Welcome to Blue Heron Center

Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD created the Blue Heron Center Inc. to to provide the community with services and classes that a promote holistic lifesyle and well-being with a strong focus on Oriental Medicine. We offer acupuncture and acupressure to rebalance the energy flow in the body and mind, herbal formulas to build immune function and help stop allergies and other illnesses, qigong and yoga to stay fit and limber.

“Health is our greatest resource. Without our health, everything else in life is diminished. Holistic medicine is about supporting all levels of health; physical, mental/emotional and spiritual. As a holistic health practitioner, I help my clients get back on track with a healthy lifestyle and diet. Many illnesses can be prevented this way. I treat a broad variety of symptoms using acupuncture, acupressure,  and herbal medicines to assist people in learning how to help themselves by adjusting their lifestyle. Qi gong is becoming central to my personal and professional practice. Qi gong is learning how to personally regulate the healing power of qi through the body in order to effect positive changes.” Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD

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Acupuncture therapy is the use of very fine needles inserted at specific body points to help stop pain, harmonize energy flow, increase metabolism and the potential for healing.

Acupuncture is used to treat many conditions including: allergies, asthma, headaches, body aches, joint pain, hormonal imbalances…

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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture can naturally diminish the signs of aging! Watch your complexion brighten, balance and heal while fine lines disappear and larger wrinkles dissipate.  Treatments include body points that help improve sleep, pain reduction, emotional balance and more!

Skin is the only organ we nourish from the inside and the outside.

Come find out how Cosmetic Acupuncture addresses both!

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Herbs and Nutrition

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbal therapies are generally formula based and single herbs are rarely used. TCM holds that every medicinal substance has its strengths and its shortcomings, and each ingredient in the formula should be carefully balanced in quality and quantity, in order to accentuate its efficacy…

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We now have Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi classes at Blue Heron Center! Yoga Therapy and Yin Yoga guide the yoga practitioner to correct alignment and total relaxation. Qigong means clutivating Qi or life force energy. Intention, Breath practice, and posture or movement are the components of Qigong. There are thousands of forms of qigong.

Tai Chi is synchronized Qigong movements. It is an exercise that calms the mind and body to open into a greater experience of energy flow. It has roots in the martial arts and today Tai Chi is practiced for great health benefits as well as moving meditation, building awareness and spiritual perspective.

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“After more than 4 weeks of excruciating pain in my right leg/knee area, a friend recommended I make an appointment with Dr. Gayl.  He had gone to see her for the same problem that I was having with my Sciatic nerve and she was able to help him.

I was told by my doctor to keep icing my knee and to continue to take it easy- except for some short walks.   The doctor said if things do not improve in a few weeks to come back and they will send me to see a specialist!  I was so frustrated with that answer because it had been more than a month since I had been able to run or walk without limping/pain. I was also tired of being in pain and feeling helpless!

…It would take me almost 30 min to walk a mile and 45 for a mile and a half.  But after the 1st appointment with Dr. Gayl, I was able to walk more than 3 miles.  The longer I walked the better I started to feel.  Also that day I walked a mile in 22 minutes not 30! Improvements!  Went back a week later for my second appointment with Dr. Gayl.  She worked her “magic” and the next day I was able to run 2.5 miles! I had not been able to run in more than 5 weeks!!!  I could not believe what was happening! It was a miracle!  She is wonderful!  Definitely GREAT at what she does! I am so much happier now! I can’t stop talking about how much she has helped me!  My recovery has been so much faster thanks to her!  Thank God for Dr. Gayl!”


“I heard about Gayl on a radio talk show. My hands were in such pain I could only drive my car using my forefinger and thumb. It would kill me to shake hands with people. Months went by before I finally decided to call. Despite my fear of needles I had to give acupuncture a try. I am now able to snap my fingers easily, the pain is gone and the flexibility is back. Quite a lot of progress. “
“My last treatment helped tremendously. Within 2 days the difference was very noticeable. The redness and soreness reduced and the thickening and swelling less. I also feel like my inner stiches are dissolving. Acupuncture has made a huge difference in my mind and body. I feel better all over. I have less anxiety and are more balanced in my life.

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