Randal Lyons, DOM, LAc

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist

Specialties: Addiction, trauma, transforming core beliefs, long-term aftercare, creating a Practice, Medicine Journeys, Medicine Writes, sacred ritual

Services Offered: Individual, group, couples, psychedelic integration (individuals), psychedelic integration (groups), harm reduction therapy (groups), pre- and post-ritual counseling, substance use disorder counseling, substance use disorder programs, holistic approaches, mind-body therapy, somatic therapy, acupuncture

Sessions: Telehealth & In-Person (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida)

Website: www.AlchemistRecovery.com


Outside of a 3-month flirtation with sobriety, I spent everyday of my life from age 16 to 29 either high or looking to get high. During that time, I cannot honestly tell you how many times I tripped on psychedelics. What I can say is that I definitely did enough to experience travel all over the cosmic map, which always opened a Forrest Gump box o’ 4-dimensional chocolates, never knowing what I was gonna get. Looking back, I see that I was driven to take psychedelics with the hope of receiving answers to the traumas that haunted me. Whether or not a particular trip provided me with relevant information, it rarely helped because upon my return, there was no elder, wise one or trained professional who spoke this language and could help integrate what just happened. And again looking back, I so wish I had this kind of guidance.

So since I became sober on July 17th, 1994 I was forced into finding my own way. I’ve made use of two ancient wisdom and healing traditions, which provide me with the answers I need, as well as the daily Practice I undertake. This is my Medicine. Traditional Oriental Medicine and core-shamanism have given me the simple theories, the experiential techniques and the clear vision of my path ahead. One in which many, many others have successfully walked upon before me and have done so for thousands of years. These methods allow me to: Acquire knowledge, information and power on specific issues Digest old beliefs and patterns that hold me back Receive practical direction on how to move forward I believe it is an inherent human desire to turn around and help those who are just behind us on the path. And when we find something that works, we naturally want to share it. It has been my honor to have been doing exactly this for as long as I have and it’s an honor to look forward to being able to keep doing so within this new/old emerging field of psychedelics. Blessings, Randy


How I work with clients

How do I work with clients? In partnership and empowerment.

Right from the beginning, together, we get on the same page and learn to speak the same language. Do you prefer to view a particular experience as an inward psychological exercise or as an outward spiritual journey? Do you have a strong preference to gain emotional connections or would you rather establish physical practices? This allows us to clearly define your goals and lay out a practical, step-by-step plan to achieve them.

We do this by making use of my 25+ years in the healing professions (specifically, having licenses in Traditional Oriental Medicine and utilizing core-shamanism) to explore what are the best methods for you.

Traditional Oriental Medicine offers us pathways that go from the mind, to the spirit, to the body, and how all of these then connect oneself to the Cycles of Nature. We can use these maps to bring more awareness, intention and guidance to any health related concern.

Core-shamanism utilizes what are the common practices among people from every continent in the world, while at the same time, not co-opting what is culturally specific or sacred to any of them. There are concepts and a vocabulary of terms, which address all forms of spiritual issues and practice.

Logistically, we can make use of my online Program, which you can access 24/7 for review, connection and further instruction. It provides:

Over 1,200 PDF pages of original material
52 Lessons: they are independent, yet also interdependent
Medicine Journeys
Medicine Writes
Connections through social media, podcasts, blogs, etc.

If you prefer working one-on-one, we use Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, phone, etc for long-distance sessions.

We can also craft any combination of the online Program with your one-on-one sessions to suit your individual needs and particular pace.

If you desire, we can turn your work into a Practice, where it then can be offered, as your Medicine, to the world.


Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine (Emperor's College)


Doctor of Oriental Medicine (#1753 Florida)
Licensed Acupuncturist (#7891 California, #2168 Colorado, #010115 Arizona, #186259 Oregon (inactive))


Member Foundation for Shamanic Studies and Slow Food International



Online Sessions


Location Florida, Online, Telehealth, Arizona, California, Colorado

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