If you have made any New Year’s resolutions, remember that acupuncture can support you with them, i.e.:
2015 marks the beginning of my 30th year practicing the Ancient Art and Science of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I was 20 years old when I was diagnosed with System Lupus, a rare autoimmune disorder for which western medicine had no treatment options. My Western physician told me [exact quote] “you have a fatal disease and there is no cure.” This diagnosis was my wake up call! Following a friend’s recommendation, I had my first acupuncture session. WOW! I immediately felt a change in my body. I had no preconceived ideas about acupuncture, how or why it works, all I knew was I got amazing results. My study begins.
Welcome to California, the mecca of alternative education and medicine!!! In 1982 I was studying Psychology with an emphasis on the teachings of CJ Jung and Alternative Health Care at The University for Humanistic Studies in San Diego, CA. I completed the first University approved Yoga Teacher Training Program in the country from Ananda’s Expanding. I found my new passion and future career when I began my training in Traditional Chinese Medicine at California Acupuncture College in San Diego 1983.
In the fall of 1985, my acupuncture internship began in our California Acupuncture College Clinic in San Diego. During that time of study, I learned the basic practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The techniques included Acupuncture needling, moxabustion, cupping, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Tui Na Chinese “Bone Setting.” The time in the Acupuncture school clinic was, without a doubt, the most valuable piece of my education. My years of training at California Acupuncture College also included body work and massage techniques including Jin Shin, Shiatsu, Polarity therapy, Tragger Work, and Cranial Sacral alignment. I also studied Ancient Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong, but Yoga was my love and remains to this day the most important aspect of my personal path.
I reflect over the past 30 years of immersion into the art, science, and philosophy of the various understandings of the human anatomy, physiology, and the energy systems that are Traditional Oriental Medicine. My practice today is a blending of all that I have learned, practiced, and experienced personally and professionally. I offer great experience integrating acupuncture with the other complimentary modes of healing including yoga, meditation, bodywork, breath work, emotional release work, the healing properties of pure essential oils, and what may be most important, education about healthy plant-based nutrition.
I treat a wide range of conditions including back pain, neck pain, structural misalignment, headaches, hormonal imbalance, digestive issues, allergies, and all immune system disorders. Acupuncture is used to balance the body’s electromagnetic energy fields. We are energetic beings in physical form. Traditional Oriental Medicine is the art and science of bringing our energy (Qi in Chinese, Ki in Japanese, Prana in Yoga) into balance. This balance is vibrant physical health and mental wellness.
What I have learned is Health is a state of mind and a state of being. Health is about our daily choices. Sometimes we need a guide to help us make good choices. I would be honored to be your guide to your state of Well-Being.
Be Well ~ Be Peaceful ~ Be Joyful ~ BE
~Tricia Miller, L.Ac.