The ear retreats from perception deep into its own interior space. The vortex of the ear canal leads to the sensitive tympanic membrane of the eardrum. It then follows a labyrinth of curved, liquid-filled canals until it reaches the nautilus shell-shaped bone of the cochlea. Here, the vibrations from the eardrum become nerve impulses that […]
When I first encountered Chinese medicine thirty-eight years ago, I was a passionate twenty-six year old environmental activist, feminist, and aspiring poet. I was living in a chronic state of frustration and upset about the deteriorating health of the planet, the stubborn resistance of human beings to change, and the isolation of speaking out when […]
Yesterday, a patient I’ve been working with for stress-related anxiety walked into my office and made an exciting pronouncement. After a year of incapacitating insomnia connected to massive life transitions, including starting her own new business, a move, and the death of her partner, she stood in the middle of the room and told me, […]
Recently, a member of our community shared this reflection, “My main challenge is not getting impatient with the recovery process. It’s different for everyone and I have to learn each person’s tempo as we work together.” Bingo! She’s getting at one of the key skills in spirit-level healing: timing. How do we know when to […]
Alchemical healing is not about protocols, insurance codes, needle techniques or superbills. It is about relating deeply and changing people’s lives.