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The Year of the Sheep - the first day of the Chinese New Year - begins later this week on February 19th.  In China, the celebrations are known as the Spring Festival, a 15-day-long observance that includes feasts, family reunions, the conspicuous use of the colour red and culminates on the final day with a lantern festival.

The Chinese new year is rich with traditions, one of which is to associate each new year with a specific animal. There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, and trends for the coming year are predicted to align with the traits of that year's animal.

 A lesser known therapy, but one of my favourites, is cupping therapy. I use cupping in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment. Time and time again, I find my patients have never heard of this surprisingly pleasant method of treatment. So, let's talk about it!

According to Trational Chinese Medicine, the change of seasons are an important time to play close attention to your health and well being, as any imbalances or signs of stress in your body*mind*spirit can be easily aggrevated.

September is considered "late summer" and is associated with the element of "Earth".  To understand how you can align with this time of transition, take preventative action in bolstering your health and ward off changes in your mood, here is an outline of the Earth element and how it affects us.

Scar Healing

My sister recently had a beautiful baby girl via a c-section. Since then, she has been feeling some numbness and discomfort around her scar and was curious if acupuncture could help with the healing process. Yes, indeed it can. As she lives in Norway, I am unable to treat her. So, I instructed her to find herself a qualified local acupuncturist and in the meantime, shared a simple scar healing technique. The following treatment is designed to alleviate immediate discomfort and to set the stage for better scar healing.

Giving birth can be, and often is, one of the most awakening and meaningful experiences of life. It does not matter how many times a woman has birthed a baby, each birth is a marathon with or without road blocks along the way. Those courageous enough to run a marathon prepare for months or years prior to undertaking the venture. Given the physical and mental requirements of birthing (arguably exceeding those associated with completing a marathon), would it not make good sense to prepare for the performance?

 

Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Wishing you a healthy and prosperous new year!

The Year of the Dragon - the first day of the Chinese Astrology Year - begins today on January 23rd.  In China, the celebrations are known as the Spring Festival, a 15-day-long observance that includes feasts, family reunions, the conspicuous use of the colour red and culminates on the final day with a lantern festival.

Acupuncture & Registered Massage for New Moms and their Babes.

 

We've just ordered two excellent books for our lending library and wanted to share them with you!

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