Policies - Pura Vida Acupuncture and Yoga in Portland, Maine"Your Health is an                                              investment, not an expense"


Cancellation Policy: Appointments that are cancelled less than 48 hours in advance are subject to payment in full within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time. As long as the building is open (it is usually locked at 9 PM) you can slide payment (they must be in an envelope) underneath my door (please notify me when you have done this), or coordinate with me for an alternative method.

A $5 per day surcharge will be applied to ALL late payments.

Missed Appointments (No-show): If you miss your appointment altogether (do not cancel and do not show up), the same policy will apply.

Late Arrivals: At fifteen minutes late I will consider it a missed appointment.

If I run late, for any reason, your appointment time will not be affected.

Cancelling due to illness:  same cancellation policy applies (please see Preface to Policies).

Payment: I currently accept cash or check only, please prepare accordingly because there is no ATM in the 222 Saint John Street building. The closest ATM is Key Bank at 959 Congress Street (at the Congress Street - Saint John Street intersection, next to Amatos).

Insurance: For various reasons, I do not accept insurance as payment, but I can provide you with an invoice so that you may submit for reimbursement.

Gratuity: is completely optional, never expected, but always appreciated; and left to your discretion. If you pay with cash and do not have the correct change, please be explicit as to whether the difference should be applied as a credit to your account, or given as gratuity.

Gift Certificates AvailableKristen Boze offers Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Yoga in Portland, Maine
Gift certificates may be purchased at my office for a specified dollar amount (as opposed to purchasing for a specific treatment).

© 2017 Kristen Boze, Puravidaacupunctureandyoga.com

 

Policies - Pura Vida Acupuncture and Yoga in Portland, Maine

Kristen Boze offers Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Yoga in Portland, Maine

Pura Vida Acupuncture and Yoga offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Yoga in Portland, Maine

Policies - Pura Vida Acupuncture and Yoga in Portland, Maine

Kristen Boze offers Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Yoga in Portland, Maine

Pura Vida Acupuncture and Yoga offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Yoga in Portland, Maine

Policies - Pura Vida Acupuncture and Yoga in Portland, Maine

Kristen Boze offers Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Yoga in Portland, Maine

© 2017 Kristen Boze, Puravidaacupunctureandyoga.com

 

"Music puts wings on the human spirit."                      - Frank Sinatra

I have been in love with music for as long as I can remember.  It brings me great joy, that through and acupuncture and yoga; I am able to utilize my love of music as a way to connect with my patients and students. 

Music is incredible in it's ability to awaken the senses, inspire the soul and quiet the mind.  It's a common opinion that music is distracting in a yoga practice, and while I  appreciate and understand the value of silence; I also find music to be incredibly therapeutic.  The problem I find, is that silence, in a yoga practice, can be incredibly loud.  In the vast space that silence creates, our minds wander wildly, leaving very few moments to be spent in the present.  Music holds your attention, which allows for a cerebral experience of the present moment; one that has the ability to affect real and lasting change.  It is this kind of experience that ultimately leads to healing of physical, mental and emotional dis-ease. The immense capacity of our minds is a blessing and a curse.  They hold so much about the past and the future, distracting us away from the moment that truly matters.

Our senses connect us to the outside world, and when combined with a practice of mindfulness, they provide a bridge between our mind and physical body. Understanding how the stimuli of the world around us affects shifts in the energy within us, is a powerful way to learn about ourselves. That kind of understanding is the only way to truly be able to take control of your health ... your life.

Music, unique in it's ability to create a cathartic release, can bring about a shift in emotional energy unlike any yoga class or acupuncture needle.  The ability to let go, to emote, to be vulnerable, to release the emotions you have been holding onto; is essential to the ability to heal physically. Both acupuncture and a yoga work to unblock stuck energy. Music can encourage the physical purging of the energy that is released. Holding onto emotional pain will  keep you sick, and releasing it assists in your ability to heal. It all comes back to energy.  Where it is stuck, we need to move it, and what doesn't serve you, needs to be released. We are energy, music is energy.  I believe that music is medicine.

© 2017 Kristen Boze, Puravidaacupunctureandyoga.com