WHAT DO I DO
I will take an hour with you. And unlike a clinic setting, I treat only one patient at a time. A full medical intake based on the principles of Oriental Medicine will allow me to get to know you and understand your concerns. One or more of the following modalities may come into play during the course of your treatment. No two sessions are exactly alike because everyone is different and you are constantly changing.
ACUPUNCTURE - Effective for pain management and stress reduction
Acupuncture is the ancient Asian healing technique that employs the insertion of thin sterile needles into special points on the skin. They are located along lines of energy called meridians which travel through the entire body. Once a needle is inserted, the Central Nervous System is stimulated to release a myriad of brain chemicals and natural pain killers which allow the body to heal itself. Not only is the immune system stimulated but the production of blood cells increases as well. Acupuncture needles are so small that the patient usually experiences minimal discomfort. They remain for 20 - 45 minutes until the body indicates they are ready to be removed. I practice the very old “Barefoot Doctor” techinque of staying with the patient for the entire treatment and allowing the body to show me how to conduct the healing session.
Attending California Acupuncture College in Westwood, CA from 1984 - 1987, my Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine was received from SAMRA University in Los Angeles in 1988. In 1989 I became a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California. I humbly stand in the shadow of my ancestors and all of my teachers who have taught me their effective ways of healing. I have been in my current office in Beverly Hills since 1994.
ACUPRESSURE - Heals musculo-skeletal pain and injury as well as psycho-emotional pain and imbalance
Acupressure is the driving force behind my healing journey. Created in rural Japan to prevent illness, Jin Shin Jyutsu employs light finger pressure on acupuncture points. Translated as “The Art of Moving God Energy In Compassionate Man”, circuits are connected through my fingers and the patient’s body to open natural flow patterns of qi. It is the best way I have ever found to ease pain and maintain optimal health. Most patients float into a gentle state of relaxation similar to that experienced in meditation. Mary Burmeister brought this amazing healing modality to America. I am fortunate to have apprenticed with one of her top students, Paul Abell, Ph.D. for many years. Rounding out my education is a certification received by The Acupressure Institute of Berkeley from my studies with Micheal Reed Gach. In 1983 I began my professional healing career as an acupressurist.
ANIMAL COMMUNICATION & HEALING - Pets need healing, too!
As the daughter of a Veterinarian I grew up working in my father’s practice. I seem to have a natural affinity for dogs and cats. It is fun and so rewarding to bring health and happiness to animals. They are furry bundles of love. Sometimes the greatest challange is not knowing what is wrong. I remember my father saying, “Here is where we wish they could talk.” With the foundation of your Veterinarian’s insights and lab results, I’m able to help figure out an effective course of action for your cat or dog, or just ease their pain. With the myriad of things I do, a healing session with me is the next best thing to having your pet speak to you. And at the same time, I can give them a boost in energy.
HERBAL, VITAMIN, & MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION - Optimizes internal organ function, boosts the immune system and provides necessary building blocks for health and well-being
In many situations the body needs support to continue healing beyond the hour long office visit. Testing the body for Chinese herbal formulas and/or vitamins and minerals creates a healing program for you to attain your health goals. Not all patients require supplementation. I encourage patients to bring in products they are currently taking to be tested for effectiveness. Everything you ingest is a suggestion to the body. If you are taking too many products or things that your body doesn’t understand, you are confusing the system and throwing money away. Let me make sure that what you are taking is actually helping you.
HANDS-ON ENERGY HEALING - Using Medical Intuition to identify the patient’s disorder, and then tapping into the limitless Source of all healing, I place my hands on the patient's body and allow them to pull energy through me as I conduct the healing for their specific needs. It is able to:
1) give energy
2) clear blockages
3) balance polarities
4) ground and integrate the patient’s energy fields
Rosalyn Bruyere founded the premiere energy healing school in America during the 1980’s, The Healing Light Center Church. This is where I first studied extra-sensory perception and laying-on-of-hands healing. My most amazing teachers who put me on my path were Jim and Pat Murphy. I will always be indebted to them for introducing me to energy you can feel as well as energy you can see. Working with Spirit Guides and Angels allows me to conduct Divine energies to my patients. This amazing connection is able to transform pain and suffering. Ms. Bruyere cleared the way for healers to be a more visible part of society accessible to the masses. And the Murphy’s encouraged me to study acupressure, continue on to acupuncture school, and dedicate my life to being a healer and a minister.
MASSAGE - Rubbing the patient’s muscles with my hands to relieve tension or pain
Moving energy on multiple levels in the body results in a more complete healing than a singlular techique. Often times including massage after receiving acupuncture, acupressure, or cupping is exactly what is required to break a cycle of pain. I have been trained in Swedish massage, Shiatsu, and Do-In.
CUPPING - A very powerful treatment for alleviating muscle spasms, pinched nerves, whiplash, sciatica, and the common cold
Creating a vacuum inside of glass cups so they adhere to the back is an effective tool, as the Chinese translation says, “to pull out evil”. This technique is done around the world and is not unique to Asian medicine. It is very effective to place the cups on the skin over the needles. This allows for healing to take place on multiple levels simultaneously: the surface, the muscles, deep into the acupuncture meridians, and where tendons attach to bone. It is not painful. It just feels like there is a giant octopus sucking on your back. There will be circular marks that remain for a day or two, but I use fairly light suction so there is no serious bruising. The slight tissue damage that occurs triggers the body’s natural ability to come to the rescue with fresh blood and lymph to heal the problem area.
MOXABUSTION - The burning of herbs over acupuncture points or areas of the body to heal a painful situation that is cold, damp, or sluggish
The herb Artemesia Vulgaris is combined with other ingredients and rolled into a stick which when burned and held over acupuncture points brings soothing relief. It is held a safe distance form the body and does not touch the skin. Increased blood flow from the heat and natural pain relieving properties of the herb encourage the body to heal itself. Sometimes I will teach the patient how to use a moxa stick by themselves so they can continue their treatment at home for as long as is necessary.
NATIVE AMERICAN HEALING - Spirit healing, clearings, and blessings
So very humbled and filled with gratitude am I for my studies with Jeff DeSmet in Native American prayer, ceremony, and sacred gathering of herbs. To receive his teachings and then be able to assist him in this world and on to the next will remain one of my life’s most precious experiences. Native American Ancestors work with me and through me to do spirit healings, clearings, and blessings. A'ho, Metakuye Oyasin, and all my relations!
SOUND HEALING - The layers of energy outside of the body are where disease begins. By providing the sound vibrations of optimal health based on the frequencies of the heavens and the earth allows for freedom from disease and the infusion of vital life force energies. Sound healing has been done around the world for centuries.
I met the French founder of Vibrational Sound Therapy, Fabien Maman in 1989, and continued to study with him in his very first 4 year class taught in America. You may read about him and his sound, color, and movement course of study online at: http://www.tama-do.com Currently I employ orchestral gongs, bells, and tuning forks on acupuncture points to address the energy fields of the patient. Sound may or may not be used at the same time as acupuncture depending on the patient’s condition.
COLOR HEALING - Gives energy and balances energy
Included in my course of study of Tama-do was the opportunity to study with the amazing French color healer, Patricia Janus. Not only did she introduce Vicky Wall’s Aura Soma Color Balance Bottles and quintessences, Patricia created her own line of healing essences which I also employ. My advanced training in Aura Soma was with Vicky’s successor from England, Mike Booth. Theo Gimbal’s research on planetary color vibration and accessing those frequencies through draping the patient in silk cloths is yet another effective technique for healing on all levels. Color is part of a continuum in science 5 octaves higher than sound. Sometimes to effect a complete change in the patient’s pattern of pain or dysfunction it is necessary to use color and sound healing together. Chakra healing and guided color visualization used with Qi Gong is a profoundly effective combination of modalities. I see my patients getting immediate results on a daily basis with the added dimension of color.
