Acupuncture Intensives at Belvedere-Tiburon's Elixir
Acupuncture intensives are now the only way that I take new
What is an acupuncture intensive?
An acupuncture intensive is where you commit a month of your
life to healing yourself. I'll work with you three times a week for
Should you do an acupuncture intensive?
Acupuncture intensives are not for everybody. During this time
you should expect to come to grips with your health, your mind,
your soul and your life as much as possible.
What's the rationale behind doing an acupuncture
The field of qi determines power of an acupuncture session. Many
factors come together to create this field. Doing an acupuncture
intensive creates a very strong container for your qi. This container
allows your qi to become deep, far ranging and connected. It's an
ideal field for rapid and comprehensive healing and growth.
What does it take to do an acupuncture intensive?
If this kind of work is right for you, you'll have to block out a
month of time for your healing. During this time, you should have
nothing pulling on you from the outside. Don't plan to do anything
but heal during your intensive.
This means you'll need to set up an appropriate container for this
First, get your life and health in order as much as you can.
Then, plan to come to Belvedere-Tiburon and stay for a month.
Once you're here, I recommend that you do not drive. Tiburon is
the perfect location for acupuncture intensives. Everything you
need is here. We have a beautiful environment, friendly people,
good food and the space to do what you need to do to heal.
Please do not book spa treatments, massages or plan to do all the
sightseeing you ever wanted to do in San Francisco during your
acupuncture intensive. It will waste your time, energy and
What if you already live in San Francisco or Marin?
You need to take these same steps if you already live in this
It is virtually impossible to get away from your life and
make the progress you need to make in an acupuncture intensive if
you stay at home. Well-intentioned partners, children, work and
the feng shui of your home all conspire to prevent your healing
from going to the next level. Drop them all for a month.
Is it safe to do an acupuncture intensive?
Yes. I will never push you past the point of safety in an intensive.
What happens during an acupuncture intensive?
We will talk. You will receive acupuncture, Chinese herbs and
medical qi gong. I will give you specific exercises to perform when
you're not in session.
When you're done with your treatment, you'll eat, rest and practice
what I've taught you until your next session.
We'll repeat this process again and again for a month.
How do you know if an acupuncture intensive is right for
If you're considering doing an acupuncture intensive, take your
time and consider again.
If after some time you know that you really want to do this for
yourself, then begin the application process. Applying will help
you to deepen your understanding of why you want to do an
acupuncture intensive and what you may derive from doing it.
How much does it cost to do an acupuncture
The fee for my services in an acupuncture intensive is
US$3000.00. This includes our sessions and the cost of your herbs
for the duration of the process.
Food, lodging and other peripherals are up to you.
Acupuncture intensives are currently available until June 2016.
Where do you begin the process?
Please fill out this form to begin:
See you at your intensive!
John Mini, M.S.C.M./ L.Ac.