Welcome to our March 2012 Issue. In this issue we have two great articles, the first is a description of our 11 year anniversary special. Second is an article about how our health can change for the worse little by little over time. Lastly is an introduction to our newest team member - Hypnotherapist Nicky Lee. Read below for more info and thanks again for subscribing.

March Anniversary Promotion

We are celebrating our 11th year in business this March. As you may know our mission here has been to help as many people as we can to get healthy without the use of drugs or surgeries. So far we have helped hundreds of people to reach a healthier life. We would like to ask you to help us to continue to do this, so we are having a special for the month of March. For all referrals to our clinic, until April 1, 2012, will receive 1/2 off their 1st visit to our office. This saves them $45!

For All of our current patients, we are not leaving you out, we are offering you a $20 stress and wellness treatment! There are no limits on these and they must be scheduled before the end of March. Please come on in and help us to celebrate 11 years of serving the Boulder, Louisville, Superior area!

The Boiling Frog

There’s an old metaphor about a frog in boiling water. If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, he will immediately jump out because of the sudden, drastic change in temperature. If, however, you put a frog in a pot of tepid water and slowly bring it to a boil, the temperature change will be so subtle that the frog will never know what hit him as he boils to death.

People are very similar to the frog when it comes to identifying underlying health problems and seeking help. Based on the perceived severity of the problem, you are either driven to action, or more prone to let the problem continue as a mere annoyance.

Those who have suffered a major trauma such as an auto accident, work injury, or slip and fall are like a frog dropped in boiling water. Because they have undergone such sudden and massive physical change they seek immediate action in correcting the damage done and look to professional help without delay. Bear in mind that these are the same people who would normally overlook more minor aches and pains without a second thought.

Why does one act so quickly in a situation like this? The injury happens so suddenly and swings them so far from their comfort zone that they will do whatever it takes to bring things back to normalcy as quickly as possible. After all, a knock in your engine is something that you would typically let go for awhile, but a sudden cloud of smoke billowing from under the hood would likely spur you to immediate action. The majority of people, however, are like a frog in tepid water, on a slow simmer until eventually being brought to a boil. Most imbalances develop over time, and because they are often very subtle, and many times painless, the danger of their impact on our bodies goes unnoticed.

Over time, however, these imbalances are no less devastating to us than boiling water is to the frog. A slow drip in your attic might not seem like a big deal, but its cumulative effects can eventually send your ceiling crashing down.

Until we get into the habit of being proactive when it comes to our health, these “simmering” imbalances will always be a threat. Neutralizing that threat requires that we shift our thinking away from pain-based, symptom-relief care and more toward a system built around prevention and wellness.

If you know someone who has not been examined for imbalances yet, regardless of whether or not they are exhibiting any symptoms, send them in for a acupuncture evaluation. Let’s get them the help they need before their pot comes to a boil!

Hypnotherapy - Meet Our New Team Member

Nicky Lee is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and serves as a visiting Associate Instructor and Practical Skills Coach for the prestigious Hypnotherapy Academy of America (Santa Fe, NM). She is a Fellow Board Member of the International Board of Hypnotherapy.

Teaching self-hypnosis strategies, Nicky helps clients create positive changes in their lives. Her specialties include the use of hypnotherapy to alleviate chronic pain, prepare for surgical procedures, move past traumatic events and gain insights from individual life stories. Every session is practical and goal oriented, conducted with kindness and empathy in a safe environment.

Nicky’s hypnotherapy training was at the top-ranked Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, NM, where she completed over 600 hours of classroom and clinical coursework. Nicky is a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a Licensed Trainer of NLP. She received her NLP training from Dr. Richard Bandler, co-developer of NLP.

Nicky is also an established entrepreneur and business consultant. She has worked extensively with Fortune 500 companies and won numerous awards, including the Best of Small Business Award from the Small Business Commerce Association, and the Minority-Owned Business of the Year from the Denver Metro Area Chamber of Commerce. She has helped thousands of individuals realize their revenue potential through her marketing consulting, coaching and training.

To schedule a free initial 20 minute assessment, call Nicky at (303) 443-1344 or email: nickylee@me.com.

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Stay Healthy!

Jack, Kim, Nicky and all of our interns! - Seth, Naomi, and Sara