When Random Acts Of Singing Creates Connection
Last week I treated my first child patient. I drew on everything I’d remembered from classes, texts, clinic shifts, and Chinese Medicine colleagues who’ve shared their experiences on pediatrics (pediatrics is er ke in Chinese Medicine.) As with anything in life, the most precious lessons when actually experiencing something new in your life (in this […]
Losing Weight And Gaining Spirit With Acupuncture
With the new year comes promises to the self, in the form of resolutions. People get into such a frenzy about creating sometimes unrealistic expectations for themselves, usually due to the pressures of modern society that insists this is something we should all be doing, so why haven’t you? The problem is, creating a better […]
My Heart Is Aglow With Needles, Reiki, And Acorn Squash
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I posted my first blog post, ever, for Alcantara Acupuncture! But, it has. And I’ve been enjoying every bit of writing it! I’ve learned a lot about blogging, my acupuncture/reiki practice, wellness, human behavior, writing, and myself. I hope you’ve found it entertaining, informative, and, sometimes, […]
Holidays Are A Time To Give… To Yourself!
Thanks to those who came out to Audre Lorde Project’s 2nd ever Wellness Day, which was this past Saturday, November 12, 2011. It was a success, and I had the pleasure to meet other practitioners offering acupuncture, reiki, energy healing, and health guidance (from a registered nurse, in fact!) Julia was the other acupuncturist, and […]
Come To Audre Lorde Project’s Wellness Day This Saturday!
Come on by this Saturday. I’ll be one of the two acupuncturists providing services at ALP’s Wellness Day at the Brooklyn office! Accessible healthcare. Woot woot! When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm Where: Audre Lorde Project 85 S. Oxford St. (Basement floor) Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Unfortunately, there is no elevator in the building.) Searching for […]
How To Creatively Celebrate Halloween With Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine Day
Halloween happens to be my favorite holiday. Not because we get to promote tooth decay in today’s youth (chocolate is delicious 365 days of the year, but as a caveat, everything is tasty in moderation!) Or, to don tiny costumes with seemingly shrinking hemlines with each passing year (in NYC, the hip beauty store chain, […]
Combat Breast Cancer Holistically And NJ Update!
The month of October marks: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 24th: Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day According to BreastCancer.org, “About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.” It is important to understand the struggles women have with breast cancer, and to keep […]
Upcoming Event: Free Community Health Care Day at Guggenheim Lab
BMW Guggenheim Lab will be hosting a “Free Community Health Care Day” this Sunday. I will be one of the acupuncturists performing community acupuncture there, as part of workshops and demonstrations led by Third Root Acupuncture. The BMW Guggenheim Lab is “a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years… the Lab […]
Battlefield Acupuncture Gains Popularity
With the recent commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 – in New York City, and across the globe – we are reminded about how important easing stress and (physical and emotional) pain surrounding a traumatic event can be. This includes our troops, their spouses/partners, and those of us civilians who bore witness or experienced […]