Stefanie began her journey into health and wellness in the realm of Western medicine working as a nurse for more than 15 years. After seeing where allopathic medicine repeatedly fails patients she began exploring western herbs and nutrition as well as other alternative modes of healing. Eventually she was drawn to Eastern medicine for its ability to create balance and wellness in the body. It is a joy for her to assist people on their own unique healing journeys!
She is a 2006 graduate of Asian Institute of Medical Studies in Tucson, Arizona with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) and has also earned her certification in Psychoenergetic Acupuncture (2006). She is a Certified Colorpuncture Practitioner (2010/11) and has completed Master Level Reiki (2005) from the Reiki Foundation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Stefanie has practiced yoga and meditation since 2000. She is also an astrologer who has studied both western and Vedic astrology. Stefanie combines her intuitive skills with knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western medicine, Esogetic medicine, Asian bodywork, meditation and Sanskrit mantras in order to create a unique healing experience.
Acupuncture is a 5,000 year old art of healing developed in China. It is based on the energetic pathways in the body known as meridians. Very thin needles are inserted in to specific points on the body with the intention of balancing the meridians and thereby balancing the body. The symptoms are a clue to where the imbalance is. Acupuncture can be used to treat any condition whether physical or emotional.
Colorpuncture is a system of healing that uses colored light on acupuncture points and other points on the body to send a healing message to the body. Colorpuncture can be used to treat a myriad of problems from various disease processes to colds, allergies, and emotional disturbances such as anxiety or fear. It is the primary mode of treatment that Stefanie uses for children as it can be done without needles. It can also be very effective to open internal psychological blocks that are preventing personal growth.
Tui Na is Chinese massage and Chi Nei Tsang is Daoist massage that focuses on the abdomen. With Asian style massage the meridians or specific points are often massaged or worked deeper using pressure to release underlying accumulation of tension or to encourage the flow of energy (Qi). Stretching and passive range of motion is also often use to help free tight muscles and connective tissue. Using Asian style massage after acupuncture greatly assists the healing process..
Stefanie often assists you to a deeper state of relaxation by guiding your breath or assisting you to move your breath or light through your body.
Qi Gong is a form of moving meditation that is similar to Tai Chi. There are many forms of Qi Gong. Stefanie offers small group Qi Gong sessions periodically or teaches individual movements that can be beneficial for you after your session.
Astrology is a tool to help us understand ourselves at a deeper level and give us guidance on our life path. We are born with a blueprint for life that shows us our areas of strength and challenges. It also can show us what planetary energies are working for us at any particular time. This can be helpful to review when facing indecision or life difficulties or just to be a better You!