What is wellness? Is it feeling happy or joyful all of the time? or most of the time? This would be denying a natural and human part of ourselves… the full spectrum of our emotions. E-motion stands for energy in motion. Five element acupuncture explains the emotions through their connection with the seasons and each emotion can be felt in dis-ease and in wellness. The emotion associated with winter is fear/wisdom. Fear can cause us
Are you wondering how to gracefully enter the winter months? There are plenty of people who look forward to winter and the colder months. However, if this is not your particular constitution, I want to invite you to use gratitude as a tool to smoothly undergo this inevitable time of year in this part of the world. Let’s keep that gratitude from Thanksgiving alive! In my home, we have created a habitual ritual (fun rhyme)
Let’s keep this simple. Like any season, this is a miraculously beautiful time of year. Even more so when we allow ourselves to experience it fully with our senses and without judgements. So take a few moments to GO OUTSIDE, put aside your likes and dislikes and your past experiences, look away from your screen, and invite light and love into your present moment! Immerse yourself in exactly what is and declare it’s true perfection.
Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine and one of it’s tools is the acupuncture needle or “taps” as i call them with the kids. There are plenty of non-needle techniques to move the qi or energy in the body. Today I’d like to share with you about Shonishin, a little known acupuncture tool that is used specifically for children. Shonishin meaning “little children needle” is a technique that originated in Japan. In fact, it is not a needle but
People often ask me if acupuncture can help with a certain ailment. It occurred to me that this is like asking if pharmaceuticals can help with what ails you. The answer is yes. Various pharmaceuticals are designed to treat almost any symptom. The more accurate question is to ask the doctor which drug will be most effective with the least side effects. Similarly, Acupuncture can alleviate almost
9) Play in your garden- this can be an actual garden and/or the metaphorical garden of anything you are cultivating. Invite a sense of playfulness to the
For several nights over the span of two weeks, I experienced cramping at night. Each time I thought, “this could be it”, and each time I woke up in the morning to another day of normal full on pregnancy… no cramps, no contractions… just big and heavy pregnant. My midwife, Terri, assured me that the cramps were a good sign that my body was getting ready to bring my baby into the world. Saturday, March
Are you getting the most nutrients possible from your whole foods diet? While I’m busy sprouting little humans, I’m also doing my best to feed our family healthy and nourishing food. I’ll admit that yesterday the kids were so needy that I barely made time to drink water for myself. Then I finally got a chance to tend myself and soak some rice for tonight’s dinner. I love the practice of soaking grains, beans, seeds
Here I am a month into my maternity leave… amazed at the simultaneous fast and slowness of time… Both kiddos are asleep now so I want to take some time to reach out to you and wish you wellness! As the fullness of spring merges into summertime, I hope that some of your plans are coming to fruition, and that you are starting to find ways to have fun while manifesting
Top Ten Tips for Staying Well in the Spring
Written by Rachel Kriger, Pediatric & Adult Acupuncturist Derived from the wisdom of the Five Elements www.pointsofreturnacupuncture.com 10) Use your power stored up from winter to declare what you want to see happen in your life. Generate feelings of joy and confidence as you see your visions manifest! 9) Practice making short & long term plans, using discipline and flexibility. In other words, make the
Stay with the season!
Though it is unseasonable warm, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Ideally we emerge gradually from winter into spring. So keep resting when you feel tired and save some energy for the long and hot days to come. The best tip for springtime is to wear a scarf. There are acupuncture points in the back of the head and neck where “wind”