I tailor my treatments to your unique needs because I believe that the energetic make-up of each of our bodies is unique.
No person is like any other person, and no illness is like any other illness.
You might be missing out on simple activities and pleasures because of recurring headaches, back pain, allergies or other debilitating pain.
You may feel worse from the side effects of treatments that you have already tried.
You may even have been told that you just need to learn to live with it.
In the past decade of working with acupuncture, I have seen many complaints respond to needles.
If energy is blocked or deficient, it eventually translates into physical illness. Balancing your body’s energy system is the key to eliminating pain, treating allergies, regulating hormones, and restoring health.
Each treatment offers a sense of deep relaxation.
I will stay with you for the length of the session and often add soothing hands-on tools, which are tailored to your body's needs, into the protocol. I draw from a rich background of bodywork, including Shiatsu, Cranio Sacral Therapy and therapeutic massage that enhance the efficacy of the needles.
If you are wondering if your physical needs can be addressed in my clinic, please email or phone me. I will very happily answer your questions.
Dr. Willow runs a successful clinic, providing a serene atmosphere for her clients, to nurture them back to health.
As a subcontractor for the VA Hospital, she serves veterans, to overcome PTSD and physical injuries.
Japanese Style Acupuncture
Japanese Needles offer a Gentler Touch
Japanese acupuncture focuses on delicate needle techniques. Japanese acupuncture needles are shorter and thinner than Chinese acupuncture needles, making insertion painless. A guide tube facilitates the painless insertion of very fine needles.
Japanese Needling Technique
Treatments are effective and comfortable when needle insertion is accurate but very shallow, while the manipulations are gentle, and the duration of needling is short.
This allows time to round out treatments with:
● Cranio Sacral Therapy
● Moxa, TDP
Japanese Diagnostic Methods Require a Gentle Touch
Japanese-style acupuncturists read the condition of the vital organs through the "pulses," on the wrist. Dr. Willow checks and re-checks the pulses through the course of a treatment to ensure its effectiveness. Dr. Willow places a great importance on very specific point location, which is found done by carefully palpating and locating a very accurate “active point” –that cannot be found accurately by memorized textbook locations. Acupuncture points are maximized when knowledge of the points are matched by sensitivity of a practitioner’s fingertips. By focusing on palpation and accurately palpated-point location, Dr. Willow is able to be effective without using deep needle insertion or strong stimulation.
Dry Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease that develops around the macula, the center of the eye in the dark part of the retina. Drusen, which is debris in the eye, accumulates in the center of the eye and impairs vision.
The dry form of macular degeneration (of which there is also a wet form) is treatable with acupuncture.
This disease responds favorably to acupuncture. Patients have offered feedback that acuity in vision is regained both in distant and close proximity.
How does it work?
Dr. Willow works with a refined protocol of needles on acupuncture points, relating to the eyes. All but two needles are on the phalanges of the body and remain inserted between 20 and 25 minutes.
This treatment is required three times a day, five days a week, for six consecutive weeks.
Prior to the first appointment, the patient must have an eye exam with an ophthalmologist, and, six weeks later, a follow up exam.
Thereafter, the patient will see Dr. Willow four days a week, every other week, until there are no longer any changes in the eye(s).
Some conditions can be addressed by Chinese herbs, taken several times a day in pill form or as granules that are dissolved in hot water.
Golden Flower and KPC herbs, which are distributed from Albuquerque, are ordered, to be prescribed by Dr. Willow. MORE INFO GFC website >
Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique that uses finger or hand pressure to manipulate the flow of energy in meridians, which are invisible lines of energy precisely mapped out throughout the body. Shiatsu stimulates points along these energy lines, to restore and balance Qi, which means life force, and which can then flow freely throughout your body.
The relaxation and healing properties of Shiatsu are profound and enhance the wellness of any body.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body, which relieve pains and dysfunction, and improves whole-body health and performance.
Stress-induced changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the cranio sacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord, resulting in restrictions that can be detected and corrected using simple methods of light touch.
Dr. Willow evaluates the cranio sacral system by gently feeling the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord, then uses soft-touch techniques to release restrictions in tissues influencing the cranio sacral system.
Cranio sacral therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment. Because it can bolster resistance to disease, cranio sacral technique is increasingly used as a preventive health measure.
Using almond oil, Dr. Willow manipulates the muscles and connective tissue to release tension and muscle spasms of the body.
The patient is draped throughout the session and only the body part being worked on is exposed.
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1600C Lena St, Suite 2
Santa Fe, NM 87508
BCBS, United Health Care, Cigna, Presbyterian, VA