COVID-19 Updates In early March, I closed my clinic while I gathered information about how to optimize safety in a clinical setting alongside COVID-19 concerns. I have been preparing to gradually return to in-person clinical care, and need your partnership to create the safest environment possible. Below are some details on my safety protocols: Masks All visitors in the Saturn… Read more →
People often arrive at an acupuncture office for issues such as back pain, headaches, or fertility challenges. These are all things that acupuncture is great at treating. Many people don’t realize that acupuncture can also be extremely helpful for digestive issues such as constipation. I commonly treat constipation in people of all ages, from infants and children to pregnant women… Read more →
I’ll be speaking this Tuesday at the Seattle Holistic Center’s Parent/Caregiver’s Tea. Come hear about Pediatric Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine! 12:45pm this Tuesday, January 23rd, in a cozy and laid-back setting. Mother’s Tea is a lovely place to relax and connect with other parents, caregivers, and babies. More information on the Seattle Holistic Center website: http://www.seattleholisticcenter.com/special-events/2017/12/31/parentcaregivers-tea-pediatric-acupuncture I will share how… Read more →
I recently contributed to this guest blog post from local chiropractor, Dr. Sharonrose Samelak. Follow this link to read what I wrote about how Acupuncture & Chinese medicine can help support your pregnancy and prepare you for childbirth (not to mention how helpful it can be for fertility issues as well as postpartum care). And you can also read here… Read more →
I chatted with Michelle Grasek over at Modern Acupuncture Marketing about the creation of Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist, and how a book like this can help in marketing for an acupuncture practice. Along with my husband (and book illustrator), we answered some of Michelle’s questions on creating this acupuncture children’s book, marketing it, and dealing with self publishing. … Read more →
The name of my practice is Counterpoint Wellness. In music, counterpoint is “a combination of individual melodic voices that together form a harmonious whole.” I’ve been really enjoying exploring Seattle parks lately with the Pianos in the Parks event they do during summer; placing colorful and distinct pianos in public spaces for the community to enjoy. I was playing the baby grand piano in Bellevue Botanical Gardens and began playing the piece in the video below: Invention 14 in Bb Major by Bach. This piece highlights counterpoint, which Bach is well known for.
As you might notice, the right and left hands account for two separate voices which dance around each other in distinct but complementary melodies, and sometimes synchronize with each-other perfectly.
This is reflected in my understanding of the practice of acupuncture and craniosacral work, and of how people’s physical and energetic bodies are sometimes playing different tunes. I listen to each patient’s physical, energetic, and emotional state, diagnose the discordant element, and through my treatment help them to achieve harmony.
What did you imagine when you first heard about acupuncture? Perhaps a person lying alone on a table with needles poking out everywhere. What do you think kids imagine? I recently wrote an article for Robin Green’s kidsloveacupuncture.com about how to help children feel more comfortable with the idea of acupuncture. Check out the blog post here. Read more →
I recently had a chance to chat with the guys from Yin Yang Podcast about the “story behind the story” of Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist. My husband (and illustrator of the book) joined me on the podcast as we had a lot of laughs with Travis and Chris. It was a pleasure talking to them about acupuncture, Chinese medicine, the process… Read more →
In the video below, Kate Mackinnon illustrates what a typical craniosacral session looks like for her. My sessions are crafted for each individual based on assessment and careful listening to the patient’s words and body. If you don’t know anything about craniosacral bodywork, this gives you a little window into what a session might look like. Read more →
I have recently been working with a lot of infants who are having trouble breastfeeding, and I am continuously humbled by the power of craniosacral therapy. Infants seem to respond well to this gentle, hands-on work. This article goes into some detail on what to expect from an infant craniosacral therapy session, and how this work can specifically help improve… Read more →