Category Archives: Patient Handouts

Castor Oil Pack

The castor bean (Oleum ricini), also known as Palma Christi, can be placed over the abdomen, usually with heat applied.  The oil is absorbed into the lymphatic circulation to provide a soothing, cleansing, and nutritive treatment, which stimulates immune function … Continue reading

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Is Acupuncture For Me?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of treatment used to bring balance, longevity and health the body. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on meridians through which, “Qi”, vital energy runs. Any blockage in the flow of … Continue reading

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Basic Treatment Guidelines

Deep Breathing At least 100 breaths per day Water Half your body’s weight in ounces (eg 100lb=50 oz water)* Movement Minimum 30 minutes/day (what number is ideal for you; 15? 30? 45? 60?) Hydrotherapy Dry Skin Brushing; Castor Oil Packs; … Continue reading

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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? Reflexology is a natural, non-invasive technique using gentle pressure on reflex areas of the feet, hands & ears to help stimulate the body’s own healing process and to bring about a state of deep relaxation. When the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse: Recipes week 1

Smoothie 1: Spinach Apple Ingredients 1 organic apple                                                                                                                 2 cups stemmed and chopped spinach or kale                                                                                   ½ cup coconut, soy or hemp milk (at room temperature or warmer)                          1/2 avocado, chopped (or 2 tablespoons chia seeds)                                                                        1 tablespoon tahini/sesame paste   Directions                                                                                                                                        Combine … Continue reading

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Spring Cleanse: Recipes week 2

Smoothie 2: Collard and Lime Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 cups stemmed and chopped collard greens and/or swiss chard 1 1/2 cups chopped mango, pineapple or papaya 1 cup organic grapes  ½ cup hemp, soy or coconut milk (optional) 1 tablespoon tahini/sesame paste   … Continue reading

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Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a simple yet effective body balancing system. Through gentle moves on soft tissue at a series of key points on the body, it stimulates energy flow that releases tension, strains and blockages, allowing the body’s own resources … Continue reading

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Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture

WHAT IS FACIAL REJUVENATION COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE? Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, which involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles into acupuncture points … Continue reading

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