an elegant map of the body
Classical Chinese Medicine creates a Map of how all the elements work together in the body, and uses needles to navigate it. This Map makes sense of our emotions and our history, of our ancestors and our organs, and of how Qi flows through the meridians in each season and in response to different foods and experiences.
Private Classical Medical Acupuncture sessions are 60 or 90 minutes, in Asheville, NC. This type of acupuncture is helpful for chronic and acute pain (including back pain, headaches, TMJ, arthritis, sprains, tendonitis), infections (colds, flu, bronchitis, Lyme & co-infections), digestive issues (such as GERD, IBS, constipation, parasites), gynecological issues (such as PMS, hot flashes, infertility, irregular or painful cycles, endometriosis), skin conditions (acne, eczema, herpes), allergies, asthma, mental/emotional health (depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress), and pregnancy and postpartum support for mama and baby.
The 9 Stages of Alchemy offer a clear framework for regenerating your authentic, sacred embodiment and soul purpose, by letting go of any baggage preventing you from self-actualizing the life you're born to lead. Once you embark on the Path of Alchemy, nothing that arises is seen as pathological, but rather as a signpost of potential being activated for the next phase of your evolution.
Each stage of Alchemy includes specific acupuncture treatments, meditations, qi gong practices, and self-reflection exercises, tailored to support you in manifesting what your heart truly wants to create in your life.
These long treatments are helpful for clearing long-standing challenges on all emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental levels -- especially for clearing trauma-related patterns at the cellular, subconscious level. If you've "tried everything" and nothing seems to make a difference (or symptoms return over and over again), a deep clearing treatment is a good place to start! These sessions clear "treatment blocks" out of your being, so your body-mind-spirit can recognize a good suggestion when it hears one, which liberates you to make the healing progress you desire and deserve!
Acupuncture treats pain, both physical and emotional. It helps us resolve digestive problems, menstrual and hormonal challenges, and many other physical issues, while also helping us to understand underlying root causes. Classical Chinese Medicine works on the deeper, emotional layers of trauma and stress stored in the body, to clear those experiences out of the body, sometimes before the “medical acupuncture” can do its best work. Alternatively, the somatic and the psychological can also co-exist. I’ve given deep healing treatments, like a Ghost Points Treatment or Alchemy Sessions, to people who are in severe Lyme Disease, and we find their “disease process” is about their evolution. This is how Classical Chinese Medicine sees the pathology as the potential for their greatest growth.
It is not uncommon for a new client to ask, “how did you make sense of my entire life, in one second? We just spent half an hour talking about this and you connected all the dots in a way that makes sense and I don't feel like I'm lost I don't feel like I’m hopeless and crazy.” And I say,
“You’re not crazy. You make sense to me.”
And that's such a gift, to have a map to understand individuals, to use this classical framework to see how all the pieces fit together and how our energy moves in different ways. Sometimes, I try something herbal or in Acupuncture, and it's immediate magic; other times, it doesn't shift as much as we hoped, and that's feedback. There are many other options -- especially if there's been trauma, a deeper clearing session may be needed. Everyone who has back pain is treated differently; everyone who has insomnia is treated differently -- there are as many different patterns going on in each individual as there are stars in the night sky.
In the Daoist practices, we learn to take in all sorts of energies and transform them. Any external substance, experience, or internal emotion can be transformed with the appropriate cultivation, clear intention, and skill. "Gong" translates as "skill" -- the practices of Qi Gong, meditation, and internal Alchemy (Nei Gong, or Inner Skill) all deepen our awareness of our inner world, so that we can become more skillful at transforming what we find there. With this work, we learn to tap into the painful places, so that instead of that energy holding back our creative life force and maintaining dysfunctional patterns, we learn new ways to let it transform what’s stuck and painful, so that it can actually give us more energy -- we can be fully in our power and our strength.Learn more about empowering Trauma Transformation
To honor the current pandemic and global upheaval, private session pricing has changed.
Full price remains $120/hour, but all in-person, in-office bodywork sessions are now offered on a Gliding Scale of $75-120/hour. The first session is usually 90 minutes, so the gliding scale is $111-180 for your initial visit. Wherever along that financial continuum feels right for you works for me, no questions asked!
I cannot accept insurance (due to the gliding scale), but if your plan includes a Health Savings Account, you may pay for your sessions with that debit card, or request in advance to get a receipt for your session to see if your insurance may reimburse you.
Please note that there are also package options for both in-person and online private sessions to accompany my Thriving Beyond Trauma online course, as well as packages for distance healing and Zoom coaching sessions.
If you'd like a taste of my teaching style and energy, to see if we're a good fit for each other, register here for the free mini-course Embodying Courage in Challenging Times! Or schedule a free phone consultation here!
Let's chat! I want us both to feel sure we're a good fit for working together. Book a free phone consultation today, so we can address any questions you have about your unique situation, and get a sense of the best next steps on your path toward radiant vitality!