Lesley JohnsenMany people think that things like back pain or migraines are something they just have to “live with.” They take insomnia as a matter of course and get through the day reliant on caffeine for their chronic fatigue. And while things like PMS, hot flashes and a racing mind may be common concerns in our modern culture, it doesn’t mean that it’s healthy.

More people are turning to acupuncture for relief from these common symptoms brought on by the increasingly stressful lives many of us are navigating the upheavals 2020 has thrown at us. Acupuncture provides a safe and effective treatment alternative for issues as far ranging as fertility concerns to allergy relief. Acupuncture has been a primary medical modality for thousands of years, and continues to offer a reliable way of getting to the root of physical and emotional disharmony.

My mission is to promote wellness through collaborative partnership between myself and each of my clients. I believe that when we take the first step in seeking help for physical or emotional concerns, we are already on the path towards healing. My job is to simply partner with you on this journey, while providing the tools to allow your body mind and spirit to move closer to its own optimal wellness.

“The bigger meaning of healing is a ‘wholing,’ a filling out of the missing pieces of a person’s life. Sometimes this may even mean facing death in a more fully realized way. Certainly it is an opportunity to come more deeply and fully into life.”
~ Patricia Reis


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Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality that dates back to the 3rd century B.C., and is based on the theory that Qi (pronounced chee) regulates a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance. Disease is caused by these energetic forces becoming unbalanced (through excesses of emotion, physical exertion, external forces such as heat and cold, poor diet, etc.) or blocked. Acupuncture works by restoring balance to a person’s system, righting the energetic flow of energy and resulting in an alleviation of physical, mental and emotional symptoms of imbalance.


Five-Element Acupuncture is based on nature and the principals of five elements corresponding with each of the seasons. The Chinese observed the cycles of nature as reflected in these seasons, and in the movement of all living things through all cycles of life. According to this theory, optimal health and wellness allows this natural cycle of seasons to flow through us naturally.

This theory remains as a reminder for us to pay attention when our bodies are speaking to us through fatigue, pain, digestive discomfort or other manifestations of imbalance on a deeper level. Your body is wise. Acupuncture treatment simply helps you tune in and listen to it.

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