August 2, 2014   Posted by: sageadmin

Celebrating Beauty in Other Cultures

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For the month of August, Sage Community Health Collective is asking ourselves and our community some questions to start a longer dialogue about culture, cultural appropriation, and cultural exchange. How would you answer the question posed here? How do you celebrate beauty in other cultures without being appropriative? #dialogueishealing

You can write us your response at sagecommunityhealth [at] gmail [dot] com or write up your response the next time you are at our clinic!

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August 2, 2014   Posted by: sageadmin

Honoring Our Roots

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For the month of August, Sage Community Health Collective is asking ourselves and our community some questions to start some dialogue about culture, cultural appropriation, and cultural exchange. How would you answer the question posed here? How might we honor our own roots while discontinuing oppressive “traditions”? #dialogueishealing

You can write us your response at sagecommunityhealth [at] gmail [dot] com or write up your response the next time you are at our clinic!

 

 

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August 2, 2014   Posted by: sageadmin

Where Are Your People From?

For the month of August, Sage Community Health Collective is asking ourselves and our community some questions to start some dialogue about culture, cultural appropriation, and cultural exchange. How would you answer the question, “Where are your people from?” #dialogueishealing

You can write us your response at sagecommunityhealth [at] gmail [dot] com or write up your response the next time you are at our clinic!

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June 11, 2014   Posted by: sageadmin

Frequently Asked Questions about Fertility

In an attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about fertility, we created this FAQ!Don’t see an answer to a question you have? Please ask us! Email us at sagecommunityhealth [at] gmail [dot] com

Sage Fertility Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncturists at Sage Community Health Collective are happy to assist you with your fertility needs. Please use these Frequently Asked Questions as a guide to help you decide whether Sage is a good fit.

Can Sage help me get pregnant?

Every person’s fertility needs are unique to that individual. We can’t force anything and believe in the body’s ability to heal itself. However we can help to heal underlying factors that may be impeding fertility and support each person in finding personal balance of the mind, body and spirit. Helping the body heal and achieve as much balance as it can will best prepare the body for conception.

Can Sage help induce labor?

Yes! If your body is ready, we can use acupuncture and moxibustion to help induce labor. It usually takes two or three treatments for this process to begin working. In addition to offering acupuncture and moxibustion, we have a number of home self-care love strategies we can share with the pregnant individual to work with to stimulate labor naturally.

Can I do IVF and acupuncture together?

Yes! We can support you and help minimize any symptoms hormonal therapy may be creating in your body with herbs and acupuncture.

What can I do to get pregnant if I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS is treated with customized acupuncture points and herbs that regulate the menstrual cycle, increase circulation through the ovaries and uterus, and heal additional underlying imbalances that may be impeding fertility. Because insulin resistance is often a key component of PCOS, we can offer suggestions for dietary changes that may help get the body as balanced as it can be to support conception and a healthy pregnancy.

Can acupuncture help me get rid of my fibroids?

Yes! Fibroids are accumulations of extra tissue in the uterus and/or surrounding area. We  have herbal and acupuncture-based strategies available to help reduce the size and symptoms of fibroids, however we cannot promise that we can make all of your fibroids disappear once they are a certain size. In Chinese Medicine, through acupuncture and herbs, we assist your body in increasing circulation in the lower abdomen to help you to reduce the size and discomfort of fibroids. We can also help you to work through side effects due to surgical procedures.

March 9, 2014   Posted by: sageadmin

Call for Participation! AMC 2014 Healing Justice Practice Space

Dear healing justice community,

This call for participation and place to apply for this years’ Healing Justice Practice Space at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit happening from June 19-22nd. Please share it with your communities, networks, and people who you think would be interested in volunteering!

We look forward to hearing from you!
the 2014 HJPS coordinators
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Hello Amazing Healers, Practitioners, and Organizers!

We are seeking your participation in the Healing Justice Practice Space at the 2014 Allied Media Conference (AMC), June 19-22nd. The AMC will take place on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and the HJPS will be held within the McGregor Conference Center.

Bring your and your community’s brilliance to the 2014 HJPS! Spread the word to other fabulous healers, health practitioners, and healing justice activists.

