The Slow Fix Challenge

I listened to a great TED talk the other day by Carl Honore entitled, ”In Praise of Slowness”after his best selling book. As stated by TED, “Honore believes the western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity, and quality of life.”  I also recently heard him interviewed on CBC radio by broadcaster Alan Maitland, where Honore offers us a challenge to slow things down or at least find our “right” speed.  The default…

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Jade Windscreen Herb formula to boost your immune system

Coleman Smith is a herbalist and acupuncturist with the Acupuncture Turning Point on a practicum. He is excited to be completing his final year of studies as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nelson, BC, at the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences. TCM is a multi-dimensional medicine that utilizes: acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition therapy, as well as: moxibustion, cupping, mental-emotional therapy, counseling and acupressure massage. Come and meet…

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9th and 10th habits for healthy skin and healthy you!

  These are the last two habits in the series of 10 holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowick. Habit 9: Balanced sun exposure and sunscreen. You want to get some but not too much not only for the creation of natural vitamin D, but because sun affects our mood and our hormones. UV light therapy is sometimes prescribed for certain skin problems(psoriasis, acne), in moderation, and…

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Manage your energy, not your time!

Article by Gord Grant Ph.D, R.Ac. What is human energy?!  Why is it that some days, for me, anything seems possible? Here I feel a huge YES and the capability to engage life’s important yet difficult problems.  Other times, even the most innocuous obstacle can be daunting and derail me. I believe it has a lot to do with how I manage my energy. The poet David Whyte says, “When…

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When Stress becomes Disease – going beyond blame

Relaxation Massage at the Acupuncture Turning Point

by Gord Grant I want to talk about why we get sick. What qualifies me to talk about this?  Well, on the surface, it is because I have extensive post-secondary training and research experience in pathology. I am a pathology and pharmacology instructor at MacEwan University, and I am an acupuncturist who is trained to help people get well.  But more deeply, what really qualifies me, is that like you…

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Drink enough water, limit alcohol, and exfoliate gently! 6th, 7th, and 8th habits for healthy skin and healthy YOU!

This is the next in the series of 10 holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowick. Drink enough water.  Ensure you are adequately hydrated. Do you know if you are thirsty or not, or are you just drinking water because your are supposed to sometimes? Can you drink too much water? Limit alcohol intake. Everything in moderation right? Alcohol is not only dehydrating but can hinder you…

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Exercise and Reduce Stress: 4th & 5th habits of 10 for Healthy skin and a healthy YOU.

“Exercise and Move” is the fourth blog of a series of 10 on holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowicz. We give people diet/lifestyles/symptom observation tracking sheets at our clinic (come and get one – no charge), alternatively, you can contact us at www.acupunctureturningpoint.ca/contact.html and we’ll email you one so you can print it and put it up on your fridge to fill in once per day…

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Healthy Skin – and a healthy YOU. Blog 3 of 10. Supplement wisely.

“Supplement wisely” is the third blog of a series of 10 on holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowicz. We give people diet/lifestyles/symptom observation tracking sheets at our clinic (come and get one – no charge), alternatively, you can contact us at www.acupunctureturningpoint.ca/contact.html and we’ll email you one so you can print it and put it up on your fridge to fill in once per day reflectively. …

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Healthy Skin — and a Healthy YOU. Blog 2 of 10: Eating a balanced diet

“Eat a balanced diet” is the second blog of a series of 10 on holistic tips on creating a healthier skin by Jennifer Kotowicz. We give people diet/lifestyles/symptom observation tracking sheets at our clinic (come and get one – no charge), alternatively, you can contact us at www.acupunctureturningpoint.ca/contact.html and we’ll email you one so you can print it and put it up on your fridge to fill in once per…

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Healthy Skin — and a Healthy YOU. Ten habits, ten blogs.

10 part beauty blog by Jenn Kotowictz HHP, RAc; facial rejuvination acupuncturist. I am going to blog about 10 habits over then next couple of weeks or so that can help you toward healthier skin and a healthier you! There are a lot of authorities and magic 10 step diets out there for weight-loss, skin care, health or longevity.  This is not one of them. Few really help you examine…

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