Welcome to 2010

Happy New Year! 2010 has arrived and many people in the country and world are happy to leave 2009 behind. The year of the Tiger starts on February 14 2010, it is the beginning of the lunar new year. It is thought that drama, intensity, change and travel will be a big part of 2010 for most of us. Unfortunately it looks like world conflicts and disasters could still be part of the Tiger year, so it won’t be a boring 12 months. The Year of the Tiger will bring changes for everyone, not only bad, not only good. New inventions and incredible technological advances have a good chance of occurring. For all of the Chinese horoscope signs, this year is one to be active – seizing opportunities and making the most of our personal and very individual talents. Everything happens quickly and dramatically in a Tiger year – blink and you could miss an important chance of a lifetime!

All in all, don't be scared, be positive and you can make whatever changes you want!

Holiday Food Drive Success

We want to thank everyone who helped us with our December holiday food drive. We Successfully collected enough food and money for over 700 meals for local families and individuals in need. Our mission is to help as many people as possible get healthy without the use of drugs or surgeries and this was a great way to do it. Thank you thank you thank you!
All the best,
Jack Schaefer MAcOM LAc

Health and Wellness Day Fundraiser

You are invited to help us ring in the Year of the Tiger with our first ever Health and Wellness Day to benefit Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-violence. On
Saturday January 30 from 12:00 to 3:30 you are invited to come for some stress relieving acupuncture, stress relieving massage, Chiropractic check-up, food and many give-aways.

For a $20 donation at the door to Safehouse you can come in and take advantage of our services, eat, and be entered into drawings for prizes from all of our sponsors. The prizes include 3 months of acupuncture care, 3 months of chiropractic care, 2 massages, classes from the Yoga Workshop, gift baskets from the Sunflower, gift cards from Cosco and Carabbas, and much more! At this point the prize totals are close to $1000!!

100% of the money raised goes to Safehouse.

Guests are welcome!

Please RSVP if possible to 303-648-4066 or info@boulder-colorado-acupuncture.com

Our Sponsors and donators of door prizes for this event include:
us, Whole Foods, The Sunflower Market, Walgreens, The Yoga Workshop, Carrabbas, Curves for Women, Pharmaca, Noodles and Company and more.

Have You Met Our Newest Team Member?

If you haven't met Lynn Swearingen, our newest team member, you should!

As a Certified Acupressure Massage Therapist, Lynn brings Chinese Medical Theory to all the modalities she practices. She loves the timelessness of a massage or shiatsu session - everything stops and the only focus is the client. Her interest in healing modalities started in high school, and believes that learning never stops. She is passionate about encouraging people to listen to their bodies, to create space for themselves relax and let go of all the 'shoulds'. She want to help as many people as she can find their own place of safety and healing within their own bodies.

Lynn has been a volunteer for the Boulder County Aids Project for 15 years, and continues work with people living with HIV/AIDS.

She is also dedicated to helping people open up to their own creativity and spirit, using fun meditative techniques. Her creative projects include photography, woodworking, textiles, beadwork, poetry, baking and cooking, herbology and nutrition.

Lynn has 26 years of experience in massage and bodywork. She received her B.A. from San Francisco State University in Holistic Health, which focused on non-western spiritual and healing practices. She started her studies in Chinese Medical Theory and the Five Elements there, and then received her Acupressure Massage Certification from the Acupressure Institute of America in Berkeley, CA

BAREFOOT SHIATSU: is a combination of Thai and Japanese bodywork, acupressure, Chinese Medical Theory and reflexology. You are fully clothed and the work is done on a futon on the floor. I use my feet on the larger muscles on the back of the body, and I incorporate stretching and compression on the energy meridians and specific acupressure points. The aim of this form of bodywork is energetic and emotional balance. You may be more alert at the end of this session.

INTEGRATIVE MASSAGE: More like a traditional table massage, I focus on the meridians while using acupressure, compression, and stretching on muscles. It helps muscles to relax and soothes the nervous system. I use light, non-scented lotion on the skin. You are unclothed to your comfort level, but fully draped on the table.

As a treat to all patients and their families Lynn will be offering a $10 discount off of the first visit until January 31.

For more information or other breaking news here at the clinic, as well as our lecture schedule, please check our website www.mountainwestwellness.com . From there you can see our blog. In addition you can also become our Facebook friend. Just search Mountain West Wellness from your account.
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Stay Healthy!

Jack, Julie, Kim, Lynn, & Jim