I view medicine as a conversation – a series of dynamic energy exchanges. In practice, I collaborate with patients to explore the cycles of change and transformation. My treatment style is based on observations of natural phenomena and on the understanding that all life is composed of movement and vibration. Health and healing is not a start/stop pathway or achievement-based entity, but a lifelong process. I believe that no matter where someone is along this journey, the most vital task is to establish a connection to joy and hope. No one is ever beyond change.
“A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.”
We are all just walking each other home.
Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that specifically works with the human biofield. Everything that exists has an energy field that extends beyond the easily observable physical body. The field has differentiated layers that correspond with physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of being. Anything that exists in our physicality will first present in the field. Healing Touch also works to balance the chakras, energy vortexes located at specific locations within the human body. Chakras manage the energy information that we receive and send out into the world. Healing Touch can bring about profound change in physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. It is exceptionally powerful for clearing long-standing blocks, resistant life patterns, and behavioral loops.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of finely-gauged needles at specific depths and locations within the body to alter energetic vibration and energy flow. Acupuncture is based on the knowledge that energy called qi (pronounced “chee”) flows throughout the body in predictable ways, along pathways called meridians or channels. These channels are connected in an intricate network that covers all parts of the body. When the normal flow of qi is interrupted, the result is pain and/or dysfunction. Acupuncturists alter the flow of qi by manipulating the energetic vibration at specific acupuncture points, via the insertion and manipulation of filiform (solid shaft) needles. The location, number, depth of insertion, and retention time of needles varies from patient to patient and with the type of imbalance being treated. Each treatment is custom-designed to the unique individual exactly as he/she presents at that precise moment. The selection of acupuncture points that will most effectively harmonize the flow of qi within an individual is an art based on interpretation of data collected through both conversation with the individual, as well as through diagnostic techniques such as pulse assessment and abdominal palpation.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on technique that assesses and restores balance in the flow of the dense fluids and deep fascial membranes of the central nervous system. Using tactile assessment, this therapy discovers areas of restriction, and with the most delicate touch, holds and allows the bound areas to unwind at their own pace. Craniosacral therapy works systemically, and techniques can be applied anywhere on the body, but it is commonly known for its special ability to restore balance in the bones of the skull as well as the sacrum. This work is extremely relaxing and enjoyable to receive. It is subtle, yet profound.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
In Chinese Medicine, natural herbs have been used for thousands of years to alleviate ills and harmonize the body. Each herb has a unique mechanism of action, and interacts in specific ways when combined with other herbs. To this effect, formulas can be custom-designed to address each individual patient’s needs. Herbal formulas are very effective at treating both the root cause of a condition, as well as the symptomatic branches. In addition to being effective, herbal formulas do not involve the harsh side effects of Western pharmaceuticals. They can be used for acute or chronic conditions, and are available in a variety of forms.