FAQ

Over the years, I’ve tried to collect answers to some of the common questions I get or concerns my clients have expressed. Hopefully any of the questions you have answers here, but if they don’t, please reach out. I’m always glad to answer any questions, and I’ll probably add yours to the list so this process is easier for the next person.
Do I need to be in San Diego to work with you?
No. Actually many of my clients aren’t located in San Diego or even California. Although many people see the term “acupuncturist” and think they have to be local to work with me, that’s just not the case. Of course, if you’d like to get acupuncture from me, you have to come to San Diego, but acupuncture is actually only one small part of what I do.

Just like an MD, who needs to gather data from labs and exams, much of the information I need to be able to help you can be gathered via intake forms, labs test, and connecting on the phone. It’s very rare that I need to see someone in person to be able to work with them. If that rare occasion happens, I’ll be the first to let you know.
Most of the work I do is focused around empowering my clients to be their own best healers. To that end I’m really a coach who will give you some tools to go off and use on your own. I’ll tell you how to use them in the most efficient way possible but you’ll have to do the work yourself.

If you’re curious about working together, but are concerned about the distance, just set up a free discovery call and I’ll be glad to answer any questions you have and explain why distance won’t get in the way.

Why is your paperwork and intake process so long?
I developed this process over the years as my practice evolved and people came to me with more and more challenging life struggles. I found that we spent a great deal of time just talking in the office about things we didn’t need to be in person for. Time is limited for all of us and the time we spend together costs us money. My goal is to make sure we both use our time as efficiently as possible.

Although no paperwork is perfect, I created this to give me a better chance of figuring out what is going on. My job is to spend time connecting into your current situation and your life history and figure out what is going on. Basically my job is to get a deeper perspective on your life and connect the dots to what is going on right now. I wish I was talented enough to not need this time and could figure things out on the fly, but I’d be lying to you if I said I could. The truth is, the deeper layers of who we are take time to connect into and understand.

I have a chronic health problem but am not sure which type of patient I should be. What’s the difference between the Chronic Health Concern and the Diagnose your Issue packages?
There is some similarity between these two programs. On a very basic level, the Diagnose your Issue package is more involved on my side of the equation. I spend more time reading, re-reading, meditating, re-reading, and doing more research on your history and current struggles. I recommend this process for someone who is doing some deep soul searching and really wants to unravel chronic personal or family patterns. If you’re dealing with a chronic physical disease, then the Chronic Health Concern is probably the right option. Basically, it takes more work on my part to investigate and understand deeply seated emotional or spiritual challenges than it does for physical ones.

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