November 2015 Newsletter: November News! Bring a friend+ Herbal tips+ Our 3rd B-day

Greetings friends and community! 
We can hardly believe it, but guess what?  It’s our birthday!  We have now been open for 3 years!  We have grown, bigger and stronger, into a truly wonderful and blessed clinic.  We are able to offer amazing, affordable, and accessible healing to our community, and it’s all thanks to you and your continued support.  So thank you, thank you, thank you! <3
November Goodies!
First Goodie: To express our thanks for helping us grow, when you refer a friend in November, you get a treatment on us. There is no limit to how many friends you send. Help us spread the word about how great acupuncture is with the ones you care about the most!  We can’t wait to meet your friends and loved ones!
Second Goodie: We will be open Saturday Nov. 28th to celebrate Small Business Saturday!  We are here to help you get through the holidays and recovery from Thanksgiving and its repercussions.

 


 

Herbal Spotlight:
 

Bao He Wan

Bao He Wan is an incredibly effective herbal formula for dispelling what the Chinese call ‘food stagnation’, especially with symptoms such as: indigestion, distention, bloating, constipation, etc. It’s also excellent for hiccups, burping, gas, acid reflux, even nausea from overeating or hangovers. Also known as “Curing Pills” (and “Preserve Harmony Pills”) these are the perfect herbs to have in your medicine cabinet around the holidays!

 


 

Finally! It’s Pumpkin Pie time! Not only considered by some to be THE BEST PIE EVER, it also has medicinal properties as well!  Check it out:

Pumpkins are considered sweet and warming in Chinese Medicine, so they can:

  • Invigorate digestion and replenish qi, remove toxic materials and destroy intestinal parasites (especially the seeds), dissolve phlegm, as well as relieve inflammation and pain.
  • Clear ‘dampness’ (water retention) in conditions like dysentery, eczema, and edema
  • Bronchial asthma and/or thick sputum due to a bronchial infection
  • Abdominal pains during pregnancy
  • In the Western world, Pumpkin promotes healthy hair and complexion, increases energy, overall lower weight, balances blood sugar levels, and has been found to be full of vitamins & nutrients.

Pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves) are all warming, drying and aid digestion.  But if you eat too much of these spices: you will feel hot, irritable and could become a poor guest…  So balance it out with water, juice or some other fluid.

Overeaters’ ProTip: To help counteract a stuffed tummy, may we suggest a half-shot of Anisette or Ouzo (Anise Liqeur)?  A little goes a long way!

Welcome our new team member Heather King!  Heather has a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine  from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, NM, and is a board certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado, and a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico.

Heather is interested in whole body health & wellness, and has a passion for integrative medicine. She became interested in acupuncture as a teenager, after seeing the profound abilities of the medicine on the health of a family member. She believes strongly in the body’s ability to heal, and has seen the power of acupuncture and herbal medicine as a facilitator in that process. She has experience treating a wide range of conditions, with a focus on preventative medicine, emotional health, fatigue, and pain management. She is committed to both the art and the science of acupuncture.

We are excited that Heather will be in the clinic on Monday afternoons from 2-6pm and Wednesday mornings from 9am-1pm.  We invite you to come by and meet her!

 


 

We all know it’s coming,
so here are some flu prevention tips!

1) LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER. AKA: Bundle up, wear a scarf, no bare feet in the chilly mornings!
2) Wash hands, minimize exposure.
3) At the first sign of  symptoms (such as: chills, fever, runny nose, cough, and / or sore throat) come get acupuncture and let us prescribe you an herbal formula.  There are some very powerful anitviral / antibacterial Chinese herbal formulas that we carry here at the clinic.

 


 

Click here for an awesome recipe!
https://glutenfreegirl.com/2011/11/fresh-pumpkin-pie-gluten-free/?v=7516fd43adaa

 


Hope to see you soon! And don’t forget to refer a friend! <3

Make an appointment now!

 

 

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