The Fire Within Acupuncture & Wellness
The Fire Within Acupuncture & Wellness Acupuncture Acupuncture is the process of very fine disposable needles being inserted into certain points on the body to help balance the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the body. These points are connected to certain pathways (meridians) in your body, which Acupuncturists differentiate by assessing the tongue, pulse, complexion, and after discussion of your health. Through this method, acupuncturists are able to target more than one area of concern.
Acupuncture Treatments are one hour, except for the initial consult and treatment which is up to one and a half hours. During that time, we discuss your health and well being, and decide on what to focus the treatment on. Acupuncture will be applied for 20-45 minutes. Once the needles are in, the Acupuncturist will check on you periodically, and may make adjustments. Other modalities may be applied during this time such as cupping or moxibustion. You will have a great opportunity to relax, and even sleep during your treatment!
197781845The Practice of Acupuncture All needles are sterile, individually wrapped and for single-use only. The needles are always disposed of after each treatment.
(Photo taken at The Fire Within in 2011).
154900029Cupping Cupping is the use of glass cups on the body, suctioned on with the use of a flame. It works by moving Qi and Blood stagnation, as well as detoxification of the tissues and muscles it is applied to. Cupping promotes healing to the area in which it is applied, having the ability to release tight, sore muscles. It is used for myofascial release, chronic or acute muscle pain, acne on the body, and more.
The general benefits of cupping are:
Improved circulation, purification of blood, regulation of the autonomic nervous system and an overall cooling effect. Cupping also reduces pain and swelling and speeds up the natural healing process in the specific areas of application.
154899155Chinese Medicinals Chinese Herbal Medicine is applied to individuals based on the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) principles. Used in conjunction with treatments, Herbal Medicine usage is determined according to which patterns the body are presenting, and what the primary concern is. A wide variety of conditions can be treated, including sleep, anxiety, the common cold and urinary tract infections.
The Fire Within uses high-quality herbs from Evergreen Herbs, which are repeatedly tested to ensure that we deliver the safest, highest quality products to you. On average, our herbs must pass 15 tests before reaching you.
"Seed to Shelf? Consciousness, promoted by Dr. David Eisenberg of Harvard University, is an approach to tracking herbs and maintaining accountability from the origin as seeds, through planting, maturation, harvesting, processing, and testing, until the herbs are delivered to you. Evergreen Herbs employs the following safety processes and checks to assure safety, quality, and ultimately, clinical efficacy. These processes and commitments are why Evergreen Herbs are good for you and why The Fire Within chooses Evergreen.
154899153Moxibustion Moxibustion is the use of a ground herb called Ai ye (mugwort). The herb is placed on the skin, on a needle, or a few inches away from the skin in a rolled form. The herb is lit and provides heat to the area of the body in which it is applied. The heat therapy provides tonification and can enhance the effect of some of the acupoints. Most patients find the effect to be relaxing and healing when applied to areas that have been experiencing tightness or lack of circulation. The practitioner and patient work together to ensure safety, comfort and adequate heat are maintained.
197781892Healing with Whole Foods There is a near-consensus among health authorities that whole, unrefined foods represent a fundamental truth in support of individual health and well-being. The whole foods movement is a common sense approach that is quietly extending through all economies and social classes to overcome the madness resulting from highly processed, refined, genetically modified, and synthetic (non-) foods that have turned modern societies into centers of degenerative disease. At the end of the day, wholesome foods are destined to be a biologic remedy that, in concert with organic farming and plant medicine, has the capacity to heal the Earth and her peoples. When awareness and exercise practices that heal, strengthen and integrate the mind and body are combined with nutrition, we have the first 3 branches of Traditional Chinese medicine. These branches were not only revered by the master healers in a number of ancient Asian traditions but were also, due to their obvious efficacy, found in the root teachings of several Western cultures.
Resolving acute health challenges is important but our main focus is to assist our clients to overcome lifelong imbalances and point the direction to a path of enduring renewal and joy.
197781726Additional Treatments Gua Sha,
Gua = to scrape or rub
Sha = the redness that comes after the scraping
Gua Sha is the rubbing or "scraping" of a stone, creating friction on the skin. It is primarily used when a patient has pain, and chi and blood stagnation.
Is a low-level electrical impulse that is attached to acupuncture needles. When applied, it causes muscles to spasm or twitch, which helps to alleviate pain in the area it is applied to.
Acupressure & Tuina
Acupressure & Tuina are manual techniques used to stimulate the acupoints and meridians of the body. Tuina is the Traditional Chinese Massage style, and can be used in conjunction with other treatments when appropriate.
