring viruses (such as HSV or Shingles) also respond effectively to treatments. Post-operation rehabilitation and scar work treatments will help to get you back on your feet after a surgery, reduce appearance of scars, and limit the growth and spread of scar tissue and adhesions, which can cause issues years down the road.

About Kayla

Kayla Simmons is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, massage therapist, and yoga instructor who uses a blend of these modalities in each treatment. She has been working with and studying the various human body systems for the last ten years with an emphasis on understanding how to bridge the mental, emotional, and physical bodies.  Her passion lies in teaching her patient to understand their holistic self and make informed decisions about their healthcare.

Kayla began her journey in the healthcare field at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy ten years ago. In 2014, she completed her 200-hour Hatha yoga training with the Himalayan Institute and then immediately began a four-year graduate program in Asheville, NC to achieve her Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is currently taking a year long intensive course with Dr. Evan Rabinowitz to deepen her understanding of Chinese Herbs.