Meet Lindsay Fauntleroy, Sacred Acupuncturist
I first fell in love with acupuncture about 12 years ago, when I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure. After being told by doctor after doctor that I would never be able to conceive a child on my own, I decided to try a holistic route. Supported by a community of healers, my life was transformed and I was able to painlessly give birth to a vibrant daughter who is now proudly entering first grade.
My personal journey into mental, physical and emotional healing allowed me to see the interconnection between my mind and body, and the direct impact emotions and stress have on my physical health. I also learned that the painful, stuck places in our bodies and in our lives often hold the keys to unlocking our greatest potential.
Everyone’s body is unique, and responds to acupuncture differently. My approach integrates acupuncture with flower essences, essential oils, meditation, and personal reflection to help you tap into your inner wisdom and your body’s knowing. I am trained in 5 styles of acupuncture that range from the very physical- such as myofascial trigger point release- to those that draw on the indigenous and shamanic lineage of acupuncture that aims to align the spirit and body. Every treatment is truly based on your unique needs and goals, and your body’s wisdom.
I am overjoyed to bring this sacred medicine to this Sacred space.
Acupuncture is a holistic medicine that dates back about 2,500 years. The focus is on the interaction of all bodily systems to restore the health and well being of the whole person–body, mind, and spirit.
Everyone’s body is unique, and responds to acupuncture differently. I practice an integration of five styles of acupuncture: 1) Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2) Kiiko Matsumoto’s Japanese style, 3) Myofascial trigger point release, 4) Alchemical Acupuncture for personal evolution, and 5) Floral Acupuncture, which is the application of flower essences to acupuncture points. Meditation, visualization, moxibustion, massage and essential oils are integrated into the session if indicated. Every treatment is truly based on your unique needs and goals, and your body’s wisdom.
Private sessions and community acupuncture sessions are available.
Acupuncture is a comprehensive medicine. It is especially useful for conditions that are exacerbated by stress, and also extremely effective for the following conditions:
- Women’s Health: menstrual irregularities, fibroids, & fertility support
- Respiratory disorders: asthma, allergies, and colds
- Digestive complaints: IBS, diarrhea/constipation, cravings, & bloating
- Uro-genital complaints: cystitis, urinary tract infections, etc.
- Immune disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Hormonal imbalances
- Chronic or acute muscle pain
- Back or neck pain
- Accident recovery
- Stress or trauma
- Anxiety and worry
- Grief, disappointment
- Fears and phobias
- Anger, resentment, and frustration
Flower Essence Therapy
Our spirit, bodies, thoughts and emotions are like instruments. When these instruments play in perfect harmony, we experience vitality, clarity, and inner serenity.
When something is out of balance in this symphony, we experience it as pain, conflict, or feeling ‘stuck’. Flower essences are used as a vibrational “tuning fork” to help unblock the patterns that may stand in the way of optimal health, strong relationships, and the realization of your goals. Flower essence therapy is the process through which the benevolent energies of plants are used to address:
Flower essences can be used for issues related to thinking, studying, learning, memory, and all of the functions of our busy little brains. This includes support for focus, concentration, clear communication, negative thinking, repetitive or obsessive thoughts, “monkey-mind” or the inability to still the mind, indecisiveness, hyper-critical tendencies, etc.
The goal of flower essence therapy is not to numb our emotions. Instead, they help us clarify unconscious emotions that are driving our behaviors, to gain perspective, and to use emotions as vehicles for change and transformation. Common emotions addressed through flower essence therapy include fear, anger, jealousy, worry, anxiety, stress, overwhelm, resentment, grief, etc.
Areas of soul evolution are the ways of being though which our experience is filtered. They become life lessons and themes that reoccur in many aspects of our lives. Examples of areas of soul evolution include issues surrounding trust, control, abandonment, unresolved trauma, creative or sexual expression, nurturing of self or others, confidence, asserting boundaries, maintaining integrity, achieving self-actualization, and transcending selfishness, jealousy, etc.
Flower Essence FAQs
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Frequently Asked Questions
Finally, just as in a yoga practice, I have found that it helps to bring an intention to your treatment. What is it that you would like to change- in your body, mind or spirit? What makes your symptoms better or worse? What would be different in your life if these symptoms (emotional or physical) were no longer present? Putting some thought into these questions will help you really maximize the benefit of your acupuncture treatment.
For private appointments, it is recommended that you bring a tank top and shorts to change into for your acupuncture treatment. If you don’t have a change of clothes, no worries! We have drapes that you can use to stay covered.
Everyone has a different experience- some people feel a sensation as the needles go in, and some people feel nothing. You may feel a minor tingling or slight pinch as the needle reaches the correct point under the skin Sometimes a slight warmth, distention or numbness is experienced, but these sensation are only momentary. Some patients are surprised at the pleasant sensations they feel during the treatment, which is the qi (or energy) moving or the opening of a channel that has been blocked.
For severe physical symptoms or emotional crisis, I recommend coming in once or twice a week for 1-2 months until the symptoms improve. For less severe conditions, I recommend 2-4 treatments monthly, or even once a month for general maintenance and preventative health.
On that note, remember that it is so much easier to treat an imbalance before it has become entrenched than after. Acupuncture is amazing for treating energy systems that are compromised by stress, toxins, etc. before they manifest as a disease. In fact, in ancient China, the physicians to the emperor were fired if anyone in their care became sick!
If you’ve come in with muscle spasms or pain and have had trigger points released in your acupuncture session (private appointments only), you might feel sore- as if you’ve had a good workout. If that is the case, drink plenty of water and after 24 hours, the soreness will subside and you should notice and improvement in your symptoms.
For rates or to book a private session, contact Lindsay@OceansandRivers.com
I never had acupuncture before attending community acupuncture with Lindsay. I liked the tranquil, relaxing atmosphere that was created.
The combination of soothing music and other quiet people doing their own healing thing nearby is incredibly peaceful. Lindsay is great- her needling is remarkably painless.
I was unclear as to what acupuncture was really about- it was first time experience all over. But afterwards, I felt less anxious and stressed- thank you!