Kulintang gongs have been played for many centuries in Southeast Asia and are often included in ceremonies and rituals. "Kulintang at Asian Festival" (cropped) by Mr.TinDC, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

The Healing Power of Sound: A First Hand Experience

“Sound enters the healing equation from several directions: It may alter cellular functions through energetic effects; it may entrain biological systems to function more homeostatically; it may calm the mind and therefore the body; or it may have emotional effects, which influence neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, which in turn help to regulate the immune system–the healer […]

MindBody Exchange: Platform for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Margarita and her practice were featured on MindBody Exchange’s “In the Spotlight” program via their social media community on Twitter, and Facebook. Check out her profile on MindBody Exchange here. MindBody Exchange is like ZocDoc for alternative and integrative healthcare specialists!     Copyright © 2012 by Alcantara Acupuncture & Healing Arts. All rights reserved. You […]

February 19, 2013 Press & Publications | No Comments

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Are You Shedding Your Snake Skin?

Happy Chinese New Year of the Water Snake (also known as the Black Snake!)  It kicked off today, amidst a celebration of firecrackers, tiger dances, smoke, delicious food, and hopes for what the Black Snake may bring.  It ends on January 30, 2014, going out with a bang in many Chinatown hotspots throughout the world. […]