Friday, September 20, 2019

Introduction to TCM and Acupuncture

Monday, September 23, 2019
1:00 - 1:30PM
Join me at the Equinox festival hosted by Origins Cafe in Cooperstown, NY!
I’ll be giving a  10 minute introduction to TCM and acupuncture, followed by 20 minutes Q/A.
Lots of great events and presentations happening all day!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Rejuvenate with Cleansing and Fasting: Benefits and Guidelines

Periodic cleansing and fasting are considered fundamental practices in almost every healing tradition. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is a particularly good season to consider doing some type of liver and gallbladder cleanse. 

In this class, licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist, Amanda Lewis, L.Ac., will discuss various aspects of cleanses and fasts, including: (1) the benefits and cautions; (2) who are they recommended for; (3) when and for how long are they best to do; and (4) details about different types of cleanses and fasts. 

Treat yourself to a special time of healing and rejuvenation and some tasty food and beverage samples.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Finding Calm and Improving Sleep

It can be hard these days to slow down and quiet the body and mind. Many people often feel stressed or anxious, and have trouble falling or staying asleep. 

While we may not be able to change our job or basic daily responsibilities, we can modify our food choices, use medicinal herbs, adjust our routines, and practice simple meditation and breathing techniques to feel more relaxed and get better sleep. 

Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Amanda Lewis, will discuss some of these natural treatment options and offer some calming tea samples as well!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Treating Pain and Inflammation with Natural Remedies

There are so many herbs, foods, and supplements that reduce inflammation that it can be hard to know which to choose. While you could use the “shotgun approach” and take lots of different things you’ve heard are good for inflammation, it’s more effective to use specific diagnostic differentiation to determine what is best take.

In this class, local licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Amanda Lewis, L.Ac. will discuss when to use various herbs like ginger, black cohosh, turmeric, peony, or sage, as well as foods and supplements that are helpful in reducing pain and inflammation. This class will also include delightful tea and food samples!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Food Combining: The Foundation for Healthy Digestion

Properly combining foods is essential to assimilating the nutrients available in what we eat. 

In this class, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Amanda Lewis, L.Ac. will cover these key points of food combining: 1) food groups that combine well, 2) food combinations best to avoid, and 3) ideal sequencing of foods eaten in a single meal. 

Throughout this class, Amanda will include specific foods and supplements that help regulate digestion. This class includes free samples!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Breathe Free! Herbs and Other Remedies for Respiratory Allergies

Spring brings joy to the heart after months of winter cold. It also brings blossoming trees, flowers, and grasses, which for some people can mean weeks of sneezing, itching, and wheezing. Fortunately there are many herbs, foods, and supplements that can offer great relief! 

In this class, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Amanda Lewis will discuss these remedies and offer medicinal tea samples as well!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sharpening Your Senses: Foods and Herbs that Strengthen Eyesight and Hearing

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each of our senses is connected to one of the major organs. In particular, the eyes and ears are connected to the liver and kidneys. Foods, herbs, and acupuncture can be used to directly strengthen these organs. 

In this class, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Amanda Lewis will discuss both chronic and acute eye and ear imbalances, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, conjunctivitis, hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear infections. 

She will include dietary and herbal home remedies along with acupressure points and lifestyle recommendations that benefit our windows to the world!