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Acutonics Class and New ACA Website April 2009
Acutonics Class
  • ACA's New Website Has Arrived!
  • New Book for Spring - Ask Mother Nature
  • Alternative Medicine is Mainstream
  • Inspirational Video from TED Talks
  • Community Announcements
  • Greetings!

    On Wednesday, April 29th, at 7pm, Alaska Center for Acupuncture will present a FREE 1-hour class on Acutonics.

    Amplifying Your Health with Acutonics - A Presentation by Renee Howard

    Sound, music, rhythm, resonance and harmony are found within the universe and our bodies. Many philosophers, theologians, alchemists, mathematicians and astronomers have dedicated their lives to uncovering this mathematical, musical universe and its relationship with our human experience and physical well being. Designed by an Acupuncturist and classically trained Musician, Acutonics help attune the human body through sound vibrations. This system of Healing incorporates gongs, bells, bowls, specifically calibrated tuning forks and music, in conjunction with the meridian and chakra systems of the body to access greater states of internal balance and harmony.

    Please join us in a lesson of the healing art of Acutonics by hearing about: A brief history of the cross cultural uses of sound for healing
    Harnessing "Music of the Spheres" What is Acutonics?
    Frequency and its effects on your body right down to the DNA
    Practical applications of sound healing in everyday life A group Acutonics "attunement" and meditation

    Please pre-register for this free class by calling Alaska Center for Acupuncture at 745-8688. Call early to reserve your space - there are only a few spaces left.

    About the presenter:
    Renee Howard is a Certified Massage therapist in Palmer. She works out of her office "Body's Wisdom Healing Arts" . She can be reached at 745- 0264 or at bodywisdomart@live.com. She practices an Integrative style of Massage Therapy which incorporates Deep tissue, Swedish, Acutonics, Shiatsu, Craniosacral, and Polarity therapy. Renee was educated at the Heartwood institute in California and immersed in a year long, bodywork centered community specifically focused on Nutrition, Asian Healing Arts, and Holistic Health. A life-long Alaskan, Renee believes the purity and untouched wildness left in Alaska presents itself as one of the greatest healing tools left to draw from on earth.

    For a printable flyer to hang in your office or forward to friends, please click the link below:

    Acutonics Flyer

    Tuning Fork

    ACA's New Website Has Arrived!
    polar bear baby

    Just in time for Spring, our new website is live! Please check it out and tell us what you think.


    We have added tons of functionality including:

    Acupuncture Video
    Acupuncture Article Links
    Acupuncture Learning Center
    Local Resource Links
    Past Newsletter Archive
    A Community Calendar
    Ability to search entire site
    An Online Store
    Blogs and VBlogs
    Current Inspirations
    And lots more.

    If you would like to submit an event to be added to our Community Calendar, please contact us at: Info@AlaskaAcupuncture.com

    To visit an archive of past newsletters, click the link below:

    ACA Past Newsletters

    New Book for Spring - Ask Mother Nature
    Ellie in her garden

    Local Master Gardener and "Compost Queen", Ellen Vande Visse, has written her first book, "Ask Mother Nature: A Conscious Gardener's Guide".

    Excerpt from Ellen's website:

    Can you really communicate with the 'pests' in your garden? Ellen Vande Visse believes that you can! She takes you, step-by-step, into her garden to encounter the onslaught of maggots, cutworms, slugs and other 'pests.' She introduces you to the idea that you can make a deal with these 'pests' by communicating with them rather than waging chemical warfare on them.

    Smile at Ellen's first desperate attempts to communicate with the root maggot, follow her as she learns how to dialogue with the Devas of the 'pests' in her garden, begins to see them for the gift they are, and finally learns how to work in co-operation and harmony with all of the nature kingdom.

    The book is available for sale on the Good Earth Garden School Website and locally at Fireside Books in Palmer.

    The Good Earth Garden School offers classes on how to farm and garden using organic methods. Past topics include selecting organic fertilizers, managing pests non-toxically, building living soil, composting successfully, growing lush flowers, lawns, and herbs, and raising nutrient-dense vegetables. To learn more about Ellen, to find out about upcoming classes or to browse for local organic gardening resources, visit:

    Good Earth Garden School

    Alternative Medicine is Mainstream
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    This is a link to a recent Wallstreet Journal article by four of the biggest names in the complementary and alternative medicine field today:

    Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Rustum Roy, and Andrew Weil

    Alternative Medicine is Mainstream

    The article specifically discusses how " the simple choices that we make in our lifestyle -- what we eat, how we respond to stress, whether or not we smoke cigarettes, how much exercise we get, and the quality of our relationships and social support -- can be as powerful as drugs and surgery. And in many instances, even more powerful."

    The article was an introduction to the Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public which took place in February and brought together distinguished researchers, practitioners, and leaders from multiple sectors to present the vision, challenges, evidence base, and opportunities for integrative medicine to improve health care in the United States.

