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Sick and tired of being Sick and tired?

Doing your best, but just feeling exhausted? Stress of managing life-work balance getting you (and your loved ones) down? Is your 9-5 affecting your health? Wishing you were doing what you loved, but accepting the comfort and stability of a job you don’t?

If you answered yes to any of these questions ask yourself how life would be for you if things continued so FOREVER… What would you gain and lose? How would you feel about life in 5 / 10 / 20 years?

Then ask yo...

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Acupuncture and Yin Yoga Workshop

Quinn and Kim present a day of ULTIMATE RELAXATION with a combined YIN YOGA and ACUPUNCTURE SESSION.

Sunday, Nov 22 12-2pm & Saturday Dec 19 12-2pm

The Float Shoppe | 1505 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR

2 hr Workshop $45. Purchase tickets here.

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Come relax with Quinn Shuff (Yoga Instructor) and Kim Boldrini-Senn (Chinese Medicine Practitioner).

Take time to give back to yourself. Allow your mind and body to unwind & let go.

A great session to dip your toes into both practices.

First-timers highly encouraged. Pregnant mommas welcome.

Small, intimate class size. No experience necessary.

Allow QUINN and KIM to take you into a deep state of RELAXATION to help you SHED your leaves and RESTORE.

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Are you new to Chinese Medicine/acupuncture?

What is a treatment like?

Normally a treatment consists of a one and a half hour session. There is an intake with tongue and pulse reading, general questions, and palpation. I will work on a treatment plan for the issue at hand as well as any underlying ailments.

I use treatment tables for your comfort. The needles should feel comfortable. Sometimes there is a dull ache which means the qi is flowing to an area that needs it. If anything is uncomfortable please let me know. Feedback is key.

First time, what should I do?

Wear loose fitting clothing.

Have a light meal or snack before the treatment to prevent any lightheadedness.

Drink an adequate amount of water prior to treatment as well as drink more afterwards. Hydration is key to flush your body of toxins.

Bring a list of any medications ...

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I Ching: throwing coins to follow your path

Not quite Hansel and Gretel but almost…  The I Ching [Yi (E) Jing] is also known as the Book of Changes. It is likely written in 2000-3000 BC and is one of the bases for Daoism. I find it a wonderful help in guiding me through some of life’s questions. It is meant to assist you on your path so you can be in tune with your own nature. It is really and truly wonderful

The Daoist ideal is to have crystal-clear perception that enables you to move naturally at the right time. Wasting no effort, and having clarity. Wu Wei – the art of ‘doing without action’ or doing nothing yet accomplishing everything. It means to be so in touch with our environment and the people in it that our actions flow naturally from the situation – go with the flow...

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Four Pillars of Health

Four pillars of health

In Chinese Medicine there are four pillars of health. A good practitioner will start from top and work down, guiding the body to heal itself. Chinese Medicine is all natural, using your body’s immune system to help heal itself. There are no side effects or complications from complicated drug interactions. It may take longer, but the benefits are well-worth it!

Freedom

1. Perspective/spirituality/emotions

When the spirit is calm and the heart taken care of, health will persevere.

2. Food and nutrition

What we put in our bodies is incredibly important. What our bodies need and do not need affects the function of organs, blood, qi, and essence.

Books I recommend: The Tao of Food by &  “Healing with Whole Foods” by Paul Pitchford.

healing with whole food One suggested diet change: ...

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More on the Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians

More on the Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians. 

I love the spiritual (extraordinary) meridians, and I have been introduced to some great resources.

–This is a wonderful PDF excerpt from a conversation with Jeffrey Yuen, world reknowned Chinese Medicine practitioner and educator:

Jeffrey Yuen discusses eight Extraordinary Spiritual Meridians

Article of how the ying qi cycle is used to examine the way in which the paired extraordinary vessels and extraordinary fu may relate to the evolution of consciousness and the art of humanity.

–Very interesting article combining quantum energy, sacred geometry, chakras, and Chinese medicine.

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