-Seasonal Tune-ups where patients come in with each season according to the principals of the five elements approach.
-Facial Acupuncture with Gua Sha is offered in packages of 5 to 10 sessions
-Spiritual & Psychological treatments: may include flower essences & essential oils.
-Physical conditions such pain, sleep disorders, stress & much more may include cupping, massage & herbal formuals.
Acupuncture protocals are chosen after careful observation and intake of the patient including pulse & tongue diagnosis. The diagnosis decides what points will be used within the treatment.
Acupuncture protocals are administered by using high quality surgical stainless steel, SEIRIN® needles that are machine sharpened and polished. This results in a painless and smooth insertion, which benefits both patient and practitioner. Needles are not necessarily used in every treatment as acupuncture point protocals can also be administerd via acupressure, Aroma Acupoint therapy (AAT), Floral Acupuncture and Mineral medicine.
Caren has studied essential oils within a wide range of uses from perfumery to energetics. She has studied with: botanical perfumer Myla St Crispin, aromatics teacher & artist Persephenie, "the grandmother" of essential oils Jeanne Rose, as well as with Snow Lotus founder Peter Holmes L.Ac. She continues honing her skills with mentor Lorie Eve Dechar L.Ac.
Customized essential oil blends are made for patients and are also available upon request.
AROMA ACUPOINT THERAPYTM is a system that uses the highest quality essential oils on specific acupuncture points. This system was created by Tiffany Carole Pollard M.S, L.A.c. and Peter Holmes, L.A.c., M.H, founder of Snow Lotus Aromatherapy. Peter has been studying and researchig essential oils clinically for over 30 years.
Gua Sha & Cupping
Gua Sha techniques are mostly used for facial acupuncture along with the jade roller. Gently massaging & lifting the facial tissue benefits the whole look of the face & skin tone. These techniques are combined with facial acupuncture treatments.
Cupping is a technique that is ususally offered after the acupuncture needles are removed. However, cupping can be applied on it's own or combined with massage. Cupping is applied to the back in most cases & offers deep relaxation & release to tight muscles.
Floral Acupuncture & Mineral Medicine
Floral Acupuncture is the use of flower essences on specific acupuncture points.
Mineral Medicine is the use of minerals on specific acupuncture points that can also coincide with other traditional energetic systems such as the chakras etc.
The use of Flower and Mineral medicine in treatment is chosen based on traditional Chinese medical diagnosis.
The particular mineral medical approach used in practice is rooted in the teachings of Jeffrey Yuen of the Jade Purity School. While flowers tend to emotional and spiritual issues, minerals treat these as well as a wide range of addititonal disharmonies.
Custom flower essence consultation & formula
Using only the highest quality, Organic, Wildcrafted and Biodynamic Flower Essences created by The Flower Essence Society. Please visit their site for more information on Flower Essences.
Caren started learning about flower essences over a decade ago from teacher & friend, Myla St Crispin founder of Hall of Spells. Myla's system teaches a deep reverance for the natural world wherein individual knowledge of the many uses of flower & plant allies can begin to emerge. It is from this base that Caren works with flower remedies & continues her practice with mentor, Lorie Eve Dechar L.Ac.
Nutritional & herbal remedy consultations
Nutritional & Herbal suggestions are made after diagnosis of each patient. Dietary shifts are suggested primarily supporting the strong belief that food is medicine. Herbal remedies may be offered in addition to dietary changes.