Register today for this summer’s retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs!
Easing Up: Chinese Medicine Self-Care for Your Nervous System
August 24 – 27, 2014
Breitenbush Hot Springs
Chronic stress is evil: it messes with hormones, sleep, digestion, and immunity. It worsens pain and makes us tense, tired, anxious, and depleted. It’s also not fun.
How can you cultivate a healthier relationship with your nervous system? Learn lifelong self-care strategies to allow for ease in your body and mind. Read more here
Call Breitenbush at 503-854-3320 to register
Brodie was recently quoted in the the Huffington Post for an article on bloating. Read it here and pass it on!
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and CIBA featured Life in Balance Acupuncture as the Business of the Week. Click here to read the article!
The Huffington Post did a piece on “What Acupuncturists Want You to Know,” in which Brodie was quoted as an expert. Check it out and forward to your friends!
Chinese Medicine is 3,000–year–old system of holistic health care that encompasses acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet therapy, massage techniques, and qigong. It works by guiding the body back to its natural state of balance. Stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, back pain, arthritis, headaches, allergies, insomnia, PMS, infertility, menopausal symptoms, IBS, and digestive problems are just a few of the conditions it can treat. We view health as not merely the absence of disease, but living in accordance with who we truly are.
In Classical Chinese Medicine, there are “Three Treasures:” vitality, energy, and spirit. When all three are integrated, an individual can realize his/her full potential. An acupuncture point can be an opening to your deepest healing, a doorway to your the next stage of the evolution of your consciousness.
Acupuncture works by regulating the body’s energy, or qi (“chee”). Qi needs to flow freely along its pathways in order to maintain good health. When qi gets stuck or depleted, you feel pain or get sick. An acupuncturist inserts hair–thin needles into specific points along the energy pathways in order to restore the proper flow of qi so the body can heal itself.
In Chinese Medicine, herbs are blended together to correct the underlying imbalance in the body as well as alleviating the symptoms. Life in Balance Acupuncture’s herbal pharmacy contains over 120 different herbs for making customized formulas to address your specific condition. A well–designed Chinese Herb formula can treat many different symptoms at once.
Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is the practice of cultivating your own energy by working with breath, intention, and movement. A form of moving meditation, qigong is a powerful tool for self-healing and relieving stress. Just as an acupuncturist uses needles to balance the qi of the different organ systems in the body, you can help keep your own qi flowing well and recharge yourself by practicing qigong regularly.
Learn more about qigong.