I grew up in a very health conscious home. My mother and grandmother both believed that healthy eating was the key to longevity and happiness, and I couldn’t have agreed more.
Despite my passion for wellness, I began to struggle with disordered eating at the age of fifteen.
I sought help for my struggles ten years later, but not before I tore down the majority of my support structure in rage and hurt. I entered therapy, part of which entailed fifteen weeks in an intensive outpatient program. During that time, I participated in talk therapy, art therapy, and received acupuncture treatments. It was then that I began to get my life back on track.
Acupuncture helped me to internalize the work I was doing in my other therapy programs more deeply. It provided me with a space to re-connect with my body in a way that no other therapy did. My appetite started to return, and slowly but surely, I began to feel a genuine sense of gratitude for the wonderful things my body was doing for me on a daily basis. Eating disorders put my body into a state of chaos; acupuncture helped bring peace and order to that chaos, giving me a place from which to grow.
My personal experiences are the reason I believe in a bottom-up philosophy of healing. I have learned that wellness is not something that happens overnight. In order for symptoms to be resolved, we must create a sturdy foundation to stand on that utilizes a variety of techniques. I provide acupuncture treatments that are tailored to your specific needs and unique story - your partner in healing, one step at a time.
If you’d like to learn more about my story and journey to recovery, you can read my blog here.
In health, wellness, and harmony
Carolyn Provencher, R.Ac