Dietary Advice based on the TCM Principles
After assessing your current condition or primary concern, practitioners may address your diet in order to further the healing process.
Lifestyle consultations discuss areas such as stress, exercise, sleep and work habits to find a program that what will work best for you.
197781876Advanced Energy Healing - Esoteric Acupuncture If you have found your way to this photo, it is with respect that I assume that you have some understanding of Expanding Consciousness and of what Advanced Energy Healing may offer you. You have an awareness of the flow of the energetic shifts referred to as the ?Quickening? of the New Humanity. You have an understanding of moving toward the thinking aspect and Stillness in the Heart.
Advanced Energy Healing & Esoteric Acupuncture were developed to address the complex imbalances of people today on the physical, etheric, astral, mental, causal, buddhic, atmic, monadic and logic planes.
You may have come via many paths to seek an Advanced Energy Healer, Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, Qabballah, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and may have read or practiced a spiritual path or indeed none at all. However there is a ?Knowing?
Esoteric Acupuncture & Advanced Energy Healing is a synthesis of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Five Element Theory with the Hindu Nadi System and Laya Yoga, elements of the Hebrew Kabbala (Qabbalah), Sacred Geometry, Field, Quantum and Superstring Physics, Dinshah?s Color Theories, Pythagorean Numbers, Platonic Solids, Tetrahedral Geometry, the Tibetan philosophy of Djwhal Khul, the Theosophical concepts of Madame Blavatsky, Jnana Yoga, Naturopathy and a few newer thoughts of the Age of Aquarius. All of these philosophies are combined in a usable format through the utilization of the Chakra Patterns and the New Encoding Patterns of Esoteric Acupuncture & Advanced Energy Healing Techniques.
Most people do not realize the scope of Esoteric Acupuncture or the Advanced Energy Healing Techniques. Esoteric Acupuncture and Advanced Energy Healing is a concept on a way of viewing life and a suggestion on how to make changes to maximize a harmonious existence in this lifetime.
197781913Chakras The name Chakra comes from the Sanskrit word meaning" wheel or disk". These centers or wheels of energy are considered the vortex points along the central axis of the body that continually open and close in response to our emotions and stimuli from the outer world. The Chakras operate like valves that channel the electrical current of the Universal Life Force, or Kundalini/ into the body. Each chakra is represented as a multi-petaled lotus, the number of petals varying according to the particular chakra.
"Kundalini" literally means coiling, like a snake. In the classical literature of hatha yoga, kundalini is described as a coiled serpent at the base of the spine. The image of coiling, like a spring, conveys the sense of untapped potential energy.
Our bodies are comprised of energy. Most of that energy is unseen. The hard wiring of our system is an elaborate network of meridians, nadis, and chakras all contained within each of the subtle bodies simultaneously. This concept is similar to that of the hall of reflective mirrors: each reflecting the image of the other, contained within the other ad infinitum. The chakras work in tandem with and within these networks.
** Acupuncture meridians.. are the pathways of Qi (energy) and blood flow through the body, thereby keeping the Chakras in balance through needling**
197782100Shamanic Acupuncture About 10 years ago I began studying shamanism as well as acupuncture and through meditation I was guided to combine the 2 different modalities into what I now call Shamanic Acupuncture.
Shamanic acupuncture is about self-discovery - those who choose to take on this path, I feel with respect, are guided to the space, and the journey was meant to be - not merely a coincidence. :) Essentially as we explore ?Who am I, Why am I here, and What is my Calling?? It'll help you discover and connect with the deepest part of yourself - an empowering movement to help us understand that what you have been diagnosed with is a spiritual problem not a definition of who you are.
All treatments begin with Smudging, then transition into stretching and/or a breathing meditation designed to release the physical body's tensions while deeply relaxing the mind. Acupuncture (usually Esoteric) is applied to awaken the higher aspects of self. Crystals, feathers, and other symbology are used to show you that "what you SEE on this path" applies to your life. Treatment concludes with drumming using the Shamanic Drum, sending its heartbeat over your body before you go home and connecting you with your true self in a most unique and powerful way.
Here are some great testimonials on shamanic acupuncture (scroll down to find the sub header ?shamanic acupuncture": http://www.fireacupuncture.com/praise.htm
154900028Drumming Meditation The American Journal of Public Health reviewed shamanic drumming in its April 2003 edition, concluding that drumming activities induce holistic modes of consciousness through synchronous brain activity and provide a vital connection with the spiritual dimensions of human health that have been lacking in modern societies. Research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.
