About My Practice
Classical Acupuncture is my primary focus for health maintenance and correction of chronic illness. The various services I offer can be used alone or in combination. I can help you discover what is the best choice for you among treatments.
What we offer:
• Classical Acupuncture / Moxabustion
• Herbal Medicine
• Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T.)
• Infra-red Sauna Treatments
• Magnetic Resonance Stimulation and left/right brain entrainment
using the MRS2000 and SLRS
• State of the art micro-current and color light therapy for facial rejuvenation and fast relief of pain.
Acupuncture / Moxabustion:
Classical acupuncture is used for the majority of patients. Treatment in the lineage of Professor J.R.Worsley, called Five Element Acupuncture is one of the most powerful treatment options for working on the level of the mind and spirit as well as the body. Lonny Jarret calls this style “Nourishing Destiny”. It is truly holistic and offers profound experience of wellness.
The reason that I hold Five Element Acupuncture in such high regard is that so many people are struggling to gain clarity about their life purpose. Because of this, many people suffer from stagnation. Even though they are functioning, they feel alienated, stressed, and overwhelmed. Stress is the root of much suffering and chronic illness.
Acupuncture works by harmonizing and correcting the circulation of the flow of Qi (energy with a bit of substance) through the main energetic pathways of the body. Quantum physics has verified that our entire material world is comprised of energy, as is the human body. In acupuncture theory, until chronic health conditions are addressed on the energetic level, the root cause or problem will often be neglected. Correction of energy imbalances or blocks can also prevent illness and encourage healthy living and longevity.
Moxabustion, the burning of carefully dried herb mugwort, moxa, on or near the energy points of the body, can give energy to the system and is especially great for people who need building or nourishment. It reaches the emotional and spirit level functions of the points, and the more substantive aspect of ourselves. Moxabustion is an integral part of Classical Acupuncture technique.
As an intuitive healer with a background in many forms of treatment I bring in acupuncture methods of many great teachers and healing techniques from various disciplines for patients who need relief from pain or other symptoms when appropriate or chosen. Many modern bio-energetic healing modalities have a root that is based in the Eastern Medical arts and science.
Chinese herbal medicine is an ancient, highly elaborate system of natural healing that has been used by billions of people for all kinds of health conditions. I offer mostly Chinese herbal formulas but do use a number of Western herbs and targeted nutritional supplements and homeopathic medicine as well.
Chinese herbal medicine is a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment, as it works on different substrates in the body and maintains continuity in therapeutic intervention.
Chinese herbs work more on the level of manifest physiology. The herbs contain macro and micro-nutrients that can have specific therapeutic effects on certain organs of the body, such as the liver or kidneys.
Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (N.A.E.T.):
I have seen great results with this technique. We are located in Sonoma County, California, which is a place where many people develop pollen and mold allergies. N.A.E.T. strengthens the body when it is in contact with a substance that formally caused a weakness. N.A.E.T. also helps identify whether certain essential nutrients are causing weakness in the body and therefore are not likely being well absorbed. By strengthening the body in the presence of the nutrient it can be better assimilated. For example, one patient described drinking a milkshake after being treated for calcium. She could never understand why people enjoyed them, but now felt like she was really taking it in.
We treat for nutrients before we treat for allergens such as pollen and mold, because being unable to receive nutrients may be the reason for the allergy. For instance, a person with a weakening sensitivity to Vitamin C, may have a tendency to get colds and allergies, and a person with a weakness in response to the B vitamins may develop Parkinson’s.
Energy Medicine- Non-needle techniques:
Non-insertion needling ( the acupuncture points are actually orbs that reside above and below the skin ), Micro-current and color treatment, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, Acupressure, Jin shin jyutsu, foot reflexology, cupping, Swedish-Esalen and Hawaiian lymphatic massage, use of tuning forks and sound, auricular point stimulation, Reiki, Matrix energetics, Applied Physiology, and other forms of intuitive energy and somatic healing of various disciplines gathered from 30 years of work and study may be offered alone or in conjunction with the acupuncture treatment.
I offer and teach techniques that utilize acupuncture points and guided imagery to help resolve and clear thoughts or emotions that have become stuck, and bring in new balanced and positive thoughts and emotions.
Qi Gung or Qi Cultivation techniques are breathing and movement exercises which may be given as part of the treatment homework and lifestyle coaching.
Infra-red Sauna Treatments :
We offer state-of-the-art personal Infra-red Sauna sessions. Infra-red saunas have many health benefits including:
• Weight loss
• Pain relief
• Lower blood pressure
• Better circulation
• Skin purification
• Wound healing
• Cell health
Magnetic Resonance Stimulation: MRS2000 and SLRS Energy Medicine:
“Research has proven that low energy pulsating fields within the frequency range of ‘the biological window’ (3-25 Hz), as well as the inner and outer wave patterns of the Earth’s magnetic field (7.83-11.79 Hz) can produce remarkable positive changes within the body…The term ‘magnetic resonance stimulation’ simply indicates that by applying a pulsating electromagnetic field that matches the Earth’s magnetic field, nearly all 75 trillion cells of the body can be stimulated into harmonic resonance. As a result, the powerful capacity within the cell membrane increases and enables the cells to produce more energy. This energy enhances the the self-healing powers of the body…
Mechanisms of Action as Presented in the Scientific Literature
• Improvement of energy balance
• More efficient blood circulation
• Enhanced oxygen transport
• Accelerated regeneration of sick tissues
• Faster, more complete bone healing
• Stimulation of neural cells and faster nerve cell healing
• Improved regeneration of ulcers, wounds and other tissues
• Relaxation of muscle
• Better fluid exchange through the cell membrane for complete cellular detoxification
Therefore, potential therapeutic applications of magnetic resonance stimulation include:
• Pain reduction
• Restoring balance to functional disorders caused by toxic environmental electro-smog
• Rehabilitation and mobilization after accidents or serious illness
• Prevention and wellness with improved heart rate variability
• Improved circulation, oxygen utilization and detoxification’
• Enhancement of mental well-being: lower stress, anxiety and depression
• Improved immune system function
Magnetic resonance stimulation offers a broad spectrum of benefits to human health with essentially no adverse reactions and very few contraindications.
Contraindications include epilepsy, pregnancy, and the presence of certain electronic implants.” 1.
1. Source: North American Academy of Energy Medicine
The SLRS uses sound and light to help the two hemispheres of the brain communicate subconsciously. It works with the MRS 2000 unit.
I’ve noticed gentle but profound changes in musical ability and coordination as well as emotional healing and evenness of emotion during difficult circumstances.
Micro-light facial toning using the acutron mentor:
MIcrocurrent and color light is used to tone the muscles of the face and and neck and stimulate collagen production for fill in fine lines on the face. It is also helpful for acne and body sculpting. Experiencing your authenticity does bring out your natural beauty. Five Element Acupuncture alone can bring the sparkle to your eyes, match your eyes to your mouth when you smile, improve your complexion and overall help you look and feel relaxed. This approach doesn’t take the place of a healthy lifestyle with lots of rest and joyful living, but it is a nice tune up for our faces. The micro-light treatments on the face are also tuning up various functional systems of the body and can have positive “side-effects” similar to foot reflexology since all the meridians reach the face and most begin or end on the face. I bring the acupuncture know-how to the treatments and can ground the session skillfully.