Mandala #8 – Visualization of The Eight Principles in TCM

Mandala #8 – Visualization of The Eight Principles in TCM

I was asked by Judy Shintani, artist, to post a Mandala each day for 12 days representing the twelve months of the year. 2017 New Year Mandalas For the eighth one I decided to base it on the Eight Principles used by acupuncturists to diagnose diseases and a patient’s condition. Eight Principles The Eight Principles Theory is used to diagnose a person’s disease and symptoms. They are grouped into four groups of opposites; Yin & Yang, Hot & Cold, Interior & Exterior, Deficiency & Excess. They explain the nature of diseases and the location of pathological changes. These principles provide the basics of differentiating the syndromes of which acupuncturists use to determine the patient’s condition and treatment plan. Cold & Heat indicate the nature of the disease; fever, rapid pulse, thirsty. Exterior & Interior indicates how deep in the body the disease is; cold/virus, muscular aches, infections, internal organs affected. Deficiency & Excess is used to determine the body’s resistance to the pathogenic factors (weak or strong constitution). Yin & Yang – the above categories can be grouped into Yin or Yang giving an overall picture of the disease; Yang- hot, exterior, excess; Yin- cold, interior, deficiency. Eight principle...
Guess what I have been doing more of lately?

Guess what I have been doing more of lately?

CUPPING! Due to the American Olympic atheletes, I have been doing cupping more on my patients lately.  I did cupping on a patient last week for upper back muscular pain and this week my other patients saw the cups out and have requested if it was OK for them to have it done. I usually use it more for muscular type pains and I don’t use it on every patients because some do not like how it feels and I want to make sure they are OK with the temporary markings it may make. For more info, see my Facebook post link below. Facebook Cupping...
Stop Cravings, Get Your Energy Back!  Find out how on July 26 TUES 6:30 pm (NOTE DATE CHANGED)

Stop Cravings, Get Your Energy Back! Find out how on July 26 TUES 6:30 pm (NOTE DATE CHANGED)

To the Ladies of Qi Harmony: Do you ever feel like you put everything and everyone ahead of your own health? Do you ever feel your energy and your body suffering because you don’t have time to take care of yourself? If so, then I have some fantastic news! My colleague, Kristen Nolan, the Luv your body Mentor and I have created an amazing talk just for you. It is called “Get Clear, Stop Cravings, Get You Energy Back!” – 3 Ways You Sabotage Your Focus, Energy & Performance And How to Stop It Now! When your energy is low, stress is high and you have nagging cravings, it is nearly impossible to find the time to take care of yourself. This is why most women feel de-motivated and almost defected when it comes to starting and sticking with an exercise and nutrition program. But, Kristen has successfully worked with over 1000 women to show them simple exercise and nutrition strategies they can use to loose weight, get their energy back, fit back in their favorite clothes and LOVE the bodies they live in! Do not forget to let us know by July 22 if you can make it. The spots will go fast and we have limited seating available to make it a fun and intimate experience. AND just for attending this LIVE event, you will receive a copy of Kristen’s fantastic list of “31 Slimdown Snacks” to help get rid of cravings fast and a fabulous discount on my “Stress Reduction Acupuncture Treatment”.   Thank you so much and I can’t wait to hear from you soon!...
Look what I found on my desk!

Look what I found on my desk!

Surprise gift. I did a favor for a colleague.  She locked herself out of the office and all I did was go to the office on my day off and got her purse, keys and glasses to her.  The next day I found this beautiful mirror compact on my desk! What are friends...
Rated A+!

Rated A+!

Qi Harmony received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau! What that means is that we adhere to BBB’s 8 Standards of Trust Build trust Advertise honestly Tell the truth Be transparent Honor promises Be responsive Safeguard privacy Embody integrity All the things we already do but it is nice to be recognized for it BBB Qi Harmony Link...
Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service!

Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service!

I am proud to announce that I have received the 2015 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service given out by City Beat News! City Beat News gives out these awards to businesses that achieve their highest ratings based upon many sources. They weight and distill this information into a single score for the year to identify the top companies across the country. Besides helping my patients resolve their medical issues, I always strive to give them excellent customer service. It is an honor to be recognized. Thank you City Beat News! 2015 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer...