Kelley’s work elevates and uplifts the whole person enabling each to reach beyond one’s grasp to attain his/her full potential of living well in mind, body and spirit.
Kelley has practiced in Scottsdale and Phoenix since 1998. She originally joined the Scottsdale Holistic Medical practice of Dr. Gladys McGarey, MD, MDH, internationally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine, and Dr. McGarey’s daughter, Dr. Helene Wechsler (www.ScottsdalePrivatePhysicians.com). Kelley currently practices two days a week in Dr. Wechsler’s office in Scottsdale.
Kelley brings an abundance of varied lifetime experiences into her practice of acupuncture. These experiences complement her formal training, giving her a deeper understanding of each patient and their needs and concerns.
She interacts with her clients and always uses a personal hands-on approach in her one on one treatments. Included in each session are castor oil packs with far infrared heat, Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method, Five Element assessment, essential oils, some bodywork, Colorpuncture – a system of using colored light crystals at specific acupoints, Dolphin Neurostem- a micro current method to treat acupuncture points.
Kelley utilizes her marvelous sense of humor, her experiences, her understanding of human nature and the art of pulse assessment to determine the appropriate treatment for each individual. Acupuncture helps the body heal itself before a serious illness manifests. If an illness is present, she works with the condition, as it exists. Spiritual and emotional issues are a part of one’s health. Kelley understands there is a crucial connection between the mind and one’s state of health. Therefore, Kelley works to create the appropriate balance in each person.
Acupuncture, together with eating well, adequate rest and exercise are methods for taking responsibility of one’s body. She does not claim to replace Western medicine; she compliments it. Kelley is on the referral list of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Department of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. One physician in that department said, “I receive rave reviews of Kelley’s work from every patient I send to her.”
An honor graduate of New York University in New York City, Kelley traveled in Europe for two years. She then co-owned a bookstore on the upper Eastside of Manhattan for several years. Later she graduated from the prestigious Swedish Institute as a massage therapist. After two years of massage therapy practice, she was guided to take her experiences and healing hands to a higher level. She trained and entered the practice of acupuncture to reach those deeper levels.
Kelley received a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Tradition Acupuncture Institute (TAI), now known as MD University of Integrative Health in Laurel, Md. TAI was the first accredited acupuncture program in the United States. Admission requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. She chose TAI because it is a five element school, which teaches the significance of the five elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood, thus a closer connection to nature. These five elements symbolically express the movement of nature and correspond to the body, mind and spirit of each individual. Kelley’s goal is always to bring a balance to each person.
Kelley continues learning and updating her skills by frequently attending workshops and seminars. She feels very lucky and blessed to positively impact so many lives through her work.