Sunanda For Health, Acupuncture
Total years in practice: 25
Dr. Sunanada Stokes is licensed as an acupuncturist in four states and certified by NCCAOM. She has been trained in Harmonic Medicine by Kairos Institute of Sound Healing in New Mexico and by Keilchiro Kita in Tokyo, Japan. Sunanda is one of ten practitioners in the United States who is certified in Kita Peace Creating Sound Healing.
Sunanda’s inspiration and motivation for Oriental Medicine comes from her direct experience of healing from a chronic condition that was diagnosed as ‘neurodermatitis’. From the age of 5 years old she suffered with this condition’ in varying degrees of severity’ that caused the skin on the inside of her joints and her neck itch, crack, bleed and take on a rough leathery texture. Medications did not help and resulted in an adverse affect on her health. This took a toll on her emotionally as well as physically.
In 1983 she received her first acupuncture treatment in combination with recommended herbal teas that began to relieve the itching and the pain. By the end of the year in 1984 her skin rarely itched, was free of pain and smooth and the discoloration had begun to resolve.
In 1985, Sunanda began her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine at The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, CA. The curriculum included the study of acupuncture, traditional Chinese formulas and herbal medicine, and the ‘Spirit’ of the medicine which refers to the life-giving power inherent in all life forms.
She served as the senior Oriental Medicine Practitioner at Canyon Ranch Health Resort and Spa for 17 years. As one of the senior faculty for the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine, Sunanda offers Acutonics seminars and workshops that range from introductory level seminars to three day workshops in the core curriculum and elective courses.
Addressing the source, not just the symptoms
Sunanda’s vision is to support the emergence of health, wholeness and deep inner peace by bringing you a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western healing traditions. Sessions are tailored to your needs and designed to heal and balance your mind-body system to effectively release the stress and imbalances that are the root cause of so many modern ailments.
What can you expect?
During your first session, Sunanda will listen carefully to your concerns and create an assessment using Traditional Chinese Medicine Tongue and Pulse diagnosis and modern Biofeedback technology. This coupled with information specific to how the imbalance is manifesting in your body will guide her selection of healing modalities to re-establish flow and balance. She combines her expertise in Acupuncture, Harmonic Medicine (the use of sound frequencies to balance energy), Acutonics, Biofeedback, Moxibustion, Cupping and Chinese herbal formulas to assist each individual to reach his or her optimal health. She will then provide a session and review with you a treatment plan that includes a suggested number of sessions and healing.