I believe that the human body, like all living beings, possesses a fundamental desire to constantly evolve from a state of chaos to one of balance. Disease occurs when the body is no longer able to achieve that place of balance. Acupuncture works to mobilize the body’s own healing potential to gently shift from disorder to a more harmonious state.
My goal in treatment is to approach people with respect in order to hear how I can help them achieve their stillpoint, their point of calm and balance. My patients are encouraged to take charge of his/her health and wellbeing as the acupuncturist’s job is to merely facilitate the process of healing. My practice is characterized by simplicity, a gentle touch, attention to detail and promoting a positive healing environment.
Stillpoint Acupuncture, a clinic specializing in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy in Whitefish, MT, is owned and operated by Erin Boedeker, L.Ac. Stillpoint Acupuncture is located in a shared office space with other like-minded and talented healers in the 3rd and Spokane Building above Third Street Market and Bookworks in Whitefish. Erin is extremely happy to be able to offer her services to residents of the Flathead Valley and beyond.
I graduated with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in December 2009, and am a NCCAOM board certified and Montana licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. I am a member of Montana's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association as well as part of the Community Acupuncture Network.
My philosophy as an acupuncturist is to respect all patients and their individual approach to their own healthcare. In addition to Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments, my clinical services include nutritional and life style advice which help to foster a patient’s sense of responsibility for his or her own well-being. I practice both Chinese and Japanese styles of diagnosis and needling as well as incorporating Cranial Sacral Therapy, Foot Reflexology and Acutonics sound therapy to create a unique experience tailored to the individuality of each of my patients. With my extensive training in Chinese herbal medicine, I often prescribe herbal remedies for patients as an adjunct to any acupuncture session; a way for each patient to continue treatment at home. Chinese herbal formulas often help to exact large change more quickly than acupuncture alone. Herbs, however, are not appropriate in all cases and are prescribed only when necessary to bring a person back to a balanced state.