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Mission Statement
"To help as many people as possible become healthier, relieved of pain, and empowered to that they are able to improve their health through Acupuncture."
Your Healthy Living Acupuncture Health Care Team
Letter from Corrine
Greetings!

We hope you had a great summer filled with friends, sun and activity.

As we move into fall we prepare for shorter days, cooler weather and a slower pace of life. Autumn is a time of balance where yin and yang energies are closer to equal than other seasons. As autumn transforms into winter, yin (cold, dark) energy becomes more prominent and yang (warm, light) energy is depleted. Autumn is a time to support the metal element in the body. The organs associated with metal and autumn are the lungs and large intestine. We focus our therapeutic principles in Chinese medicine during fall to support the lungs and warm the body. Focusing on lung health protects our energy and strengthens our immunity against seasonal pathogens such as colds, flus and allergies.

It's a great time for a Fall tune-up. Call to schedule today!

Happy Fall!
Corrine
Did You Know?
What does an acupuncturist do when I go for a treatment?

Acupuncturists are trained to actively listen to their patients and assess them by reflecting on what they see, hear, and feel. They do so without judgment and encourage their patients to tell their story so we can create a plan on how to best care for them. It can sometimes be scary being vulnerable but our inner knowing and wisdom translates to our physical well being. Communicates well through the physical form- THE BODY!

Our bodies are wise and are either supported or not supported through our knowing and self awareness. As acupuncturists we share your desire for you to be your best and also prioritize preventative care in your overall health and wellness.

We respect the confidence it takes to tell your story and always have the intention in moving forward to better days. We are all capable of healing with the right therapy. Acupuncture creates a space that makes that possible and all it needs is time and repetition to work so we need to reve up the engines and merge onto the hwy of health!

Yours in health
Sarah
Support Your Lungs and Warm the Body
with Nutrition and Herbs.
Prepare for the transition into fall and winter and support lung health by practicing slow cooking methods and eating plenty of cauliflower, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, apples, pears, rice, onions and garlic. Herbs such as cinnamon, schisandra, astragalus, ginseng, peppermint and ginger are all helpful for tonifying and protecting the lungs. Incorporate the use of eucalyptus, rosemary or peppermint essential oils into your daily routine. These essential oils are antiviral bronchodilators perfect to boost respiratory function and protect against colds and flus.
Ginger Tea to Warm for Fall
Ginger tea has been a home remedy for centuries as it has many health benefits making it a perfect warming tonic for autumn. As an herb, ginger warms the body, Enjoying ginger tea hot further increases its therapeutic warming effect. Ginger improves blood circulation, expels dampness, increases energy and boosts immunity. It works as a natural anti-inflammatory reducing joint pain and discomfort. It can balance the gastrointestinal system and help with nausea, gas, bloating, or slow digestion. Try drinking ginger tea with lemon and honey to help with liver and respiratory health.

1.) Boil 4 cups of water in a small cooking pot
2.) Add 2 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
3.) Remove from heat and add 2 tsp lemon juice.
4.) Steep for 10 minutes. Strain.
4.) Add honey to taste and enjoy!
Relax, Ground and Reflect with Mindfulness
Autumn is a time to look inward and ground ourselves. The Huang Di Neijing says "Collect the spirit qi and cause the autumn qi to be balanced. Do not direct your mind to the outside". After a summer of socializing and being active, fall brings an opportunity for rejuvenation, renewal and introspection.

Mindfulness, meditation, qigong or prayer are all ways to center yourself and cultivate inner peace. There are many benefits including: increased self-awareness, resilience, gratitude and patience, as well as decreased stress, pain and negative emotions. Here is a basic exercise to get your started in these practices this season while promoting lung health.
Easy Qigong for Cultivating Lung Energy
The goal of Qigong is to cultivate energy overall as well as in specific areas or organs of the body. The word "Qi" means vital energy and the word "Gong" means cultivation. If you study the way an infant breathes you'll notice that when they inhale their whole abdomen expands as their belly inflates. This method of breathing is seen as the "original" method of breathing. Use this easy qigong exercise to cultivate and protect your lung energy this season by practicing original breathing.

  1. Position yourself seated on a chair/cushion or standing.
  2. Lengthen your spine, relax the body. Place feet shoulder width apart with soft knees.
  3. Fold your hands over your navel and bring your attention to your breathing. Relax your body and mind.
  4. Encourage each breath to be longer and deeper.
  5. Encourage your lower abdomen to move with your breath. As you inhale, expand your belly. As you exhale, relax your belly inwards.
  6. Continue practising several times a day and notice each breath becoming longer and the movement of the belly more natural.
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.”
~Anthony J. D'Angelo

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