Acupuncture & Longevity Medicine
New York City
For an appointment call: 707.799.5212
Mark Flower M.S., L.Ac.
Mark Flower M.S., L.Ac., earned his degree in Oriental Medicine from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in Berkley, California. He is the Founding Director whose vision is behind Healing Flower Acupuncture & Longevity Medicine.
Mark's expertise in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine includes Instant Pain Relief, Acupuncture Detox and Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture for Face, Neck and Abdomen.
Trained extensively in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, Ear Medicine or Instant Pain Relief Medicine and NADA Acupuncture Detox Protocol with a life-long interest in Health and Healthy Aging, Mark dedicates his career to helping people lead “happier, longer and more beautiful lives.” This vision is behind everything that happens at Healing Flower Acupuncture & Longevity Medicine.
Mark empowers his clients to believe that healing is possible and teaches them how to take control of their health and to make the necessary life style changes.
A kind, compassionate and caring healer, Mark Flower has been helping people in Sonoma County with acute and chronic health issues for over 15 years, relieving headaches, shoulder, neck and back pain, anxiety, sleep disorders and many other debilitating conditions. His holistic approach to health and unique method based on ancient Chinese Healing Arts, has made him one of the most sought after health practitioners in the North Bay.
A Letter from Mark:
"My dream and my purpose in life is to help people have Happier, Longer and More Beautiful Lives.
“My life taught me that geography is internal as well as external and that we shape the world with our choices and perceptions and that all of us have a responsibility for the world we create.
“When I look around I see too many people who carry bottles of medication in their pockets to take throughout the day. This is considered normal. People then take different pills to alleviate the problems caused by previous pills. This too is considered normal.
“I always thought that there was something wrong with this picture.
“Looking back I realize I found my calling way before I could even formulate it.
I knew there must be a better way to be healthy and to stay healthy.
“In my youth, I spent 5 formative years in Japan where I was exposed to a very different culture and a very different approach to health.
“I was first attracted to acupuncture when I understood that it works with the body’s own abilities to heal itself.
“Instead of man-made medication acupuncture uses plants and natural substances.
It doesn’t harm, instead - it balances and nurtures. …
“For me, this was the answer.
“I have always felt oneness with everything around me – people, land, water, plants, animals, insects. For years, I have been searching for a direction that would take me closer to living the life where I could help people and the planet in a hands-on knowledgeable way.
“I traveled extensively, at times spending months in a country, learning its language and immersing myself in its culture. I spent time in Brazil and Greece, in Peru and Bolivia on a Medical Outreach Project, I studied with Peruvian shamans, I participated in ancient healing ceremonies… all the while observing people, traditions and beliefs and studying ancient botanical remedies.
“At one time, my life took an extraordinary turn.
“I bought 13 acres of land in rural Santa Rosa and turned it into an animal rescue ranch. I spent 8 years taking care of over 40 various animals. The experience shaped me in ways no other experience could.
“This was the time I was also going through my Acupuncture training, earning my Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine. This came in handy again and again, helping me soothe the animals that were in panic or pain.
“I’ll never forget my first acupuncture success.
“I was running after a horse that took off through barbwire fences, brush, trees and branches and was heading into the woods. By the time I caught up with her she was extremely agitated, confused and covered in blood. As I approached the horse and grabbed the rope, I immediately placed an acupuncture needle into her forehead. The effect was instant. The horse calmed down and let me lead her back to the property. After the commotion was over and I reflected on what had just happened I thougt “Wow, it was just one needle…If one needle can produce such an effect on a huge animal, what power can an entire treatment have?”
“I opened Healing Flower clinic in Santa Rosa, California in 2002.
“Over the years, I have combined acupuncture with cupping in a particular way that brought especially good results. I very rarely see a health condition that does not respond to this treatment. I use it to treat both chronic and acute problems, including conditions that have not responded to other therapies.
“I was overjoyed to discover Ear Medicine that provides Instant Pain Relief.
This location is now closed so that we may be of service to you in more than one community!
“I was very fortunate to be one of the few acupuncturists in North America personally trained by Dr. Li Chun Huang, a National Treasure of China and the celebrated creator this method.
“There is nothing more debilitating than physical pain. I feel very privileged and immensely grateful to be able to help people who are in physical pain. Dr. Li Chuang’s method allows me to do it in a matter of minutes.
“I got my training in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture years ago.
"I loved the results and incorporated it into my practice.
Three years ago, responding to my clients requests, I began doing Mei Zen almost exclusively, because the protocol requires my balancing the entire body first, before I begin my work with the Face or the Neck or the Belly.
“I smile as I write this. So many of my clients, both women and men, are once again loving the way they look. Mei Zen is nothing short of a miracle in the way it brings youthful vitality and radiance into our faces. You have to try it to believe it.
“I feel immense gratitude to all the incredible teachers and healers that came my way, and to my wonderful clients who trust me with their health and continue to give me the opportunity to do what I love.”