Mind Body Techniques
Simple techniques that create lasting changes. Techniques to focus and calm the mind and body to improve results and improve the body and limbic systems’ response to stress.
The Mind-Body techniques we include in our approach are a crucial component to achieving long term healing and change. The body can practice being in a relaxed, parasympathetic state during the treatment. However, if that state of being is also practiced in your everyday life, your results will be powerfully amplified. We use visualization techniques, breathing exercises, and simple meditations to maximize your body’s self healing abilities. Visualization techniques have long been proven to help alter the brain chemistry if practiced often enough. Visualization is also a powerful way to trigger your body to make endorphins and other healing chemicals. Your breath is a link between your conscious and subconscious. The breath also takes the body out of Fight-or-Flight and regulates the body’s baseline reaction to stress. If you can breathe properly, you can gain tremendous control of your body. The meditation exercise we teach is so simple, you will wonder why you didn’t start sooner. Our simple techniques will give you tremendous power over your body’s state of being. Combined, these Mind-Body Techniques will be a crucial component to long term healing and change, and they will be tools you will take with you to always come back to.
What other patients say:
Montserrat is a true healer! She’s receptive, knowledgeable and intuitive. Her ability to “tune in” to you and your body’s needs is one of her many remarkable attributes. See for yourself! She’s amazing!
I was NEVER a believer in acupuncture…until I went to Montserrat! She is a “magician” as I like to say. I have had 2 back surgeries and still suffer from many ailments, related to my recovery. She has helped me relieve a lot of my back spams over the last few weeks and I couldn’t be more thankful. I had immediate relief on my first appointment. I walked out of there, believing that this does work, you just have to find the right practitioner. I highly recommend visiting Montserrat, if you are in need of a healing journey.
I have been visiting the Alchemy Clinic every 4 weeks for just over 4 years now.These visits have become an integral part of my overall wellness plan. I have always found Montserrat to be a fantastic resource whenever I have had any issue, whether it be physical or mental. I always leave my sessions feeling relaxed and recharged. I can not imagine ever not taking advantage of everything the Alchemy Clinic has to offer. Besides - I truly enjoy just seeing Montserrat and Lyndon every 4 weeks! They are a truly great team. (Google Review)
I have been receiving acupuncture from Montserrat Gonzalez since May 2017. She’s extremely kind and knowledgeable, and each session is tailored specifically to your body’s needs. I only wish I’d met her sooner!
The combination of Montserrat’s intuitive abilities and specialized training sets her apart from other acupuncturists. She is gifted at knowing exactly how to treat your issues, not symptoms, while being honest with the frequency of appointments needed to remedy the situation. Her knowledge of medicinal herbs is extensive. Top-class all the way around; from the office, to the natural products offered, to the traditional practices, I highly recommend the Alchemy Clinic to anyone interested in bettering themselves.
Montserrat has helped restore balance to my mind, body, and spirit. As a practitioner who cares about her work, clients, and commitment to learning, she is one of a kind. She saved my life. And, I can always count on Lyndon to put a smile on my face. I highly recommend Alchemy Clinic!
Montserrat and Lyndon are excellent caretakers who will make you feel welcomed and well cared for. My first session with Alchemy was for a wounded arm due to a biking accident. After that first visit I immediately felt better, with the pain subsiding and my sleep thankfully increasing. I've gone in to see Montserrat for many other issues, like allergies, stress, and other injuries. Every time I leave feeling "more myself" but a better version. I am always in awe of how Montserrat works her craft, she is an expert in her field and I can depend on that. Lyndon is amazingly kind and will make you feel welcomed every time you step into Alchemy or even over the phone. I am blessed to have Alchemy Clinic in my life! (Google Review)
Outstanding service and atmosphere. I was skeptical going in and they were very professional and courteous. I highly recommend Alchemy Clinic.
I have been going to Alchemy Clinic for almost a year and it has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. Montserrat is a great listener and adjust treatments that will best work for me based on what I tell her. And who doesn’t love Lyndon!
