Gonzo's Qigong schedule:
Please call before coming to reserve your space.
Support for People with Cancer
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
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
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.
You can also click on the links below for ingredient lists from each company's website.
Biotics 10 day biodetoxification kit
What is a Detox Cleanse?
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.
| 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.