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Here we are again at the end of another calendar year and the season of celebrations and introspections. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanzaa or Christmas we’re here to support your health and well-being by providing a space of relaxation and restoration. Don’t forget that you can purchase Gift Certificates through our website for the gift that everyone appreciates. The health tips shared by two of our therapists this month are designed to support Body, Mind and Spirit staying on an even keel as you navigate this “Water Season of Winter.”
Updates & News
Ellen Ronis, LMT is now at our Eldorado location
Tuesdays 10am – 3pm
PRICE INCREASE BEGINS DECEMBER 1, 2021
It’s time for a raise for our therapists and staff and we hope you agree. We know the past 20 months have been stressful in many ways for all of us, and are grateful we can provide a healing space for you to relax, restore and renew.
During the month of December experience the healing benefits of acupuncture. Receive $10 Off when you schedule with Meghan. Meghan’s practice focuses on acute and chronic pain, gynecology, fertility including pre and post natal care, digestive and sleep issues and stress and anxiety. Her goal is to inspire self-care and support your inner healing potential.
Book with Meghan on Tuesday or Thursday.
Hear what Meghan shares about the winter season.
THE WATER SEASON OF WINTER
In Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Winter belongs to the Water element, ruled by the Kidneys – the foundation of our Yin and Yang energy. This cold and dark season is the most Yin time of the year, a time to conserve our energy and build inner warmth. Here are some tips to harmonize your health with the season:
SEASONAL: squash, potatoes, carrots, roots, tubers
SLOW-COOK hearty soups, lamb stew, bone broth, congee
KIDNEY SUPPORT: beans, pork, walnuts, chestnuts,
black sesame seeds
FLAVORS: salty (seaweed, miso), bitter (winter greens, nettles, turnip)
AVOID cold and raw foods and drinks
ACUPUNCTURE & HERBS for prevention and treatment of common colds
SCARF: protect your neck from cold and wind
RESTORE ADRENALS: rest deeply, reduce stimulants, release anxiety
YIN YOGA for flexible joints and spine.
YIN-WARD: introspection, receptivity, meditation, quiet time
Self Help Tips From Lian Blair
CT(ASCP), LMT, RYT- 200
We are moving toward the shortest day and the longest night of the year and maybe celebrating and eating foods that we may not normally eat during the rest of the year. The liver can get sluggish, our digestion can be off a bit and sleep can be a challenge. We wake at 3am and begin to think of far too many things that keep us from going back to sleep. From my training in Food Healing, I talk a lot about Tart Red Cherries with clients. We have options in using them and there are studies that support their use for sleep and for joint health. Both tart red cherry juice concentrate and dried tart red cherries (organic, as well as unsweetened would be best) are effective in helping us sleep by providing the body with the building blocks for the Pineal gland to produce Melatonin, as well as help the liver produce enzymes necessary to digest food completely and minimize the build up of uric acid crystals, thus easing our joints. Either the dried cherries or the juice work best when ingested 30 minutes before going to bed.
So enjoy tart read cherries, sleep better and feel better. If you would like to begin reading about the properties of this healing food, below are two links to follow.
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