September 1st – 30th: Back-to-School Acupuncture Seat Sales!

Find out more about this affordable & convenient promotion!
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SUNDAY Sept. 24th: Moxa 101

Pre-register to reserve your spot,
Drop by the front desk OR Eventbrite - Take Home TCM: Moxa 101
Find out more about our Take Home TCM Workshop Series!

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H&H Pose a ‘Punk a Question, August 2017 Edition!

The H&H acupunking team is trying out a new interactive way to post content on our blog, in which, on a monthly basis, you can pose our team a question as part of our POSE A ‘PUNK A QUESTION PROJECT!

For example, you could ask the team, “What is your preferred way to boost immunity?” or “What conditions do you see most often over the summer?”

We would draw from the pool questions, once we formulate our answers, we will post our responses on the blog at the end of the month. Think of it as a way for our community to interact with us, pick our brains and get to know what drives our lean mean poking team.

Oh and did we mention, if we draw your question…you win a prize!

Christina Chan, R.Ac. kicks off our inaugural PPQ
(Pose a ‘Punk a Question) with the following silly, but thought-provoking questions:

Stefanie Miska, TCM.P.
1. What is your favorite food?
Too many favorite foods, I cant pick just one,but I have two favorite add ons – kimchi and fermented cashew cheese!

2. What did you want to be when you grow up?
I recently found an auto-biography I wrote in elementary school, I wanted to be the worlds tallest model (as and adult I am currently 5″5 so I have a ways to go).

3. What was your job in highschool?
My first job was working at McDonalds at 15 years old. I was also a vegetarian at that time.

Susan Shields, R.Ac.
1. What is your favorite food?
It changes often, but at the moment, blueberries.

2. What did you want to be when you grow up?
I never had any idea.

3. What was your job in highschool?
Floor staff at Fabricland.

Hayley Stobbs, R.Ac.
1. What is your favorite food?
Presently its organic blueberries from Theo & Gina’s Saanich farm.

2. What did you want to be when you grow up?
Pediatrician and herbalist due to my own positive experiences at a young age.

3. What was your job in highschool?
Busser and expeditor at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar.

Christina Chan, R.Ac.
1. What is your favorite food?
SUSHI hands down. Grapefruit is a close second. And the London Fog ice cream from Earnest’s Ice Cream. Each of these eaten separately for obvious reasons, but possibly all in the span of a meal.

2. What did you want to be when you grow up?
At the age of 2, I wanted to be a cat squeezer, later on as I got older, that answer evolved into a Veterinarian; but for those of you who know me well, I have definitely achieved my childhood aspirations, whether or not my cats are pleased about that is another issue.

3. What was your job in highschool?
I was a lifeguard and swim instructor. I permanently reeked of chlorine and luckily, I never had to respond to any emergencies, but I did spend a lot of time cleaning human secretions out of the water. Exciting, I know.

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For August, Complimentary Acupuncture sessions for BC WildFire Evacuees

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Heart & Hands Acupuncture BC Wildfire Fundraiser

Find this event on Facebook!

Canada, British Columbia, Forest fire at night

Heart & Hands plans to donate 50% of its acupuncture revenues over TUESDAY July 25 to WEDNESDAY July 26 to Red Cross BC Wildfire relief efforts.

We would like to set a goal of $500 over the 2 days…
So we’re encouraging y’all to book in and GET POKED in benefit for our neighbours in BC’s interior communities.

**Please note, we can only accept payments in-kind for the fundraiser AKA we cannot accept MSP or Seat Sale punchcards as a form of payment.**

Our acupunk roster:
> Tuesday July 25, 10am-2pm – Christina pokes
> Tuesday July 25, 3-7pm – Susan pokes
> Wednesday July 26, 10am-2pm – Stefanie pokes
> Wednesday July 26, 3-7pm – Christina pokes

BOOK ONLINE,
or call, 250-590-3185 to reserve your spot.

If you cannot make it in for an acu-nap during those timeslots, you are more than welcome to leave a donation in cash/cheque/debit/credit or send funds via e-transfer to info@heartandhandscommunity.ca!

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H&H story from K.J.

A good friend of mine one day convinced me to tag along with her to H&H.  Acupuncture was definitely outside of my wheelhouse and not something I new much about.  After that first session, I was in.
I go as often as I can.  With all that I have going on in my life, that hour or so I spend surrounded with people from my community, has been paramount to helping me through a tough time.  I always feel like a better person after a session.

And time and again, Christina has gone above and beyond to support me.  Thanks Heart and Hands!

K.J.
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H&H story from G.D.

Back in September 2016, I received a serious head injury that resulted in a long lasting concussion and a prolonged period off work. My friend, Lauren, recommended I see Christina to help me deal with the persisting symptoms including severe headaches, neck strain, memory issues, difficulty regulating my emotions and foggy brain. I tried acupuncture once before for this same injury at a different place, but I found it made my symptoms worse.

I started seeing Christina in January, and after a few sessions, I noticed my symptoms began to abate. Most importantly, I was able to go to Heart & Hands and relax after suffering for so long. I’m still amazed at the way Christina can provide accurate assessments of how I’m doing using techniques that seem magical, and I appreciate the personal care she provides. The treatment room is a very tranquil environment and a healing place. Also, Christina went above and beyond to advocate for me with Worksafe so I could get coverage for many of my sessions. I went back to work a month and a half after Christina first started treating me and I finally feel like I’m my old self again.

Thanks so much for everything Christina! I couldn’t have done it without you.

Much Gratitude,
G.D.

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August is Bring a Friend Month!

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Introducing Hayley Stobbs, R.Ac.!

Hayley Stobbs, R.Ac., CNC, is a registered acupuncturist, certified nutritional consultant, freelance writer, recipe developer, and artist. Hayley’s personal introduction to Chinese medicine and nutrition began at the age of eight years old. Health challenges at a young age gifted her with a sense of empowerment and empathy, which inspired her passion for wellness.

Hayley will be poking folks SUNDAYS 10am – 3pm, commencing July 9th!

or call 250-590-3185 to book an appointment with Hayley today!

Hayley believes that customized diet and lifestyle routines along with deep relaxation treatments can profoundly awaken one’s innate ability to heal. She gently guides each patient towards achieving health goals through attentive listening, skillful needling, and a sincere heart. Quality treatments are nurtured via ongoing continuing acupuncture education.

Hayley practices community acupuncture because it effectively meets multiple needs–socially, economically, and inclusively. When we are happy and healthy, it has a positive impact on our loved ones, communities and the environment. She’s grateful and inspired to be a part of Heart & Hands Collective and feels that being able to facilitate this fascinating holistic medicine to the community is a privilege and a dream come true.

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July Selfie Contest!

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