Acupuncture | Chinese Medicine | Medical Acupuncture | Exercise Therapy 
July 2015
Summer is Here!
The summer season is in full swing and with it comes long weekends, BBQ's, cottages and plenty of outdoor activities. In Chinese Medicine, Summer is considered to be the most Yang time of year (in contrast to Winter, which is considered Yin) due to the long days, heat and plenty of sunshine.  It is a time of moving outward in nature and in our lives. Summer belongs to the fire element which dominates the heart, mind and spirit. Now is the perfect time of year to focus on these factors in order to stay healthy. 
Live Life to The Fullest
The heart's main function is to pump oxygen-rich blood through the body. In Chinese medicine, mental activity is associated with the heart and therefore our memory, thought processes, emotional well-being, and consciousness are also attributed to the heart and fire element. This is a time to nourish and pacify our spirits, and to realize our life's greatest potential as we find joy in our hot summer days and warm summer nights. 
When the fire element is in balance, the heart is strong and healthy, the mind is calm and sleep is sound.
When the fire element is imbalanced, we may either lack joy (depression) or have an excess of joy (mania). Indicators of an imbalance in the fire element include agitation, nervousness, heartburn, and insomnia.

Summer Vacation: Amanda will be away from the clinic Wed. August 12 - Mon. August 31 inclusive. In her absence, Connnie Chung (Registered Acupuncturist) will be available for appointments at the clinic two days per week. Her office hours are as follows:
Mon. Aug. 17 10am-7pm
Wed. Aug. 19 10am-7pm
Mon. Aug. 24 10am-7pm
Wed. Aug. 26 10am-7pm
Please call reception:  905.553.9255 or book your appointment online  HERE 
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As of June 1, 2015 Amanda has changed her name with her regulatory College and will now be practicing under her married name - Amanda Barone. 
If you submit your invoices online please update her practitioner profile. Her billing number remains the same.
You're Invited...

6th Annual Clinic Open House
Sun. Aug. 9

This is the 6th year we are hosting our annual event. Come to the clinic and meet all the practitioners, listen to informative lectures on various health topics, enjoy a free BBQ and organic Juice from Nature's Emporium and enter the raffle to win some amazing prizes and gift certificates.
Last year at the Open House, retired NHL player Gary Roberts gave a presentation on healthy eating for athletes.

Thank you for your referrals!

 'When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.' 
                                                                -Chinese Proverb
It is my goal to help as many people as possible through acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and also to encourage you to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices that will benefit you and your families long-term. I want you to make your health a priority in every aspect of your life - your dietary choices, your sleep patterns, how you manage stress and your relationships with others.
Please continue to refer anyone you know that would benefit from regular acupuncture treatments, so they too can feel as happy and healthy as you! You can forward this email and encourage them to sign up for my monthly newsletter or have them give me a call for a free 15 minute phone consultation where we can determine if acupuncture is right for them.
Yours in health,
Amanda Barone, B.Sc, R.Ac, R.Kin
Acupuncturist & Kinesiologist
HHC Holistic Healthcare Centre
2174 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Maple, ON (at Keele)  L6A 3Y8
3 easy ways to book an appointment:
1) CALL 647.299.4631 OR 905.553.9255

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