Jill Janoff, B.R.E., M.A., C.M.T. In 1979 serious injuries impacted my ability to perform as a professional flutist and I experienced pain 24/7. In 2002, I ultimately discovered help through acupuncture and gentle bodywork. My pain relief and subsequent healing impressed me at such a deep level that I knew I had to learn this work so that I could share it with others. My own recovery launched me into an unexpected but passionate new career in the complementary healing arts.
Ironically, before meeting Earl I was terribly afraid of acupuncture. If someone had told me that I would soon happily devote my life to working side by side with an acupuncturist, I would have laughed heartily. Earl uses a comprehensive system of acupuncture (700 points, extremely thin needles, and/or Accu-Patch™ adhesives) that predates the “Communist-no-pain-no-gain” version (375 points, large thick needles, and electrical current) which is prevalent today. Now I gratefully receive painless acupuncture frequently and my life is a testament to its miraculous healing powers. Patients often comment on the fact that as Earl and I work together, we hold the synergy and balance of Yin and Yang. The combination of modalities we employ is extremely effective in resolving a large number of injuries and health issues in a very relaxing, rejuvenating manner.
I have been a professional body worker since 2003. I incorporate elements from CranioSacral Therapy, Acupressure, Yin Tui Na, Rosen Method, Reflexology, Treating Fibromyalgia and Understanding Personal Energy, into the work I am privileged share with our patients.
Earl S. Hinds, M.S.T.C.M., L.Ac. In 1976, I was in two rear-end car accidents during 48 hours. I had a severe whiplash which kept me in constant pain for 18 months. I finally decided to try acupuncture. It took only 3 months of treatment until I was completely free from pain. My acupuncturist told me that he was treating his father for pancreatic cancer. His dad had a grapefruit sized tumor on his pancreas. Using Chinese medicine, the tumor was reduced to the size of a golf ball. This made his dad’s surgery much less invasive and also paved the way for an easier recovery.
I developed a passionate interest in sharing the power of acupuncture to promote and restore health and also to help others realize their maximum potential. This led me first to become a professional body worker in 1979. I also learned T’ai Chi and traditional Chinese martial arts. I have been teaching T’ai Chi and Qi Gong since 1993. I currently teach eight T’ai Chi Classes weekly for the city of Benicia. In 2005 I obtained a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After completing over 900 clinical hours, in 2008 I received my California State Acupuncture License.
Along with Acupuncture, I integrate components from CranioSacral Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy®, Yin Tui Na, Yang Tui Na and Muscle Energy Work. In 2006, Jill and I met in an Upledger CranioSacral workshop and it soon became obvious that we were meant to work together. She and I complement each other with our unique skills and backgrounds in body work, Chinese medicine, complementary health care and personal development.