I am a huge fan of Alchemy Clinic. Montserrat is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and patient. She explains things very thoroughly and helps me understand my body in a whole new way. Her acupuncture treatments and herbal supplements have provided relief for every problem I have brought to her attention. I highly recommend!
I have been a patient of Montserrat Gonzalez since October 3, 2017 and she has changed my life. Her gentle touch and gentle nature with both acupuncture as well as cupping has healed me from the inside out. I am so grateful for her practice as well as her practice of Chinese medicine. I feel so balanced, healthy, and I am finally sleeping well!!! Her treatment is so thorough, never rushed, and always what my body needs. Montserrat has my full endorsement!!
I'm new to acupuncture and so far I'm loving it. I suffer with neuropathy in my feet. I've tried everything on the market trying to gain relief. I started doing research on acupuncture and I was blessed to find Alchemy Clinic. Montserrat is extremely knowledgeable and listens with comprehension. Once she understands your specific needs she then develops a plan. I'm excited to be on a path of healing with Alchemy Clinic!
I've been dealing with a nagging shoulder problem for so long and have explored all sorts of healing techniques to feel better. After just one cupping and acupuncture session with Montserrat, my injury and my whole body feels better than it has in quite some time. I'm a total believer in this practice! Montserrat and Lyndon could not have been more welcoming, informative, and kind throughout the entire process. I can't wait to be on the road to feeling at home in my body again!
I love the focus on healing. From stomach issues to a broken bone, Montserrat's wisdom, gentleness, knowledge and attention to detail is transformational in so many ways. Thank you!
I have been a long time patient of Montserrat's since she first began practicing back in 2012! She has incredible bedside manner, truly listens to understand your symptoms and what the root cause may be. She has treated me for everything from a marathon training injury to anxiety/stress, and even grief. She is truly a one-of-a-kind practitioner. I can't recommend her enough!! (Google Review)
I highly recommend Montserrat. She is professional and quite knowledgeable. I always feel she has my best interest as her focus. She has helped me considerably. I was reluctant before my first visit. No longer! Give her the opportunity to assist you with your wellness. You will not be disappointed.
I highly recommend Montserrat. She is a very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring practitioner. My wife and I came for fertility issues and so far, Montserrat has made a positive impact.
Alchemy Clinic was recommend to me for severe acid reflux issues that were keeping me up at night. I was experiencing flare ups 2-3 nights a week and trying meds, food elimination, puppy pose, etc. but nothing was having a big impact. So why not try acupuncture? I haven’t had a flare since my first session in July 2021. Working with Montserrat has opened my eyes to how much stress and strain was happening in my gut. I continue to visit the clinic bi-weekly to work through whatever may be going on. Recently we’ve been working on easing my period symptoms and that’s been a game changer. So many issues that I thought were just my body and that I needed to deal with. It’s been invaluable to learn how to listen to my body and I’m so thankful to Alchemy Clinic for helping me on that journey. (Google Review)
Montserrat is an outstanding practitioner of acupuncture -- highly skilled, professional, incredibly effective. I recommend her without reservation.
Finding this clinic has helped me find an alternative to prescription medications. Montserrat addresses every issue I have and finds a way to help me with everything I bring to her. Acupuncture is something I probably wouldn’t have tried but several people mentioned it to me and it’s so relaxing and helpful.
Working with Alchemy Clinic has been the one thing that's given me relief from my autoimmune disorder. After speaking with Montserrat at the start of each appointment, she tailors the treatment to my needs that day and I always leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and balanced. My symptoms (hormonal imbalance, blood sugar imbalance, fatigue, etc.) have improved tremendously in the 3 months I've been going. I can't recommend Alchemy enough!
I have been seeing Montserrat for the last several months for a severe neck injury and chronic knee and foot pain. I have been to many acupuncturists and Montserrat is definitely the most knowledgeable and talented practitioner I have visited. She is extremely kind and genuine, takes a thorough overview of your medical history before each session, and does not hesitate to alter treatments based on your body’s needs and unique response. Montserrat’s work has made a profound difference in my recovery and I will continue working with her to address my pain.
