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Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions Newsletter   Providing Natural Health Care for the Entire Family
Issue #2016-12b

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7 Tips to be Stress-Free 
During the Holidays


1. Keep a routine: 
It is especially easy to lose your normal routine during the holidays due to festivities and the special occasions that tend to happen this time of year. Don't abandon your healthy habits, keep your usual routine of diet and exercise, which is especially important when holiday foods and drinks come around. Try keeping a calendar to keep better track of your schedule.

2. Prioritize: 
It is easy to take on too much during this time of year. On top of your normal schedule, there is the obligation to see family, attend gatherings and gift-giving. You can only do so much! Prioritize and don't be afraid to say no if you simply don't have enough time to commit to something. The holiday season is busy and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.

3. Watch the wallet: 
There is nothing that will stress you out more in the long run than spending too much money during the holidays. Make a budget and stick with it. It is incredibly easy to overspend during this time. Budget and allow yourself to spend a certain amount for the entire season, you'll thank yourself after the holidays are over.

4. Make time for yourself: 
Although it is the season for giving, make sure to make time for yourself too. It can be stressful and overwhelming when you try to constantly please others. It is ok to say no to events that you may feel obligated to go to. One of the most important ways to stay stress-free this season is to give yourself time to relax. Do yoga, read or any other activity you like to do to relax.

5. Try acupuncture: 
There is no better time than now to try acupuncture. If you are feeling under the weather, stressed and not at your best health, acupuncture can help. Acupuncture can help lower stress levels, boost your immune system and leave you feeling relaxed. Give it a shot!

6. Give Back: 
Volunteer at your local food back or donate to a clothing drive. Giving back to the community is always important, but especially during the holidays. Spending time helping out doesn't just help others, but can benefit you as well.

7. Don't Sweat the Small Things: 
Holidays are meant for family, friends and for celebration. Don't sweat the small stuff . This is a time to relax and be thankful for the people in your life. Material objects come and go, but relationships will be there and are the most important thing of all. Put your job and your stress on the back burner for a bit and enjoy the people who mean the most around you.

Recipe Corner
Honey Chrysanthemum Tea
Moistens dryness of the Lungs, relieves cough
Clears the Liver and brightens the eyes

  • 30 g (1.1 oz) chrysanthemum
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) honey
  • 1000 cc (1000 ml) water
Make 2 servings
[Note]:  If you need help to get chrysanthemum, please call and arrange a special order through Toni and it might take 1-2 weeks to arrive.

  1. Place the chrysanthemum and water in a clear pot.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Continue to boil for 2 minutes. Pot can either be covered or uncovered.
  3. Strain the tea and allow it to desired temperature.
  4. Add honey and stir until dissolved. The dosage of honey can vary depending on individual taste.
Recipe Corner

Eggplant Ricotta Bites
Holiday Healthy Snack Recipe

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • Kosher salt
  • Flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 / 4 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 / 4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
    Shredded fresh basil
  1. Slice the eggplant into thin rounds and add salt.
  2. In a small dish, pour some flour into a shallow dish.
  3. Beat eggs in another dish, and in a third dish, mix the bread crumbs and parmesan.
  4. Put eggplant rounds in flour, dip in eggs and then coat with bread crumbs and parmesan.
  5. Heat oil over a large pan on medium heat. Cook eggplant until golden.
  6. Mix tomatoes with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and vinegar. Add ricotta to each eggplant round, top with tomatoes and basil.

The information contained within the  newsletter is only used to educate and inform. This newsletter is  not a substitute for the advice of a licensed and registered health  care provider. Seek prompt attention for emergencies. Consult  a health care provider for specific health concerns, and before  starting a diet, cleanse or exercise routine.
Monthly Acupuncture Column Featured in SW Florida's Health & Wellness Magazine 
Toni Eatros, AP,
Acupuncture Physician, 
is the  featured acupuncture columnist in the popular SW Florida's Health & Wellness Magazine.

Be sure to check out December's issue, about The 24 Hour Qi Clock
Click the link to view November's Article: The Season of the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians
Acupressure Point
Acupressure Points
Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30 - 60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body, restoring health and well-being.
Large Intestine 11 (LI 11)

Qu Chi (LI 11) points is used to relieve pain within your arm, shoulder or elbow use this acupressure point, LI 11 also regulates the digestive tract and the blood, in addition, this point cools heat and alleviates dampness.

LI 11, the earth point of the large intestine meridian, is located at the crease of your elbow. To find this point, bend your elbow in a 90-degree angle, place your thumb on the outside of the elbow crease and press.
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