Yes, it seems a bit strange doesn't it? Stick a needle here, here, here and here - and you will be able to run better??
Most of our ancient simian instincts would tell us, "HEEELLLLLLLLLLLL no!"
However, allow me to convince you to just consider an option - just yet, another option in your toolbox of treatment options for you to choose from if you happen have a couple of creaks, bumps, sprains or noisy joints that you'd like to investigate (hopefully with the help of your friendly neighbourhood acupunk!) in order to get you back on your feet and running (or swimming, cycling, gym-ing, monkey bar climbing, etc) again. I can testify that it works - not simply because I do the acupuncturing on people but really because, I too, have been a patient of acupuncture myself and I am thankful that I have this modality of treatment to fall back on if, (the gods forbid) I should sprain my ankle yet again!
For most acugeeks, you'd probably understand the nuances of the statement.
For those of you doing the Colbert eyebrow raise at me (you know the one), let me explain.
Springtime is usually associated with Wind (and the organ Liver, the colour Green, the element of Wood and the direction, East). It is a time of blossoming after a sleepy winter and the time when the woody stems of trees and plants start bursting forth with vigour and life as it is the start of a new year.
And I may start digressing into a long post about the season of spring and all that it entails but spring is a busy time for most of us and I don't want to bog you down with too many academic details for now. There is too much sunshine happening out there and we want to be out there soaking it in! But if you're really dying to know more, this link (to acufinder.com) is a great place to do some reading on springtime TCM associations!
It feels like the end of this crazy hot summer has been a time filled with opportunities! I was lucky enough to have come across quite a few new job postings between June and now. Out of curiosity in the early part of this summer, I serendipitously followed the white rabbit of employment down the rabbit hole and came up with two new part-time positions in two beautiful parts of our gorgeous city of Toronto.
So, what this means (apart from having a pretty busy schedule come this fall), is that as the start of September, I am essentially making myself available in three different parts of the great T.O (as if anybody couldn't get enough love from me!)
My schedule as of September 2018:
Mondays and Thursdays - I work at Ren's Acupuncture and TCM Clinic at 4231 Sheppard Ave East, Unit C2A in Scarborough.
Tuesdays and Saturdays - I will start work at Simple Cures at the Beaches right at the intersection of Queen St East and Lee Ave (have a gander at this amazing place - https://www.simple...