Lisa Porad's Winter 2014 Newsletter
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 "To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."  Chuang Tzu

Happy New Year!  I hope you enjoyed the holidays.  Welcome to Winter and the time of the Water Element.  Please enjoy my newsletter and follow the links to more information. This seasonal newsletter provides insight into the ancient art of acupuncture as well as encourages you to create balance in your life.  I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you,      Lisa
Winter is the time of the Water element.  This is the time of year when we naturally slow down, stay inside, quiet down and sleep more.

This season is the time to be still, think deeply and build our reserves.  When we take time to learn, to trust in the unknown, and to have faith in the stillness, we gain strength, wisdom, and courage.   These virtues allow us to strengthen our will.  

If we do not practice and embrace the stillness of this season, fear often arises draining our energy and blocking our ability to access our personal power.  

The organs/officials of the Water element are the Kidney and Bladder.  The Kidney is the YIN organ and is The Official who Controls the Waterways which means the Kidney's work is to access and store our qi/energy.  The Bladder is the YANG organ and is The Official Who Controls the Storage of Water, meaning it holds energy in reserve so it is accessible when needed.

Follow the links in this newsletter for more information on stillness, sleep and techniques to make the most of the water element.
TED 2012 talk with Susan Cain: The power of introverts. A wonderful perspective on Water.
Body: Four Nourishing Yoga Poses for Winter
Mind: 10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently In The World
Classical Acupuncture concentrates on the connection between ourselves and the rhythm of nature's seasons.

Each season corresponds to a particular element:  Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.  These elements influence, nurture and sustain us.  We have all the elements within us but one that is our causative factor (CF).  Our causative factor is the lens through which we view life.

Classical Chinese Medicine teaches that physical, mental and spiritual health is dependent on the balance of these elements.

Imbalance of the elements is expressed through symptoms such as pain, illness, disease, addiction and emotional suffering. 

I practice acupuncture to help heal the body, mind and spirit by restoring the natural harmony of the elements.
Read "The Sacred Pause" by Tara Brach, Ph.D
I look forward to hearing from you. Call or email me for an appointment. We will work on strengthening your mind/body/spirit and thoughtfully treating whatever ails you. 206.295.2166 or
Body: 5 Foods To Treat Insomnia and Improve Your Sleep
TED talk: The art of stillness by Pico Iyer
10 Wellness Trends To Watch in 2015
9 Steps To An All-Natural Immune System Makeover
I must be a mermaid.  I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.  
                                  Anais Nin
Ways to think about yourself and the Water element: 
How do you feel in the Winter?

Do you appreciate quiet and still?

What are your ambitions?

Has fear stopped you from doing something you want to do?
Contact me for an appointment to explore these questions within your mind, body and spirit.
My business continues to grow from your referrals.  Thank you!
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