hey, I'm Lacey
As a Dr. of Chinese Medicine, I am a chronic dis-ease specialist.
As an Anthropologist and Silversmith, I make Teishin: heirloom Acupuncture tools based on ancient principles, redesigned for modern use.
As a Craniosacral Practitioner and Empathic Intuitive I have developed a complete program to address chronic stagnation and emotional blocks we encounter as we are trying to Live our Best Life.
And as a Research & Plant/Soil Scientist I have done the research and the experimenting.
but you know the real work began when...
My journey into solely using the teishin, was a slow and gradual process.
I finally had to say NO...to needles.
My patients were full on board before I was. They loved the teishin and told me it 'worked better' than when I used the modern, filiform needles.
Inserting needles is completely unnecessary and a modern adaption to the older, more superior lineage of Acupuncture without insertion.
I learned and listened
to my mentors
to my patients
to my heart...
Going inward, resting and quiet listening proved much more difficult than expected. As a research scientist, I was trying to avoid the 'woo'.
I spent my years obtaining a doctorate trying to 'prove' how the teishin was working.
From epigenetics to inflammation, the BioField to the Gut Brain and HPA Axis Dysfunction, I scoured PubMed and further scholarly publications to uncover how the teishin was performing so well.
I ended up finding up numerous verifying articles, all related to the efficacy of insertion-free Acupuncture and other, various healing modalities that do not require needling.
But I eventually realized: I had to let go and simply serve.
My practice is at the intersection of the ancient art of Chinese Medicine and Biofield Therapy.
Clinically, I see firsthand:
You are more than a 'mind-body' connection.
The subtle body + emotional blueprints are at the root of your healing capacity.
Once I set this intellectual desire to 'know' aside and just allowed myself to explore the Biofield, the subtle body and the role that the breath plays in healing, I began seeing even better results clinically.
I listened and I could 'hear' my patients - their body told me where there was a 'block', where they needed movement, where they needed expansion or holding and what doors to open inside of them to allow for their innate healing potential to do what we all do best: heal.
My patients show me without words:
Your body knows how to heal.
Your body want to heal.
I facilitate the optimal stage so you can do what you do best - heal.
you know best how to heal, I open the doorS.
As an anthropologist, I began my endeavor to learn and practice the world's most efficacious and enduring medicine and I found it in Traditional East Asian Medicine.
I saw that descriptions of subtle energies had been described by nearly every healing tradition for millennia and feature prominently in numerous indigenous forms of medicine.
Many years later, clinically, as a practicing Dr. of Chinese Medicine, I saw that what I practiced was a form of channelling as well. I was opening up a so that my patients could communicate with their Higher Selves and I was connecting them to 'Source' or Universal Energy to facilitate their healing.
I grew up listening to the traditional medicine folk of my culture, the traiteurs ("treaters") - the Cajuns in south east Louisiana who learned from the Attakapas Indian and the African slaves as well as spiritual legacies from Europe.
I honor and thank all who came before me and hope to sow love and connection as their legacy.
Every session is personalized and based on the pulse assessment, evaluation of client’s needs, constitution, and comfort.
-Clinical Assistant at The Healing Arts Center of San Diego April 2015-December 2016
-Licensed Massage Therapist January 2015-present
Specializing in Cranial-sacral and Cosmetic Acupressure/Stimulation therapy
-Apprenticeship at Chengdu TCM Teaching Hospital in Chengdu, China April 2016-May 2016
-Assistant Internship at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM)
at the Pearlman Women's Heath Clinic under Dr. Shelly Krahn August 2016-December 2016
-Assistant Internship at USCD Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM)
at the Family Health and Sports Medicine Clinic under Dr. Leah Krecu May 2015-August 2015
-Volunteer Internships at UC San Diego Cancer Research Institute (UCSD CRI),
UCSD RIMAC Sports Clinic, and Veteran's Clinic May 2016-December 2016
-Internships at Rady's Children's Hospital and The Community Integrative Health Clinic May 2015-August 2015
-Volunteer Clinician in Guatemala with 501c3 Healer2Healer May 2015-June 2015
Lacey completed her Master of Science Degree and Doctoral studies in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California and the State of Texas. She is a certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She also holds a double-major Bachelors degree in Anthropology and History and a second Master's Degree in Plant, Environment, and Soil Science.
During her Master's Program Lacey completed a clinical rotation and apprenticeship at the TCM Teaching Hospital in Chengdu, China, as well as two Assistant Internships at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM), Volunteer Internships at UC San Diego Cancer Research Institute (UCSD CRI), UCSD RIMAC Sports Clinic, and Veteran's Clinic, plus a Pediatric Internship at Rady's Children's Hospital, The Community Integrative Health Clinic in San Diego, and Volunteer Clinician in Guatemala with 501c3 Healer2Healer.
Lacey is a NADA-certified acupuncture detoxification specialist, trained in the use of auricular (ear) acupuncture for helping in the process of addiction recovery and detoxification.
• Training in classical Chinese medicine and the secondary vessels (8 extraordinary vessels, divergent meridians, luo vessels) as well as Stone Medicine, Wellness and Daoist Sexuality, and Spirit of the Plants under Jeffrey Yuen - 88th generation Daoist priest from the Jade Purity School, Lao Tzu sect, and a 26th generation priest of the Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate sect.
• Training in Sesshoku-shin, or “contact-needle” style Japanese acupuncture with the teishin under master Dr. Anryu Iwashina (a.k.a. Dr. Bear) of Morioka, Japan.
• Training in effective and gentle treatment system for long term PTSD, depression and trauma using his Takahiro Style Teishin (TST) techniques developed by Takahiro Funamizu sensei during his work with Japan’s post-tsunami victims.
• Training under Sensei Edward Obaidey in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture October 2015-present
• Training under Dr. Prana Ji and Dr. Mark Sanders in CranioSacral Therapy May 2014-present
• Trained under Dr. Fernando Fernandez, Dr. Yuan Huang, and Dr. East Haradin January 2015-August 2015 in Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture
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helping you Align with
the word "should",
"I DO MY BEST
because I am counting on you counting on me."
— maya angelou
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