Acupuncture is a traditional science, practiced in modern times, yet not truncated from its ancient wisdom and roots. The models of the medicine evolve from the basic questions of what constitutes us as human beings. It is the longest standing medicine we have and clearly effective as evidenced by its endurance and popularity.
Diane has a skill set that is unique in both background and application. She utilizes the five channel systems from a Classical perspective. It allows a flexible and expanded model which give access to the medicine in its full application, with potential to address most medical conditions.
Diane makes a variety of topical applications to benefit many conditions, from pain to postpartum recovery. These include liniments, salves and ointments. Ground herbs are used for soaks and dermatological masks. These are customized through her patients. Many of the combinations are historic and some are innovated for modern times. They require skill and time for processing. Of course the same highest quality US tested herbs are used for topical as for internal consumption.
Out of years of crafting these remedies, she and her partner Evan Rabinowitz have offered a number of these to the public through Nine Stars Botanicals.
Nine Stars Botanicals
Chinese Dietary Therapy is the most complex branch of Chinese Medicine. Foods are the herbs that we enjoy eating! Each food has specific energetics and these should be considered when we building a path to health. These energetics are present in the substance itself, its method of cooking and the combinations in which it is eaten.
Diane will make individualized recommendations of foods to include and to avoid in the context of diagnosis. There is no one correct diet for everyone. Diane suggests including specific healing foods that reinforce the trajectory of treatment, and asks other food be reduced or eliminated if they are creating blocks to healing to your healing.
Recommendations are always made keeping in mind the practicality of preparation and lifestyle.
Stone Medicine has been utilized in Chinese medicine for constitutional healing. Historically gems have been used in. internal formulas, as external application and worn to influence energy. Acting as catalytic agents stones resonate with the dense aspect of our energy.
Representative the diversity of combinations possible within creation, stones resonate with the complexity of our human nature, the inner landscape of our souls.
Matching a stone with a condition or dynamic can add illumination toward healing. These may be worn or used in meditation.
Diane also recommends elixirs to be safely consumed through unique crystal water bottles to avoid toxicity.
Essential Oils into treatment using the same Chinese differential diagnosis and models she employs when choosing acupuncture points or herbs. An Essential Oil blend may be applied to points during a treatment or with instruction between treatments.
Essential Oils are extractions of volatile oils from plants inaccessible through other preparation. There are the blood and essence of the plant. As the scent reaches us, it stimulates the brain in powerful ways to activate memory and emotion. The oils resonate with those deep parts of us, making them well designed for lasting changing in the emotions and disposition.