Join us for a workshop all about Spring Wind.
Wind, like Cold, is a climate that can invade our bodies in the Chinese way of seeing things. When Wind that comes in from the outside is called External Wind. (Chinese Medicine also an category of Wind called Internal Wind. This workshop is only about the External variety.)
External Wind causes allergy-type symptoms. Stuffy noses and sinus headaches are attributed to External Wind. Wind likes to move around. Itchy eyes and rashes that come and go are Wind symptoms. Wind tends to move upward, and most often it is evident in the the upper body, especially the head and neck.
External Wind is easy to avoid, and it’s fairly easy to take care of in the early stages. In this workshop we’ll talk about how to recognize Wind symptoms and what precautions we can take to avoid it. We’ll have some teas and tinctures, and a Spring Wind Kit available to purchase.
There’s no reason to be afraid of Wind. You can use Chinese Medicine to help you enjoy the season, and we’ll show you how.
A Chance To Study Master Level Cupping
Cupping April 27-28 ~ Gua Sha April 29, 2013
Three years ago, Andrea Elliot and I had Australian cupping expert Bruce Bentley teach three-day Master Classes in Traditional East/West Cupping in New York City and Groton. Both classes filled immediately. Very hands-on and lively, these workshops changed my attitude towards cupping. Most of my patients know what a big fan of cupping I am. I use both cupping and gua sha regularly now – almost daily, in fact, in part because of my studies with Bruce.
We were very excited to hear that he was visiting the USA again, and Andrea is hosting him in Hudson. (Andrea moved from Mystic River Acupuncture to Hudson, NY a few years ago to set up her own practice.) This time he’ll present a two-day workshop in Modern Cupping, followed by a day of Gua Sha. Bruce has studied cupping extensively around the world and gives a very interesting perspective in this ancient technique.
Cup With the Best In Beautiful Hudson, NY
This is a real opportunity for acupuncturists to further their cupping and gua sha skills while obtaining NCCAOM CEUs. Hudson is very beautiful, about 27 miles west of Great Barrington, MA and 135 miles north of New York City. Andrea has lots of good suggestions for lodging, including the WON Buddhist retreat center.
While this class is geared towards acupuncturists, it is very hands on and practical, and Licensed Massage Therapists or other professionals with cupping in their scopes of practice are welcome. Bruce combines cupping & gua sha with bodywork in his own practice. Class content strongly reflects this.
Join us for a rare opportunity in a beautiful setting. Contact Andrea Elliott at email@example.com or visit firstname.lastname@example.org You can also call Andrea in Hudson at 518-610-0047
Or contact me, Kathleen, at email@example.com or 860-448-6766.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day together than with acupuncture and massage?
In the past our acupuncture – massage combos have been very popular. For this year’s Valentine special, you and your honey can enjoy the combo at the same time. Schedule with a friend or loved one for a therapeutic massage/acupuncture combo session. While you enjoy massage, your special someone will be receiving acupuncture. When you’re done, it’s your turn for acupuncture while they experience a deeply relaxing massage. If you’ve planned a romantic evening, this will get you off to a good start.
These sessions can either be simply stress-reducing or we can target problem areas and health issues. Your acupuncturist and massage therapist will coordinate your treatments. Both acupuncture and massage are great modalities for sleep problems, muscle pains, fatigue, and anxiety. They enhance immune function, especially this time of year. It’s an excellent combination to add to your stay-healthy routine. Acupuncture and massage together offer superb relief for all manner of things. They enhance each other. You will reap the benefits of a deep sense of mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
See what it’s like to experience acupuncture and massage in one session. Take advantage of this opportunity to introduce a friend to these therapies. Consider a few weekly sessions if you have specific concerns. Stop by or give us a call at 860-448-6766 to schedule.
Through March 1st, this combo is only $90 per person for 30 minutes of massage followed by acupuncture. Upgrade to a combo with a 60 minute massage and a full acupuncture treatment, front and back, for only $140/person.
Acupuncture – Massage Combo Gift Certificates are available so you can say “Be My Valentine” in the best of ways.
It’s easy to catch what’s going around in the cold weather of winter or spring.
Join us for an evening class where you’ll learn about the Chinese concept of Cold as a pathogenic influence and how to keep your immune system strong against it.
There are lots of opportunities for Cold to “invade” your body this time of year. Shoveling snow, catching a draft, being under-dressed on an unexpectedly chilly spring day, or eating cold foods all contribute to Cold as a pathogen.
We’ll talk about what this Chinese pathogen does to our bodies and about how to dress, what to eat, warming herbal teas, and what you can do at home to keep your body toasty warm inside and out. We’ll also cover things you can do once you’re under the weather because of the weather.
“Beat the Chill” kits will be available at a special workshop price of $25 (usual cost is $50). Each kit contains a box of moxa, a hand-made microwaveable rice pillow, an herbal tea to use if you are exposed to the cold, and a fomentek water bag plus a coupon to upgrade your next therapeutic massage to a hot stone massage. In class you’ll learn how to use these items to stay healthy through the cold seasons. (If you want to purchase extra kits for friends, call ahead so we can have them ready for you.)
Winter Warming Workshop
Thursday, Feb 21, 6-7:30 pm
$10 advance registration
(add $25 to reserve a Beat the Chill Kit)
Come to our Holiday Open House and Book Signing Event!
December 2 from 2-4pm at Mystic River Acupuncture
We are excited to introduce Mystic River Acupuncture’s NEW Retail Section.
Here’s a Menu of Open House Specials we have for you:
When booked and paid for during Open House:
- Initial Evaluation and Acupuncture session – $100 ($30 savings)
- Cupping Seesion - $50 (Save $30)
- Chinese Herbal Evaluation – $50 (save $30)
(appointments must be scheduled before Jan 15)
Other Open House Specials
- 60 minute Hot Stone Massage - $75 through Jan 15 (Save $15)
- $5 savings on Fomentek Water Pillows – $18
- A signed copy of Mystic Seafarer’s Trail – only $10
- Special Pricing on Holiday Baskets (We have an assortment to choose from.)
- 20% off all services (purchased during open house and excluding community acupuncture and specials)
- Chair massage $1/minute
We have some great Door Prizes, too. (Must be present to win.)
- Gift Certificate For One Acupuncture Session
- Gift Certificate For One 60 Minute Massage
- Gift Certificate for One Herbal Evaluation
- A Comfort Basket” donated by Julie Russell, MSW, LCSW
- A kayak tour with Cindy Modzelewski
- A signed copy of Mystic Seafarer’s Trail
Lisa’s latest book, Mystic Seafarer’s Trail, chronicles her life as a newcomer to Mystic. An adventure/walking tour/plain good story, this book describes how Lisa discovered the treasures of our area while she made new friends. She devised a walking trail, devoid of hills, that takes in the Seven Wonders of Mystic.
Lisa will be on hand to sign her book, for sale at a special holiday price of $10, and you can meet the some of the characters described therein.
Copies of Lisa’s books Anything But A Dog, Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife, and Ride a Horse, Not an Elevator also will be available.
We say goodbye, and we say hello……
This is a good opportunity to meet our new receptionist, Maureen Connaughton, and say a sad good-bye to Barbara Swec who is retiring.
And we say welcome back!
Those of you who know and love our beloved retired office manager, Anne-Marie Q., will be happy to hear that she’s back for the day.
PLEASE NOTE OUR PARKING LOT IS SMALL AND ON-STREET PARKING IS AVAILABLE.
HOWEVER, BE CAREFUL NOT TO PARK ON THE YELLOW CURB LINES NEAR THE FIRE HOUSE.
The fire trucks must have full access.