GroundSpring Healing Center, P.C.
January2008
GroundSpring Healing Center, P.C. Newsletter
Happy New Year!
In This Issue
What is a Detox Cleanse?
Moxabustion
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Gonzo's Qigong schedule:

Select Wednesday
evenings: 6:30-7:30pm

January 9th
January 23rd
February 6th

Please call before coming to reserve your space.
503-244-1330

Nutritional Support for People with Cancer

Dr. Lee Samatowic is a Naturopathic Physician who offers a powerful 6-month program for anyone with cancer, recovering from cancer, or those who wish to prevent cancer.  Her program is based on William Donald Kelley, DDS's enzyme therapy.  Only your initial appointment with Dr. Samatowic needs to be in person. For more information, go to Dr. Samatowic's website www.drsamatowic.com

Greetings!
We wish you a wonderful and healthful 2008.  We will continue to bring you excellent care as we watch you progress in your healing journey. We look forward to hearing more stories, dreams and accomplishments from your life. Our hearts are full of gratitude and appreciation of your trust, willingness to heal, and commitment to share your lives with us. Looking at the year ahead,  Joanna and I both agree that it is an honor to feel your pulse.  Cheers to another year of perfect pulses!
A "Vacation" from Your Vacation
A Healthy Start for the New Year
Joanna and Gonzo

Is it time to take a vacation from your holiday vacation?  We all threw caution to the wind during our holiday festivities.  Joanna, Molly, Kristiyn, Elissa and I happily devoured all the wonderful goodies you shared with us.  We will linger in our yummy memories as we jump to New Year's resolution time!  If you're looking to lose weight, eliminate your allergies, stabilize your blood sugar or even enhance your libido - we have three easy to follow detox programs to get you on a healthy start for 2008.  Here's Gonzo's spreadsheet on how these three programs compare.

Cleanse comparison

You can also click on the links below for ingredient lists from each company's website. 

Thorne MediClear

Biotics 10 day biodetoxification kit

Standard Process


What is a Detox Cleanse?  standard process


Luckily our bodies are already fantastic detoxification machines.  We can handle a glass of wine since a part of our liver dies off and then regenerates.  However, if our livers are already overloaded with pollutants, stress, various chemicals and other curveballs, a simple slice of cheese could become an unwelcome, phlegmy invader which fills your head with gunk.  An overwhelmed liver attributes to weight gain since effecient fuel burning is less important than detoxifying foreign substances such as margarine.  A cleanse is where we ingest pure,  non-allergenic, easy-to-digest foods to allow the liver catch up time to clean up and restore health.  If you had anaesthesia before, or if you painted your house, then those toxins may still be on your liver's "to-do" list.  We recommend everyone do some sort of cleanse twice a year due to the high level of environmental toxins we are exposed to daily.

Doing a cleanse will:
1. provide supplemental support for your liver to accelerate its processes.  Check out all the ingredients on the label!  They all enhance the liver's functions. 
2. prevent further toxins from entering your body due to your non-allergenic diet and the absence of alcohol, smoking, sugar and phlegmy, difficult to digest foods such as soy, dairy, wheat, and corn.
3. allow stored up toxins to recirculate through your system, which is why we may feel dizzy, lightheaded, fatigue, and irritable during the beginning stage of the cleanse.  Once your body is rid of your past accumulations, then you'll feel fantastic!

 Click on this link to review sample protocols, shopping recommendations, and further information.  Cleanse Intro

Also, menu ideas: Cleanse menus

Need a little "Moxa" in Your Life?
Traditional Asian Heat Therapy

Moxabustion, or "moxa" (the Japanese word for moxabustion) is an ancient form of heat therapy.  Moxa plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet and Mongolia.  Moxa warms regions and acupuncture points of the body with the intention of stimulating circulation through the acupoints and inducing smoother flow of Qi and blood.  Moxa uses the ground up leaves of the plant Mugwort, Artemesia Vulgaris.  The leaves may be rolled into cigar-like sticks, or formed into cones and burned on Chinese herbal salve or a ginger slice. 

Moxabustion grew fame in the US after a 1998 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that moxa could turn breech presentation babies into a safer head-down position before childbirth.  In the study, 75% of the pregnant women had breech fetuses that turned to the normal position.

Some application examples of Moxa:
*Moxa aimed at a painful joint will work wonders to decrease pain and accelerate healing. 

*Moxa applied below the knee, on the low back, or on the low belly  will give you quite an energy boost and an immunity boost as well.  These applications are used when trying to lose weight, trying to get pregnant, or recovering from childbirth, surgery, or chemotherapy.

*Moxa applied at the sole of the foot will warm your low back and kidneys.

We may be able to provide moxa before, during, or after your appointment.  Please call ahead so we can assure a practitioner is available.  Moxa is also on our a la carte menu for just $10. 

Click here for more information on Moxa history and uses.

 
Ken Reader, LMT Health Assessment Open House!
Saturday, February 16th 10-2pm.
Complimentary skin, nutritional, postural and pulse assessments and massage demonstrations.

Some assessment examples are:
*Ken Reader, LMT will provide HABA make-up application demonstrations and complimentary skin scanning.
*Elissa Walsh, NTP will provide nutritional functional testing. 
*Larissa Doty, LMT will demonstrate hot stone massage.
*Joanna Flores, LAc's will provide pulse assessments.

We are excited for you to meet all of our practitioners to see what great services and products we have to offer. 
Sign ups will be at the clinic front desk.  Services will be of short duration, 10-20 minutes.  Due to high demand, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to confirm your spot.  A full list of available assessments will be available next week. 

PediStone
Enhance your detoxification program with a PediStone foot treatment. Your herbal soak and massage will push residual debris out of your feet for a thorough cleanse.  Enhanced meridian stimulation will rejuvenate and replenish your liver and intestinal tract after all that hard detox work.  A PediStone experience is great before, during, and after your cleanse.  We find best results during day 7 or 8 of the cleanse. 

A PediStone session is on us with a purchase of
either BioticsŪ or Standard ProcessŪ cleanse kits.  
Complementary Pedistone Session