A Few Words The mission of Heart Source Wellness is to help people step into the lives they would like to create.
I take a holistic approach to healing by combining acupuncture and the energetic healing modalities including Body Talk and Neuro Emotional Technique (N.E.T.) to address a patient’s specific needs for the body, mind and spirit. I specialize in women’s health and also have success treating conditions that affect men and women alike, such as; stress, anxiety, pain management, autoimmune disorders, migraines and headaches. Additionally, my treatments can facilitate working through belief systems that may be holding you back, such as; body image, worthiness and lack of motivation. My main goal is to provide a treatment plan and a caring environment that helps the patient move forward in all aspects of the healing process, so they can get well and stay well.
Like many healers, what started me on the path to becoming an acupuncturist and energy worker is that I was trying to heal myself. In my mid thirties I was given the diagnosis of endometriosis, an autoimmune disease that causes lower abdominal pain and effects fertility. Despite always having some degree of pain, it was the difficulty becoming pregnant that started the healing journey. I had been primarily addressing the condition through western medicine, but two years and two surgeries later I was still in pain and still not pregnant and now there was a considerable amount of emotional turmoil in my life. I just couldn’t help but feel like there had to be a more gentle approach, one that worked with my body. I had heard from an acquaintance experiencing infertility, that acupuncture really helped her. I thought, “why not give it a shot”? I started getting acupuncture treatments and after the first month everything about my cycle changed, I had less pain, I was more relaxed and then three months later I was pregnant.
If this were Hollywood that would be the end of the story, everything all tied up with a perfect bow and a happy ending. In some degrees it was; I achieved my end goal, I became pregnant and gave birth to a healthy baby. However, after my daughter’s birth I found the pain of endometriosis creeping back into my life. By this time I was in acupuncture school, after all it changed my life in such an impactful way and I wanted to do that for others. I resumed getting acupuncture treatments and it was working, but this time around I found myself caught in a cycle, after a series of treatments the pain would subside only to have it slowly come back 3 to 6 months down the road. I was so grateful for the relief, but I wanted to have it stick. Acupuncture takes a body, mind and spirit approach, which caused me to wonder, if it had to do with my emotional state of being. The pain did seem to be worse if I was more stressed out or anxious. At the time I had already started taking Body Talk courses, because for some reason I always ended up with patients who were sensitive to needles and I still wanted to be able to help those sensitive people who were looking for a more holistic approach. Luck was on my side, because this type of energetic healing can also help peel back the layers of our emotional patterns that contribute to disease and discomfort in our body. Once I started doing the work on an emotional level and changing my patterns, I found the stretches between the incidents of pain elongating, until one day I noticed I just didn’t have it anymore. Though it was at times difficult, I am so thankful for having done that work. Not only did it resolve my physical ailment, but it has served me well in the way I relate to people and how I deal with stress and difficult emotional situations. My experience taught me peace of mind and on a personal level allows me to be compassionate and empathetic in facilitating this process with my patients.