The Modalities I Bring to My Practice
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very small needles into specific spots on the body in order to stimulate certain physiological processes. The style I practice is very gentle and subtle, and is typically pain-free.
Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization as an effective treatment for over 50 medical conditions.
Medical Qi Gong
Medical Qi Gong is Chinese Medicine's energy work branch. It is primarily hands-off and uses visualization and guided meditation to affect the patient's qi level, which we say is like the blueprint from which the physical form manifests. It sounds very unscientific, I know, and I was skeptical at first but I have seen it work too many times not to believe in its effectiveness. The style I practice is that of Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, based on his studies in China.
Acupressure is essentially "acupuncture without needles", a method of using the hands to activate the same acupoints we use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The style I was trained in is Jin Shin Do ("Way of the Compassionate Spirit") BodyMind Acupressure, a holistic school that emphasizes how our emotions and experiences are held in our body and how to release them to promote healing.
Acupressure is a great, non-invasive option for those concerned about how they'd respond to being needled and a very effective modality in its own right.