Join my friend and talented teacher, Adam Shapiro, for the first of a 3-part series. Adam will help you with your ergonomics by teaching you principles of postural alignment while sitting, standing, and moving.
Prevent injury, recover quicker, especially if you have chronic body pain, if you sit at a desk all day, stand a lot for work, carry a baby on your hip, or just have an interest in better posture! Adam's energy is reason enough to attend this 1.5 hour workshop. One hour of instruction, 30 minutes Q&A...
Two dates to choose from:
- Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7pm
- Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 1pm
Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door, because this will be kept as a small class it will fill up quickly, so reserve your spot by making your payment to the acupuncturist on staff at the clinic.
*One-on-one sessions also available at the clinic, the workshop fee is applied to the first session.
About Adam Shapiro
Adam is a "Mile High” Kung Fu Championship Gold Medalist and has studied Tai Chi, Bagua, Hsing-I, and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, as well as Qi Gong. He is a trusted leader in applying age-old wisdom in solving today’s modern challenges.
My acupuncture teacher, Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, taught here in San Francisco last weekend.
Dena and Vina were fortunate to attend one of his seminars and I went to one class for a review and just to enjoy Dr. Tan's skilled way of teaching and hilarious sense of humor.
Dr. Tan is a master acupuncturist who also created systematic approaches to make effective acupuncture understandable for any acupuncturist. He trains acupuncturists all over the USA and worldwide.
Dr. Tan revolutionizes the way any school-taught acupuncturist thinks about acupuncture because it is most often taught and practiced from the principles of Chinese herbal medicine; in fact, that is the standard. Acupuncture principles have more to do with meridians and opening circulation than with using specific empirical points to directly treat things like "Spleen Qi Deficiency" or "Liver Qi Stagnation". We have to understand where the problem is, then we direct the body with acupuncture needles. Like Dr. Tan says, your body is a circuit breaker with wires and switches, put needles in the right places and you can flip the switch. That's what we do, we're circuit breaker regulators! Ha ha.
One of the most important phrases in regards to the practice of acupuncture is:
lì gān jiàn yǐng
...which literally means “when you stand a pole under the sun, you immediately see its shadow” or simply stated, when acupuncture is done right you should expect quick results!
You can now safely get rid of potentially dangerous moles as well as other spots, skin tags, and skin blemishes with Dr. Tel Oren's easy treatment that involves no cutting.
Appointments include a free brief skin inspection and immediate application of his treatment for the removal of moles, skin tags, blood blisters/red dots, keratoses, warts, and other skin blemishes.
Dr. T Lecture on Skin
Get an entirely new perspective on moles, birth marks, pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions, red spots, hormonal skin tags, and more.
Come to a provocative and informative lecture that explains how and why these skin blemishes develop and learn what you can do about it with a non-surgical holistic treatment. Don't wait until something appears cancerous or risky.
Tuesday, January 21st, 7 - 9 pm
Enjoy dinner before the lecture at 6pm - yummy.
Holistic Skin Clinics
Dr. Tel Oren will provide free skin inspections as well as removal of unwanted moles by appointment. The best way to schedule is through his website: www.doctortevents.com
, hover over Skin Clinic Appointments; then hover over Northern California choose Marin to be seen at the clinic; or Sonoma to be seen in Petaluma. Or you can always call Ronit directly at (415)250-4009.
Holistic Skin Clinic in Marin:
Community Acupuncture of Marin (Novato)
Tuesday, January 21, 10am - 4pm
Holistic Skin Clinic in Sonoma (NEW!):
Lydia's Sunflower Center (Petaluma)
Wednesday, January 22, 8am - 2pm
Get this amazing holiday special with my favorite Marin skin care specialist, Victoria Waters. Victoria's skin care sanctuary is the perfect place to relax and get nurtured with organic products and a lovely touch...
Slow down the signs of aging through this series of specialized facials targeted to women aged 35 and up. Using a non-invasive approach, this facial begins with a thorough sonic brush cleansing, then a gentle exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. Warm, soothing towels are applied to soften the skin and prepare it for our signature anti-aging massage. Using luxurious oils, I shape, tap, and use acupressure and contouring strokes as well as manual lymph drainage to stimulate, nourish, rejuvenate and tone the muscles and skin of your face. A nourishing mask for your skin type will be applied that addresses dehydration and locks moisture in at a cellular level. The facial includes a relaxing neck, shoulder and decollete massage. The series of 3 facials should be performed 4 weeks apart over a 3 month period.
Get a series of 3
Anti-Aging Facials for $215
Victoria tells us why we need an Anti-Aging Facial...
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and dryer. It loses collagen, which gives it a thick, plump, dewy appearance, and elastin, which makes it snap back quickly. The time it takes for healthy young cells to migrate to the topmost layer slows down, which makes skin duller looking. You can slow down the signs of aging through this series of specialized facials targeted to women aged 35 and up.
Your facials will include my hand-made, organic, luxuriant, lightweight magical elixir serum that penetrates deeply to give your skin exactly what it needs, supplying it with the correct concentrations of nutrients resulting in glowing, healthy, radiant, cashmere-soft skin.
Contact Victoria by phone to schedule: 415.577.7060 or email.
Victoria Waters Skin Care Sanctuary
710 C Street, Suite 9F
(closest cross street is 2nd Avenue)
park in private lot for building or on B or C Streets
As a vegan, it's fun to be create new ways to have a special breakfast on Sundays, check out my incredible superfood smoothie that is totally nutritious and decadently delicious!
You won't miss your eggs after sipping on this rich, chocolate glass of heaven.
Ingredients for TWO 16 ounce glasses:
- 2 young Thai coconuts
- 1 tbsp Raw cacao powder
- 4 soft pitted dates
- 1 tsp Chaga mushroom powder
- 1 tsp Three Immortals powder
- 1/2 tsp Maca
- Dash of salt
You can see the coconuts I used aren't the small brown fuzzy ones; those are mature coconuts. Young coconut meat is still soft and they usually have quite a bit of water in them. This water is not pasteurized, like most coconut water that is packaged and ready to drink, therefore it's enzymes are still in tact, and it just tastes SO MUCH BETTER than canned.
You can buy young Thai coconuts at Whole Foods; they often have some that have the top sliced so you can easily pour the water into the blender; then use the back of a spoon to scrape the meat out and pop that into the blender too.
You can also find young coconuts at Asian and Mexican markets, or other health food stores. If you buy one that doesn't have the top opened for you; watch a video on how to open it on YouTube
My favorite additions to a raw cacao smoothie are Chaga mushroom
and 3 Immortals
powder, I carry both of these at the clinic store just because I love them so much.
Chaga and Reishi are the king and queen of the medicinal mushrooms - and they just make me feel GOOD. They have so many health benefits supported by research, I can't list them all here!
This is a chaga mushroom. It's usually found in northern latitudes on birch trees.
It's used medicinally in Russia, Siberia, and in Asia.
Chaga is even found in the northern United States. I would like to find a nice stand of birch next time I go to Minnesota to visit family and hunt for a nice big piece.
3 Immortals is a super concentrated full-spectrum mineral superfood, combining 3 truly empowering super-substances.
- Reishi uplifts the spirit and builds protective immune power. Shaman Shack's Reishi is 2x more powerful than the industry standard for Reishi supplements on the market.
- Shilajit is a full spectrum nutritional substance high in minerals that comes from the Himalayan mountains.
- Ormus is an alchemical mixture of semi precious stone silicates washed down from the mountains over eons, ground into fine clay-like sediments on ocean beds and eventually found in thin veins deep in the earth.
Throw all the ingredients listed into a high speed blender, and be left with a thick shake-like smoothie that is so good, you won't want to wait for Sundays to make the next one! Enjoy...
If I needed a broken bone set or sutures sewn I would be grateful I have health insurance! But they send pure crap in the mail.
"Health Tip: Your mammogram is past due."Early detection is key with breast cancer. Then why am I sent this? The best early detection method is a thermogram, which detects abnormalities in the breast FAR EARLIER than mammograms, without radiation (or pain, I might add) - and it isn't part of the medical system. Why? It's too cheap, and mammograms are big business. Read my article on breast health to learn more.