I have visited 3 other acupuncturists in St Louis and Alchemy Clinic is my favorite. I actually fall asleep while I receive my treatment. I actually enjoy it more than a massage. Hard to believe I know, but I am able to completely relax.
After leaving countless doctor appointments feeling defeated and deflated with symptoms (cystic hormonal acne, fatigue, painful periods, weight gain, food sensitivities, anxiety, etc.) no doctor bothered to piece together and treat I decided to try acupuncture. I found Alchemy Clinic and booked an appointment with Montserrat. Immediately it was like a breath of fresh air. She truly listens to her clients and her knowledge is evident. She supports healing and has helped me to understand my body more than any doctor I’ve ever had. I leave every treatment feeling refreshed and balanced and with more knowledge to help restore and balance my hormones (supplements, diet, exercise, etc.) I could not recommend Alchemy Clinic more. They love and are so good at what they do!
I have been treated by Montserrat for about five years. I had persistent problems with my neck and her treatments were a critical part of my healing. I see her regularly now for maintenance and always leave feeling great. I must admit I am still mystified how needles in my feet help my neck. It works.
I have been receiving acupuncture from Montserrat for over a year now to promote overall wellness. I receive monthly treatments and simply can not say enough about the benefits I have received. Montserrat is truly my favorite “wellness” professional. I feel truly confident in every aspect of her treatments.
It’s truly amazing what an hour of acupuncture can do. Many thanks to Montserrat for her compassionate care. She is the most skilled, intuitive, and knowledgeable acupuncturist I’m fortunate enough to know. If you’re in The Lou and want to work on your wellness, consider adding acupuncture!
I absolutely love Alchemy Clinic, Montserrat is magical. My immune system has improved tremendously and I also bring my girls here. It’s so awesome to be able to come to a place and help your body fight off colds or viruses naturally. She is very welcoming and we all feel very comfortable on her table.
The insight I received from our sessions continues to inform me and I really value the daily self-massage time where I can tune-in and align more fully.
I have been receiving treatment from Montserrat since 2017. She is incredible at listening and reading my body! She has helped me with pre and post surgery recovery, stress, digestive issues and neck pain. She is a healer!
Entering in to the calm, soothing Alchemy Clinic is, in itself, a good start to reaching a better place. The vibe is cheerful, restorative, and gentle. Then, when Montserrat works her special brand of magic the world is adjusted on its axis. She has healing in her hands and her heart, and is an intent listener, an intuitive healer. She is the only person I have ever had treat me with acupuncture but I do believe I happened to find someone who is the very best at what she does. Her training is deep and wide, her ethical standards unimpeachable. She practices with knowledge and wisdom that seem to represent many lifetimes of experience. If you want to try acupuncture – start right here. You won’t need to look any further.
“Acupuncture and herbs are the primary techniques that evoke the self regulating response of the organism to reorganize and replenish the Qi..”- Between Heaven and Earth… Highly recommend paying a visit to the Alchemy Clinic!
Montserrat has been an incredibly patient, holistic practitioner who has helped my body heal in ways I didn’t think were possible! Her intention, explanation, and listening in every session has been such a blessing. I highly recommend!
I have been suffering with frozen shoulder syndrome for 14 months. I tried 2 cortisone injections that did not relieve the pain. I decided to try acupuncture and I’m glad I did! After a couple acupuncture treatments, along with “cupping” my shoulder has loosened up considerably! I am grateful to Montserrat and Lyndon who are kind, professional, and helpful! Thank you!
I was completely blown away!!! I have dealt with back pain for years with multiple bulged disc’s, 1 ruptured, and 1 degenerating away. I have gone through chiropractic, physical therapy, medication, spinal injections, and radio wave ablation. This was my first time with acupuncture, but definitely will not be my last. I went in bent over, and walked out standing up upright and much lower level of pain. I couldn’t be happier with my experience, and highly recommend going and seeing them.