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  • Happy Year of the Red Rooster - A 2017 Forecast by Lillian Pearl Bridges

    by John Stan | Jan 27, 2017
    January 28, 2017 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Red Rooster. The Rooster is Yin to Monkey’s Yang and many of us are still reeling from the Monkey’s shenanigans around the world! The Yin nature of the Rooster forecasts a calmer year and should bring a lot of relief from the shock, strain, tension and anxiety of last year.
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  • Important Shipping Notice in Response to Canada Post Strike

    by John Stan | Jun 28, 2016
    In response to the pending Canada Post lock out on July 2, 2016, we have been actively switching our primary shipping carrier over to UPS to avoid any disruptions in delivery of your orders.
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  • COMS In-Depth - A new option for learning.

    by John Stan | May 05, 2016
    This year Eastern Currents offered a twist on the traditional Symposium format of 9 speakers, three days of multiple tracks and one day pre-symposium. This year our COMS In-depth provided practitioners up to four days of learning with two leading practitioners. The event was tailor to meet the needs of practitioners who wanted longer more detailed learning from the exceptional teachers brought to COMS.
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  • Physician prescribed learning... A powerful intervention that lasts a lifetime!

    by John Stan | Mar 03, 2016
    All integrative health care practitioners, no matter which paradigm they operate from, bring a philosophy of health and a set of self cultivation skills to offer their patients. Teaching these philosophies and skill sets can provide the patient opportunities for substantial lasting health changes. The problem most practitioners have, is having enough time. Teaching takes time and time in the clinic is valuable.
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  • Planting Seeds ... Ear Seeds ...for a Change in Health!

    by John Stan | Mar 02, 2016
    As practitioners, we want to do it all, but sometimes we just can’t. We often see patients in our clinics with multiple problems, patterns and health goals. We triage the complexity of symptoms with the patient to choose our first interventions. The patient may want to have their neck pain dealt with as a primary goal, but at the same time, may also want to lose weight, stop smoking, sleep better or have some relief from menopausal symptoms.
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  • Spring is Growth... Are You Growing?

    by John Stan | Mar 02, 2016
    Spring is now upon us, with everyday gifting us more of itself and darkness shrinking in proportion on the clock. To me, those five minutes of extra light is a cause for celebration. And whenever I notice this, I find myself caught in joy, feeling grateful that the light is still out even at 5:45PM. I give thanks to the powers that be. No wonder our ancestors had big parties to celebrate this increase of brightness and renewal of life. Spring truly is a yearly miracle of Nature’s rebirth.
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  • Year of the Monkey Forecast

    by John Stan | Jan 27, 2016
    Written by Lillian Bridges February 8, 2016 ushers in the Year of the Red Monkey. Monkeys are considered the tricksters of the Chinese Twelve Animal Signs and this means it is likely to be an exciting and “interesting” year. But remember that the fortune cookie proverb, “May you Live in Interesting Times” is actually considered a curse!
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  • What Are You Waiting For? The Wisdom of Winter

    by John Stan | Jan 05, 2016
    In the depths of winter everything may look dead, but the earth is simply resting, waiting for the right conditions for growth to return. Think of a seed, lying dormant in the cold winter soil. It stores within itself the nutrients and potential necessary for life. It waits until the conditions are right to germinate and begin the cycle of renewal. Humans are meant to experience dormancy in a similar manner. If we take time to be silent and still, and access our inner wisdom while we are waiting, we too can tap into the resources stored within as we embark upon new endeavors.
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  • In Memory of Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan

    by John Stan | Jan 05, 2016
    Dr. Tan was a Force of Qi that changed people. From patients in need, t­­o practitioners needing clarity in their medicine, his Qi made things better. Twelve years ago...
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  • Mindfulness as a Clinical Tool

    by John Stan | Nov 02, 2015
    While reading Maoshing Ni’s translation of the Huangdi Neijing, I became interested in the section on the five failings of the physician. What drew my attention was the fourth failing which occurs in counselling.
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