Mission Statement for Sonoma Mountain Healing Arts
1. To provide high quality classical acupuncture and related healing methods to address limiting conditions and support the health of those who seek my services.
2. To offer people nutritional and herbal means to solve on-going health related concerns by feeding the the body and mind.
3. To be part of the growth in demand for access to good food sources, a clean environment and a peaceful and just way of living.
Sydney is licensed to practice Chinese Medicine by the State of California. She is a graduate of The San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1984. There she was introduced to a rich array of traditions. She has taken advantage of opportunities to study with many of the great practitioners and educators in the field of Asian medicine.
In 1999, she completed a three-year postgraduate program in Five Element Acupuncture with master acupuncturist Khosrow Khalighi, and was fortunate to be able to study with Professor J.R. Worsley, the creator of this particular form of treatment.
Sydney earned her certificate in Applied Clinical Nutrition in 2015 and in 2016, became certified in Morphogenic Field Technique by the originators of this system.
A big sister and mother of two, she has a natural rapport with children and youth.
Sydney Bebb-Walker, L.Ac.
My History and Statement of Purpose
My wish is for everyone to have the opportunity to fully participate in the gift of life. My training helps me address blocks to the health and happiness of people who come to see me. I’m here to especially help those who have had a lot of stress and trauma in their lives. A difficult childhood or later trauma can keep us from being able to share our joy and our gifts with others and can cause us to react rather than respond to life. This can cause illness over time if not resolved. I have been there and have had to heal on many levels.
Music got me through some tough times as a teen. In my early 20’s I studied music and learned massage to help my shoulders which often hurt from playing the violin. I was also interested in a natural approach to health. My acupressure teacher was enthusiastic and encouraging about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and I could see myself in this profession, caring gently for people with little bits of dried herbs and hair thin needles and a bit of massage to pull it all together. At that time, acupuncture had only recently been legalized in California. I attended the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where I also learned to diagnose and treat with herbs and other aspects of Chinese Medicine.
I was especially interested in the depth of treatment offered by Five Element Acupuncture which has Shamanic Roots going back to early Taoist teachings. I continue to study this form of acupuncture which requires long apprenticeship and truly addresses healing on the levels of the mind and spirit as well as the physical. I’ve expanded my study to include other useful or profound tools and techniques. I enjoy working on these various levels according to what is needed by the person who comes to me for assistance. I’ve enjoyed apprenticeship in Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Sound Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, training in Applied Physiology and more. I also appreciate the learning which comes through meditation and work. I enjoy collaborative work and the fun that comes from working with others and I enjoy meeting the many wonderful people who come into my practice.
To further meet the challenges of today’s environment, I pursued training in whole food nutrition and techniques to streamline priorities, earning certificates in Applied Clinical Nutrition and Morphogenic Field Technique.
I love to teach those who come to work with me. My ability to sense energy and tend the Spirit has gotten stronger with practice and I love to be with people as they start on their journey with energy healing and share experiences with others who are well on their path.