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Care work is…

Care work is…

We can’t resonate more strongly with this poignant and realistic statement about care work, courtesy of the wonderful Radical Emprints. As tuck into what we hope will be a restful holiday season, this is a time to reflect back on the past year that is wrapping up. The countless hours of admin, charting, housekeeping, mountains of LAUNDRY,…

Science, magic & the space in between
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Science, magic & the space in between

In a former life, I completed degrees in human physiology, learning about the body through a reductionist and biomechanical lens. Our bodies reduced to organ systems, biochemical reactions and feedback loops.  And as someone with lifelong chronic illness, I have an unavoidable and necessary relationship with the policy machine that is our medical system. It…

Our Skin as a barrier and how Cupping & Gua Sha can bolster our Immunity

Our Skin as a barrier and how Cupping & Gua Sha can bolster our Immunity

Our skin is an unsung hero of the body! We know that it protects sensitive inner tissues and organs from the outside world, but in addition to its work as a physical barrier our skin is itself an organ of our immune system. Western medicine (WM) has more recently recognized what Chinese medicine (CM) has…

Guest post: Time for Tea, Seasonal Stocking Stuffers

Guest post: Time for Tea, Seasonal Stocking Stuffers

We will be periodically posting Western Herbal Medicine material on the H&H blog courtesy of our good friends at Green Muse Herbs. It is intended to compliment and support our acupuncture & TCM content as well as in solidarity of supporting other like-minded, community-based small businesses. We look forward to sharing the plant knowledge, wisdom…

A masking reminder from Jade & Christina

A masking reminder from Jade & Christina

With the growing tidal wave of COVID infections combined with the usual seasonal illnesses, Jade and Christina are taking the VERY IMPORTANT opportunity to remind our community that if you’re not masking in crowded spaces both indoor and outdoor, that maybe you should consider starting again. Seasonal gatherings are on the horizon, there is the holiday shopping…

Community Acupuncture fundraiser in benefit of International Committee of the Red Cross
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Community Acupuncture fundraiser in benefit of International Committee of the Red Cross

Heart & Hands would like to do our part in raising funds for the ongoing humanitarian crisis taking place in Gaza, the West Bank and other regions of the illegally occupied Palestinian Territories. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was specifically selected as they provide relief efforts on the ground in numerous conflict zones globally,…