my journey with traditional chinese medicine…
…began in my final undergraduate year. During a course in alternative healing, a Professor invited an acupuncturist to class for a tutorial on needling techniques. I was so intrigued, that, despite a massive aversion to sharp objects poking my tender flesh, I volunteered to be needled.
Fast-forward a few months, and there I was: freshly graduated, totally disenchanted with the prospect of being a Marriage & Family therapist, but unaware of how to change course. I wanted to pursue a more on hands-on healing modality, but didn’t know which one – until I received a reading by a little old tarot lady and was reminded of my affinity for acupuncture. A light bulb went off in my head, and in September 2008, I started the Masters of Oriental Medicine program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
I was drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine by the same concepts that attracted me to astrology and clairvoyant meditation: the idea that everything in the universe is energetically connected – as above, so below; as within, so without. What we see in our environments as separate from ourselves is actually a mirror reflection of our interiority. When we acknowledge this inseparability as law, we can allow ourselves to live in alignment with the Heavens, the Earth and our Spiritual selves, and create optimal physical wellbeing.
You can find me for community acupuncture treatments at Olo Acupuncture in Flatiron Manhattan.