When a client comes to our office for an emotional condition, I ask a lot of questions. For all new patients, we always do a thorough intake. But as far as emotions, I find there is a wide range of experiences and feelings that go into any diagnosis – including depression. For example, some … [Read more...] about Acupuncture & Depression; Diagnosis is paramount to success
I am so excited to share a PODCAST with you! I was invited by Stephanie Lopez Gillmore, hormonal health and weight loss expert. We found each other through mutual health related interests and ended up being passionate about so many similar things, namely women's health. I wanted to talk on this … [Read more...] about Misconceptions of healthcare: What people don’t know and have to find out the hard way
Here in Michigan we are awaiting a winter storm. It will be cold, with a dark sky & a blanket of ivory over everything. In Chinese Medicine, this time of year reflects the Kidney energy, which is the body's deepest and most vital energy source. The Kidney energy is literally in our DNA and … [Read more...] about Honoring the season of winter in body, mind, and spirit
This is a question I get ALL THE TIME. So here's what happened: I was young, 18 or 19 at the time, and I started having asthma attacks that were seemingly out of the blue. Because I didn’t know what they were or how to cope, I ended up in the ER one night. Thankfully, they gave me a shot and … [Read more...] about “So…..how did YOU get into acupuncture?”
Over the eleven years I've been in clinical practice, I've seen people for a variety of physical medicine issues. The initial intake includes a lengthy review of medical history and at the end, I always check in with how people are doing emotionally. As a holistic practitioner, I’ve learned that … [Read more...] about Emotional Release Sessions with Monica Mae Leibson, Dipl. Ac.
Over the years I’ve been in conversation with patients about “this or that” health condition. I’m always surprised when I hear people say, “but I’ve already seen my doctor for it.” Oftentimes people will follow this line up with something like, “There’s nothing else I can do.” I beg to … [Read more...] about The Many Promises of Alternative Medicine: How your acupuncturist differs from your primary care doctor