After practicing acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for over 10 years, I know its benefits and limitations pretty well. Acupuncture is wonderful, sometimes even miraculous, for so many conditions. I love it for its simplicity, its efficacy, and versatility. But like anything else in this world, it is not perfect. It can address most physical ailments well; it can even improve psychological imbalances. There comes a time, however, when it needs a better mate for an even better dance.



That’s when hypnotherapy comes in. While acupuncture addresses the physical being (moving the Qi, resolving stagnations), hypnotherapy works on the unconscious part of the mind that helps with emotional release, and reverse mental limitations, and negative tendencies that inhibit growth and the ability to move on in life.

The two modalities together create a harmonious, perfect pairing. They compliment each other, and help bring about the best possible outcome.

I am so excited to bring this combination to my practice!


I was trained and will be certified in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy this month. At first glance, if you don’t know much about hypnotherapy, you may be turned-off by the idea of people on stage being induced into a trance-like state and losing all of their control.

In reality, that is far from what hypnotherapy is about. The trance-like state is something that we experience daily, most of the time, unconsciously. Have you ever driven somewhere, get there, and forget about the whole experience of driving there? That’s a good example of being in a trance-like state. Hypnotic trance is simply the simple shifting back and forth between the conscious and sub-conscious mind.



During a session, you will be completely in control, and conscious of your surroundings. The only difference is that we will be communicating more with the 90% of your mind. That’s where we can tap into shifting negative thoughts into positive ones, changing bad behaviors and thought tendencies, and creating long lasting change.

I think of it as a guided, intentional meditation.

Because acupuncture already induces relaxation, and a re-balancing of your energy fields, when combined with hypnotherapy, the results are profound. We are literally connecting the mind and body in one single treatment! Many people have commented on how after one session of Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, they feel better than 10-20 session of talk therapy.

Some conditions that Hypno-Acupuncture sessions can help:


Chronic pain

Weight management

Smoking cessation

and any sense of ‘being stuck’ in bad habits or routines.

Together, we can connect and transform your mind and body, so that you will feel and live better, naturally.

Best wishes,