M.M. VAN BENSCHOTEN ASSOCIATES
Pari Volkshori, L.Ac., DOM
As one of the longest serving associates who studied under Dr. Matt Van Benschoten, I practice an intuitive, integrative approach to healing that is based on many years of his scientific research as well as my own extensive education, clairvoyant, institutive nature, and dedication to healing at the most fundamental cellular levels.
My success customizing Chinese herbal formulas is based on a thorough knowledge of herbal pharmacology and the ability to “read” plant energies. Treating a wide range of conditions from acute colds and allergies to chronic diseases, my herbal formulas address both overt and underlying health issues to relieve symptoms and eliminate long-term chronic conditions. For many years I have treated patients of different ages, backgrounds, races, life experiences, and in varying states of health and illness. I have found that most of my patients’ health challenges are rooted in layers of unconsciousness thoughts, ideas, or beliefs. Through my work with Chinese Herbs as well as light, color, and Cranial Sacral Therapy, I work at the cellular level to promote healing by helping patients access areas of their body, mind, and spirit that are unintentionally closed off from their conscience, aware mind.
I practice CranioSacral Therapy, a gentle, hands-on technique that I learned at the renowned institute pioneered by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger. CST is a method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. Upledger’s work is supported by extensive scientific studies that took place from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University. Using a soft touch I am able to release restrictions in the craniosacral system that improves central nervous system functioning and addresses a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Other modalities include acupuncture, applying subtle manipulations to stimulate body points, auriculotherapy, and many practical recommendations involving diet and nutrition.
I also recommend natural home remedies that come from indigenous foods, plants, and healing traditions from my own multicultural background and those of my diverse patients. I pay homage to the wealth of natural resources common to many cultures and find ways for my patients to take ownership of their own healing by using these ancient and effective healing art forms.
I hold a Doctorate and a Ph.D. in Homeopathy and a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine from the University of Oriental Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am a California Licensed Acupuncturist and I have earned advanced certifications in CranioSacral Therapy, Iridology, and Color Therapy/energy work. Please inquire about my upcoming talks and lectures.
Pari earned a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine and a Ph.D. in Homeopathy from the University of Oriental Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico and she is a California Licensed Acupuncturist. For the past 20 years she has studied and practiced as an associate of Dr Matt’s, helping patients with a variety of internal medicine, autoimmune, hormonal, environmental and dietary/nutritional conditions. Working with Dr. Matt has taught Pari to address the underlying cause of patient issues rather than simply treating symptoms. Pari has also earned an advanced certification in CranioSacral Therapy. She uses herbal formulas, acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy in unique combinations to meet individual needs and comfort levels to optimize healing.