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Yours Truly in Union Square. Picture by Cristina Pastor.

“From Warrior to Healer” Interview in The Fil-Am

Archetypes proliferate through our culture.  I speak about it a little bit in a previous blog post. One definition, as listed in the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, explains it as, “In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from the past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.” […]

My view of Central Park's Bethesda Fountain from a stone bench, snapped with my handy Blackberry.

Joy Is Central Park

Today was 70 degrees in New York City.  For those of us who enjoy the warmer weather, this was a day to finally look forward to!  I took the time today to stroll around.  Being a gal who is very much the metal element in Chinese Medicine, most often epitomized by a very organized disposition, […]

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

Photo by rudy.kleysteuber, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

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 | One Comment

"MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!" by Luz Adriana Villa, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

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