In The News : "Healing in a Pin-prick" July 30, 2015, Chico News and Review
Leaning into Light: The Sisters Series
Celebrate International Women's Day by joining us for this 90-minute phone workshop! Co-led by Leaning into Light Founder Jessica Rios and Chico Community Acupuncture Owner Olivia Peters-Lazaro.
Participants will receive jewels of wisdom to create and sustain a web of relationships that can empower, hold and uplift you in life's bright times and low, deep dips. Clarify your vision and values, and have a chance to ask questions. As women, we can grow an enormous capacity to care for others and embody self care. We need each other and we need our deepest selves to surface in these times.
Our workshops are all led via phone; participants anywhere can dial in. Limited to 20 participants, first come first served. Deadline to sign up is noon PST on Tuesday March 1st, 2016.
Boost Your Child's Health
Full Moon Shonishin Wellness Treatments.
Upcoming Dates: February 22, March 23, April 22
$10 per kid
for newborns through seven years old
Shonishin is the Japanese system of pediatric acupuncture. When Shonishin is given on or near the Full Moon, a child's wellness is optimized. A typical treatment starts with observing the child, hearing from the parent or caregiver, then brushing the channels (the meridians of energy that we are treating with acupuncture) with a seashell or other smooth object. This regulates, clears, and balances the channels so that the child can best recover, or simply maintain wellness. I usually stimulate a few other areas that will help the babe, possibly including in and out insertion with special pediatric acupuncture needles. Most kids, especially babies, are fine with needles! Full Moon Shonishin Wellness Treatments are for infants through about 7 years of age. The clinic will be closed to everyone but you and your kids! So they will have full run of the big treatment room. Snacks, noise, and toys are welcome.
I treat kids regularly at the clinic, and you are welcome to schedule a regular treatment for your kids anytime they need it. If they are very young, or you come in as a family, you will be treated in the back room, so you can make noise. When they get a little older, say 7 years or so, most kids get treated in the "grown-up room" in a chair of their choice, and sit with their needles for about 15 minutes. Kids can get treated for the aches and pains of growing, colds, ear-aches, teething, night terrors, poor digestion and much more, just ask.
Olivia was interviewed with Kristy Ayala on optimizing health with the seasons and more. Please listen, we think you'll like it! Kristy's Connection to the Soul, blog talk radio
POCA members can purchase 5 treatments for $65 in the month of November. Limit three per person. Treatments can be used any time. They make great gifts! Only available to POCA members.
- People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) is national cooperative that supports and promotes all things community acupuncture. For membership as little as $25 per year you get THREE FREE treatment cards to give to new patients, a FREE treatment on your birthday, and MUCH more. Your membership fee goes directly to funding micro loans to bring new community acupuncture clinics to undeserved communities (like your family in central California). And our POCA members get to volunteer at the clinic.
Go NOW and become a member: https://www.pocacoop.com/membership/join-patientcom/. Be sure to note Chico Community Acupuncture as your home clinic. Need help? Come into the clinic, and we can sign you up on the spot.
Autumn Health Tips
“Fall is the season of harvest, a time to pull inward and gather together on all levels, a time to store up fuel, food, and warm clothing, a time to study and plan for the approaching stillness of winter. Everything in nature contract and moves its essence inward and downward. Leaves and fruit fall, seeds dry, the sap of trees goes into the roots. The earth’s grasses start to lose their deep green color, turning lighter and drier.” From Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford
In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are 5 elements and a season and organs associated with each: Winter-Water-Kidneys, Spring-Wood-Liver, Summer-Fire-Heart, and Fall-Metal-Lungs. The above passage reflects the quality of the Autumn time. In Traditional Chinese Medicine our Lung Qi (healthy energy) is associated with our immune system. This is an important season to support the health of your Lung Qi so that they are better able to fend off colds and flu's and associated problems this Winter. Firstly, getting 3-4 acupuncture treatments to build the immune system (the Lung Qi system) is a great benefit. Other things you can do to support your health this season:
Wear a scarf. One theory as to how people catch colds or the flu, is by “invasion of wind.” According to Chinese medical philosophy, wind penetrates the back of the neck, bringing with it external pathogens which can lead to illness. Cover up with a scarf and jacket especially after sweating or if it is windy, even if you think you don’t need one.
Eat right for the season. Autumn is the harvest season for rich dense foods that support and fuel the body, providing additional heat to protect us from the coming cool, damp climate. These foods help “thicken” the blood in order to keep us warm in cooler weather. Also add foods that are sour into your diet – sauerkraut, olives, pickles, leeks, aduki beans, lemons, and sour varieties of apples.
Our New Stained Glass Sign, a gorgouse gift from the very talented John Rubino.