Philosophy

"There is something in nature that forms patterns. We, as part of nature, also form patterns. The mind is like the wind and the body like the sand: if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand."

— Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

 

Many Paths to the Mountaintop – Acupuncture is thousands of years old, and is based on a coherent theory of the body.  Yet within that framework, there are many different styles. The success of a course of treatment depends on finding a practitioner whose style resonates with you.  In Jeanne's practice, the pathway toward healing is a partnership between practitioner and patient; she believes in listening deeply, taking the time to thoughtfully answer questions, and sharing insight and information.  The course of treatment is adjusted through this process of feedback and dialogue.

Jeanne is trained in three distinct styles of acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kiiko Matsumoto style (a Japanese method based on abdominal palpation), and Acupuncture Physical Medicine (a North American method based on trigger points and a more orthopedic view of the body.) Having this diverse toolkit allows Jeanne to draw from a variety of options based on the individual patient's needs and sensitivities. In addition to this multi-faceted training, Jeanne brings her years of experience as a movement teacher to the table. An understanding of biomechanics, movement quality, and the body-mind continuum deeply inform her approach.  She integrates this perspective, as well as her training in manual therapy, nutrition, and a variety of mind-body movement techniques, into each session as needed.

Approach

Movement is an Expression of Life – Jeanne's practice is deeply informed by her background as a dancer and mover. Our health is reflected by the movement in our body: both through the externally visible movement of our body through space, and by the internal movement of qi, blood, and fluids. During a session with Jeanne, she will look at your body through this lens: how are movement and stasis (lack of movement) expressing in your body? How may that movement/lack of movement contribute to your primary complaint? What modalities will most effectively bring your body into a higher level of functionality and efficiency (balance)? Jeanne will evaluate how best to address your issues and develop a treatment plan that may include acupuncture, massage/manual therapy, movement, breath work, corrective exercises, nutritional counseling, or some combination of these disciplines.

Jeanne Reilly

Jeanne Reilly, M.S., Lac. is an acupuncturist, bodyworker, and movement teacher. She has a Master's of Science from Tri-State College of Acupuncture and a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College. Her work combines principles from Chinese Medicine and mind-body movement techniques. As an acupuncturist, she is trained in three distinct styles of hands-on practice (TCM, Japanese/Kiiko Matsumoto style, and Trigger Point Therapy/Dry Needling), as well as tui-na (Chinese medical massage.) As a movement teacher, she has studied Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis with Leda Franklin and Juliu Horvath, Pilates with Kelly Kane, anatomy and body reading with Tom Myers (author of Anatomy Trains), PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) and functional  anatomy with Irene Dowd, and Bartenieff Fundamentals and Body-Mind Centering  with Amy Matthews. In addition to her years of experience and study with these excellent teachers and institutions, Jeanne brings her fascination, curiosity, and reverence for the human body to each session; the notion that the body itself is our greatest teacher is at the center of her approach.