Taking good care of your wellbeing before, during, and after the Ride is a gift to yourself. Have you ever thought to include traditional Chinese medicine–bodywork therapy, acupuncture, and/or herbs–into your program? If so, read on for more information.
About me: An Austin holistic wellness practitioner and acupuncturist, I volunteered my traditional Chinese bodywork therapy (tui na) skills at the 2016 Ride. I was so impressed by the event (and had such a great time) that I vowed to participate again. In 2017, I helped make the right connections so that AOMA acupuncture students could give free treatments to riders. In 2018, I happily volunteered my tui na hands once again. Love for Prentiss and a heartfelt belief in the Ride’s goals inspire me to share again this year.
I am super excited to be volunteering bodywork at the Ride. Before and after, I am truly pleased to share a special offer for participants in the 2019 Hill Country Ride for AIDS:
Before the Ride:
Two treatments for $225.00: Make a New Patient appointment (either acupuncture or tui na) for $125.00 (saves $25.00). At that treatment you can opt to set a follow-up for a later date and pay $225.00 for initial & follow up. (Saves you $60.00 for the pair).
Package rates: Save 15% on a package plan if you book before the Ride.
After the Ride:
I will have a few available spots for treatment the day after the Ride–please email me EARLY as these will go quickly (email@example.com)
Two treatments for $250.00 and I’ll donate $10.00 to the Ride if you book and get the treatment in May.
Package rates: 10% off any package you buy during the month of May and I’ll donate $10.00 to the Ride.
Just bring your registration proof to your first appointment and let’s get you feeling your healthy best!
If you’ve never tried traditional Chinese medicine before, here’s the rundown:
Acupuncture: Hair thin needles are placed in specific areas of the body to ease pain, build strength, neutralize anxiety, assist with sleep…the possibilities are endless.
Herbs: In this context, you’re probably looking for relief from muscle pain and Chinese herbal medicine (from salves, soaks, teas, powders, or pills), is a great natural way to address injuries, pain, scars, and more. I can help you choose the right over-the-counter solutions or, as a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, I can write prescriptions that can help you to feel great without dangerous pharmaceutical interventions.
Tui na: Pronounced “twee nah,” this form of Chinese bodywork is a separate medical specialty in China, and a practitioner is akin to an orthopedic doctor. In some ways, you will recognize tui na as similar to massage and in others, it’s more like acupuncture without needles. Tui na is great for muscle ache or fatigue, injury recovery, and more.
Cupping: Remember the circles on the shoulders of the Olympic athletes? Cupping is invaluable for anyone who participates in sports events. In a treatment your tight muscles unwind and the blocked energy resumes its healthy flow. Cupping is awesome!
Gua sha: Gua sha (“scraping sha-bruises”) fantastic for extremely tight muscles or adhesions. (It’s also good for respiratory illness, aesthetic work, and scar revision).
Ear Seeds: Tiny seeds placed on the external ear cartilage. Auriculotherapy is quick and non-invasive. Seeds are good for a lot of things, and can be useful for hunger control, stress, anxiety, and/or insomnia.
If you’d like to read a blog post about any of the above, click on the links:
A wonderful article about traditional Chinese medicine for distance cyclists is here. Got further questions? Here’s my contact info, so don’t hesitate to reach out and ask! You can book via my web site or you can contact me; either way, bring proof of your sign-up to your appointment and your discount will be applied at that time.
Looking forward to seeing you and to helping you be your best and healthiest for the ride and after!
Two Hearts Wellness is an Austin, TX local holistic health and wellness outfit with a passion for all things nourishing, including but not limited to: joyful living, great food, art, and literature, and–of course–traditional Chinese medicine. If you want to learn more about me, click here and do feel free to follow my blog and/or my Instagram, connect with me on Facebook, or contact me here to set up an appointment for health coaching services. If you are interested in acupuncture, herbs, and/or Asian bodywork therapy, click here to book an appointment online.
Acupuncture is great for you but if you’re nervous about needles there are certainly other options. Have you ever thought to try traditional Chinese bodywork? In addition to acupuncture, I offer tui na (similar to massage) and other ancient Chinese therapies, including cupping, gua sha, moxa, and more. If you are looking for a holistic wellness consultant and coach, my services can entail short or longer term programs. You are your own best investment, and when you take charge of your wellbeing you invest in yourself now and for the benefit of your future.
Note: Material on this web site is not intended to replace your treatment or care provided by an MD. It is for educational/entertainment purposes only. A TCM practitioner in Texas identifies syndrome patterns but does not diagnose illness. Always consult your primary care doctor for health concerns.
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