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Setting Your Intentions for the New Year

What will you be doing tonight for New Year’s Eve? Whether your night entails a quiet evening at home, a night out with dear friends or a significant other, dancing with a lampshade on your head, or ringing in the New Year with a meaningful ritual (or any variation of the above), this is a […]

December 31, 2010 Healing | 3 Comments

Alcantara Acupuncture Featured In Zinester’s Guide to NYC

Zinester’s Guide to NYC, hot off the presses, and published by Ayun Halliday (of East Village Inky zine fame) features Alcantara Acupuncture!  I used to publish the zine, Bamboo Girl, for 10 years.  (FYI, a zine is a self-published magazine usually focusing on a theme, music scene, social issues, or can be purely personal.  Mine […]

December 20, 2010 Acupuncture, New York City, Zines | One Comment

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Covering Colleague’s Practice for the Holidays at SACHR

Hi folks!  I’m looking forward to helping out my colleague at the Sanctuary of St. Anne’s Corner for Harm Reduction (SACHR) in the Bronx.  For 5 days this month, starting tomorrow, I’ll be covering his practice, while he’s in Puerto Rico.  I’ll be doing a lot of auricular (ear) acupuncture, and some full body treatments.  And […]

December 16, 2010 Acupuncture | No Comments

Checking Out Bust’s Craftacular

I just came back from attending Bust Magazine’s Craftacular, which had taken place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea earlier today.  Back in my other life, I was editor of Bamboo Girl Zine (a zine is an independently published magazine, this one I’d done for 10 years, exploring the intersections of sex, race, and gender, […]

December 13, 2010 Acupuncture, Reiki, Zines | No Comments

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Post-Trunk Show

I had a great time at Janet Jewelry’s trunk show last week!  Amidst the sushi, wine, and very popular Japanese chicken wings, I got to check out some gorgeous handmade earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, and chat with new folks about what I do.  I’d met some pretty interesting people who talked about what they would […]

December 12, 2010 Acupuncture, New York City | No Comments

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Alcantara Acupuncture Cross-Promotion With Janet Jewelry!

Welcome to my first ever post for Alcantara Acupuncture!  My name is Margarita Alcantara, and, as you can see in my “About Me” section, I’m an acupuncturist based in New York City.  I wanted to create this blog to keep everyone informed of upcoming events my practice or myself will be involved in, as well […]

December 8, 2010 Acupuncture, New York City | No Comments