From Our Editors
For licensed acupuncturist Kym Kleiman, it’s not enough to merely treat the physical symptoms of a disease. Kym’s background in traditional Chinese medicine—an umbrella that includes holistic disciplines such as acupuncture, cupping, and Tui Na bodywork—has taught her the importance of healing’s spiritual element. Her priority is to provide peace and relief, whether it's physical, emotional, or spiritual.
When asked to explain how her acupuncture treatments work, Kym sometimes calls upon the metaphor of a garden. Developed thousands of years ago by a Chinese civilization that took humans’ symmetry with nature for granted, acupuncture charts out the body’s most fertile points of energy. In this metaphor, the acupuncturist is the caretaker, or gardener; her bodywork techniques allow energy to flow more freely.
The second half of Liferoot Acupuncture and Healing Arts’ name refers to the center’s massage-therapy services. Massage, an integral aspect to their wellness philosophy, can help reduce pain, stress, and fatigue while increasing energy and improving mood and sleep quality. Licensed therapists Shannon Sullivan, Nate Strickland, Paula Taylor, Lora Gutierrez, and Megan Meyer —like Kym, devotees of holistic healing—work to align the mind, body, and spirit with gentle strokes and firm pressures and listen attentively to their clients before melting stress and tension.