My treatments are patient-centric, determined by patient needs. I use a variety of modalities during the treatment where you lie comfortably on a massage table with a biomat, heated with far-infared light that increases the beneficial alkaline condition of your body, and with use of a magnetic resonance device, the movement of blood and qi increase.
Energy pathways or meridians run up & down the body - this energy is measured excessive or deficient on both wrist (sunko) pulses & compared to the throat (jingei) pulse. A good acupuncture treatment will balance the pulses, allowing the body to heal itself.
In 30 years of experience, my patients always leave feeling better than when they arrived!
Acupuncture - use of needles to access and adjust the energy. I use a gentle Japanese style of acupuncture.
GuaSha - a form of scraping the skin to cause friction, releasing the exterior and thus creating new blood.
Auricular Therapy - the points of the ear are powerful because the ear is close to the brain. A microsystem of the entire body is represented on the ear as an upside-down embryo — the lobe is the head, etc.
Moxibustion - application of heat resulting from the burning of a small bundle of tightly bound herb (Mugwort), called moxa, to targeted acupoints. Used as early as the Ming Dynasty in China.
Cupping - a local suction created on the skin that mobilizes blood flow to promote healing. Suction is created using heat, mechanical hand pump, or by negative pressure on Silicon Cups. Moving cups helps release fascia, similar to a deep massage.
Reflexology - applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion - based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands.
Scalp Acupuncture - accessing areas of the brain that control body areas and functions - a specialized study not everyone does, focusing on neurological problems; stroke, traumatic brain injury, and MS.
Massage & Shiatsu - manipulation of superficial and deep layers of muscle and connective tissue with various techniques; also in Shiatsu with finger and palm pressure, and stretches.
Pulse Taking is the most powerful diagnostic tool I use. I studied pulse taking with Dr. Tom Duckworth who studied with Sensei Nakazomo ... the man who brought acupuncture to Santa Fe from Japan. The goal of an acupuncture treatment is to balance the energy as measured by the Pulses.
Migraines, Sciatica, Back and Neck
Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression
Parkinson's, MS, Neuropathy
PMS, Menopause, Infertility
Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS Other conditions and combinations of ailments. Helps as an adjunct to cancer therapies
I have been seeing Kathleen for acupuncture treatments for over 10 years and would recommend her with full enthusiasm to anyone. She has helped me through a wide range of healing, from the subtlest of irritations to the largest of pains, across both the physical and the emotional spectrum. Kathleen's generous spirit and deep knowledge of the body put me immediately at ease each time I am on the table. As long as I have been a client of hers, she continues to expand her skill set, incorporating new techniques and implements into her practice. I leave each session feeling centered, rejuvenated, and open. Your body, and your mind, will thank you for the time you spend with her. — Cecily C.
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— Jodie Knight, L.Ac.
— Suzanne, Silver City
— Jeff L, Silver City
— Mary Rojas Delgado, Santa Fe
- Graduated, Swedish Institute in NYC
- Started Brighton Beach Spa Massage Program
- Chinese Acupuncture School, Santa Fe
- International Institute of Chinese Medicine
- Nationally Certified/NM #168
Massage & Acupuncture at Canyon Ranch, Tucson AZ
Massage Therapist, 10,000 Waves - Santa Fe NM
Private Practice for nearly 25 years.