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Crys found her way to acupuncture through her own healing journey. After going through a major surgery and experiencing a long difficult healing process, she was introduced to natural healing for the first time. It was the spark that eventually led her to become a natural healer. She began her education at Front Range Community College, with a focus on Holistic Health and Energy Medicine. Being in a group of healers had a profound effect upon her and she soon knew that she had found her tribe. For the first time in her life she was given space to express her intuition and empathy, she flourished. She became a certified Reflexologist as well as an energetic healer in the arts of Reiki, Jin Shin, Healing Touch, and Bach remedies. She also is experienced in Biofeedback, using SCIO, Indigo, and LifeSystems. Then she was introduced to acupuncture. She was a huge skeptic at first and eastern healing methods challenged her belief system. It only took one treatment to change her mind and set her on a path to become an acupuncturist. She earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from South West Acupuncture, in Boulder, Colorado. There, she became passionate about TCM, Oriental bodywork, and energetic techniques, such as Qi Gong, and I Ching. After the incredible joy of getting to stay home and raise three wonderful sons, she now focuses on bringing the gift of healing to others.
Acupuncture is one of the eight limbs in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is over 5000 years old. Acupuncture was first documented and described in “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine”- History of Acupuncture.
Other ancient texts written during the Han dynasty are the Huangdi Nei Jing, Suwen and Ling Shu.
The book takes the form of a discussion between Huangdi and his physician in which Huangdi inquires about the nature of health, disease, and treatment.
The Han dynasty is considered a period of the golden age in Chinese history.
Acupuncture was introduced and brought to the United States by a series of events.
In 1972 President Nixon went to China. During his visit, a journalist who was covering his events had an appendicitis attack and went to a Chinese hospital for surgery where they performed anesthesia acupuncture with no drugs.
Nixon was so impressed that he thought the United States should learn more about this medicine. So it began, students traveled to China and teachers came to the United States and started teaching and schools began to form.
The theory of acupuncture is based on inseparable energies of Yin and Yang and the internal organs. They are connected by the “Meridian System“. Dis-ease occurs by the six external evils entering the body through wind, summer heat, dampness, dryness, heat and cold. Each season presents its own challenges as well as seven emotions associated with it. Spring-Anger, Summer-Joy, Late Summer- Pensiveness, Fall-Sadness and Grief, Winter-Fear and Shock.
Acupuncture balances our electromagnetic internal energy with external forces. We live on earth which is polarized by the magnetic forces of nature. Acupuncture allows the body and mind to heal naturally without any adverse side effects. Acupuncture, when applied with a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, is able to treat symptoms which affect us emotionally and physically.
Acupuncture has been widely recognized by national and world organizations, as well as a variety of health and science Universities in the treatment of the following:
Expect to meet with a Licensed Acupuncturist who has completed the requirements of a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. This is approximately 3,000 hours combination of Western and Eastern medicine.
A consultation is required to discuss the function of Traditional Chinese Medicine and review the patient's medical history. A tongue and pulse diagnosis is performed and observation of signs and symptoms are all taken into consideration. A treatment plan will be developed based on the needs of the patient, lifestyle and nutrition changes may be suggested.
Thin sterilized single-use needles are inserted into the patient's extremities as well as special points on the head and outside of the ears.
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Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture