What is IFS?

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a slightly misleading name, in that it is not "family" therapy, it is personal. IFS is a psycho-spiritual therapeutic technique that recognizes that we all have multiple internal perspectives ("parts") that may be out of harmony and/or polarized within our being. This therapeutic technique involves acknowledging the validity and effort of our different parts while also offering guidance and support towards finding harmony and peace in our internal dialogues. Find out more at https://ifs-institute.com/

What is involved in a Listening/Reflecting Session?

Sometimes you just need to talk something out, and/or be heard. Sometimes you want another perspective to consider, or guidance and insight.

Informed by years of study and experience as well as with consideration for your boundaries and personal process, I offer deep listening without judgment, and optional reflection and/or guidance.

What is Craniosacral Technique?
Craniosacral technique involves gentle touch and energetic engagement with the fascia and connective tissue in the body. It is a way to support the body with physical and energetic adjustments toward healing from recent or years-old injury and trauma; both physical and emotional. Like acupuncture it works best over multiple sessions involving sometimes just very light touch only at the head, and/or subtle manipulations along the entire body.

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a centuries-strong Wholistic Chinese Folk Medicine inspired by our natural surroundings and ways of functioning as a communal species. It can be supportive in just about every realm of the human experience, including physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

It is medicinal for all ailments as well as beneficial when we are feeling balanced and healthy.

While acupuncture can provide genuine relief and deep lasting healing, I do consider it more of a therapy than a cure, as it is most effective with repeated treatments.

How does acupuncture work?

It is my understanding that the stimulation of tiny needles at particular points, along a complex system of interconnecting conduits that support human functioning, serves to stimulate communication, relieve stagnation, and encourage flow along these channels.

Basically, acupuncture helps your body talk with and help itself.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

The short answer is No.

Sometimes you feel nothing as the pins are placed. Sometimes you may feel almost like a mosquito bite - but just as quick. Occasionally you may get a sort of sparkle or “((woob))” at the point, or even elsewhere, and that is all totally normal and passes almost immediately.

What are Distal point therapies?
Distal refers to “away from center”, and in this case refers to arms, legs, hands, feet … as opposed to torso. In Acupuncture, distal point techniques involve points on the distal parts of the body. Interestingly, the more powerful and effective acupuncture points on most meridians are distal, so we often see better results with distal treatments than with needling at the focal area of the complaint.

What is Community Style Acupuncture?
In Community style acupuncture the practitioner is able to treat multiple people at once while maintaining therapeutic presence with all patients in the room. Beyond the more affordable price, patients also benefit from the group treatment room. When we relax into healing it invites a certain amount of trust, and when sharing that energetically with others it can enhance each other's healing and sense of support.

(find community clinics all over North America here!)

How often should I get acupuncture?
Acupuncture definitely works most effectively with cumulative / repeated treatments. The range of rate depends on the nature of the complaint. A recent and acute issue might benefit from multiple treatments over a short time, like 3 times a week for a week or two. Whereas a chronic but mild upkeep situation could be managed with a treatment every other week or so.

How should I prepare for my acupuncture treatment?

It is wise to have eaten within a couple hours before having an acupuncture treatment. Hydration is good too, however when making decisions about hydration (or caffeination) before your appointment, consider that you may want to rest for a full hour in treatment.

For your appointment, please wear loose-fitting clothing such as pants that can easily roll up above knees and shirts with sleeves that can roll above elbows.

Please refrain from using perfumes or other heavily scented products on the day of your treatment.

Can treatments be provided while in a wheelchair?

YES. Absolutely. We can navigate access and movement to your comfort level.

How do In-Home sessions work?

First you reach out by phone or email to discuss what treatment(s) you are interested in and where you are requesting me to come. Then we figure out a date & time that works for both of us.

Payment is preferably made in advance of the treatment date.

On the day of the session, I will confirm as I depart, with a location share and ETA.

Once I arrive, we will navigate creating appropriate setting in the space. For In-Home treatments I primarily utilize your home furniture (recliner, bed, or couch), but I can provide a massage table if needed. Once the setting is sorted (including family/roommate boundaries made clear to your comfort level), *then* treatment begins.

Do you bill Insurance?

No, I do not.

The ability to have repeated and sometimes frequent treatments is ideal for best results. For this reason I want to be as affordable and accessible as possible and so have chosen to avoid the possible limited number of treatments as well as the inevitable higher pricing that I would need to charge if I were to deal with insurance companies.
After your treatment you can request to be emailed an electronic receipt, and may choose to submit this to your insurance company, but I cannot guarantee they will approve it for reimbursement. Please note that this I operate paperless with no printer so you will need to print receipts on your own (or submit them electronically).
I will not provide ICD-10 codes or CPT codes.

If you have questions that are not answered here, please reach out to admin@cloudrestclinic.org

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