I have been involved in the healing arts since 2003. My life as a holistic health practitioner and massage therapist has lead me along many different paths, discovering myriad healing techniques and my own gift of helping others. I have spent these years developing myself, my wisdom and my work to be as effective as I can be. I am an empath, and I come from a place of truth, vulnerability and gratitude. I hope to pass on the power of those choices through my work. I take a lot of pride knowing that I have facilitated healing for thousands of people in a variety of different ways.
It was in the first few years of practicing bodywork I realized it could only take my clients so far. So, I enrolled at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine to embark on the path to becoming a Chinese medicine practitioner. This four and a half year process helped evolve my skills as a healer and pushed me into working at a deeper, more comprehensive level with the body, mind and spirit. I consider acupuncture one of the highest and most specific forms of energy work. It is more than fixing sore backs and necks. I use acupuncture to access deep energetic wells and remove blocks.
I pride myself on being open-minded and I enjoy working with people from every walk of life, orientation and gender identity. I am kink and polyamory knowledgeable. My path in life is as a catalyst for change. I believe that our culture needs to change and to do that we must change ourselves. This is why I am committed to transformation as a way of life and why I am always looking inside myself for internal biases.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Feng Shui Consultant
Education & Credentials
Amy M. Thornton, MSTOM, HHP, LAc.(AC15386)
Tantric Counselor Training, Shawn Roop, October 2016
Practical Alchemy Leadership Training, Shakti Rising, May 2016
Feng Shui Master Certification, International Feng Shui School, February 2015
Licensed Acupuncturist, California State Acupuncture Board, 2013
100+ hours CEUs in Chinese medicine with focus on mental/emotional work
Master of Science, Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2012
NADA Protocol, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, San Diego, CA, 2010
40+ CEUs in bodywork, Natural Healing Institute, San Diego, CA, 2006
Holistic Health Practitioner 1000 hours (Massage Therapy), Academy of Professional Careers, San Diego, CA, 2004
Reiki Levels I, II and III, Paula Shaw, CADC-DCEP, San Diego, CA, 2004