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Fall 2022 Wellness Tips
The Wellness of Balance
Fall news and tips!
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Feng Shui tips
- New Red Tree Wellness new website
- New Direct Billing Policy
- Did You Knows…
Did you get through the summer with ease and are striving to find balance again with the new routine of fall? It’s easy to get caught up in our daily lives and focus on short term priorities. I encourage you to remember that taking care of yourself is just as important. You are more effective as a person in body, mind, and spirit when you feel balanced and strong. Fall is the time of Metal, which is connected to the Lung and Large Intestine meridians. Now is a good time to stop and take a breath.
I’ll also continue my mini-series on Feng Shui. (Recall: I’ve been a certified Astrology and Feng Shui practitioner for over 11 years now, and also come from a lineage of practitioners in both Chinese medicine and metaphysics). My tips come from both education and experience. Although it is not easy to give general Feng Shui tips because each building or home layout is also a customized approach determined by the age of the place, exposure and layout, there are some general principles that can be helpful to be mindful of.
Before we get into it, myth dispelling reminders: 1) Feng Shui is more than environmental design. Iit is about observing and analyzing the structure and life of it in conjunction with its surroundings and planet energy cycles, while also trying to optimize and balance it for good rather than poor energy. Observation and senses related to the non-verbal realm. Over 90% of our communication is non-verbal (Meharabian, 1972). This integration is crucial for our internal state. Thus, enhancing a good energetic environment is important for reducing internal messages and senses of stress, disorder and defensiveness, and reducing overall stress internally. 2) Feng Shui can change health and fortune. No, it is only one third part of what the Chinese call the Three Essentials to life. For more, see the article I wrote in the Summer 2022 news.
For this month’s optimal Feng Shui. In Feng Shui, we observe how Wind blows and how Qi settles into Water. With cooler Wind, be mindful of where/how the Wind enters into your home. Is your front door in direct opposition to your back door or a window? This is a harmful and draining “Poison Arrow” Qi shooting into your home. Think of a Wind tunnel. Redirect this by putting something large enough in the way of the flow, such as a chest or plant. Do you sleep below or near a window with a draft? Close it or block it. Other examples of harmful ”Sha” Qi are sharp objects or corners, pollution, glaring lights, grime or mold, and rotting things. They are often things we can detect with our Five Senses – hence going back to the researched concept of how non-verbal senses are a large part of our internal body functional processes (Meharabian, 1972) (Bolte-Taylor). Block the sharp, smooth the flow, clean and clear for more positive Qi flow that we sense and absorb in our bodies. Remember beyond these minor tips, Classical Feng Shui involves calculations of energy to establish balance, not just design.
Mehrabian, A. (1972). Nonverbal communication. Chicago: Aldine-Atherton.
Bolte-Taylor, J. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey. New York: Penguin Publishing.
New Red Tree Wellness website!
Introducing a new addition to our team! Mia Capozzi, R.Ac., is our new Registered Acupuncturist! Mia finished her initial schooling in marketing and management at BCIT at the age of 19. From there, she decided to go on to explore her passions in health and wellness by moving to the industry leading city of Los Angeles. As an avid yoga practitioner, she went on to grow her practice with multiple yoga and meditation teacher trainings at various studios, and found deep fulfillment in studying the many different branches of yogic philosophy.
Mia also has a deep appreciation for food as a form of medicine. She worked at some of the the top health food establishments in Los Angeles such as Lifefood Organic and Erewhon markets. It was in this city that she began to fall in love with Chinese medicine, initially through the integration of the herbs into food and drink recipes.
As she continued to expand her devotional practice, she received her Reiki levels I & II, and was amazed at the healing power of working with the more subtle and energetic bodies. This power was further confirmed after spending time living and working in (Cusco) Peru, and learning about the way they look at the healing process. After returning home, Mia felt called to dedicate herself to the energetic healing arts and went on to complete her acupuncturist training at Pacific Rim College on Vancouver Island.
While in school, Mia was able to experience the healing potential of acupuncture herself after many years of battling digestive, autoimmune, and womens health issues. This helped drive some of her key interests for treatment such as mental health, women’s health and digestive health. In her Chinese medicine schooling, she found Balance System Acupuncture, and fell in love with its quick and efficacious channel-based system of healing. She knew immediately she wanted to practice in this way at a deeper level and decided to become certified in Balance Acupuncture Foundations: Levels I+II.
Mia has a love of building natural approaches. She has additional training in acupuncture facial rejuvenation by Acu Sculpting. With a well rounded knowledge base she continues to study while serving the public at Red Tree Wellness.
You can receive $10 if you book with Mia this October! Mention the discount coupon from this newsletter when you book your appointment or when you check out after your appointment with Mia. Click here to Book Now!
New Red Tree Wellness website!
We are excited to announce the launch of red Tree Wellness’s newly designed website – www.redtreewellness.ca! This newly designed website aims to create a user-friendly browsing experience for our trusted and valued patients. We hope you enjoy our new uncluttered design that is easy to navigate, and more user-friendly.
New Direct Billing policy!
Streamlined workflow and efficient processes are essential for us. We are introducing a new policy regarding direct billing that will make things easier from both patient and clinical perspectives. We will continue submitting insurance claims on behalf of patients, don’t worry! However, we collect the full amount after your treatment during check out and will instruct your insurance company to reimburse you directly to your bank account. The reason why we’re changing our policy is that if there is any issue with your policy, you can directly contact the insurance company. We as a clinic are not able to deal with issues on behalf of patients when insurance claims were submitted to be paid to us. This new policy will streamline processes and make things easier for both sides, patients and our clinic. This new policy takes effect on Nov 1, 2022.
Our new policy does not apply to ICBC, Sunlife and Pacific Blue Cross.
Did you know…
Lastly we finish off with our traditional quick clinic FYI’s:
- Dry skin from the fall air? We carry therapeutic grade Argan Oil which is naturally high in Vitamin E. Our Argan Oil is made by Saadia Organics, a local Vancouver company whose relatives in Morocco hand make these therapeutic grade oils.
- Remember to check out our Youtube Channel for video tips – https://www.youtube.com/c/RedTreeWellnessCa
- We have a great variety of items for your self-care at home. Grab some of our favourites: Fascia cups, Argan Oil for dry skin with all the hand washing, Gua Sha tools, Stone Rollers or essential oil blends. Ask for them next time you are in the clinic or buy them at our e-shop!
We wish you an amazing autumn!
Yours in good health and happiness,
Dr. Sonia F. Tan, DAOM and the Red Tree Wellness team