Dear Six Degree Community,
I wanted to reach out to you and wish you a bright and fun SPRING! (I know it is taking its time to get here.) I wonder how you are coping and moving through this new way we are living in this city of Toronto? This place 'where there are trees standing in the water'. We are dealing with a lot of change in a short amount of time. Even positive change can feel disconcerting and destabilizing. As the season changes we see restrictions scaled back as we enter this season of Spring. Spring inherently is a cycle of change and transition.
What will it be like to not have to wear a mask in social settings? What will it be like to be in social events again? Remember that about 2 years ago the idea of social distancing from people seemed bizarre. And to wear a facial mask in most public settings seemed so strange. How did we acclimatize to the fact that a hug could be a dangerous act?
In this season of change, I count on our resilience, our basic instinct to change and our inherent ability to transition and to transform. We deeply know how to move from one state of being to another way to be. This basic ability of Homo Sapiens to learn something new, and then to change again and again is witnessed in this pandemic. Adaptability and adaptation is how we got here.
I count on this ability of ours. Especially in these acupuncture treatments I do. I continue to offer private acupuncture since I closed the Six Degree's community clinic at the beginning of the pandemic two years ago. I am feeling change in the air. Inspiration to explore places and opportunities to hold our healing circles again. A time when we can do community acupuncture. I will be exploring this possibility this Spring 2022.
With whatever aliments you bring to me, and in whatever shape our city is in to gather safely, I will deliver this medicine to what the situation calls for. In a treatment room or a circle I aim these needles toward adaptability to this moment and to the possibility for transformation now. I aim to connect you to your natural power to change and to recover.
Acupuncture treatment and a Chinese medicine approach acknowledges and honours how complicated we are. It touches the layers of us. It understands the conflict and the separation of self without judgement or bias. It understands our limits, and supports our many abilities.
business owner and community acupuncturist