My name is CJ Schwarz. I practice what is called Five Element or Traditional Acupuncture, the oldest form of acupuncture. Five Element Acupuncture is based on the understanding that we are one with nature. Like in nature, symptoms manifest when there’s an imbalance.
A prolonged summer drought will often manifest as lack of growth, dryness, parched earth, and in extreme cases, uncontrolled fires and mudslides. We see this on the human level as well. Lack of fluid in the body can produce heat and manifest as inflammation in many organs from the stomach to the joints. These imbalances can occur on all levels including the mental and spiritual.
I came to understand the connection between wellness and nature when I was young. I spent most of my time playing outside and observing nature and I recognized at an early age how good it made me feel. Over the years I continued to enjoy the benefits of nature through hiking, biking and camping. It was a natural transition to begin oil painting to connect my love of nature with my understanding of its many changes, whether healthy and vibrant or compromised.
My own symptoms led me into acupuncture treatment almost 30 years ago. The opportunity to be both a patient and a practitioner has been a gift. I invite you to make an appointment for a free consultation that can be provided via phone or in person, whichever is most convenient. There are wellness products that my patients have found helpful. And please enjoy my paintings, found throughout this website and in my gallery.