A SANCTUARY IN THE ANNEX

In the heart of "The Annex" in Toronto, there is a tranquil space designed to help you slow down and re-establish inner balance through a combination of meditation, aromatherapy, massage, yoga, reiki and acupuncture.

Happy Spring Everyone!

SEASONAL TRANSITIONS AND HEALTH
As we transition through the seasons, new energies deep within us and within the earth have begun to bubble forth with a strong upward moving energy.  We can see this in the conviction of new plant shoots pushing their way unwaveringly upwards through the solid earth, around pebbles and rocks, and up into the sunlight.  On the human level this can be a time of change and transition, and also the beginning of manifestation of vision and new projects. This is a great time of year to cleanse and move the body in preparation for the summer season
PROTECTING THE LIVER & GALLBLADDER

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, springtime is connected to the Liver/Gall Bladder, the organ pair responsible for governing the smooth flow of qi through the body and connected to the faculties of vision, imagination, dreaming, clear direction, and organization.   We can experience the upward surge of springtime energy in a variety of emotional and physical symptoms and so it is a great time to address:
  •  irritability, impatience, frustration or anger
  •  tension in our neck and shoulders, headaches
  •  lack of direction or difficulty in making decisions
  •  increased mood swings, PMS, menstrual imbalances
  •  digestive disturbances
  •   allergic reactions
  •  stress and anxiety
  •  quitting smoking
EATING GREEN FOR VITALITY
The colour associated with springtime is green!  By eating lots of leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, bokchoy, swiss chard, and green onions we can help purify and move liver energy. 
GLADSTONE ACUPUNCTURE HEALTH & WELLNESS is happy to celebrate its 1 Year Anniversary this June!

I would like to deeply thank everyone who has helped to support my new practice this year and also extend a warm welcome to come visit the clinic to anyone who is interested in finding out more about what Acupuncture can do. We are located in the heart of the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood at 65 Bellwoods Ave. #3, near Queen and Bathurst. Please feel free to call 416-985-9448 or email with any questions or to book a 1st time free health consultation.  Please note that all treatments are by appointment only

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