October 2015 Newsletter: ? Autumn Updates! Wellness Tips! Recipes! ?

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Hello ,

Happy equinox! Autumn’s officially here. That crisp morning chill, those leaves turning to gold and red… For some, this season means life begins to slow down, and for others things are only getting busier. Either way, this is the perfect time to begin to take care of yourself before that impending cold and flu season! Here are some fool proof tips to help you stay well, so you don’t have to get well. 😉

  • Ahem… Well of course, first we would recommend you come in and see us for an immune boosting acupuncture treatment. Also, did you know we have HERBS GALORE for all your cold, flu, cough, sore throat, runny nose and immune system boosting needs? 
  • Stay warm! Keeping your neck and upper back covered will help protect you from those icky fall bugs. By the end of summer, our immune systems can be a little iffy, and many of us are just in denial that summer has ended, so we forget our scarves and hoodies. Turns out your Grandma was onto something…
  • Ok, we know we are probably gonna get some eye rolls on this one… but here it is: REST.  Despite our technological advances, we are still, after all, human animals connected to nature, and all her cycles. The fall season calls you to harvest what you have sown, and begin to go inward, preparing for the coming cold. So it is really quite natural that you might be feeling like sleeping a little more, or just staying cozy in the evenings.  Listen to nature and your body, that way you can stay healthy this fall. <3

Unity Update:
Meet our new (ish) acupuncturist Danielle Helm. She specializes in pain management, fertility, hormonal balancing, anxiety & depression, and trauma release and recovery. She also loves working with kiddos. 

Hours:
Thursday 3-6
Saturday 9-1

Make an appointment now!


Danielle and her son Emrys at Chautauqua in Boulder


Food as medicine: Poached pears, yum!


In Chinese medicine, pears have an affinity for the lungs, and during the Autumn season the lungs are more susceptible to respiratory illnesses. Pears are cooling in nature so they can clear heat from the lungs and moisten both the lungs and the throat. They are also used to mitigate allergies, diabetes, skin issues, constipation, and loss of voice. If you are eating pears for their therapeutic purposes, Iʼd suggest eating this dish once daily for 4 to 7 days, while also checking in with your acupuncturist and/or MD.


Poached Pears with ginger and cinnamon

1) Peel and core 2-4 pears.

2) Place in a large bottom pot, cover pears about half way with water or juice (apple cider works well).

3) Add 2 T sweetener… Can be honey, sugar, maple syrup.. it’s up to you.

4) Add 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp lemon juice and sprinkle with cinnamon.

5) Cover and simmer on low for 20-30 minutes. Add more liquid if you need to. Poke with a fork, done when soft but not mushy!

Enjoy!

 

 

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