When people ask me to describe what I do as a Chinese Energetic Medicine (CEM) Therapist, I’ve often playfully said that it can be seen as a middle point between working with the acupuncture meridians, meditation, healing movement, and (for all you fellow Marvel nerds out there) Doctor Strange. That last part feels especially true when I get to do long-distance work with someone. I’d love to share a bit about how it works, and what got me into this incredible healing modality.
When I was younger, I constantly struggled with a series of chronic health conditions, as well as being either overly reactive or almost completely unaffected by many standard medications. My struggle with Crohn’s Disease and overall weakness/mobility issues became so hard to live with that I began studying alternative healing modalities, desperate to find something that could help. If you’ve lived with chronic pain or a chronic illness, then you probably understand what it’s like to hit that breaking point, where you just want the pain to stop. You don’t care how, you just want your life and your body back.
I went on a journey spanning several years and several countries, trying all sorts of alternative healing practices. I was determined to find something that worked, not knowing that it was the beginning of a path that would become a life calling.
The first thing that helped me was Chinese Medicine: using herbs and redirecting qi in my body with acupuncture and qigong. I was so amazed by its effectiveness that I started studying it at a local school in New York, and later went to school for a Doctorate in Chinese Energetic Medicine.
The deeper I went into this healing modality, the more I realized that this non-invasive practice wasn’t just for increasing overall wellness, but could be used in incredibly precise, specific ways to help our bodies heal when we have chronic and acute health conditions, injuries, and trauma. It can even help make other modalities’ treatments more effective, such as helping with organ transplants, supporting purging during detoxes, enhancing trauma processing practices, and even as a powerful tool in complementary cancer care.
What amazed me the most was that this work could be done long-distance, and can be supported even more with specific healing movements that people can do at home to increase and extend the effectiveness of the long-distance session. I use it regularly for clients, friends, and for myself, and have been amazed at what a difference it makes.
How Does Distance Healing Work?