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    Contributing Member ~ Judith Poole

    A student recently surprised me by asking “What is the relationship between kinesiology and qigong? No one had ever asked me this before and thus I hadn’t given it much thought. It was obvious to me, perhaps from the sequence in which I learned these skills, that kinesiology was a diagnostic tool which can be used to reveal the status of an energy system, or part of one. Often qigong holds an answer – suggesting what can be done to improve an energy pattern that might not be serving vitality and wellbeing.

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    Contributing Member ~ Judith Poole

    My client is being seen by an allopathic physician as well, who is a specialist in fertility. She reported that she was having a hard time with a synthetic hormone he had prescribed, for when she got her period this hormone would lead to severe cramping similar in intensity to actual labor pains. The discomfort would last several days and interfered significantly with her ability to carry out her work duties.

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    Contributing Member ~ Judith Poole

    A friend posted a question on a focused discussion group for practitioners trained in a particular style of energy medicine. Later she posted feedback letting us know which suggestion best solved the mystery she had encountered. Along with her feedback, she commented that she was glad that she had asked the question because the suggestions others made in response led to her learning a lot more.

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    Contributing Member ~ Judith Poole

    A colleague recently remarked about an article posted on a Facebook page that the author was less convincing than he might have been because there was so much anger and sarcasm expressed in his use of derogatory language. I found her point a good reminder that, when stirred up to anger, it's a great passion to inspire a response. The next step, however, is the one so often missed. Transform the anger first. Then the point you wish to argue for can be presented with greater clarity and is more likely to be well-received.

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    Chad Dupuis

    I am pleased to announce that we are now offering yoga classes at the Yin Yang House.  The current class schedule (subject to change) is Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm and Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm.

    You can find all of the information within our vinyasa and yin yoga class page.  

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    Chad Dupuis

    Many of our patients have already seen Tricia around the office at this point, but I'd like to formally welcome Tricia Autry, LMT to our practice.  Tricia has over 10 years of experience as a massage therapist and will be providing private massage appointments as well as assisting us with the medical massage that follows each acupuncture appointment.  

    You can read a brief bio of her on her massage therapy page.  If you would like to make a private appointment with Tricia, please contact us.

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    Chad Dupuis

    As many of our patients have already figured out, we have recently switched to a new calendaring system that allows for online scheduling, appointment reminders and a host of other features.  You can of course continue to call or email us for appointments, but we hope this system will make the entire scheduling process much more convenient for you, our patients. 

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    Chad Dupuis

    Beginning Tuesday December 3rd, we will be hosting an ongoing Centering Prayer study group following our Tuesday meditation session.  Meditation is from 7-7:30 (following our open qigong exercise class and tong ren healing class) and the centering prayer group will be from 7:30-8.  The format will be a guided discussion across the realm of Christian contemplative traditions as well as resources from other traditions.  There will be small amounts of "homework"

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    Chad Dupuis

    We have made a couple small changes to our current class schedule to move all of our free self-help and healing classes to one evening instead of having them broken up over multiple evenings.  What this will create is an entirely free evening where people can come to our energy healing class (tong ren) and receive energywork, then practice basic and easy to learn qi gong exercises that they can do later on their own and finish the evening with meditation (basic instruction provided).

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    Chad Dupuis

    The Yin Yang House Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Chattanooga has undergone some very positive changes in the last couple years.  All of it is thanks to our many wonderful patients and students, all of whom we love helping and working with. 

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    Chad Dupuis

    Starting Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 we will start live broadcasts of our weekly Tong Ren Therapy Energy Healing Class and our Introductory Qi Gong Exercise Class.  These are physical classes held in our Chattanooga location that we will broadcast.  The Tong Ren Therapy class has a chat window for individuals to submit their healing requests.

    Recently Updated Practitioner Pages

    tcmdoclee's picture
    I Practice In:  Herndon, Virginia
    And Offer:
    Acupuncture
    Bodywork/Massage
    Energy Work/Healing
    Herbal Medicine

    EnergyKat's picture
    I Practice In:  McMinnville, Tennessee
    And Offer:
    Bodywork/Massage
    Energy Work/Healing

    Chad Dupuis's picture
    I Practice In:  Chattanooga, Tennessee
    And Offer:
    Acupuncture
    Bodywork/Massage
    Energy Work/Healing
    Herbal Medicine

    Andrew Lagomarsino's picture
    I Practice In:  New York, New York
    And Offer:
    Acupuncture
    Bodywork/Massage
    Energy Work/Healing
    Herbal Medicine

    Jacqueline Wooden's picture
    I Practice In:  Chattanooga, Tennessee
    And Offer:
    Bodywork/Massage
    Energy Work/Healing
    Herbal Medicine

    yyh_staff's picture
    I Practice In:  Chattanooga, Tennessee
    And Offer:
    Acupuncture
    Bodywork/Massage
    Energy Work/Healing
    Herbal Medicine

    Robert Herbst's picture
    I Practice In:  Margate, Florida
    And Offer:
    Acupuncture
    Bodywork/Massage
    Energy Work/Healing
    Herbal Medicine

    shaktimanah's picture
    I Practice In:  Bloomfield, Connecticut
    And Offer:
    Acupuncture
    Bodywork/Massage
    Energy Work/Healing
    Herbal Medicine

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