When Houston-born Lori Earley opened Phoenix Rising Acupuncture (phoenixrisingacu.com) five years ago this month, it was just one treatment room, in a Montrose-area spa. Now, with a devoted patient list, two more practitioners and new digs on Shepherd, she finally feels at home. “Phoenix Rising needed a place that was a true reflection of the healing experience I aspire to give each patient,” says the licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist. Behind her new pink door, you’ll find a light and airy waiting room with Moroccan rugs and a curated apothecary with crystals, essential oils, CBD oil and more. “Patients appreciate the down-to-earth vibe, and they feel more at ease when discussing their health with me. I love witnessing patients’ lives shift and transform before my eyes, week by week.” Here, she shares her go-to practices for staying well.
“I like to quiet my mind by soaking up the sun and taking a stroll around the McGovern Centennial Gardens (hermannpark.org). There’s nothing more healing than vitamin D and silence.”
“For me, the most powerful form of R&R is a reiki and sound healing session. The feeling of sound vibrating through the cells can truly take me to another place and time.”
SPOT OF TEA
“I take my tea quite seriously. My favorite is Wild Grace Apothecary tea from the Phoenix Rising apothecary. Not only is it delicious, but it also helps relieve stress, anxiety and tension while preventing PMS. What more can a girl ask for?”
“My go-to spa treatment is a deluxe massage and craniosacral session with Lisa McKelvey of Urban Kneads (urbankneads.com). I always feel restored.”
“Bollo Woodfired Pizza (bollohouston.com) has the best gluten-free pizza options around. With a glass of wine and good conversation with my bestie, it’s the perfect happy hour spot.”
Photography by: Lori Earley portrait and R&R photo by Maritere Casillas Rice