154899154Smudging Smudging is the common name given to the indigenous American tradition known as the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. This is a powerful spiritual cleansing technique which calls upon the spirits of various sacred plants to drive away negative energy and to restore balance to an individual, a group, a space, or all three. This tradition has been a part of the spirituality of indigenous Americans for thousands of years, and now this cleansing ritual is available to anyone who is willing to give it a try. The ritual is very simple and very empowering.
154899156Thinking Outside the Botox Constitutional facial acupuncture is a combination of acupuncture and an organic process that includes Chinese herbal masks, jade rollers and moisturizers.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into muscles, acupuncture points and facial lines to stimulate circulation and move Qi (energy). This enhances the blood flow to the area, transporting nutrients and oxygen to these cells.
The body interprets the needles insertion as ?positive injury?, a micro-trauma which turn stimulates collagen and elastin production. As the face is nourished, the muscles tighten, the body reabsorbs the signs of aging, the face lifts itself, becomes more vibrant and your Spirit is greatly improved.
197782148The Fire Within's Healing Space Welcome to The Fire Within's healing space..
(Photo taken at The Fire Within in 2011).
154900030Meditation for Empowerment Workshop:
Four Deep Meditations to cleanse, dream, express and connect yourself to a quiet and empowered place within.
We will begin with Smuding, transition into two Shamanic meditations -'Auracleanse', and 'Deep level Hypnotic Imaging Exercise', revealing clarity of mind and receptivity to your inner wisdom. Dive further into your vision with the rhythmic beat of the Shamanic Drum. Express the inner vision creatively through dancing, drawing or writing....
After a short break, we will refocus our energies and follow our meditation into the'Spiral Connection Image', and opening up the 'Wise Weaver' that lies within us all...
178575785The Shaman's Dream Workshop:
"In Vision we Dream"
Let the Shamanic Journey be your guide, to find a vision and create reality.
Objective: Begin with a "cleansing with smoke" Smudging ceremony to remove any negativity or attachments that you've brought with you; Clear your mind with the "Clear-Mind Awareness Exercise." Feel the quiet focus of your mind. Dream and allow yourself to step into the "Shamanic Journey Meditation", deeply connecting to a vision with the heart beat sound of the shamanic drum guiding you. Create your own person dream board, weaving your vision's reality.
178575783Discovering your Shamanic Awareness - Journey of the East Spring Seminar Only Workshop:
Spring Equinox has arrived; New beginnings in the air.
Let us make our own medicine;
and together, follow our Inner Awakening.
I have been guided through Spirit to invite my soul mates,
On a Journey Within.
Your Inner Shaman,
Your Inner Wisdom,
Your Inner Guide.
When we listen to our inner guide, we can find our deepest connection to truth, our truth,
To Reclaiming our Power.
If your heart calls, let me be your guide,
To: Discovering Your Shamanic Awareness - Journey of the East
Objective: 3-4 hour focus group/ Illuminating Workshop. Organized to open your divine psyche through Meditation, Acupuncture, and Creative exercises taught of the Eastern Medicine Wheel (the direction of destiny).
Greater Objective: To reconnect humankind to Nature. Without a word, without a sound.
178575784Power Animal Drum Journey Workshop:
A guided spirit journey, takes you to the world of animal spirits to meet your power animal. Your power animal is a being, a member of an animal nation in spirit form, who has been with you all your life and will continue to be with you. This individual has tried to help you even when you have not been aware of it.
In the ceremony you become conscious of this being and will then be able to carry on an intimate one-to-one relationship within non-ordinary realities and within your everyday world; a relationship full of excitement, intrigue and knowledge. Your power animal can help and guide you in extraordinary ways that reach far beyond your accustomed boundaries.
Within this tradition our Power Animal is a specific being from an "animal nation" which has committed to fulfilling this role throughout our entire life, it never changes places with other spirit animals.
We have many helpers from the animal spirit world and we can form intimate relationships with all of them, but our Power Animal is with us all of our lives. Only when people are dying do we see the Power Animal leaving the side of the spirit of that person because its commitment is fulfilled.
The compelling sounds of the traditional drumming are an integral part of the ceremony and are said to carry you through the worlds: they become your sacred vehicle into the realms of the unknown.
Come dream with me, and together let's find your animal reflection.
197782432Girlfriend's Evening: Masks & Meditation Spend the evening under the stars with your best girlfriend and in the company of other women connecting while experiencing a few different holistic masks, meditation, wine and laughing the evening away!