Welcome back to Active Life Health Clinic's January newsletter.
Happy New Year!
So, did you make a New Year’s resolution? Are you still keeping
your promise(s) to yourself? Or have you faltered, as most do with NYR
(New Year’s Resolutions or Not Yet Ready to make changes).
I have a few ways to help you get back on track.
The first is an offering of a new package that a few colleagues and I
have created called New Year, New You. This offering is only available
to 20 people. Read below for more information.
The second is to invite you to join me in participating in the 8th
Annual Stairclimb for Clean Air put on by the Lung Association of BC.
It's a great cause, a chance for you to contribute, and an opportunity
for some fun and highly motivated exercise. If you cannot join us in
the event, donations are much appreciated! See below for details
or to get started now, click here to join or here to donate.
The third way to help you stay on top
of your health goals is my listing below of some fairly recent articles
and research papers about the benefits of acupuncture.
And, finally, try my recipe of the month.
Helping you help yourself!
To work in partnership with you to bring you to
your optimal health.
Ongoing health, not just temporary relief.
This is active health.
New Year, New You
can be challenging. Usually, it's not the change itself that we fear,
but the process of making the changes. Wouldn't we all like to feel
better, to have more energy, to suffer less pain, to look better, and
to move better?
When I sat down with 4 of my most
trusted and talented colleagues, we decided to create a way to make
that process of change easier and more accessible.
The package is called "New Year, New You" and it includes 1 acupuncture treatment or consultation, 1
chiropractic assessment and treatment, 1 reflexology treatment, 1
fitness and nutrition assessment, 1 facial, and gifts for only $350 (value
is more than $550). If you would like to learn more, contact us for
details and to purchase a package for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
8th Annual Stairclimb for Clean Air
I dropped down 20 storeys to raise funds for Easter Seals. This
year I’m joining Denman Fitness’ Team to climb 48
storeys! Not only is their team leader, Geoff
Bagshaw, a fitness trainer who’ll be taking us through a warm up
the climb, and not only will he be offering practice training before
the big day, but he’s also a great motivator and he’ll make
this a lot
of fun. You don’t need to be a member of Denman Fitness to join
not). If you cannot join us, please donate to this great
cause. Click here to join or here to donate.
the Wall 2009: Vancouver’s eighth annual stair climb to the top of the
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel takes place February 22, 2009.
Organized by the BC Lung Association, the 491-foot, 48-storey hike up
one of BC’s tallest staircases is a fundraiser in support of lung
health and clean air.”
To see a video done by Maple Street Productions
of my sister's and my rappelling down the side of a building downtown
as part of Easter Seals' Drop Zone fundraiser for disabled children,
click here or go to my website and check it our from the About Us page.
In The News
Click on the links for details:
Scientists one step closer to understanding how acupuncture can relieve pain.
Acupuncture helps relieve chronic headaches
Acupuncture helps relieve side effects of breast cancer drugs
of research on the use of acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting
associated with pregnancy, surgery, and chemotherapy shows positive
results in 27 of 29 separate studies.
Tofu Seaweed Miso Soup
Because I had a wonderful trip to Japan in December and I'm still
dreaming about the food, I've decided to include a simple and very
healthy recipe that can help to improve your digestion, give you
beautiful skin, hair, and nails, and warm you up in this cold weather.
- 1/2 cake (5 1/4 oz) "silken" tofu
- 1/6 oz dried wakame (seaweed), choose nori if you can't find wakame
- 1 scallion
- 2 1/2 cups dashi (optional; can just use water if you can't find dashi; it adds more flavour though)
- 2 oz red miso
- Ground sansho powder (optional)
Cut tofu into 3/8 inch cubes
Soak wakame seaweed in cold water, and cut into 3/4 inch strips
Chop scallion finely, rinse in cold water and drain
Place dashi (or water) in a soup pot, bring to a boil.
Add miso, tofu, seaweed, and scallion and boil briefly. Turn off heat.
Transfer to soup bowls and sprinkle with sansho powder.
NOTE: The flavour and saltiness of miso differs between types, so taste to decide to add more or less.
If you want to see some of my Japan pictures, join me on Facebook. Search me out as Dr.Melissa Carr. I've posted 2 albums of my Japan photos there.
Active Life Health Clinic
Dr. Melissa Carr, B.Sc., Dr.TCM, R.Ac.
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Regent Medical Building
#410-2184 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C., V6K 2E1
In appreciation of each of your referrals, Dr. Melissa Carr will offer you 10% off of
your health product purchase, so don't forget to tell your friends,
family, colleagues, and acquaintances to give us your name when they
book an appointment.