More than simply treating illness or injuries, acupuncture enhances your vibrancy, your "aliveness." I practice primarily Five Element Acupuncture, which determines your unique qi blueprint and helps you understand your gifts, challenges, needs and life choices.
Acupuncture treatment allows you to experience a greater sense of ease in life, enabling you to deal with life's ups and downs in a more balanced manner. The treatment process also help you develop greater awareness of your lifestyle patterns and habits. When you can clearly see your patterns and habits, you can determine which of them benefit you and which do not. Acupuncture then supports you as you develop and strengthen healthy lifestyle habits.
According to Chinese medicine, universal laws of nature govern the human body as well as the world around us. Health in the individual, as in nature, is determined by a smooth flow of vital energy. This energy, called "qi"(pronounced "chee"), circulates in your body along pathways called channels or meridians. These channels traverse and nourish your body as rivers traverse and nourish the earth.
Rivers can flood, dry up, become dammed, or become poisoned - metaphors for what can happen to your vital energy. When this happens, your body may show distress signals in the form of symptoms.
My goal is to reestablish the natural flow of qi in your body by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points along the channels. These points are like gateways that work to "balance the flow of the river" in whatever way it needs balancing.
All treatments at my office in downtown Chatham last an hour. You are the only patient in my office at any one time, and you will always receive caring, personalized treatment.
At your first visit, you will have ample time to share your concerns, health history, treatment goals and any questions you have. Usually there is enough time for a relaxing introductory acupuncture treatment.
Treatment frequency is customized to you and your unique needs. At the beginning of the process, patients often come once a week for 4-6 weeks in order to maximize healing benefit, but we will discuss your schedule both at the first visit and as the treatment process unfolds.
Each session begins with you sharing about how you have been feeling since your last treatment and anything else that is going on in your life. Then you are invited to lie down on the treatment table and make yourself comfortable for the treatment. You can choose quiet or music, a bolster under your knees or not, soft lights on or off, and the degree of far-infrared warmth emanating from the amethyst Biomat under your body.
Once the needles are in, I will let you "cook" for 10-30 minutes, depending on your needs, while your body balances itself.
All sessions last an hour and are personally
tailored to your needs.
First visit $150
Subsequent visits $100
Cash, check, Venmo @Jenny-Wood-50 accepted.
Acupressure is suitable for anyone who wants healing and balancing but does not want to receive needles. This technique involves the stimulation of acupoints with fingers instead of needles.
This process is another needle-free way to balance the qi in your body and mind. I use a hand-held pendulum to enable the release of blocked energy (qi) from your energy fields. Five Element Energy Clearing can be done in person or via online connection.
Should you wish to discuss your health concerns and possible holistic treatment options without receiving healing directly from me, I am happy to spend time with you doing that. The process of talking through concerns with an attentive listener can bring clarity and a way forward.