Relying on observations and the therapeutic collaboration between patient and practitioner, a unique strategy emerges and unfolds. In addition to listening to you and asking questions, I rely on pulse diagnosis to help us find a clear picture of you, your strengths and struggles, and then direct the course of treatment that would best catalyze your healing right now. The directional and dynamic pulse taking technique I use, which dates back to the Han dynasty, allows for an incredibly specific reading on your state of health and the treatment that would be most beneficial. The pulses are a microcosmic reflection of what is going on internally, and they shift from moment to moment, day to day, and from the beginning of the treatment to the end of the treatment.
Acupuncture is the central modality of my practice. Treatments often also include gua sha or cupping, moxabustion, and dietary recommendations.
Classical Acupuncture works with the Complement Channels (Sinews, Luos, Divergent and Extraordinary Vessel channels). These channels contain an essentially unlimited number of applications for reversing pathology and fully restoring health in a person.
Custom herbal or essential oil formulas (perfumes, aromatherapy blends, and incense) are able to support ongoing acupuncture treatment or facilitate self-cultivation practices in their own right. Please let us know if you are interested in a custom oil or herbal formula.