“When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything.”
– Lao Tzu –
It all started with my mom. She brought us up on homemade everything! She baked whole wheat bread, joined an organic vegetable co-op,gave us raw milk, and put wheat germ in all our baked goods. She questioned rote medical advice, practised yoga in the 60’s and taught me to think for myself about healthcare.
Practising Chinese Medicine is the culmination of a lifetime of exploring holistic health plus my careers as a librarian, a lawyer, a lactation consultant, and raising 7 amazing children.
Working in personal injury law and medical collections reminded me that everything can change in a minute. Health is a precious resource that should not be taken for granted. For years I traveled between my law job in Springfield where I dealt with people overwhelmed by the physical and financial costs of chronic and acute illness to my acupuncture school in lower Manhattan. There, in the student clinic, I learned to correct imbalances, ease pain and assist my patients in becoming strong and healthy.
The goal of Morning Light Acupuncture is to provide emotional support and physical relief to patients challenged with chronic disease, pain, anxiety, and depression. Traditional Chinese Medicine is about recreating the natural balance of the body to allow healing to take place. So much of Western Medicine relies on suppressive therapies: suppress the fever, cough, pain, indigestion without getting to the root of the dysfunction.
At Morning Light, my patients are taught to participate in their healing. Acupuncture is a dynamic medicine and the patient’s engagement is crucial. Simple meditative and relaxation techniques, dietary suggestions and herbal formulas are all part of healing.
Acupuncture is a subtle medicine whose effects are not always immediately apparent. I encourage my patients to allow at least five treatments to see if acupuncture is the appropriate treatment modality for their condition.