FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
What can acupuncture treat?
The NIH lists many health issues that are improved by acupuncture, such as various types of pain, headaches, hot flashes, etc.
However, those conditions that are being studied in controlled trials are very limited. The very nature of Traditional East Asian Medicine is to view the individual from a holistic lens, and customize each treatment. This is difficult to standardize and study.
In my view, both as a practitioner and a client, regular acupuncture brings balance to the nervous system. This improves the overall experience of being alive, and many conditions respond well to that!
But don't believe me. Try it for yourself.
What is esoteric acupuncture?
Developed by Mikio Sankey, Esoteric Acupuncture utilizes the Chakra System, sacred geometry, Kabbalah, and other esoteric systems of knowledge to create change. The focus becomes about experiencing bliss rather than treating symptoms.
What is 5 element aromatherapy?
In 5 Element aromatherapy, essential oils are utilized to support the Elements at the Spirit Level. Through interaction with scent, we are able to balance the Wood, the Earth, the Fire, the Metal, and the Water. We don't focus on 'what is this oil good for' on the physical plane. Rather, we ask 'what is my intention and how can this oil support that?'
What about herbal medicine?
My favorite herbs are growing right outside your door! Fresh, organic, local and sustainably harvested or wildcrafted plants are preferable to processed supplements.
The gentlest path is where we start, which is usually found in a cup of tea.
What's included in the Seasonal Care Package?
When you purchase a Seasonal Care Package, you are investing in yourself! Rather than waiting for disharmony to strike in the form of illness, you are taking responsibility for maintaining equilibrium through the changing seasons. Good for you!
Included for Each Season:
- Two acupuncture sessions in Cold Spring
- A customized essential oil blend, hydrosol, or salt scrub
- A bag of herbal tea appropriate for the season
- Personalized recommendations for yoga, essential oils, and lifestyle (sent via email after your first acupuncture session)
What is Moon Phase Healing Circle?
Moon Phase Healing Circle is a chance to commit to regular treatments that address any imbalance of being a woman!
We provide support for issues with menstrual irregularities, PMS, hormonal changes, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause and peri-menopause.
Coming together in sisterhood provides a deeper layer of healing.
4 Sessions are included each Season (Summer Season is July and August)
Each 90 minute Session includes:
- Group acupuncture treatment (either lying on a yoga mat or sitting in a cozy chair)
- One or more support techniques (yoga, essential oils, herbal teas, topical herbs, etc)
- After your first session, you will receive personalized recommendations to support yourself
Please bring a journal.
What exactly happens at a Goddess Circle?
Magic! Mystery! Color coordination! Snacks!...
And a dance party! That's all we can tell you without spoiling the experience.
We celebrate Sisterhood in a non-judgmental, non-hierarchical, non-denominational way. You are not required to believe anything or behave in any particular way. You're not even required to dance!
We provide a safe and supportive space, open to all that identify as women.