Blog: 2013

Telehealth Consultations and Community Meditation with Jordan Van Voast, L.Ac.

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you healthy in body, mind, and spirit. Although the acupuncture clinic is closed due to COVID-19, I am still here to support you and this community and am excited to offer new opportunities for optimizing your health during this challenging time. While I am unable to offer acupuncture at this time, East Asian medicine encompasses a much vaster universe of modalities than poking people with needles. I am now open for telehealth visits, offering health and lifestyle suggestions using the principles of Chinese medicine and nutrition, as well as guided meditation...

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Healthy Perspectives in Difficult Times

Welcome to the last day of winter. The dandelions and crocuses and the Seattle sunshine are out! For most of us, our lives have been upended like never before in the past week. Fear and anxiety are rampant in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, we need to fastidiously wash our hands, maintain physical (not social!) distancing measures, and stay tuned to reliable medical information.  However, be vigilant and guard your mind against panic. Fear is a toxic emotion and needs to be recognized or it infects your mind and others in your circle, and in the long run, this mental virus is...

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Introducing My Nhung Kolb, MS, EAMP, LAC

Jordan will be in Mexico City offering acupuncture at free clinics from November 18 to 25. More on that in my next post. In his absence, My Nhung Kolb, MS, EAMP, LAC, will be offering acupuncture at CommuniChi on Friday, November 22 from 2pm to 7pm (please book your appointment online). My Nhung is the only American born child of her immigrant parents from Viet Nam.  She grew up with her two older brothers in Suquamish and moved to Seattle when she was eighteen to study at the University of Washington. In 2005, My Nhung traveled with her parents to Viet Nam and was able to meet the rest of...

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Mountain Meditation

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Unplugged – A Winter Walk in the Woods

A few days ago, I started a Facebook page called Green New Data. It’s about the need to balance our wireless technology with our health and the greater natural environment. Check it out if you are interested. Meanwhile, I sought my own inner balance today, in the solitude and beauty of the forest at Cougar Mountain. The snow was deep in places and I came back with very wet shoes. Enjoy the pictures.       Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to...

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Meditation – More than Simply Powerful Self Care

Human experience, perceived and filtered through the deeply conditioned and unconscious belief in a separate, inherently existent self, is pure fiction. The ultimate goal of meditation, from a Buddhist perspective, is to remove these faulty perceptual filters, and to free the individual from the confusion and negative consequences of being lost in delusion. Wisdom is the key. In contemporary new age, liberal capitalist thinking, meditation is often promoted as a self-help technique. Therapists and health practitioners advise clients to use it to control blood pressure and calm the emotions....

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