Who Can Benefit?
I enjoy working with all sorts of people: men and women, adults and teenagers, straight and gay, people just starting to find their way in the world, overworked employees, busy executives, entrepreneurs, students, artists and creative people of all sorts.
Do you have any of these symptoms?
People seek acupuncture to help ease their persistent symptoms of:
- Bodily pain and injuries of all sorts (arthritis, back pain, neck pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia)
- Headaches and migraines
- Allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disorders
- Compromised immunity, viruses, infections
- Depression and anxiety
- Low energy
- Insomnia, nightmares, and other sleep disorders
- Stress management
- Menstrual disorders, infertility, menopause, hot flashes
- Digestive disorders
- Irritable bowels
- Addiction recovery
- And many others
The spiritual aspect of my tradition of acupuncture can also assist with:
- Creating and connecting with a vision for the future
- Anger management
- Issues of self-worth and confidence
- Letting go of old habits, ideas, ways of living
- Taking action, the next step, moving to the next level
- Interpersonal issues
- Creative inspiration
- GLBT issues
And sometimes, people who seek acupuncture are just looking to feel better in general or wish to prevent illness down the line.
Truly, there are very few bodily, mental, or emotional symptoms that can’t benefit from acupuncture treatment because this medicine is based on strengthening the system of the whole person, from the core outward. The origins of acupuncture in ancient Chinese cosmology show how all parts of our lives interrelate and function as a whole. This is why people who come in with one complaint notice that numerous other symptoms are helped in the same treatment.
Acupuncture and chronic illness
Acupuncture does not “cure” chronic diseases, but as medicine for the body and spirit, it can help strengthen someone who is living with such a condition. It can also ease particular symptoms, lessen the harsh side effects of Western medical interventions, and soothe your spirit as you navigate a challenging journey. You may also, through offerings and discussions, find yourself in a new relationship with an illness, an inquisitive “dance” instead of an exhausting fight, learning more about yourself and what it means to live well in the process.
You can benefit even if you’re not "sick"
I believe that, with our hectic, always-on Western lifestyle, in which we get too little rest and nutrition, most people can benefit from the restoration of balance and peace that acupuncture can offer.
My discipline of traditional acupuncture is also great for helping healthy people to “move to the next level” with increased vitality and immune function. As a holistic treatment of the body, mind, and emotions, it is also ideal as additional support during stressful periods, for accessing inner wisdom and inspiration, or even as a relaxing treat for yourself.