How Does a Treatment Work?
Acupuncture is implemented by placing very fine, sterile needles at strategic points on the body called acupuncture points.These points are located along pathways of energy or meridians where Chi flows. In Chinese medicine Chi is the vital force that enlivens every cell. As Chi flows naturally through our bodies it gives us the energy needed to live and thrive. When this flow of energy is blocked, illness can manifest. An acupuncture treatment unblocks the energetic obstruction that causes illness and brings the body into a state of health and balance. The needles used are hair-thin, sterile and disposed of after each use.
What Types of Modalities Are Used?
Modalities: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese-style acupuncture, Five Spirit Alchemical Acupuncture and Acupuncture Physical Medicine.
Nutrition: Incorporating Chinese medicine nutritional guidelines, cutting-edge nutrition (raw food, super food, metabolic typing, food-based supplementation, detox protocols using nutrient dense foods and herbs, super herbs to boost the immune system, improve bone health, hormonal balance, and longevity).
Energy Healing: Qigong, Therapeutic Touch (TT), tuning forks and prayer bowl sound for healing and balancing chakras, guided imagery, Reiki, (trained with Belleruth Naperstack), breathwork, Heartmath, pranayama, affirmations (based on Louise Hay's work; specific to individual’s disharmony and physical symptoms), Emotional Freedom Technique or Meridian Tapping based on model of integrating energetics of Acupuncture points and Western (and Easterns) model of psychology.
Seasonal Food Therapy: Nutrient dense foods are used to cleanse body and eliminate toxins to reset your hormones and metabolism.
Coaching: Individualized and online consult.
Ongoing Classes: Vibrant life workshops on nutrition, stress reduction and optimal living.
How Many Treatments are Needed?
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Similar to physical therapy and exercise, acupuncture treatments are cumulative. Some people experience immediate relief while others may take months of regular weekly or biweekly treatments to achieve desired results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Each treatment is tailored to individual constitution and needs. Acupuncture is universally used as a stress reduction modality, is very beneficial for health maintenance and seasonal “tune-ups” replenishing ones vial life-force or energy. Some people feel energized after their acupuncture treatment while others may feel relaxed.