I specialize in helping courageous but struggling individuals find their way back to a whole and vibrant life using Five Element Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Do you suspect that stress, anxiety, or depression might be making you sick?
My sessions differ a little from acupuncture sessions you might be used to. At the beginning of each session we will sit and talk for as long as it take to get to the root of your issues. My focus is really on getting to the emotional root of why you are experiencing illness. I believe that there is always an emotional root to illness, and once we address that root we will see lasting change.
I focus on addressing the junction between the mind and body in my session. Patients have described my sessions as being both like therapy, and feeling like a mini ritual. Sometimes if appropriate I will use imagery or guided meditation to aid in the process.
Has trauma left you feeling broken and stuck?
I have an affinity for working with folks who have experienced trauma in one form or another. I know how hard it can be to work uncover old wounds and patterns, and I always approach trauma work with care. My first priority is establishing a strong bond of trust between us. If emotions do come up while on the table I have lots of experience with compassionate tending, and helping you ground back into your body, and get to a safer mental space.
Because trauma can often get stored in our physical bodies, I have found acupuncture and other forms of body work to be a really key piece of recovery. Acupuncture can often have the added benefit of releasing things gently so that you don’t have to re-experience the trauma in order to let it go.
Do you run up against the same roadblocks and emotional issues no matter how hard you try to work on them?
All of us have our struggles. I can help you make peace with the past so that you can move forward. I have had great results working with patients who suffer from auto-immune diseases, chronic health problems, survivors of abuse and trauma, especially childhood trauma; and those going through life transitions such as divorce or losing a loved one.
I am currently accepting new patients at Asian Acupuncture, 1741 College Rd. Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
“When I started seeing Allison, I was a wreck. My heart was totally broken. I was finally dealing with my childhood sexual abuse, and I was completely overwhelmed by the pain of it and crying all the time. Acupuncture had always been uncomfortable for me, and sometimes scary and painful, because being present in my body was so complicated. I am so thankful that I found her. I never once felt doubt or judgment or false sympathy from her, and I always felt safe and protected. She turned out to play a huge role in helping me figure out how to heal myself and learn to live in my body again.”Anonymous age 40.
“I am so grateful I had the good sense to start seeing Allison last year. At first I had my doubts, like what is acupuncture really gonna do for me? But week by week, she has known exactly what to do to support me through difficult emotional work, creative blocks, and my journey towards healing and restoring myself. Its not even a whole year later, and my whole life has changed in so many ways. I am on a better career path, have better boundaries, and I have released much of the emotional baggage that has weighed me down for years. I credit the time spent with her in acupuncture as a critical fueling station on my journey towards a happier and healthier Me. Allison’s acupuncture is kind of like therapy-in that she lovingly listens to your situation whatever it might be, but instead of just talking about the problem, the acupuncture creates a change. I always leave feeling so grounded and grateful to have been able to work with her. Thanks Allison, you are a miracle worker! ” Erin age 30
Am I the right fit for you?
My sessions are for you if:
- you are ready to accept responsibility for your own healing
- you are ready to say yes to a better life
- you recognize that your own patterns contribute to illness
- you are ready to get to know yourself better
- you want a deeper connection with the world around you
My sessions are not for you if:
- you hate talking about your life
- you just want someone else to do the work for you
- you just want someone else to fix it