Ascended Alchemy
 
 

Chloe hom banales

Licensed Acupuncturist

 
 
 
 
 

Ascended Alchemy aims to create a collective ripple effect of positive change for this world, empowering the ones that empower others — one needle at a time.  We strive to create a community of inspired leaders by offering a safe space for all of their wellness needs surrounding mental health and spiritual integration.

 
 
 
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My story, so far.

As an athlete, I grew up with a passion for optimizing health and well-being.  

This inspired me to pursue a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University where I was on track to become a doctor of physical therapy.

Shortly after graduating from SDSU, I experienced a complete mental, emotional, and physical breakdown.  The dark side of ambition resulted in me prioritizing work over self-care and waking up in the emergency room with an IV of electrolytes in my arm after an anxiety attack.

I was so disconnected from my body, I didn’t even realize I had all of the symptoms of depression until my first psychiatry appointment.  Desperate for a solution, I was desperate for a diagnosis that I believed would help me feel like myself again.

The stress and worry about appearing like a failure consumed me.  I couldn’t fall asleep or stay asleep. I didn’t have an appetite or any desire to leave the house and even if I did, I would often times find myself in tears.  Overwhelming feelings from the anxiety of making a simple choice burdened my sympathetic nervous system so much so that a “freeze” reaction was a frequently experienced self-protection mechanism, versus “fight or flight.”

This is when I was prescribed an antidepressant and even though my intuition told me I didn’t need it, I didn’t have the energy to contemplate any alternatives at the time. 

At first, I was so glad that I was falling asleep and staying asleep after averaging about 2-4 hours of rest per night.  

However, after a few days, I began to feel increasingly numb and disconnected from the world happening around me.  Confused, because I thought that this prescription was supposed to help me feel happier, I finally sought out other options to heal.

While I started to wean myself off of the medication, I found my first acupuncturist.  To my surprise, I immediately fell asleep on the table and easily again later that night.  I felt a lightness in my mind and body that wasn’t present beforehand. I didn’t know how it was working, but I knew something was actually changing.

After a few months and many conversations with my acupuncturist about how Chinese Medicine treats the mind and body as an inseparable unit, I knew that part of my path was helping guide others through their own healing journeys.

I made it my commitment to reconnect purpose-driven leaders back to the wisdom of their bodies so that they can embody the energy required to better serve their own mission and show up even more for the people they love.

This led to completing a four-year Master's program from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, two Reiki certifications, neurolinguistic programming (NLP) training, a certification in The Mukaino Method, Esoteric Acupuncture, and now being on track to complete the Doctoral program from PCOM by August 2020.

Today, as a licensed acupuncturist, it is a gift to be able to empower my own patients with the reminder that the body has the capacity to heal itself and that we are worthy of every dream that has been placed within our hearts.

In addition to one-on-one experiences and VIP Ascended days, I also support women in their high-performance lifestyle and help them implement simple rituals to expand their personal health and professional success through online telemedicine education.

With my company, Ascended Alchemy, I aim to create a collective ripple effect of positive change for this world, empowering the ones that empower others — one needle at a time.  We strive to create a community of inspired leaders by offering a safe space for all of their wellness needs surrounding mental health and wellness optimization.

Imagine waking up with inspiration, energy, and passion to pursue what sets your soul on fire.

Imagine living in a more expansive way of being.

I want to see you living your magic — embodied in a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

It’s Activation + Alignment.

It’s your portal to Expanded Wellness.

It is and always has been Ascended Alchemy.

Thank you for being a part of this adventure with me.

Thank you for being.

X

@_chloehom // @ascendedalchemy

www.chloehombanales.com

 
 

“My session with Chloe was absolutely wonderful! It was my first time getting acupuncture, and she made me feel so at ease. Before the session, I felt exhausted. My muscles were aching and my mind would not slow down. Chloe seemed to know just what to do to bring me into a state of relaxation. I was able to fall into a deep, easeful state and came out of it feeling absolutely rejuvenated! Chloe's relaxed and cheerful vibe curated just the experience that I needed. I highly recommend getting a treatment done with Chloe.”

/  Raychel, Dream Weaver at Dream Fair - acupuncture client  /

 
 

Experience

My whole heart vibrates with gratitude to be here now and be witness to each person around me embracing deliberate action in creating their own dreams to manifest as well.

 

doctorate of acupuncture and chinese medicine (2020)

masters of science in traditional oriental medicine (2018)

bachelors of science in kinesiology (2008)

esoteric acupuncture, mukaino method, reiki II (2017-2019)

 
 

“Chloe is fantastic to work with! She was able to provide relief of my terrible sciatica. I’ve also done her VAT which is so super cool! I highly recommend working with her.”

/  crystal shipp, founder of wanderlust pilates - acupuncture client  /