    If you would like to see some of the video from the Summit, it is available here:

    Summit on Integrative Medicine

    Inspirational Video from TED Talks
    inspiration in a can

    How to Grow Your Own Fresh Air by Kamal Meattle

    Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air. This is amazing and very simple

    Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy?

    Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness", challenges the idea that well be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

    Community Announcements

    1.Beers of the Northwest at Turkey Red.

    Specialty Imports will be presenting beer from three Micro breweries

    Pikes, Seattle
    NorthCoast, Mendocino
    Anchor, San Francisco

    Sample both the tantalizing brews & enticing morsels of freshly prepared food in a relaxed informal setting

    Date: Saturday April 25, 2009
    Time: 8pm

    Seats are limited, so buy your ticket Today $35 Location:
    550 S Alaska ST, 100, Palmer AK 99645

    Turkey Red


    2. Wednesday night dinners at the Red Beet Bakery with live music by Suzy Crosby and First Friday's at the Red Beet.

    Wednesday night dinners at the Red Beet now consist of a full menu with choices of appetizer, entree, salad and dessert. The Red Beet also continues to offer a selection of gluten-free breads. Call before you head over to find out what's available. The Red Beet also offers a daily fixed price menu for lunch. Selections change every day - you can join their email mailing list for news on the menu of the day, First Friday offerings and other special events. The Red Beet now offers delivery service.

    The Red Beet is located at 320 E Dahlia Ave in Palmer 745-4050

    3. REAP - Renewable Energy Alaska Project hosts a monthly forum on the second Wednesday of every month from 6pm-8pm at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center 121 West 7th Avenue.

    Their next event will be the 2009 Geothermal Conference at Chena Hot Springs. Learn more by visiting REAP''s website:

    Renewable Energy Alaska Project


    2009 Alaska Geothermal Conference

    4. The Bike Ride for Special Olympics Alaska

    Fundraiser for Special Olympics Alaska, May 16th - 17th. Houston to Talkeetna 59 miles, second day riders return to Houston for a total of 118 miles! Great first ride of the season - need to raise a minimum of $500 to participate.

    Register Online at:


    5. The Anjali Yoga Room in Wasilla Anniversary Announcement!

    During the month of April we will be celebrating our One Year Anniversary! It has been an exciting year of growth! A Big Thank-you to all of you, who have supported the Anjali Yoga Room. We so appreciate and love your energy, smiles, and passion for Yoga.

    Come celebrate our One Year Anniversary!

    For our New Yogis:

    7 for 7 is back! Take as many as 7 classes in 7 days for $7.00! Good through the month of April, expires 4/30/09.

    View the whole newsletter at:

    Anjali Newsletter

    6. Meditate Like a Warrior Workshop at Anjali Yoga Room

    Sam and Kevin will be presenting their popular meditation workshop, this time in a longer, 2-hour format at the Anjali Yoga Room on Thursday, May 21, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Cost is $25.00 and space is limited so sign up in April by calling 373-YOGI (9644)

    7. Blue Mountain Wellness Studio

    Schedule changes for Spring include Women Only Yoga Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30- 11am - discounted pricing of $40 for 4 weeks. Visit their website to learn more:


    8. Yoga in the Valley

    The next Mindfulness Based Yoga Therapy Program for Stress and Stress-Related Health Problems begins in April. To learn more visit:

    Yoga in the Valley Mindfulness Yoga Therapy

    9. Arctic Sirens First Friday Cabaret

    Friday, May 1 7:30pm at Snow Goose Restaurant and Pub: Snow Goose Theater, Anchorage

    Dining, dancing and a show featuring the vocal talents of SaraEllen Hutcheson, Brianna Dowdy, Paul Pasley, Janet Asaro and Peggy Monaghan and Samantha Berg. The singers will be backed by The Kevin Barnett Trio.

    Sam will be singing Cheryl Wheeler's "Potato Song". All songs featured this evening will be about food.

    Doors open at 6:45. The show starts at 7:30. Full menu and bar service are available throughout the evening.

    Tickets are $15.00 and are available in advance at the Snow Goose or at the door. Tickets may be reserved by calling 245-7311. Reserved tickets will be held until show time. For more information contact Arctic Siren Productions at 245-7311 or at artcsirn@alaska.net.

    Or visit the Anchorage Daily News events calendar:

    Arctic Sirens First Friday Cabaret

    10. ACA closed for Continuing Education and Vacation

    Alaska Center for Acupuncture will be closed for two weeks as of Thursday, April 9th. We will re-open on Monday, April 27th. Luann will be checking voice mail during that time, but no one will be in the office. We look forward to seeing you when we return.

    11. Request for Event and Announcement Submissions:

    Please contact us if you have an event or an announcement to include in our upcoming newsletters. Newsletters come out monthly and space is limited, so send your submissions as early as possible to:


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