My professional journey began with a deep love for people and a calling to help them overcome physical and emotional pain. I have studied psychology, biology, traditional Chinese medicine, modern nutritional biochemistry, functional medicine, and a host of other disciplines. The reliance of Western medicine on chemical intervention after a 10 minute evaluation seems skewed to me. I have found that health is one's normal state when body, mind, and spirit are in balance. Working together, we can achieve this balance.
I do not believe that success is measured by the size of a client base nor achieved by eliminating symptoms. Comprehensive insight into each individual’s situation allows me to build a unique life rebalancing plan. In this way, I can assist the individual —you— in achieving a desired, balanced, and healthy life. And that is my measure of success.
I welcome you and I look forward to sharing with you all the love, compassion, and knowledge that I have to offer.
- Michael Shpak, L.Ac.
We need to spend significant time together to develop plans that can lead to the desired balance in body, mind, and spirit. Your first appointment is scheduled for 2 hours in the office. This time is divided among: baseline assessment (about a half hour with staff); time with me (about an hour); and your first in-office treatment (about a half hour). Each subsequent visit is for an hour: time with me (about a half hour); and in-office treatment (about a half hour). During our time together, I listen carefully to the many levels of your communication, eventually discerning an underlying imbalance displaying itself in a set of symptoms. Then, I confirm my insights and conclusions with targeted assessments.
Because true healing involves balancing body, mind, and spirit, your active participation is an important part of any rebalancing plan. While I draw on several healing modalities, I cannot ‘give’ you balance. Many of the modalities, acupuncture as one example, will be employed during your visit. Many more modalities, nutritional adjustments as an example, are ones you take into your daily life to continue and further develop your re-balancing.
We form a team seeking your balance and health.