When your energy is balanced and supported you are the best version of yourself. You will find you are better able to face challenges and recover from stresses. Healthy lifestyle choices become easy. Creativity, joy, mental focus and better sleep come naturally. Sometimes the best way to get a sense of how this works is to hear how it has been for some of my clients.
When I first met Kate*, she had just had surgery to remove a lump from her breast, but didn’t want cancer to be the focus of her life. In fact, she wanted to get back to doing photography and asked for help in reconnecting to her motivation for that. Following surgery she went through chemo and radiation and came for acupuncture on a regular basis during that period. It really helped improve her energy, sleep, appetite and reduce pain. It also helped her find her connection to her real self - other than as a cancer patient. As she recovered from the depletion brought on by chemo, she did return to her artwork with new focus. She also used the acupuncture process to improve her ability to sort out her priorities, and to continue to recover physically and emotionally from the experience. It has been a pleasure to see her develop more confidence in her work, as she shows nationally and internationally and continues to evolve artistically.When your energy is balanced and supported you are the best version of yourself. You will find you are better able to face challenges and recover from stresses. Healthy lifestyle choices become easy. Creativity, joy, mental focus and better sleep come naturally.
Sophia* is an artist who creates sweet, whimsical artwork. When she came to me she was working in a job surrounded by a lot of hostility and negative people. She was so depleted and affected by that setting, that she had almost lost herself. She had been experiencing unexplained anger - not a normal state for this gentle, kind woman.
I cleared her energy field from outside influences. We did a lot of work helping her to strengthen her boundaries (acupuncture can support this). The anger faded quickly. Also her energy level began to improve. She began to reconnect with her intuition and inspiration. Eventually this led her to leave that job and focus more on her artwork.
She called to ask if I had ever worked with the condition she had before. I had not. (it's relatively rare). We kept talking and she told me it was definitely worsened by her stress and anxiety. It was affecting her sleep and making her exhausted and miserable. Now, that I've got plenty of experience with! She decided to give treatment with me a try.
On her first visit, I explained that I treat each person's underlying energy imbalances, which are what happens before any physical symptoms show up. If we could get her energy flowing better, she might see a reduction in symptoms, even ones I haven't encountered before. But our first place to focus was on the stress.
After the first two sessions she was able to find a sleeping position that let her escape her symptoms (which were worse at night) and she began catching up on sleep. This made a huge difference to the healing process. We were both encouraged to see this change - it had been months since she'd had a good night's sleep.
But now her symptoms began showing up more during the day. Natural healing doesn't always take a linear course. She stayed with the process and experimented with ways of getting relief. She continued getting help from her other doctors also. Little by little it began to change. Each time she came for a session, she would leave feeling better and more relaxed. She also had a chance to talk with me about what was happening. Sometimes new connections or suggestions came out of those talks. Mostly it was just helpful to have a place to open up about what was going on - at work she was trying to just keep going without letting her condition show or slow her down.
After a while things had settled to the point that I could do some hands-on bodywork (Zero Balancing) on the affected areas. I could feel a ton of energy pouring out of the back of her neck and head. She felt it too. She left the office that day feeling especially calm.
From that time on her physical symptoms began to lessen. She also made some significant changes to her diet with the help of a nutritionist and felt a big difference from that change. She was already feeling a lot better emotionally and had a much better balance, stress-wise.
Now she really started to see the physical symptoms that had been so stubborn start to melt away. We kept meeting when needed to support the process. All of her doctors were impressed with the recovery she made in a relatively short time for a condition that can be very difficult to treat.
Most of all it was gratifying to see her come into a much stronger place in herself. Life events that would have previously been agitating, she is now handling with equilibrium. She continues to be an inspiration of courage and persistence in finding healing on many levels. It has been my privilege to help her along this path.