Author Archives: Michael

Acupuncture News


Hi everyone.  As you may have noticed we have had some scheduling changes over the past month that may have caught you by surprise.  Feo recently joined our team as Aaron is soon departing for Nelson.  We are excited to have Feo and are already missing Aaron! Along with staffing changes, Melissa’s father has been in hospital over on the mainland. She has been going back and fourth from the island to care for him, and as a result, has had to miss some of her shifts. Please keep her and her Dad in your thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks.

We are always updating the schedule on pocapoint, our booking calendar, if you’re curious about who is working any given day.  We also want to remind you that regardless of who is in the clinic we work as a team here at hemma, striving to provide caring, consistent, and  effective care 7 days a week.  Remember that although you may have a favourite practitioner, it’s you and your body that do the healing.  Which means you can benefit from a treatment no matter which of our acupuncturists is providing it!  Thank you for your commitment to health, community, and for all your support.

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Practice Rain or Shine

With longer days and sunlight, it feels easier to get outside and find activities to do both on land and on water. I know for myself that during these times of solar powered outdoor explorations, my indoor yoga practice tends to dwindle. I still start my day with a short morning meditation practice and some breathwork, but I relinquish the asana that winter months call for…

Why do we do this? We know that yoga is a valuable complimentary practice to summer (or indeed any) activities. It is important to warm up the body to prevent strains and injuries, as well as stretch out afterwards. Yoga, as well as acupuncture, helps to recover and avoid sore muscles so the body can be strong and limber.

After your next hike or cycle tour, roll out your mat on your patio, the beach or in the park, do yoga on a SUP, come practice at Hemma… Whatever you do, keep your practice up! We are here to support you with our unlimited Summer Yoga Pass for July and August for only $175!

Coralie

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In Support of Community

I was reading an article recently about the link between community and health. The article was about people in a town in England that were experiencing improved health and significantly fewer hospital visits after increasing their community outreach and involvement. I wasn’t surprised.  We are social creatures. We sometimes forget and think that only babies need loving care, touch, nurturing; but actually, we all do, for life.  When I am sitting in the community clinic observing 7 or 8 people resting in a recliner, I can feel the truth of community = health. Nearly every day that I am there, someone comments about the power of resting in a room with others. When I sit in the yoga studio surrounded by other yogis I feel a warmth in my heart that always nourishes my spirit, and I can see this reflected back to me in the eyes and smiles of those practicing with me. I feel so grateful that together we have created a place that can nurture us individually, and collectively, through our shared experience. Thank you for being a part of this important community of health and healing!

Michael

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