"Helpful Info: Ask your doctor if you are getting enough calcium."I doubt many doctors the best way to protect your bones is to eat an alkaline diet. If you eat an acidic diet, your body has to work hard to neutralize those acids by pulling calcium out of your bones.If you over 30 or post-menopausal and think you need to take calcium to protect your bones, please think again. This NY Times article may get you to reconsider as well as this huge study in the British Medical Journal, which followed 61,000 Swedish women for 19 years. They found that their bones got no benefit when they consumed more than 750 milligrams of calcium a day. Again, osteoporosis is best prevented by not eating an acidic diet that leaches calcium from your bones. Animal protein (including dairy), coffee, alcohol, refined sugar, and grains are the most acidic foods; whereas fresh fruits and vegetables are the most alkalizing, so eat your veggies.
We've got some inexpensive and healthy gift ideas for you from the Community Acupuncture of Marin store. Watch and find the perfect little gifts...
We will be closed on Thanksgiving, as well as Christmas week, and New Years Eve/Day! Please prepare ahead of time by making the appointments you need in advance. Ronit will be on sabbatical from Dec. 16 - Jan. 3. She will be abroad with limited access to the clinic email or phone. Please contact the clinic to get Dena or Vina by phone (415)250-4009 or email. They will also be filling in some of Ronit's shifts, see below. Dena and Vina are highly skilled practitioners, please don't hesitate to get treated by them if you normally see Ronit! Happy Holidays!
Here's a thank you gift for being part of our community! And it's a great gift idea for the holidays that has health in mind. Get Dr. T's pure essential oil blends formulated for peak wellness at a 15% discount now through midnight on December 13th. Dr. T is a health expert and gives lectures at the clinic about 3-4 times a year. You can purchase the oil blends, the easy to carry inhalers (very inexpensive and super healthy) or buy the Starter Kit that includes a low-heat ultrasonic diffuser.
To purchase, set up an account with Nutri-Dyn using my account number, 703025
, and take advantage of 15% off all purchases
. Sign up now to take advantage of this special discount, it’ll work for all your orders and all products on the Nutri-Dyn website, placed before the end of the day on December 13th. To set up your account:
- Go to Nutri-Dyn's website
- Use my account number 703025 to set up your account
- Complete as many orders as you’d like before December 13th and receive a 15% discount for each order.
Here's some of my favorite products available for your health and enjoyment or for gifts in a variety of price ranges:
| |The Starter Kit
The kit includes 3 oil blends, 3 oil inhalers, a low-heat diffuser, plus a DVD lecture on aromatherapy. This is the same diffuser we enjoy at the clinic.
[Reg: $161.95 Now: $140.74 plus shipping]
| |Low-Heat Diffuser
Effective and economical, the quiet, ultrasonic “cool mist” diffuser allows you to benefit from the therapeutic effects without heat or pumps which can damage essential oils.
[Reg: $92.50 Now: $80.43 plus shipping]
| |Pure essential oil blends
Choose the bottles for drops and diffusion or the inhalers to grab and go: Anti-Oxidant
- promotes peak wellnessBreathe
- respiratory healthImmune Support
- for a strong immune response
On sale; bottles $20, inhalers $7 each
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| |Micellized Vitamin D3
This is a water soluble Vitamin D, it greatly increases solubility, absorption, and bio-availability.
| |Himalayan Sulfur-Rich Black Salt
Unlike pink Himalayan salt, this salt is high sulfur, it's good for detoxification and hair, skin and nails. It tastes like eggs when used raw; I love it!
Clear your body of accumulated wastes, toxins, weight, and acidity, that all lead to cellular degeneration, pain, and disease! Get back on track by joining our group cleanse - the first cleanse begins the second half of January. This cleanse will help clean and fuel your cells, so they can heal and regenerate, it's a great way to begin the year. Come to a free info session to answer common questions
such as: What is a detox? Why should I do it? What does it entail? How much does it cost?
Thursday, Nov. 7th from 7-8 pm
so I can prepare the room accordingly.
If you live with chronic pain, chronic disease, immune issues, high blood pressure, diabetes/pre-diabetes, obesity, Lyme's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, skin problems, then this is for you!