What inspired me to become an acupuncturist is the desire to help people return to nature as well as their own true nature. Our bodies are microcosms reflecting the world around us, each with its own internal seasons, weather systems and rhythms. Puberty is a season, new motherhood is a season, and so is menopause. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help us find ease and be fully present during these transition times.
Acupuncture can work on a physical level to balance digestion, relieve chronic pain and headaches, boost energy and immunity, just to name a few. When I work with patients, I try to bring relief to these physical complaints while also addressing the more subtle aspects of a person’s mental and emotional well-being. In Chinese medicine there are five elements each corresponding to a season, emotion, taste, color and time of day. I seek to understand each patient’s elemental constitution and the lens through which they see the world to best support their care.
I have helped countless patients with depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, eating disorders and hormonal mood swings through acupuncture, herbs and building a tool box of behaviors and habits that encourage living their best self.
I encourage you to learn more about acupuncture and how it can benefit you. This is a great place to start.