Jean combines the Eastern theory of Chinese medicine and the Western philosophy of Counseling Psychology to explore the complex relationship of the body and the mind in her AcuProcess sessions. Physical symptoms that occur within the body may activate mental and emotional symptoms. Psychological reactions may also have an effect on the physical body. 

The mind and body are not separate.

During an AcuProcess session with Jean (a combined session of acupuncture and counseling), you can accurately experience the connection of physical symptoms and psychological effects.  We explore the bridge of outer world sensation and inner world experience.  The two modalities applied simultaneously allow you to discover and explore your own unique mind body process. This creates a core experience from which healing takes place.

The session will begin with a review of symptoms, issues, and concerns.  A health history, pulse, and tongue diagnosis will be obtained.  Based on the presenting pattern, acupuncture needles will be inserted. 

Once the acupuncture needles are inserted, Jean will continue the counseling session.  She may choose to add more acupuncture needles based on the information presented.  Sessions are one hour.  

"I am a mother of 3 and in my 40's. 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with fungal sinusitis after a failed sinus surgery. I was on 10 courses of antibiotics a year plus anti-fungal medication. My doctor told me that I might have this forever. Then I was diagnosed with depression. I decided to add acupuncture to my treatment plan. With Jean's help, my immune system got stronger and I was able to finally get rid of the fungal infection and get off the anti-depressants. Then I started to see the correlation that stress had on my sinus infections. I started seeing Jean for counseling sessions along with my acupuncture treatments. This allowed me let go of a lot of painful memories and started to see how to relax in my life. Last year I only got one sinus infection and I stopped having to go to my sinus specialist."
Sharon, Boise

AcuProcess is an active and integrative process co-developed by Jean Kuty, L.Ac., LPC and Susan Ozimkiewicz, MA, NCC, LCPC in 1998. In 2002, Jean and Susan presented AcuProcess research for the Society of Acupuncture Research at the Fred Hutchinson Research Center in Seattle, WA. They have presented seminars in Boise and Coeur d’Alene, ID and Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. 

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