Healing Modalities

SUBTLE REALM COACHING

I help deeply sensitive people vanquish the inner critic so that they can live joyfully in alignment with their true values.

Deeply sensitive. Sensing deeply. Feeling a lot. When feeling so much it’s easy for the inner critic to have a field day, adding a layer of shame on top of whatever else is there. Drowning in shame and fear there is a drive to be rid of that part deemed defective. Essentially, this blocks the ability to be with the truth of the moment.

When this happens the emotions underneath go unexplored, and at best the looping emotional patterns limit access to joy, gratitude, hope and inspiration. At worst this avoidance leads to escaping with food, alcohol, media, overwork, staying busy… ANYTHING TO NOT FEEL SO MUCH.  In this place one cannot help but be solely focused on self, with limited capacity to be in healthy relationships, let alone knowing or living in resonance with your truth.

It is by staying present, with compassion, to everything that arises – including emotions – that we gain access to the authentic self, True Nature, the Essence of being.  This conscious contact with rarefied material of being is found in what I like to call the Subtle Realm.

The Subtle Realm is the place found in the stillness of meditation, that feels spacious, vast, open, where anything is possible. It is that which underlies everything else, the divine truth of existence, the location that when touched, impacts the whole.

To move at the speed of your soul requires regularly meeting yourself in the Subtle Realm. Meaningful Change in thoughts, behaviors, and feelings occur once there is mindful connection with the Subtle Realm.

The Subtle Realm is the place we go for deep rest, not the numbing out kind, but the kind that has a peaceful aliveness to it. We relax and recalibrate. Layers of personality peel away as we listen for the wisdom of the body.  Connected to Source, we activate the potent Inner Guidance System and easily take actions that used to terrify us. The willingness is not hard-won, it is just there for the taking. The fear that plagued us has become a whisper of what it was.  We light up! We feel an inflow of courage and motivation and naturally take esteemable actions that are resonant with our deepest values.

You can enter the Subtle Realm when someone puts exquisite attention on you – seeing all of you with abiding love.  It is here that your unique beauty is unearthed, and your light can more fully touch the world.

When I feel into giving this kind of pristine loving attention I realize these four things:

  1. That I can empathically attune to others with ease – feeling where emotion is stored in their body and holding space for gentle revealing
  2. It spontaneously occurs to create processes and adventures for us to traverse in service to a natural discovery of one’s own internal guidance system
  3. The kinesthetic aspect of this style of connection leaves impressions in ones body, a recalibration of the nervous system, and translates into practices that can be called upon in stressful moments to enable re-centering, resilience, and the courage to take esteemable actions
  4. That giving this quality of attention feels energizing, and that revitalizing work is soul purpose work. It is with a heart full of gratitude and soulful joy that I offer Subtle Realm Coaching.

It is my soul’s calling to help others to move through the ‘not enough-ness’ parts within themselves, because life on the other side is vital and free. We need this vitality and freedom if we are to live meaningful lives, and have the internal reserves to heal each other and the Earth.

It is my hope that people will come to Subtle Realm Coaching for the medicine of rest, recalibration, and revelation, and leave with their souls more brilliantly illuminating the world.

A free 20-minute introductory zoom consultation is available to see if it would be a fit to work together and how I can best serve you.  Email me at info@julianakramer.com with questions or to book your session.

KIIKO MATSUMOTO STYLE ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is the insertion of extremely fine, single-use, sterile needles into the skin to gently manipulate the body’s energy into harmony and balance. In the past few years, Juliana has been mainly focusing on using the Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) of acupuncture because it is so gentle and effective. Developed by a blind acupuncturist in Japan, Master Nagano, and passed down to Master Kiiko Matsumoto, this style incorporates palpation – touching the body to gain information – often on the belly, neck, hands, feet, and head. This set of information tells the practitioner about the internal state of the patient and what is at the root of the health issues presented.

By placing needles at key locations that relieve the tender or painful areas found upon palpation, both the practitioner and patient get instant feedback that the treatment is working. This system works well not only for aches, pains, and numbness in the body, but also for autoimmune conditions, fertility, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, and more. Additionally, other non-invasive modalities (ion flowing diode rings, direct moxibustion, tiger warmer) can be employed to treat patients (without needles) when needles are not the best treatment for a patient, or in addition to needles to enhance the treatment when it is indicated.

When called for, Juliana employs other acupuncture systems, mainly those by Doctor Richard Teh Fu Tan and Master Tong Ching-Chang. Sometimes electro-acupuncture is used, and it works by attaching electrical leads to needles to stimulate tissues in a different way than manual acupuncture. It can be used to treat pain, increase circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, reduce inflammation, stimulate nerves and enhance tissue growth.

For those who are travelling or live outside the Bay Area and are seeking an acupuncturist who works using Nagano Style Acupuncture (Nagano was Kiiko’s teacher) then please check out this resource: Nagano Style Acupuncturists

A special thanks to Jason Chong, a fellow Nagano Style acupuncturist, who created this resource.

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

Chinese herbs harmonize imbalances in the body's energy that cause pain and disease. Herbs are taken internally and applied topically. They alleviate everything from  neck and back pain, to digestive difficulties to sleep and emotional disturbances. Juliana uses pills mainly which have the most patient compliance as they are easy to take, especially for busy people who don't want to spend hours making herbal tea from raw herbs. In cases where an off the rack formula doesn't work Juliana will create and call in a customized (easy to take) powdered formula to a local herbal pharmacy.

MOXIBUSTION (MOXA)

Moxibustion consists of burning mugwort (Ai Ye in pinyin), a Chinese herb.  It is burned directly on top of the skin (rice-grain sized amounts that are burned over a thick cream to provide tiny points of heat sensation), indirectly above the skin via burning the end of a cigar-shaped stick, or on top of a needle. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health. Of interest is that research has shown that mugwort acts as an emmenagogue that is, an agent that increases blood circulation to the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation. This could explain its use in treating breech births and menstrual cramps.

CUPPING

Using a flash of fire into a glass cup then quickly putting the cup onto the skin creates a suction that pulls skin and tissues away from the body - creating micro tears to tissues to force fresh oxygenated blood to the area - to increase circulation, warm tissues, release myofascial tension, and pull out pathogens in the case of cold and flus.  Cupping can be static or moving. In static cupping the cups stay put in one location, often creating a circular bruise ranging from light pink to dark purple and is used for people with stronger constitutions.  In moving cupping the cups are pulled around the body creating a pinkish-red band and are used in cases where there is some weakness in the patient that accompanies the stagnation of qi and blood.

GUA SHA

Gua sha, literally means "to scrape for cholera", and is used for pain associated with both acute and chronic disorders. The affected person may feel aching, tenderness and/or a knotted feeling in the muscles.  Gua sha is used to treat and prevent acute conditions such as common cold or flu, asthma, bronchitis as well as chronic problems involving pain and congestion of the qi and blood (often showing up as tight and sore muscles). Gua sha involves firmly rubbing a person's skin with the smooth edge of a ceramic soup spoon, what I affectionately call, ancient Chinese soup spoon therapy.