Healing

What is a Healer?

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in Healing

What is a Healer?

A co-worker is applying to acupuncture school and was asked to write an essay with the question: “what is a healer?” It got me thinking… A healer is your dog and cat, a plant, a massage therapist, a crystal, your grandma, organic leafy greens, your sports coach, musicians and artists, life coach, your astrologer… A healer (according to me) is someone or something, in that moment that has the intention to illuminate the bigger picture and expound upon it,  and doesn’t get lost in your story.       Let me explain: our friends can be tremendous healers, but intention is very important, and if the intention is solely to hold a...

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Pain, is it your friend or foe?

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 in Healing

Pain, is it your friend or foe?

The Pain in your brain is ready to wane.  Your body deserves to be heard! Pain is a huge problem for us as humans! It is incredibly distracting and uncomfortable…or is it? Depending on what kind of pain you have, chronic or acute, and the severity of it, this can be a major factor in your life.  I have been in the practice of moving towards my pain, at the suggestion of my yoga teacher.  When experiencing mild to moderate discomfort, I focus my attention at the sight of my pain, and surprisingly it helps to manage it, and I learn a lot! It seems to me if we turn away from pain, in addition to any anticipation of pain, our bodies tense, we contract our muscles,...

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How long will YOU wait?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 in Healing

How long will YOU wait?

Your body is wise, all of our bodies are, and they are constantly communicating with us, we just have to listen.  The problems arise when our bodies are speaking so loudly that we are suffering, right? Well, acupuncture, specifically 5-element acupuncture is designed to help you translate what your body is telling you, and the longer you wait, the louder it gets.  I don’t want you to suffer, so, when you come in to see me, I help you to better observe what is going on internally.  I don’t have all the answers immediately, but I do have loads and loads of poignant questions.  The trick is, that we are in constant communication with our bodies, and it is...

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