W. Blake Faulkner

L.Ac. Dipl OM

Blake has taken a full interest in healthy living starting with her work at a natural food/cooperative grocery store,027IMG 1352 300x199 Bios which she worked at for many years.  She also became interested in qi cultivation exercises and martial arts.  From here, the natural next step was to combine both interests into one path of healing through the paradigm of Chinese Medical Arts.  She graduated from Daoist Traditions College and had the superior tutelage of Jeffrey C. Yuen, one of the most sought after teachers in the world.   Besides having training in Chinese herbal medicine and Western health sciences, Blake has in-depth knowledge of Classical acupuncture, which represents the most pure lineage possible in the traditional aspect of acupuncture.

Blake offers custom-made exquisite blends of tinctured Chinese herbal formulas which are potent and convenient, crafted in individual batches..  She also offers essential oils in her practice and has advanced training in classical Chinese herbal medicine.

Blake has been in practice for 10 years.

Michele Salinas

MSOM, LAc, Dipl. OM, RN

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Thank you for your interest.  A little about me: I have been in the healthcare profession for almost 30 years, and I have been practicing Asian Medicine for 20 years. Here is my brief story:

An artistic child, my humanitarian interests were awakened by being made aware of suffering people in poor countries. So I left the arts and studied nursing. As a student nurse I traveled to Central America, and lived as much as possible like the local people. I experienced real poverty of the body (but not the spirit!). It was a turning point for me.  When I returned I found I became disillusioned with the technological  aspect of bio-medicine, witnessing many diseases created in spite of isolated “cures”; where quality of life is sacrificed at the altar of the quantifiable, and the connection of the mind upon the body is “unscientific” My search for alternatives brought me to Asian Medicine, one of the oldest systems still in great use on the planet. Here was a health care system inherently natural, quality-oriented, holistic, and uniquely individualistic. A tradition intrinsically compassionate; an approach that could utilize my naturally creative and intuitive tendencies. I established Lotus Center in 1999.

I have a pharmacy of over 500 single herbs and over 200 prepared pills and tinctures. Most of my patients receive the full benefit of both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. I have holistically treated many patients successfully for a variety of concerns. More than that, I treat the person, not just the disease. In this I count myself foremost.

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  • “Achieving holistic primary care through nurturing equilibrium.”

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