I hope this newsletter reaches you healthy and happy, and you enjoying the spirit of the season. As I close out this year, I found myself thinking about the year that transpired for me. Hours, days and months are filled with ups and downs, or Yins and Yangs! When you sum it all up, the year certainly is just the same. As we near the end of this year, I found myself in reflection, with things that I'd like to share with you in hopes it caries you into the new year with inspiration.
We We are pleased to welcome Ravi Seth, BSc, RAc, DipTCMP to the clinic! Ravi is a Registered Acupuncturist who not only brings integrated education in both Eastern and Western Medicine, he also has a special interest in areas of pain and trauma.
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Weathering the Storm
The root of healing is our commitment to
ourselves. Taking a step towards healing
ourselves, or maintaining the dynamic balance
that we already have, takes understanding,
participation, commitment, and dedication, by
both the practitioner, and the patient. With
that, we can be greatly rewarded. Just like
with storms, we may be afraid to go outside.
If we need to or choose to go outside, the
journey may be scary, the storm may get worse,
we cannot see, we are scared, we feel despair.
We then may feel like we want to make a
decision to turn back, or else we have gone so
far that we cannot turn back, and we must drum
up the courage to keep moving forward, to keep
persisting. And when we reach our destination,
we have a great sense of relief, because we
finally made it. Then we experience the calm
after the storm, where there is great solace
and peace, and it is beautiful, it is a
beautiful gift for the perseverance. I think
not only we can view life this way, but also
our health. Our health is something that we
can be fearful of taking care of, or it is
easier to not do anything, and stay at home.
Our health can be frustrating, and challenging
when the results are not coming the way we may
want to come. But I have seen so often, that
with commitment, perseverance, and guidance,
health can be achieved, quick or gradual, and
returning to that dynamic state of balance,
the peace after the storm, is a great gift and
worth the journey. I can say that personally
as well, having walked down that journey
myself in using Traditional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) to treat my asthma and allergies over 13
I am so thankful that I "found" what had been
right under my nose - a passion for TCM that I
now do for a living! And when work is love, it
no longer feels like work, and I am grateful
for that. I am so grateful for my journey of
life, with its ups and downs thus far, I
needed to document it, and tell the world. If
you are interested, see my new Gratitudes page for the full expression.
As I mentioned in my last newsletter, the
origins of Chinese Medicine were in fact to
prevent illness. In this time of indulgence -
do enjoy, for it is part of the joy of the
season - of course in moderation! And with the
entry of the new year, think about yourself or
who you know that would like to be guided on
their pathway to health, through the storms,
and to the gift that awaits.
Happy Holidays to you all, and Best Wishes for
a happy and healthy New Year!
In health and happiness,