Author: Health Collective

Needling Feminism

Needling Feminism

What does a room full of sleeping people under the hypnotic spell of fine little needles gently placed into their arms and legs have to do with feminism? More than meets the eye. So, what’s the deal?Community acupuncture, is a concept that acupuncture should be a service accessible to all individuals regardless of race, creed,…

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Heart & Hands is not for sale, you cannot buy things that are priceless

Those who have been in my company know that I *should* really be catching up on sleep, but I shot out of bed this morning, compelled to get these thoughts and feelings out of my head and into writing. In the past few months I have experienced the sobering and spirit-crushing reality of what is…

The remedy for busy

Many health problems can be greatly alleviated or eradicated with acupuncture, but what we find as practitioners is that most people are “too busy to get better”, meaning, they are too busy to come for regular treatments that are close enough together that they can achieve and maintain lasting results. Community Acupuncture can remove the…

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Wing Chun: Insights from a Community Acupuncturist

“What’s Wing Chun? Oh, you mean its a type of Kung Fu? Oh really? I thought acupuncturists were all mellow and Zen and stuff. So you mean you don’t do yoga?” As a community acupuncturist, my work is intentional, carefully calculated, supportive and oh so vewy, vewy quiet. I spend my week using my inside…

Chaos, controlled.

Chaos, controlled.

A large open space filled with bodies seemingly levitating off the ground. Its warm, almost a little humid and the light is soothingly dim. A low grade humming permeates through the room, flecked with mysterious, yet comforting music lulls people to sleep. Everyone’s movements are purposeful, gently entering and leaving the room abiding by unsaid…