Acupuncture Mont Tremblant Celebrates it’s Fifth Anniversary!

09, 2014 mock up ad info du nord   I am thrilled to announce that Acupuncture Mont Tremblant is turning 5 years old!   Acupuncture Mont Tremblant has also grown in terms of therapists and services offered!  Please welcome Acupuncturist, Christopher Garbrecht and Naturopath, Dani Chenier to our clinic! Together we’ve created a health team to better meet your needs!

INFERTILITY

If getting pregnant has been a challenge for you and your partner, you are not alone. Sixteen percent of Canadian couples are considered infertile.  Fertility problems are usually diagnosed after a couple has been unsuccessful after a year of trying to get pregnant.

Common diagnoses that are treatable with acupuncture include endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, blocked fallopian tube(s), frequent miscarriage, fibroids, irregular menstruation, anovulation and even unexplained infertility.

Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system.  Acupuncture is a safe, painless treatment that has no side effects and can be administered even if the patient is on fertility medication.  Acupuncture can actually increase in-vitro fertilization success rates by 42% and can also address male infertility by improving sperm count and motility.

Whether you wish to conceive naturally or via reproductive assistance, acupuncture can greatly help you achieve your dream of becoming a parent.

LES ALLERGIES ET VOTRE SYSTÈME IMMUNITAIRE


ImageSi vous souffrez d’allergies saisonnières ou annuelles, l’acupuncture peut être la solution qui vous permet de respirer à l’aise et profiter du plein air.

Les démangeaisons aux yeux, au nez, et à la gorge, la congestion nasale, les éternuements, et les problèmes respiratoires sont les symptômes d’allergies. 

Les réactions allergiques se produisent lorsque le système immunitaire lance une attaque contre les substances autrement inoffensives, comme les pollens, l’herbe à poux, la poussière, les acariens et les poils d’animaux.
Le système immunitaire lui-même est souvent affaibli par le stress, la fatigue, une mauvaise alimentation et le manque d’exercice physique. L’acupuncture peut être un moyen très efficace de contrôler les allergies, car il non seulement renforce le système immunitaire, mais traite également les facteurs menant à son état de faiblesse. En fait, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) recommande vivement l’acupuncture pour la réduction et la résolution des allergies.

Cliquez ici pour des conseils sur la façon de traiter les allergies naturellement!

Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

My sister loves to cook and loves to write about cooking and it looks like I do too! Over the years, we’ve exchanged dozens of recipes, as sisters are apt to do.  I visited her recently at her home in Arizona where we had a cook-off and I showed her how I make spring rolls.  I sometimes make them with tuna, mayo, dried cranberries and lettuce but this is my vegetarian version. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did after our hike in Sedona!

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Spring Rolls and Peanut Sauce
INGREDIENTS

1 package of Spring Roll Wrappers – made with rice

Fresh Veggies: (carrots, red peppers, zucchini)
Fresh cilantro sprigs
Spring mix lettuce

Slice vegetables into narrow 3 inch long pieces.  Fill a large bowl with warm water.  Dunk a wrapper sheet in the water for about 15 seconds and lay on a clean flat surface. On the wet wrap, place a handful of veggies, a sprig of cilantro and some of the lettuce then roll together, tucking in edges of wrapper as you go.   There are many variations of these rolls so go ahead and use your imagination.  Make as many as you wish. Devour with peanut sauce!

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A little jet-lagged but loving being in my sister’s kitchen!

 Peanut Sauce

1/3 C Peanut Butter

1/4 C Maple Syrup or Honey

1/4 C Sesame Oil

1/4 C Apple Cider Vinegar (or use orange juice or regular vinegar)

1 Tsp Ginger Powder (optional)

Whisk to combine and use as a dip for your spring rolls!
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***A few friends have been asking about where to find the spring roll wrappers. Look for these at any grocery store – usually in the Chinese food section.

SUMMER SALSA!

I love to cook but when summer rolls around I prefer to spend more time outdoors and less in the kitchen. This season’s recipe will free you from the stove without sacrificing nutrition.

In Chinese Medicine, we discourage the the consumption of too many raw foods as they can pose digestive problems for some people. In the summer heat, however, our systems can better handle the digestive requirements of some raw vegetables including the tomato which relieves dryness and thirst, builds yin fluids, purifies the blood and detoxifies the body in general.

What makes this condiment recipe all that much more special is the fact that one of my patients shared it with me. Thank- you Karine!

Summer Salsa

6 ripe, Italian tomatoes, diced or pulsed in the food processor for a few seconds.

1 can of pitted, black olives, chopped

3 strands of garlic flowers or 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped. (Garlic flowers are pictured below.)

Garlic Flowers

1 -2 tbs small capers

Add the following herbs to taste: Coriander, basil, thyme

Juice of ½ lime and or lemon

Toss all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and serve with wheat-free crackers or as an accompaniment to whitefish!

Black Bean Soup

This recipe is an excerpt from my winter newsletter.  This issue is all about self-care for Kidney energy, which is most vulnerable during the cold winter weather.

Black Bean Soup

This tasty and comforting soup is easy to prepare and can almost satisfy as a main course!
Black beans are full of protein and are warming in nature.  In Chinese Medicine they are beneficial to the kidneys and to our reproductive functions.  A small amount of seaweed supplies the salty flavour needed to stimulate Kidney energy.  I stew my own tomatoes and soak the beans overnight but canned tomato soup and canned black beans can be substituted in order to save time.

Ingredients 
2 Onions, chopped
I Cup mushrooms, chopped
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1 Cup dried black beans, soaked overnight, rinsed, cooked  until tender- (30 mins) and drained
1-2 Liters chicken broth or vegetable broth
¾ Cup stewed tomatoes
Small piece of dried seaweed
Optional: Worcestershire sauce, Chili sauce or Curry paste, adjust to taste.
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In saucepan over medium heat, sauté onions, mushrooms andgarlic in quality oil.  Transfer to food processor and add cooked beans.  Purée mixture and return to saucepan.  Stir in broth, seaweed and tomatoes.
Simmer until some of the liquid evaporates, (about 30 mins).
Can be eaten immediately but flavours are enhanced if soup is refrigerated and eaten the next day.  Makes 4-6 servings.
Enjoy!

Réglage du Primtemps

Early Spring

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Bonjour!   Ceci est un petit rappel pour tous ceux qui veulent se préparer pour la saison de printemps, dites, la saison des rhumes et des grippes.

L’acupuncture est une médecine de prévention, et exerce une influence positive sur le système immunitaire.  Un ou deux traitements vous aideront à mieux adapter aux changements atmosphériques de chaque saison.

Selon la tradition en Médecine chinoise, les deux premières semaines du mois de mars constituent la période le plus propice pour recevoir des traitements de mise ‘au point’ saisonnière.

SVP contactez-moi pour réservez votre place. (819) 681-8228

À bientôt!