About AcuPresence

An Interview with Alaya DeNoyelles

By Isa Maria

“You came into this life naked, and you’re going home naked,” says Alaya DeNoyelles, founder of AcuPresence, “There’s nothing you really need outside yourself. Your consciousness is your healing tool.”

After acupuncture treatments made a huge impact by restoring her well-being after a health crisis, Alaya apprenticed with her acupuncturist, and then earned a degree in 5-Element Acupuncture at the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture.

Five Element Acupuncture was formulated and taught by Professor J.R. Worsley, who brought back some of the original spiritual and philosophical premises of ancient Chinese medicine after it was banished and practically destroyed during the Chinese Cultural Revolution in the 1950’s.

Alaya was fascinated with the Classical 5-Element approach to healing which wasn’t about fixing symptoms, but about supporting the individual to connect to their own essence, then seeing how this vibrational alignment affected their health.

Following the voice of her inner guidance, Alaya made a big move to the island of Kauai, where she knew no one, and within a year, had a full acupuncture practice.

She developed a passion for what Worsley called the “Spirit of the Point,” the specific pure frequency released into the body when a point is needled (unique vibration signature?).  Over the course of years of working with patients, she began feeling the points in her own body intuitively.

“I hear the stuck or blocked energy in a patient’s voice and words as they talk about what’s going on with them,” Alaya says.  “As I’m receiving this message, I feel the archetype of a point vibrating inside of me, and I sense that if I activate this point, it will support them in finding harmony and being more in touch with their divinity, their true, authentic nature.”

Alaya became intrigued with an esoteric science called Human Design, which generated detailed personality information calculated by the exact time and place of an individual’s birth. Human Design had a strong basis in the I Ching, a sacred text written about 5000 years ago by Fu Xi, originator of the concept of Yin and Yang and of the principles of Classical Acupuncture. Alaya began looking at the correlation between her patients’ I Ching hexagrams and the acupuncture points she identified.

Her experimentation continued when she was introduced to the Gene Keys, a related science which looked at the DNA of a person’s uniqueness. She became even more intrigued, dove deeply into the practice, and started picking out points related to the I Ching hexagrams most prominent in her patients’ Gene Keys constitutional makeup.

In the course of hundreds of hours of playing with how points aligned with hexagrams, Alaya discovered a geometric formula for how points matched up with hexagrams. She created a format in order to share this discovery with friends and patients.

Meanwhile, more and more patients became sensitive to needles, and Alaya came to realize that needles were unnecessary. She could accomplish a similar change in the patient’s pulse (showing improved energy flow) using tuning forks or simply intention.

She began talking to her patients more, teaching them about the spirit of the points, empowering them to go home with tools to treat themselves on their own. She was less interested in doing something to someone so that they felt better, than in empowering people to heal themselves by strengthening their spirit and embodying their uniqueness.

“My passion is to empower people to utilize the essence of acupuncture as a vibrational medicine, to take responsibility for their own healing, and to realize their sovereign original nature,” says Alaya.  “I am inspired to return the simplicity and beauty of acupuncture to the world.”