Juniper Medicine Alchemical Acupuncture
Your Partner in Change
At the heart of my practice is the philosophy that transformational healing is a creative and dynamic experience of whole-making that is not isolated to the individual alone. We heal in relationship- to our inner world, to our outer relationships with the human and more- than-human world, to nature and to mystery itself. In this way are able to transform pain and suffering, embody our full humanity and find our authentic place within the web of life.
I bring deep compassion, acceptance, creativity, humor, and the spirit of adventure to my work. I am an artist, poet, writer, dancer, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, partner, friend, acupuncturist, mystic, creator, explorer, collaborator. I look forward to being your partner in whole-making and in exploring what is possible!
full life, a sane life, that is a door. ”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
‘ Women Who Run With the Wolves ‘
What is Juniper Medicine?
My apprenticeship with Juniper began many years ago on a windy, rocky bluff overlooking the Salish Sea. Over time, I have continued to learn from her relatives in the desert wilderness of southern Utah, northern New Mexico and central Oregon. She lives as a wise ally in my healing work, offering her medicine in clear and creative ways.
Her wild strength and ability to thrive in the least hospitable of soils is awe inspiring. She grows in twists and turns in a dance of elegant surrender. Juniper allows herself to be formed by the non-linear intelligence of the elements and weather patterns, helping us to feel in our own bodies what it means to inter-be with all of life. Above the ground she appears slow growing yet down below, her thick stable roots reach outward up to two hundred feet opening to the deep interior world of Gaia and complex realm of soil. As a healer she offers nutrients- transforming depleted places of earth, making it possible to nourish life once more. Her berries feed a diverse creature culture including almost ninety kinds of birds and other beings like coyotes, foxes, red squirrels, chipmunks and opossums. For thousands of years her berries have also provided medicine to humans around the world, while the sweet woody smell of her branches provides grounding and cleansing.
Juniper Medicine contains us through times of deep inner work and change. She embodies and teaches enduring patience with the grandmotherly wisdom of crone- one who has seen and experienced much. Juniper helps us find what is needed to regenerate after endings, loss and shattering. Juniper invites another way of knowing and experiencing ourselves and all of life that includes but is not limited to the physical realm. She catalyzes consciousness and teaches us about interconnectedness, generosity, reciprocity and unconditional love.
Monique Gaboury L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., CST
Providing Alchemical Acupuncture on Whidbey
Logo artwork by Jesse Dale