North Austin Location
4 Miles from the Domain
Healing Modalities & Flow of Your Session
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The uniqueness of this practice . . .
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 craniosacral, organ (visceral), neural (nerve) 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: 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: 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.
Benefactor Support of the Practice
Francis Peabody wrote, "the care of the person begins with caring about person," This practice values the person beyond all, and the donation based and free bereavement sessions are established to ensure people who need care can access care.
(I have found insurance companies to often be a worse answer to accessing care both for myself as the practitioner and for clients seeking treatment).
Additionally I am making effort to do outreach work in Peru and Nepal to underserved communities. Our application has already been accepted for medical outreach by Project Buena Vista and I am looking to join the next outreach session.
It would be a dream to have support strengthened by community who would like to get behind this work, and free me to do more donation based care and travel to underserved communities. The first $10k would free me to go to outreach work in Peru, to cover travel expenses and also the expense of not working. Funds beyond that will go to repeat outreach work, support the continuation of donation based care, free bereavement work, and toward a living wage so I can be more free to help in this way. Questions welcome. Thank you for your support.