ESSENTIAL OILS - Applied to acupuncture points, mixed with massage oil, or diffused into the air as an aroma therapy, they work brilliantly on all levels to heal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances
I had the good fortune to study with Peter Holmes, Licensed Acupuncturist and Master Herbalist, for 5 years. He has published the best reference manuals and guidelines for utilizing essential oils available today. And he manufactures and sells the highest quality oils in the world. Using only certicfied organic oils distilled from plants that are either organically grown or ethically wild harvested with concern for regional biodiversity and sustainability, his products are amazingly effective. You may purchase his wonderful books and products at: http://www.snowlotus.org
CRYSTAL HEALING - Placing crystals and stones in a lay-out on and around the body conducts energy to release stuckness, transmute patterns of suffering, and call forth an infusion of clean new energy. The crystal kingdom works hand-in-hand with devas, guides, angels, and the Divine Creator
Introduced to crystal healing in 1997, I was amazed at the various properties stones possess. In doing the work you look, listen, feel, and allow the patient’s guidance to select which stones to use and where to place them. Crystal healing increases the energy a patient can access to clear pain, change a repeating pattern, or unlock cellular memory that has become a problem. Crystals are amazing conductors of energy. Remember making a radio from a simple quartz crystal in science class when you were in school? I am constantly in awe of the profound healings I get to see in my practice on a daily basis through the power of crystals and gemstones.
ANCIENT HAWAIIAN HEALING - 12 levels of energy tethered by sacred geometry and brought forth by 5 Hawaiian Kahuna living in stone currently residing in Waikiki. It is a way to provide healing for the whole world and all peoples
Similar to Reiki in that energy transmissions are conducted into your being allowing you to heal yourself and others. The main difference is that the bandwidth available in Reiki has 7 levels and the Ancient Hawaiian Healing has 12. I utilize ARCH, Kaula training, and I’O every day. There is a striking resemblance between the Native American connection to spirit and the Ancient Polynesian, or Hawaiian ways.
Full-spectrum color healing combined with sacred geometry is one of the most powerful tools I employ.
THETA BRAINWAVE HEALING - Get to the bottom of the issue and deal with it once and for all! Accurate diagnosis and instantaneous transformation is possible on all levels. Do you need a miracle? This is the technique that can make it possible
ThetaHealing® is an organized healing system designed by Vianna Stibal to create change on all levels: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. The work is done with unconditional love by the Creator of all That Is. Psychiatrists have determined that only 12% of your mind is your conscious waking mind. The other 88% is your sub-conscious. Here is where false belief systems, inherited traits from your DNA, shock, trauma and all kinds of negativity reside. Unwanted information is replaced with positive thoughts, goals in alignment with your truth, and healthy pain-free cellular function. ThetaHealing® can most easily be described as an attainable miracle. I have had the honor to facilitate quite a few wonderful changes in people’s lives since becoming a Certified ThetaHealer®. And for that, I will be eternally grateful.
QI GONG AND KUNLUN HEALING - Cultivating energy or qi through movement and breath that comes from the Chinese ancestral source of Universal power used to heal oneself and others
The regular practice of Qi Gung and Kunlun Nei Gung strengthen internal energy to maintain wellness while working as an energy healer. Acupuncturists commonly do some form of Martial Arts practice to stay strong and replenish the energy they use in facilitating the healing of others. It is a profoundly effective healing tool to teach qi gung exercises, breathing, and visualization to my patients. My most incredible, humble, funny, smart and awe-inspiring teachers who taught me the practices I do today can be found online at:
Master Hong Liu: http://www.qimaster.com
Max Christiansen: http://www.primordialalchemist.com
CHANNEL FOR DIVINE HEALING FORCES - Being a trained Medium allows for higher powers to speak through me and work through me on behalf of the good of others
Many blessings to Amy Wiggins for teaching we lowly beginners so many years ago. Rosalyn Bruyere’s top mediumship teacher, Amy and her multitude of teachers in the spirit realm taught us every form of psychic divination possible. Communicating with the other side can take many forms. Each person developed their own style under Amy’s profound clairvoyancy and guidance. The only way to become proficient is to practice. And practice we did. After studying with her for almost 2 years, our class continued to meet in my home and practice every week for another 2 years. I am in communication with the other side throughout the day and most certainly while I am in a healing session. All of the healing techniques I utilize are selected and sequentially presented in the course of a treatment by powers far greater than myself. I like to say, “My Healing Forces team up with your Healing Forces to provide the perfect treatment for you!” If it is beneficial to have your Spirit Guides or loved ones speak through me, I am happy to do so. You don't live this life alone. There is a hierarchy of Divine Powers working with you and through you. I can help you establish communication with them and a supportive relationship for you to rely upon.