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January & February 2019 | Eastern Currents e-Newsletter | Issue 39
2019: Make it a Year of Nourishing Life
(Yang Sheng)!
By John Stan, DrTCM
As many practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM know, Yang Sheng is the practice of nourishing life. The branch of TCM knowledge called Qi Gong provides practitioners with a large number of internal and external practices that were developed over the centuries to promote physical, emotional and spiritual health.  

When practiced regularly and consistently, Qi Gong techniques allow for increased energy, more robust health and graceful aging. In my training over the years, I have been exposed to many styles of Qi Gong and have linked the concept of Yang Sheng to these practices of Qi Gong. The ultimate purpose, I was taught, was to create personal health and thus avoid premature death. That was until I took the course on Yang Sheng with Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée here in Vancouver last November... 
Abdominal Acupuncture:
A Micro-System with Super Powers!
By Dave Shipsey, B.Sc (Hons) Grad, Dip C.Ac., A.Ac Nanjing (China)
Abdominal acupuncture (Fu Zhen) is a powerful new system of acupuncture which was introduced in China by its developer Professor Bo Zhi-yun in 1991. Abdominal acupuncture (AA) uses the area between Ren12 (Zhongwan) and Ren3 (Zhongji) on the vertical line and Sp15 (Daheng) as the outer most points on the horizontal lines. 
An Energizing Essential Oil Blend for the New Year
Need to put a pep in your step after the holidays? Try this energizing diffuser blend using our Vital Qi essential oils.

  • 3 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus) 
  • 2 drops Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) 
  • 1 drop Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) 

These three oils, used in combination, form a synergistic blend that will stimulate your nervous system and enhance mental function. In addition, the antimicrobial and anti-viral properties of these oils will help to keep the flu at bay. Need a diffuser? You're in luck! Our Ultrasonic Ionizing Diffusers are on sale this month!
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Canadian Oriental Medical Symposium 2019
Join us at The Canadian Oriental Medical Symposium (COMS) March 14-17 in Vancouver, BC for up to 4 days of talks and workshops from 9 expert teachers, exploring exciting and emerging topics in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

This year we welcome David Allen, Andy Rosenfarb, Josephine Spilka, Dave Shipsey, Suzanne Robidoux, and more !
Save on top-quality products
Sale prices are in effect from January 3 - February 28, 2019.
Ultrasonic Ionizing Aromatherapy Diffuser
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This Ultrasonic Ionizing Diffuser is a state-of-the-art system that ionizes Essential Oil molecules into the air while enhancing the oil's biological effects - ideal for improving the atmosphere of any home, workspace or enclosed area.

Heat-free diffusion constitutes the most effective methods for essential oil distribution as the dispersed oil remains suspended in the atmosphere longer, absorbing better in the respiratory system.
Perfect for use with our Vital Qi Essential Oils!
Premio 20DT Electrical Detection & Stimulation
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The Premio 20DT is a detection and stimulation electrical device for auriculotherapy and acupuncture at the leading edge of technology.

Effective, light and ergonomic - it's an ideal detector/stimulator for the consulting room and for portable use.
Please note the following upcoming office closures:
Family Day (BC) - Monday, February 18, 2019