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 Acupuncture Transformational Healing

 

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Your Partner in Change

 

Acupuncture is widely known in the west for treating pain and physical symptoms, yet it offers so much more. What is less known, is that there are styles of practicing acupuncture that are also able to connect with and nourish the deeper levels of human consciousness, including the emotions, spirit, and the very depths of soul.

By welcoming and working with the multiple levels of the human experience, it becomes transformational, enabling us to cultivate our ‘original nature’. Taoist sages tell us that original nature is our unique potential that arrives at the moment of our conception, and is a part of the wholeness of all of existence. By coming to know and care for our original nature through the wild terrain of embodied life, it becomes possible to bear its unique fruit as an offering to the whole-earth community.

The cultivation of original nature is the work of a lifetime and beyond that often becomes amplified at the threshold of an impasse of some kind—a mysterious symptom, an illness that is not responding to treatment, a life that is no longer satisfying (or perhaps has never been), chronic depression, anxiety, a feeling of being lost or stuck, or an earth shattering event.

There are ways to relate to the wisdom of the body, inner world, human, more-than-human world, nature and Mystery itself that make it possible to use the pain and suffering of embodied life to discover the secret medicine hidden inside. The seed of our original nature ripens through all of our experiences—we find our place of true belonging not just once, but many times throughout our lives.

I bring deep compassion, acceptance, curiosity, creativity, humor, and the spirit of adventure to my work as an acupuncture practitioner. I am an artist, poet, writer, gardener, dancer, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, partner, acupuncturist, mystic, creator, explorer, collaborator. I look forward to being your partner in whole-making and in exploring what is possible!

 

 

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“ The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar,
that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the
water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a

full life, a sane life, that is a door. ”

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

‘ Women Who Run With the Wolves ‘

 

 

 

Juniper Medicine

 

 

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.

 

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Monique Gaboury L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Providing Alchemical Acupuncture on Whidbey

5492 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 200
Freeland, WA 98249

360-672-1506

 

 

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