Acupuncture is the most external treatment modality of all of the Daoist healing and wellness arts. It’s a modality that’s performed on us by a trained specialist. But don’t let its “external” nature fool you into thinking it only works on superficial problems. In the hands of a skilled therapist, acupuncture can powerfully and effectively initiate change in even the deepest levels of being. Body, mind, even spirit are all accessible to treatment with acupuncture.
Modern acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin, pre-sterilized, surgical stainless steel needles into various locations in the skin for the purpose of restoring and optimizing health, promoting wellness, and fostering longevity. Based on over 2,000 years of healing wisdom, it is the most external and most direct of the eight therapies and practices of the Daoist healing and wellness arts. It achieves the quickest results. However, because this modality has the potential to cause internal injury, it’s important to work with a practitioner who is fully qualified and experienced. Read on to learn more about working with me.
For over 2,000 years, practitioners of the Daoist healing arts have provided a comprehensive, holistic approach to diagnosing and treating most any disorder. By recognizing the intimate relationships between all aspects of being – body, mind, and spirit – and through an unique understanding of the ways they relate to each other, practitioners are able to effectively treat imbalances within any of them by treating the body alone. From the physical, to the psycho-emotional, even into the realms of the spiritual, the focus is on fostering health and wellness by treating the whole person.
Every patient is unique. Every case the first of its kind. Whether you are considering acupuncture for a specific condition, or you just want to improve your overall sense of health and well-being, my approach to treatment is very collaborative and patient-driven. I am not here to “fix” you, but to empower you to heal yourself. This is achieved by looking at the whole you, addressing the root causes of your problems, and focusing on restoring balance. I strive to provide a truly patient-centered experience, with the highest standards of professionalism and compassion.
A lack of understanding often keeps us from trying new things that may actually help us. No matter how long, or how much, we’ve been suffering from a problem, we’re often simply too afraid of the unknown to make any sort of substantive change. So we choose to do nothing. For many, acupuncture and the Daoist healing arts are a new concept. But they’re not magic, or voodoo. They’re based on thousands of years of empirical evidence. I want to make the process a bit less mysterious, and a lot more accessible.
Though acupuncture is the most immediate and fast-acting of all of the Chinese traditional healing arts modalities, it’s rarely a quick-fix. Only in a very few cases can immediate, yet lasting results be achieved. An unfortunate reality is that the majority of people who come for acupuncture treatment have been dealing with their problems for quite some time, often years. And it takes patience and commitment to unwind their often numerous imbalances, and effectively restore health and function. As with all of the Daoist healing arts, acupuncture works gently and holistically to restore balance and facilitate the healing process.