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Spring Resolutions: If the weather can change so rapidly, so can we!

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 in spring

Spring Resolutions: If the weather can change so rapidly, so can we!

  It’s come to my attention that it’s time for shedding.  Animals are shedding their winter coats, Portland is shedding it’s wintery chill, and some of its’ clouds, people are shedding toxins by cleansing. It’s time to make room for movement and blossoms and inspiration. The Spring is such a great time for cleaning, doing body cleanses and making changes, because there is more energy available from the sun and the Earth.  There’s a certain freshness in the air that we want all through our lives.  I believe that to be the thoughts behind spring cleaning.  How do we keep things fresh, new and moving for ourselves? How do we keep...

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Springtime

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 in spring

Springtime

The Spring has popped and so have a lot of allergies! There are lots of ways to support your body through this season! There a lot of acupuncture points to create ease of itchy eyes, and running nose and that general discomfort so many people suffer from, especially in the Northwest! There are a lot of herbal aids too.  One of the most exciting medicinal plants for the springtime are Stinging Nettles.  This plant is a power plant, containing so many vitamins and minerals, it is a very beneficial spring tonic.  The leaves has lots of iron, making it beneficial for the blood, as well as vitamin C, which aids us in absorbing the iron. Stinging nettle also shares a...

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Creation Cycle

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 in spring

Creation Cycle

Acupuncture is amazing because it has so many levels and layers.  One is the “Sheng Cycle”, which is the creation cycle. Each element in the 5-Elements helps create and build the succeeding element.  The easiest example to understand is how wood helps build fire.

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