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!
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!
It’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”
Let Our Spring Newsletter Support Your Spring Cleanse
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!
“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?”
Why 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.
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?