My style of acupuncture is gentle, reliant upon presence, and based on principles of Japanese, Classical Chinese, and Esoteric acupuncture. I will be spending time with you before your treatment, getting to know you, asking questions, using the teachings of this ancient medicine, and listening to determine the root cause of your concerns. More advanced sessions will include focused bodywork (John Barnes MFR, craniosacral therapy, AMMA Therapy® ), or Rice Grain/Gold Moxa, cupping, and/or gua sha.
Spiritual Direction, also called spiritual mentoring or spiritual companionship, is an ancient tradition, embraced by the mystics. It has been called midwifery of the soul. A spiritual director is a trained guide who listens, reflects back, and holds the space with you on your spiritual journey.
Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling
Using the principles of East Asian Medicine, these meetings focus on creating energetic balance and harmony with the goal of creating better health. This approach considers the individual's constitution, the energetic qualities of foods, and the impact of seasons on health. Recommendations often involve specific dietary adjustments, mindfulness practices, and lifestyle modifications to promote overall well-being and restore energetic balance. Recommendations for herbs and supplementation will also be addressed.
The Enneagram Typing Interview is a structured conversation aimed at helping the client discover their Enneagram personality type. The interview is conducted by a Certified Enneagram Practitioner who is trained to listen to your answers and observe body language in order to ask deeper questions to explore the client's motivations, fears, and core beliefs. Because of the Enneagram Practitioner's ability to ask deeper follow up questions, this interview process has a much higher accuracy rate than online or written tests. The insights gained from typing process contribute to more accurate Enneagram type identification, along with identifying your probable stress/security line numbers and wings (the other places on the Enneagram map where we move, depending on our circumstances). The result offers us opportunities for personal growth and deeper self-awareness. Most clients use the information from the typing process to do deeper work in Spiritual Direction.
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture
The Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture protocol is a specialized form of acupuncture that focuses on improving skin health and reducing signs of aging. It does this in part by harmonizing internal imbalances, improving the appearance of the face, neck and abdomen by promoting deeper health. This technique involves the insertion of very small and fine needles into specific facial and body points to stimulate blood circulation, collagen production, and overall skin vitality. Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture is believed to enhance natural beauty by promoting a healthy complexion and addressing various skin concerns. It is also deeply relaxing and calming and ends with a facial massage or abdominal massage.
PLEASE NOTE: Prior to being able to schedule this session, all new patients MUST schedule the Mei Zen Screening appointment to see if they are a good candidate for Mei Zen. If you are not an existing patient in my practice, or if you have not been screened for Mei Zen, please select the Mei Zen screening session first.
Bach Flower Consultation
A Bach Flower Consultation involves a holistic assessment of an individual's emotional state and well-being, conducted by a Bach Flower Practitioner who has extensive training in using the Bach Flower Remedies. Based on the assessment, a personalized Bach Flower formula is then created, consisting of up to seven flower essences tailored to address the individual's emotional imbalances and support their emotional healing. These natural remedies, developed by Dr. Edward Bach, are believed to positively influence emotions, promoting mental and emotional harmony, also easing physical complaints that have an emotional origin.