Fall 2016 Newsletter: Fall Preparations

Let Our Newsletter Support Your Body & Mind During This Seasonal Shift

Fall is here and it’s once again time to slow down and prepare yourself for, dare we say it, WINTER!

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Welcome to our fall newsletter!  We hope that you have had a fantastic summer.  It has truly been a beautiful and lush season. As we head into fall and delight in the changing seasons we have some exciting changes in store in our clinic as well.  This season’s newsletter introduces you to some of the new staff and offerings that will be available at the clinic as well as great ways to ready your body and spirit for autumn.  Enjoy!

 

Featured in this newsletter:

  • New Acupuncturist Joins Red Cricket
  • Winter Body Prep article
  • Bone Broth Recipe
  • Adopt/Donate a Scoby

The Spring Cleanse: How to Support Our Bodies

cleanse, minneapolis acupuncture, minneapolis spring cleanseIt’s Cleanse Season:  Support the Bodies Natural Purification Process.

Many people come to me each spring wondering about what would be the best way to help their body cleanse after a long winter filled with filling rich foods.  People will ask about cleanses from the store – usually with herbs that can be helpful to clean out the body or they may look to a particular diet – either one that will focus upon foods that will clean the body (especially the liver) or food that will purge out accumulated junk that built up during our long winters. Read more “The Spring Cleanse: How to Support Our Bodies”

Spring 2016 Newsletter: Purification

Let Our Spring Newsletter Support Your Spring Cleanse

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It’s that time of year for purification!

Welcome to our spring newsletter!  Spring is not called spring for nothing!  This is the time when all that was quiet starts moving, and it moves with leaps and bounds!  You can harness the energy of this time to support your body as it moves the energy and heat of the summer!

This newsletter will explore cleanses which can help you move towards summer as well as ways to support spring allergies.  Don’t forget to check out our upcoming workshops, the launch of our new scoby bank, and the delicious spring-detoxifying recipe!

We all want to support you in having the best spring ever that leads into a fantastic, healthy summer!

Featured in this newsletter:

  • Spring cleansing advice
  • Allerplex for Allergies
  • Community acupuncture hiatus
  • New scoby bank
  • Upcoming  workshops

 

 

Good Posture: Whats the Point?

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by:  Bill Easter, PT, MPH

“Sit up straight, get your shoulders back, stop slouching, you have bad posture,” we are told, but what does it all mean and why is posture so important?  If you are standing in a crowd of people or a clinic and someone mentions posture, there is a knee jerk response,and people will simultaneously stand in an erect position for 5 maybe 10 seconds, looking around with guilt expressions on their faces (echoes from our parents or our primary and secondary school days).  Posture is firmly engrained in our minds but remains very elusive and often misunderstood. Read more “Good Posture: Whats the Point?”

Get A Daily Healing Dose of Coconut Oil

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Try a Daily Dollop (or more) of Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet and it is considered a superfood! Read more “Get A Daily Healing Dose of Coconut Oil”

The Too Busy Complex: Just Pause

by: Kara Marell

Too Busy, Minneapolis Acupuncture, Minneapolis Healing CenterWhen We Become Too Busy, PAUSE

I catch myself saying “I am too busy for ___” , when in reality I know I am not. I am ‘too busy’ because I am making a choice, and prioritizing other things. You’re only as busy as you allow yourself to feel. It’s about allowing for the pause.

Read more “The Too Busy Complex: Just Pause”

Hooray for Kombucha!

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Hooray for Kombucha’s Amazing Health Powers

I have seen so many amazing transformations in my patients’ physical and emotional health when they have incorporated fermented food into their diet – and kombucha is one of the most BEST!

Read more “Hooray for Kombucha!”

An Acupuncturist: How to Choose the Right One

by Joi Thomas, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., MSOM

acupuncturist, minneapolis acupuncture, minneapolis community acupunctureIf you live in the Minneapolis area and you are looking for acupuncturist this article will give you a wealth of information in making the right choice.

Acupuncture is becoming more mainstream everyday as more and more individuals either hear about how effective it is from others or take the leap and try it for themselves. It has existed as a distinct healing modality and has treated all of the health concerns that we currently faced for more than 5 centuries! So, if you are considering acupuncture and other healing modalities based upon Chinese medicine, I hope that this article with give you some information to help you make your decision.
Read more “An Acupuncturist: How to Choose the Right One”

Epsom Salt Bath: Healing & Rejuvenation

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by Lisa Nelson, MA/OTR, L.Ac., MSOM

3 Reasons to Immerse in an Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom salt is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and
sulfate. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed
through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the
wonderful health benefits.  Magnesium regulates the activity of over 325 enzymes in the body, reduces inflammation, and decreases muscle pain and fatigue.  Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients and flush toxins.

Read more “Epsom Salt Bath: Healing & Rejuvenation”

Community Acupuncture: Radical & Affordable

by Carrie Nightshade, L.Ac., MSOM

community acupuncture minneapolis, minneapolis acupunctureWhy community acupuncture?  What about it makes me so loyal to it’s business model and techniques? 

Recently I came across an article (linked below) about the radical roots of community acupuncture (CA).  It reminded me about the reasons that I followed the healing arts and also why CA is so important to me.  At heart I’m an activist and social justice is one of the many things that drive my passions.  As a healer it was and is important to me that preventative health care is available for all people.  During my education I realized that acupuncture is not very accessible to my peers.  I spent many hours trying to figure out a way to fix this, bartering and work trades only work when people have mutually beneficial skills/ items to work with. Sometime during the second half of school Working Class Acupuncture out of Portland came to hold a workshop on CA.  Eureka!  It was like taking the fundamentals class in acupuncture after struggling in chemistry.  It just made so much sense to me, and it was such a relief to discover a way to be an acupuncturist that worked with my heart.

Read more “Community Acupuncture: Radical & Affordable”