|Superior Nutrition Through Healthy Eating|
On Wednesday, July 23rd, from 7 - 8pm, Alaska Center for Acupuncture will present a FREE class on Superior Nutrition with Guest Speaker Dr. Amy Chadwick, ND.
Food is something we eat, talk about, study, grow, hunt, gather, buy, worry over, prepare, cook and enjoy. As humans, food plays a much larger role in our social structure, our families, our personal enrichment and our thoughts than any other mammal on Earth. As such, food can be a daunting topic. We no longer intuitively know what foods will nourish our bodies. Instead, we study nutrients, discuss ethics, mass produce, advertise, and spend a lot of time worrying about what to eat, when to eat it and how to eat it. Not every person is benefitted by the same foods. Some foods, especially fabricated or manufactured foods, are potentially harmful.
Dr. Chadwick will discuss:
Dr. Chadwick will be sharing with you her philosophy on food - how we can sort through all the science, the nutrition, the labels and the advertising in order to find food that promotes health.
Please pre-register for this presentation by calling Alaska Center for Acupuncture at 745-8688 Space is limited, so call early!
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Every Alaskan knows what Summer is about: FUN, FUN, FUN and more FUN! According to Chinese medical theory, Summer - associated with the Fire Element - is also nature's season of growth and maturation. It's time to take the creative ideas that bubbled up in Spring and bring them into fruition or maturity. This is just like nurturing tiny plants and seeds into nourishing produce that can be harvested and used to sustain us throughout the rest of the year.
Summer is also about re-connecting with our friends and family as well as forging new interpersonal connections in our lives.
According to Chinese Medicine, individuals achieve health by creating dynamic harmony both internally and externally. Just as we strive to maintain our health and well-being via diet, exercise, rest and stress management, it is equally important to observe what is happening all around us in nature. Humans are not individual, isolated units - we each have our dance to play in the cosmos.
As Alaskans, this comes acutely into awareness as some of us struggle to get good sleep with all the extra light. This time of year, many people come into our practice feeling sleep deprived, anxious, or over- stimulated. In fact, there is a sort of intensely manic energy in the air as we strive to get EVERYTHING done in the short but brilliant Alaskan Summer.
In fact, the Chinese say that balanced energy in the summer has to do with the transformation from the anxiety driven, "gotta do it now" scattered mind-set, to something that they would call "propriety." Propriety is not uptightness, or "miss-manners" type etiquette. Rather it's about the ability to be present to exactly what is going on in the moment, RIGHT NOW.
If you are completely focused in the present moment, you won't be wasting any precious energy worrying about what you should be doing or what you could have done yesterday. Propriety is also a state of being where you are so in tune to the currents moving around you that actions become effortless. It's clear in every moment what is called for, and there is no internal struggle about what comes next.
Since we have just passed the Summer Solstice on June 21st, the acupuncture points that help us align with the energy of Summer will have the most POWER that they have all year round. Every one of our patients receives great benefits when we treat these points as close to the height of Summer as possible. If you want to manifest your potential this Summer, and get prepared for the next change of seasons, then it would be great to get in for a tune up treatment some time in the next few weeks.
We hope to see you soon!
Thank you for your continued referrals! Our Acupuncture Center has grown substantially this year and we've had the privilege to serve many more folks in the Mat-Su Valley and beyond. We want to truly thank you for helping us get our message of empowered, holistic, self-care out into our community.
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Organic Veggie Alert!! In the summer, we get our
veggies from Sarah and
River Bean of Arctic Organics. They are located on
1305 N. Smith Road in Palmer.
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