As someone who has been in continuous practice as an acupuncturist since 1990, my work has evolved over time. I started out doing conventional TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acupuncture and herbalism, and while what I did helped many patients, it seemed to me there were missing elements.
I found what I was seeking 14 years later when I took a year-long course in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. Finally, a style of acupuncture that addressed more than just the physical level! As time has gone on, I have developed my own style of Five-Element Acupuncture which, I feel, more effectively addresses the underlying emotional traumas that lead to disharmony and disease. In fact, I define healing as "the release of emotional baggage."
Does that mean that I don't address physical symptoms? Of course not! Once symptoms have manifested on the physical level, they need to be alleviated, and I work not only with acupuncture and herbs, but often also with homeopathy, diet, exercise, and lifestyle, as appropriate in each case.
If you are interested in a holistic approach to your healing process, one that addresses the emotional as well as the physical, then you may find that the style of acupuncture I practice--Quan Yin Five-Element Acupuncture--is the right fit for you.
What happens to us emotionally has a direct bearing on our physical health. Quan Yin Acupuncture is dedicated to the idea of helping you move from hurt to healed by assisting you in releasing your emotional baggage.
Your first visit runs from 2 to 3 hours. It includes the initial intake as well as an acupuncture session, which varies in time according to what energetic blocks are present. After your session, I take the information I have gathered from the intake and your acupuncture session to create a protocol that is uniquely tailored to you and, in addition to acupuncture, may include herbal therapy, homeopathy, dietary and exercise suggestions, and lifestyle recommendations.
I have always enjoyed helping people, so while raising my son and daughter, and looking for the best ways to keep them healthy, I realized that what I really wanted to do in life was work in holistic healing. At the time, I was an avid student of homeopathy. With no path to licensure in the US, I decided to enroll in acupuncture school and thus discovered the wonderful world of Chinese medicine. My work continues to evolve, and I am grateful that I get to help those on their healing journey.