Traditional acupuncture treatment is to place the acupuncture points and let the person rest 30 to 45 minutes while the practitioner moves onto treating up to 6 additional people within the treatment hour. In this practice I stay with you after the acupuncture points are placed and sink into the healing work with you through an acupressure approach to craniosacral (brain and meningies), organ (visceral), neural (nerve) overlapping contacts. I believe treating in this manner offers the most of my skill and service, and people who seek this service find comfort in not being left alone and often strong results.
Step 1: DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES
We begin with listening. I'll ask you about your health challenge and to understand you beyond a textbook idea, the way your condition presents in your life. I'll take your pulse, as each position corresponds to a different organ, and look at your tongue, which also gives us a map of the organs. Matching what you say with what your body shows gives me an understanding of how to best treat you and which acupuncture points will be helpful in your healing.
Step 2: PlACE THE ACUPUNCTURE POINTS
Acupuncture points are placed to treat the root deficiency, and specific to areas both local and away from the area of pain to further circulation; because all pain is a form of stagnation, restoring circulation creates effective and lasting change within the person.
Step 3: Acupressure Approach to
CRANIOSACRAL & NEURAL THERAPY
During needle retention, I stay with you in the room and begin to use gentle holding techniques, mostly at the head and sacrum, to allow fluid movement of cerebral spinal fluid and release restrictions within bone, artery, nerve, fascia, muscle, and energetic holdings. While osteopathic in its origins, Craniosacral Therapy feels energetic in its touch and is as profound in its potential to unwind the body as it is relaxing.
Step 4: Acupressure Approach to
ORGAN (VISCERAL) TECHNIQUES
If applicable, we will also work through the abdomen with gentle holding contacts specific to the organs that correct motility (natural movement of the organ that allows the organ to function with greater ease), and mobility (working with the fascial and ligamentous attachments of the organs that often cause pain when restricted, especially back pain).
REMOVE ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES, CHECK IN, ANSWER QUESTIONS, and FEEL BETTER!
The acupuncture needles are removed and disposed of in a medical waste sharps container. I'll leave the room and let you have a few moments to breathe for yourself. When you are ready you'll just open the door, I'll answer whatever questions you have about your session or give some feedback of what I learned about you by working with you in your session.