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New Workshops for a New Season
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We are so blessed to live in an amazing, beautiful and diverse environment!
This was shot by the Doctor herself as she flew over the gulf islands on her way to the mainland for a learning expedition

Spring/Vernal Equinox has arrived!
 

We have been greeted with a change in season, but this has not evolved into a change in the weather. While some may still feel stuck in the winter blues, the Doctor has some exciting workshops for this coming spring that are sure to inspire movement, generate heat and healing- no matter where you are on your path towards optimum health, but first...
 
WELCOMING SPRING - A FEW TIPS AND TRICKS

Oh Spring time!

Element:   Wood
Colour:   Green
Nature:   Yang 
Organs:    Liver and Gallbladder

Like the buds on the trees who double in size every day, this is an important time to find and maintain mind-body-spirit harmony, seek and explore personal growth and development along with physical and emotional cleansing

What can one do to Welcome Spring?

Stretch:
  Liver governs the tendons. It is responsible for storing blood during periods of rest and then releasing it to the tendons during times of activity, which is an important mechanism for maintaining tendon health and flexibility.  

Eye exercises:  The liver opens into the eyes, and is therefore connected to proper eye functioning. Perform eye exercises and avoid staring at screens for prolonged periods of time.

Eat Green:  Green is the color of the liver and spring time. Eating young plants- fresh, leafy greens and sprouts, can improve the livers overall function and aid in the movement of qi.

Taste Sour:  Foods and drinks with sour tastes are thought to stimulate the livers Qi. Think about adding lemons to your water and using vinegar with olive oil for dressings. (and say yes to pickles on that sandwhich!)

Get outside:  Fresh air from the outdoors can help liver qi flow. Find an outdoor activity to smooth out that liver qi stagnation and forget about feeling irritable!

Drink Milk Thistle tea:  Milk Thistle is known to help protect the liver cells from incoming toxins and encourages the liver to cleanse itself from damaging substances (alcohol, medication, pesticides, environmental toxins and heavy metals) 

Get Acupuncture!  To improve the overall health of your liver as well as treat stress, anger and frustration, which are some emotions often associated with liver qi disharmony. 

NEW WORKSHOPS FOR SPRING
SHONISHIN 
 FOR MOTHERS & FATHERS
& anyone who wishes to develop their natural healing touch
SAVE THE DATE FOR APRIL 22
This workshop will focus on teaching participants basic exercises with controlled breath to alleviate pain and heal neurological connections that are linked to chronic pain.
Come learn with the Doctor about the SOTAIHO method that was brought to light by Dr. Hashimoto in this active workshop where participants will work in pairs and perform the demonstrated exercises
SAVE THE DATE FOR JUNE 3
This workshop will focus on teaching guardians gentle stimulation techniques capable of enhancing the natural healing process in babies and young loved ones.
Shonishin uses specialized tools
(a silver spoon or copper penny can also do the trick!) to gently tap, brush and massage along meridian pathways and along potent points to harmonize overall energy in the patient.
SOTAIHO METHOD
A Japanese style of movement therapy suitable for anyone suffering from chronic pain and everyone who wishes to practice prevention in the form of maintenance
Please call or email the office to be put on the participant list
The cost will be $90+GST for each respective workshop
Payment will secure your spot ~ Space is limited to 18 participants
Workshops from 9 am-4 pm with breaks and lunch (not included)
For more information, please check the website here
For optimum health this spring, move your QI ! 
COME FEEL THE DIFFERENCE A THERAPEUTIC MOVEMENT MAKES

QI GONG, TAI CHI, SOTAIHO 

THURSDAYS 9:10-9:55am @ the Vic West Community Center

Please join us April 6 - May 18
And May 25 - June 19 

Call to sign up 250 590 8922, or visit the website
 70$ for 6 classes & drop in for 15$
WHERE DID THE DOCTOR GO THAT THURSDAY?

Dr. Katrine Hegillman was present at the Canadian Oriental Medicine Symposium (COMS), where a 2017 report was introduced.

This years theme was FLOW: Facilitation Life, Optimizing Wellness

This was an event where many professionals came and presented on a myriad of interesting topics.

Out of the many stimulating workshops, Dr. Katrine attended: 
  • A workshop on Shonishin: Japanese acupuncture for children presented by Steven Birch PhD, MBAcC (UK), lid NVA (Holland) 
  • Therapist as a Therapy presented by Holly Guzman and Dr.  Micheal. 
Steven Birch has practiced Japanese Acupuncture for thirty-five years. He is the (co)author of eight books and is a senior teacher in Advanced Meridian Therapy system and has been involved in many research activities. 
Holly Guzman is a passionate practitioner and educator of Chinese Medicine since 1979 and has studied with Kiiko Matsumoto. She presents on a wide range of wisdom that is focused on clinical practicality.
Micheal Greenwood is a Victoria local who focuses on Medical Acupuncture for treating pain. He is the author of many fascinating books which include: The Unbroken Field, Braving the Void and Paradox & Healing.
 
Friendly reminder one can always call, email or text with questions, concerns or comments. 

Info@oriri.ca ~  250-886-8863

One can pay for treatment and products by cash, cheque, E-transfers or with a credit card using the square application
[a 3.6% fee will be added to all credit card transactions]

Check out the Oriri Boutique here where we have a wide selection of healing and wellness products for your unique health needs!
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