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

Spring Allergies Holding You Back?

Standard Process Allerplex, Minneapolis allergies, Do You Suffer from Spring Allergies?

For many people allergy season is really challenging time.  So many of us wait all winter for sun and warmth just to be hit with the discomfort and frustration of allergies.  For many of us, allergy season can really be a bummer!   Don’t give up!  There are great options that can relieve your symptoms as well as move your whole body towards greater health. Read more “Spring Allergies Holding You Back?”

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”

Why I Love What I Do: A Health Practitioner’s Confession

A Health Practitioner’s Confession to the World:  I Love What I Do!

confession, minneapolis acupunctureI have a confession to make in today’s blog post. Ready?  Here it goes– I love what I do.

 

How many people can say that they truly love their work? How many people are fulfilling their destiny when they go to work each day? Read more “Why I Love What I Do: A Health Practitioner’s Confession”

Outlive Fear: 3 Steps to Free Ourselves

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Recently we’ve all been subjected to a fair amount of Fear, and the stress that comes with it, following the events in Paris, the shooting in California, the coverage of these and other attacks in the media. This year was especially stressful. Regardless of political affiliation and personal outlook on these issues, the over-riding feeling of it all for many people is Fear. It could be Fear for one’s life, fear of the uncertainty of the situation, fear of hurting someone you know, fear of becoming hyper-alert and so on….

In all these cases Fear affects us on a deep level, and while it may not always stop us in our tracks, it’s going with us wherever we go, and creates a kind of veil that colors our thinking and feeling.

To address this Fear, we can identify it in 2 ways:

  • What is the biological/Functional need and effect of Fear and what does it feel like?
  • How can I release it?

Read more “Outlive Fear: 3 Steps to Free Ourselves”

Birth of the New Year: More Self Care

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With More Self Care, You Can Birth a Happier YOU! 

It’s the dark of the morning before my young children awake and start my day of chaos. Today is New Years Eve and as always I wonder why we celebrate the birth of the new year in the deepest cold of winter. Maybe it is because it is the time to turn inward and contemplate. 2015 has been a challenging year for many people. From the drought in California to the Black Lives Matter protest in North Minneapolis I have found it difficult to keep in mind the beauty of humanity.

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Turmeric Golden Milk for Common Colds

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Got a Cold?  Try Golden Milk!

Golden milk, or Haldi ka doodh, has been used for centuries in India to help with the common cold.  Often times, children made this delicious milk to drink before bed when they began to feel symptoms coming on.  If you look at the ingredients, you will find that this drink isn’t just for kids, and it is definitely not just to drink during the cold and flu season.  

If you look at this drink through a Chinese medicinal lens, you would find that most of the herbs in this drink strengthen the tummy.  Why would that be important?  Well, the digestion is they key to a healthy immune system and a healthy body.  There is a reason our tummy is in the middle of our body!  Studies say that the health of your gut determines up to 75% of your immunity.  So, it is essential to treat your tummy right!  All of the herbs used in this drink support the digestive process in a soothing, warming way to keep you strong so you can easily defeat any virus that comes your way.  Plus, its just darn good.  Try it, add spices or change amounts.  

Cheers to good health! Read more “Turmeric Golden Milk for Common Colds”

Increase Your Vitamin D in 5 Natural Ways

by:  Joi Thomas, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

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5 Natural Ways to Get Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D is something that we hear more and more good things about every day. It has been linked to everything from forming strong bones, to maintaining a positive mood to preventing breast cancer. Every day there seems to be another discovery about how vital this nutrient is to a healthy, vibrant life.

Read more “Increase Your Vitamin D in 5 Natural Ways”

Winter Newsletter 2015: Release Stress

Winter Newsletter, Minneapolis Acupuncture, Minneapolis Healing CenterRelease Your Holiday Stress, Our Winter Newsletter is Here!

Are the holidays a time of year you dread?  Is the frantic pace a challenge for you?  Or maybe you are dealing with a loss, or coping with difficult memories.  For so many of us, this can be a painful time which is made all the more difficult by the feeling that we should be happy, festive and filled with cheer.

Know that we are you to help you during this transition.  If you need a quiet space to get collected…we got it.  If you need relief from pain – be it physical or emotional – we are here for you, and we are ready to help!

 

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Featured in this winter newsletter:

  • Upcoming classes at Red Cricket
  • New yoga instructor and class
  • Meet Rachel Orman, our TuiNa massage expert
  • Tips for better neck health (you mean sitting at a computer all day isn’t healthy?)
  • Warming and healing pumpkin chili recipe

Wellness with Warming Pumpkin Chili

Continuing Wellness Through Seasonal Shifts

Courtesy of WellnessMama

This is a time of the year when our bodies transition out of warm air and cooling foods and we can make changes to our diet for continued wellness.  We can support this seasonal change by not only eating more warming foods but also eating seasonally.  This recipe gives a unique twist on the traditional chili by adding pumpkin.  Pumpkin is full of important vitamins and minerals and according to Chinese medicine, is a warming food that can help protect our bodies as we acclimate to cooler temperatures.  Let us know what you think!  How do you like to aide your body this time of year?

Wellness with Warming Pumpkin Chili