When in balance, our bodies react swiftly to change.
Acupuncture heals by balancing energy within the body.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning.
Acupuncture is an integrative medicine that looks at your body, mind, lifestyle and spirit. It works with underlying imbalances to facilitate long-lasting improvement. We offer acupuncture, Qi Gong, moxibustion and lifestyle support.
“I feel great after acupuncture with Amanda ! Very balanced, calm and peaceful, yet brimming with good energy.”
“I always leave a session with Amanda feeling more balanced and in awe of how much can shift emotionally and physically in one session with her.” —M.R.
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Amanda Goossen, L.Ac. M.Ac. is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and holds a license to practice Acupuncture in Vermont.
“I felt like she understood me. To my surprise, the needles did not hurt at all. I used to be afraid of needles. After my first appointment my migraines have gone away. Really.” — K.E.
A Message from Amanda
In Chinese Medicine, autumn is associated with the metal element, inspiration and also with grief. That sounds beautiful, but, for me, the truth of it comes alive when I see it in the world, when it is no longer static, but something evolving and taking place.
This fall in Vermont has been stunning. A few weeks ago my husband and some friends of ours went for a sunset hike up Mount Philo. On the drive there, the sun was beginning its descent over the mountains of the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain and the moon was rising in the east. The colors spanned from yellow and brown to brilliant red and orange. I caught myself holding my breath at the beauty of it all, loving it so much, but knowing that this peak foliage was so tenuous and so precious. One rain would change the landscape and bring us very close to the onset of winter. It is because of this that I have always loved autumn, but also identified with a sense of imminent loss at the impermanence of it. It is a season never to be taken for granted.
As I write this, I am preparing to travel to be with my great aunt. She is dying. This aunt, along with her sister, has spent her days as a beautiful member of the planet. Together they both have served well in their communities and embodied their beliefs in generosity, joy, kindness and humility. Two years apart in age, these sisters never married. At 89 and 87, they still live at home in the house they shared with their parents. They have loved every moment of their days more than anyone I have ever known. Just last night I spoke with them on the phone.
They reminisced about the past (something they do not usually do). “Remember, Amanda,” one of them said, “when we slid down the slide with you in the playground? Those were the good days.” And then she stopped and added, “These are the good days too, you know.” As I hung up the phone with tears rolling down my cheek, I recognized a similar feeling to the one I had on that drive out to the mountain, full of gratitude and awe at the beauty of the gift of life, and also a sense of emptiness with the knowledge that the season of a life is ending.
Autumn is a time of letting go… and of savoring the brilliance, no matter how finite.