Emotional Health

Lightening Up, Becoming Unstuck: Strengthening the Spleen via Acupuncture

The study of consciousness and its effect on the physical body is richly explored in Chinese medicine. It has become a speciality of mine as an acupuncturist. Modern medicine calls the effect the mind and emotions have on the physical body psychosomatics. Though this is...

Healing Cultivation Practice: Acupuncture Points as Shamanic Allies

Self-cultivation is necessary for healing. It requires time, attention and the creation of relationship. Within the healing process, there is the very important relationship between the practitioner/healer and patient. The practitioner acts as the guide and the coach within the healing journey. From the central connection...

Healing Depression & Anxiety via Digestion: the Acupuncture Approach

I honestly became an acupuncturist to help myself. Chinese medicine arrived as a type of “godsend” during my mid-20’s. I’d always suffered from depression and anxiety, which would negatively impact my sleep, breathing and digestion. Acupuncture was really the only thing that reliably helped me...

Completion: Acupuncture “Rebirthing” Techniques to Release Emotional Stagnation

“The personal is political!” This is a famous quote from the feminist Carol Hanish. I recall hearing this when I was a college student at Brandeis University: in my Women’s Studies course! I was struck by its power, as I know many others have been....

Evolving Through Change: Acupuncture as Spirit Medicine

The process of change or “evolution” requires several steps. It’s common to feel “stuck” or “lost” within this process. To change or evolve asks us to let go of the past, including relationships, behaviors, thought patterns, as well as aspects of ourselves we’ve become used...