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Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions Newsletter  Providing Natural Health Care for the Entire Family
Issue #2015-02c
The Old Man and Worms

Some stories can change lives. 

Maybe this can too! 

One morning, after a heavy rainfall, a young girl walked down the road to catch her school bus.  

As she approached the bus stop, she saw an old man picking things up off the sidewalk and throwing them into the woods. As she got closer, and the morning sun shed its light, she noticed that the old man was picking up worms which wiggled out of the ground the night before. There were thousands of them.

The girl watched as the old man picked them up, one by one, and tossed them back into the woods.

She approached the old man and introduced herself. "Excuse me, but there are thousands of worms stranded on the road, you can't possibly make a difference."

The old man smiled and looked at her, then picked up another worm. He tossed it into the woods. "I certainly made a difference to that one, didn't I?"

The old man did make a difference. Every day we can make a difference in the world around us. How can you affect the world around you today? 



Yoga, Yoga Everywhere

There are over 40 different styles of yoga taught in the United States. All of the types of yoga overlap and have a common goal - the union of mind, body and spirit. Each style of yoga is distinguished by particular practices. Some types of yoga are quite physical, building strength and flexibility, while others are restorative and meditative. Below is a short list of a few styles of yoga.


Which one is right for you?


Ashtanga yoga

Developed in 1937 by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois


This style of yoga focuses upon building strength and heat in the body. It provides a fast-paced, and sometimes intense, workout through a series of challenging poses that are taught in a sequential order.


Bikram yoga

Founder is Bikram Choudhury 

Be prepared to sweat


Bikram is performed in a room heated to about 100 degrees. This yoga consists of 26 poses that are repeated twice in the same order. The intense workout warms the body and muscles and increases flexibility. Bring plenty of water, a towel and possibly a change of clothes.


Iyengar Yoga

B.K.S. Iyengar

developed this style of yoga in 1937


It is focused upon the correct alignment of the body in all poses which may be held for up to five minutes
or more, in order to correct alignment and posture. Iyengar will build, strength, endurance and flexibility. The classes may also use props, such as, straps, blocks and blankets to get the body into the perfect pose.


Kundalini yoga

This ancient style of yoga

has been practiced in India for centuries. It came to the United States in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini yoga incorporates breathing exercises, chanting, meditation and yoga poses designed to stimulate the nervous system and meridian organ systems in order to free up blocked energy.



Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D is the Founder and

the creator of the Acu-Yoga system


Acu-Yoga is a practical yoga method that can release blocked Qi energy by applying acupressure to specific points upon the body. Acu-Yoga increases the circulation of Qi flowing throughout the body in order to balance and strengthen overall health. This style of yoga incorporates yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditation and acupressure.

Recipe Corner



Split Pea Soup




Makes 4-6 servings;

Preparation time: 60-90 minutes

A healthy soup that can be served year round with your favorite seasonal vegetable added. The peas cook down to a thick base to which you can add your own special ingredients.


1 TBSP oil or ghee
1 Large onion
2 Carrots, diced
3 Celery stalks, diced
1 Cup split peas (green or yellow)

6 Cups water or vegetable stock
1 Strip Kombu - (dried seaweed)
1 Tbsp sea salt
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
Dry spice or Fresh Herb or your choice


1. Dice vegetables.

2. Saute in oil or ghee for 3-5 minutes in a large soup pot

    (add any spices of choice at this time).

3. Sort split peas and wash.

4. Add to vegetables with water and Kombu.

5. Bring to boil, skimming foam.

6. Reduce heat and simmer for 50- 60 minutes until peas are very soft.


7. Remove Kombu; dice and return to soup.

8. Season with salt and add herbs of choice.

9. Garnish with chopped parsley. 


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 February's issue, on stands now, which included Answers of your Questions About Auricular Medicine (Ear Acupuncture).
 about the benefits of the fertility - how acupuncture can help.
Acupuncture Research


Acupuncture Affects Patients Differently based on Condition, a new study posits.

A recent study into the effects of acupuncture on sleep deprived patients has yielded
some very interesting results.


The study was conducted by examining the brain activity
of sleep-deprived patients against the brain activity of normal sleeping patients in an
MRI machine.


The study found that when acupuncture was administered to both groups that the normal sleep patient's cerebellum was only activated on one side of the brain while the sleep deprived group, when receiving the same treatment, the cerebellum was activated on both sides of the brain.


This research could provide an initial and very important link to understanding the way acupuncture treatment helps to balance out the functions of our bodies.


Click the link for the Article  


Health Tips


Stay in tip-top shape!
Here are a few easy pointers on how you can support and promote your own health this time of year:

 * Sleep. 

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise. Go to bed early and if possible, wake up after the sun appears in the morning. Extra sleep will also benefit you if feel as though you are coming down with something. If you do become ill, naps may help you recover faster. 



* "C" it. 

Load up on Vitamin C and other multivitamins. These can help support your health.

 * Surround yourself with friends and family. If you can gather around a fire, all the merrier. 


* Water, water everywhere. Drink water. 

Every cell of your body requires this liquid gold to keep it lubricated and running smoothly. 


* Avoid the consumption of ice cream and iced beverages. 

If possible, drink liquids at room temperature. Too many colds foods, especially during the colder months, can disrupt your digestion. 


* Stress. 

Try to avoid it as much as possible. If you can't, adopt habits that will enable you to de-stress, such as meditation, yoga, dance, reading, acupuncture, or painting. 


* Exercise.

You have heard it a thousand times, exercise, exercise, exercise. There is no substitute for the health-promoting benefits of this easy task. Get up to 20 minutes of heart pumping exercise daily. 


* Take herbs that support the immune function. 

Astragalus, Black Elderberry, Osha root, Reishi and Shitake mushrooms are helpful. These have been used for thousands of years by acupuncturists to keep people healthy and strong.  


* Come in for acupuncture treatments. 


Acupuncture works extremely well when
you have a cold, and also as a tune up to stimulate the healing capacity of your body. 


If you begin to get the sniffles, body chills, or feel under the weather, give me a call, I may be able to help! 



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