Integrative Acupuncture Care
Integrative Acupuncture Care moves beyond a single-stranded approach and weaves the threads of multiple healing systems to serve the health needs of my patients. In my practice this includes…
Lifestyle Coaching & Stress Counseling
Everyone on this road of life has a health-story. It seems we are always dancing between feeling well and some kind of sickness or suffering. When we find ourselves meeting the issues of health and healing, we are often on uncertain ground. Uncertain ground can be the result or the cause of health issues. When healing is sought, being met with compassion and having the opportunity to tell the story of our health journey is essential. In my practice, I always have an ear for not just the objective aspects of health, but for the deep subjective journey of living and living through the challenges that life gives us. To that end, authentic listening, honoring and mindful support is a key part of my practice and is a standard part of the treatment and service time.
Acupuncture & Traditional Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture is a time-proven therapy from China that uses the insertion of small, sterile and single use needles. The treatments consist of inserting a few to several needles into specific “acu-points” along the superficial tissues of the body. The acu-points stimulate a healing response into the local tissue and a reflexive healing response in the complex and interrelated systems of the human body.
Acupuncture therapy is one branch of an old, wise tree known as Traditional Oriental Medicine. In addition to acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine (we only use GMP certified and safe products), Qigong, Cupping, Tui-Na, Moxabustion and Diet all are a part of this ancient system. A course of treatment can include any combination of the said therapies, typically for 3 to 6 visits in acute conditions and longer for chronic conditions.
Therapeutic Bodywork & Massage
Therapeutic Bodywork & Massage were my first trainings in the healing-arts. The craft of addressing wellness with the art and science of touch has had a profound influence on my perspective and approach to healing. Therapeutic Bodywork addresses soft tissue conditions, stress patterns, relieves pain, shifts distressed emotional states, improves range of motion and flexibility, as well as calming the nervous system and enlivening the vital energy of the body.
My therapeutic training in bodywork and professional experiences have been extensive. I will either integrate the different bodywork modalities into an intuitive, healing session, or I take parts of systems and apply them with Acupuncture treatments for specific orthopedic issues, stress management and other situations as needed.