Blessed Heart, Body and Soul

Why Blessed?

Blessed to be in your true, divine nature and know that truth from the spirit of your heart.

Blessed to be in your body, love your body and treat it as your temple.

Blessed soul because beauty lies in your depth.

The definition of blessed is holding in reverence.

Revere, honor and worship your heart, body and soul first and that love will emanate outwards and attract love because that energy is a magnet.

I am a mother, first and foremost, of three beautiful, children.

I am definitely blessed with their presence.

I have an acupuncture practice and am grateful to practice Chinese Medicine. I have learned much over the last 10 years of this medicine and will always continue learning and adding to my practice because that is what adds depth and breadth to what I do. And I love it!

My practice is a general practice, with much of my focus on women’s health and pediatrics due to my initial interest in women’s health through nursing and then pediatrics, due to having three children of my own. I am often adding new information to my education, like Body Talk and more recently, Esoteric Acupuncture and Sports Medicine. Sports Medicine and treating pain is pretty basic in the acupuncture world and I am ready to treat more of it. It’s very satisfying for the client and the practitioner to see that pain subside. I have spent the last 3.5 years doing Crossfit and know the benefits of acupuncture for injuries sustained in that environment.

I was grateful to be a labor and delivery nurse prior to becoming an acupuncturist.

I had the privilege of seeing over 300 babies enter the world and take their first breath.

Talk about reverence and miracles.

That one makes you drop to your knees.

The greatest miracles seem to be the most natural: a baby being born, a sunrise, the way the light hits the mountains on a fall afternoon in Colorado, listening to your own breath inhale and exhale, how our bodies operate perfectly everyday without us having to consciously do a thing, a sunset.

Being a labor and delivery nurse allowed me to make a conscious, educated decision about having three home births, knowing that babies have no more than 20 minutes of distress lent to them for a solid survival.

That experience was a miracle every time!

Let’s talk about how powerful that experience (birth) is, let me just add right here that the power of a woman in that moment is monumental enough to move mountains. That IS the type of power women possess. Every woman possesses that strength, whether that child comes into the world vaginally or via c-section, or in her life outside of childbearing. The power that our bodies contain is AMAZING.

That experience led me to holistic health, I just knew I wanted to help harness that power that all of us have in our bodies to heal. Our bodies inherently know how to heal. If the human body is given the right messaging, it knows what to do with the message and the brain connects the dots to heal.

Again, blessed.

Reverence and awe for the human body.

The greatest gift of my acupuncture practice has been being able to treat my family. Chinese medicine has carried my children through childhood without use of antibiotics and doctors visits. The continued use of the gifts of herbal medicine and acupuncture (needle less shonishin for children) help all of us through our health difficulties.

I also use food for health and truly believe that is where most of our health decisions are made.

But these days, it’s hard to make positive food choices as we are bombarded all the time with unknown elements, food sensitivities, leaky guts, choices between organic and non organic, grass fed and grain fed beef, antibiotics in our food and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It gets really overwhelming!

In my private practice, I treat many pediatric clients and adults who suffer from food sensitivities and leaky guts.  Food sensitivities are increasingly common and alarming.

I am becoming more and more convinced that a diet consisting of lots of vegetables, meat, small amounts of grains, nuts, seeds and small amounts of fruit is the best way to eat. I think you can throw some dairy in there, too, but it’s gotta be hormone free and antibiotic free.  No processed food and no GMO’s (which is so hard, because they are not labeled). Processed food is creating very unhealthy societies in developed countries, as we know. The miracle of our bodies does not know what to do with chemicals and additives and plants that are created in a lab. Real food from the earth, natural food seems like the only way our body knows how to survive in a healthy way.

I am also convinced that exercise and spiritual practice is vital to our well being and health.

I am looking forward to sharing information regarding acupuncture practice, research, nutrition information, dietary, lifestyle, exercise and spiritual thoughts… It will constantly be a work of progress coming from new ideas and exciting research that I come across.

Looking forward to this journey with you!

With love and in reverence,