We’re cultivating space for people to receive healing, feel educated and empowered to keep healing themselves, and be inspired to share healing their communities.

Click here to apply to be part of the 2014 Healing Justice Practice Space!

Your response is due by April 18, 2014.

YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AS A…

  • Healer/Practitioner

  • Space Keeper

  • Point Person

  • any combination of these roles

Practitioners & Healers will work in 1.5 hour shifts, working with the AMC community in experiencing healing practices and addressing health concerns. We’re excited to receive applications from all kinds of practitioners and healers. Some of the offerings at the Healing Justice Practice Space since its beginnings in 2011 have included:

  • -herbalism

  • -reiki

  • -massage

  • -acupuncture

  • -yoga

  • -energy and bodywork

  • -crisis counseling

  • -first aid

  • -nutritional counseling

  • -dance/movement

  • -somatic therapy

  • -art and sound therapy

  • -full spectrum doula support

Space Keepers will manage the sign-up schedule for people wishing to see practitioners and healers, maintain a safe space, support the practitioners and healers in their practice, ensure access to the space for attendees, and help troubleshoot other issues if they arise. They will also need to feel comfortable answering questions about healing modalities being offered in the space. We are asking space keepers to work 1.5 hour shifts. Patient, organized folks are essential in these roles, and help keep the space wonderful.

Point People are the go-to folks who help hold down the HJPS for 3-4 hour shifts. They communicate and troubleshoot with practitioners and healers, the space keepers, as well as the other volunteers and staff outside of the HJPS who are responsible for coordinating the AMC. Point people must be in or near the practice space throughout their shift, and on-call for supporting the needs of practitioners and healers.

EXPECTATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS…

  • Attend a conference call/online orientation this Spring, or the in-person orientation at the AMC.

  • Be on time and stay for the duration of your shift.

  • Have clear communication with the HJPS coordinators about your needs.

  • Sign up to receive one session of healing for yourself.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER TO VOLUNTEERS………

A very limited number of waived registrations will be available to practitioners, healers and point people who would not otherwise be able to attend. We cannot offer waived registration to all volunteers this year. Please indicate on your application whether you will need a travel scholarship (all volunteers) and/or a waived registration (practitioners, healers and point people only). All volunteers may register at the scholarship rate of $55 for the conference. All HJPS volunteers (including practitioners and healers) will be eligible for free transportation from and to the airport.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE SPACE THIS YEAR?

We will hold a shared space for pracitioners and healers to offer individual and group sessions. We encourage proposals for one-on-one sessions as well as for group sessions such as yoga, movement, acupuncture, meditation, and sound-based practices. We will provide some supples such as: lamps, adjustable dividers for each room that will be available for healers and practitioners to use for setting up their space for sessions, and yoga props such as mats, blankets, straps and bolsters.

Applications can be sent to: hjps.coordinators@gmail.com by April 18, 2014. Applications are reviewed by a national advisory committee drawn from the Disability Justice, Transformative Justice, and Healing/Health Justice communities that participate and have participated in the AMC. Please be detailed in your responses in describing how solid and amazing your practice is. You will hear back from us by the first week of May. Please let us know in your application on how much space you will need, and if there are certain supplies you need that you are unable to bring with you.

Although there will not be a Healing Justice Network Gathering this year, we are seeking planning and coordination support for organizing a healing justice gathering that will be happening onThursday, June 19th in Detroit. If you would like to be part of organizing the pre-AMC gathering, contact Peggy Hong, at: kwisuk63@gmail.com. We acknowledge that past dinners, caucuses, and network gatherings have been valuable spaces to continue to build healing justice community networks during the time of the AMC, so we are looking for additional support to make the pre-AMC healing justice gathering happen!

We appreciate you, your wisdom and gifts, and look forward to collaborating.

In community,

Holly, Tanuja, Peggy, TK, Jardana, and Carmen

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February 10, 2014   Posted by: sageadmin

Make Your Own Fire Cider!

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Make Your Own Fire Cider!

From the Mountain Rose Blog! “Fire Cider is a traditional cold remedy with deep roots in folk medicine. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant, and spicy circulatory movers makes this recipe especially pleasant and easy to incorporate into your daily diet to help boost the immune system, stimulate digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on cold days.”

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh grated organic ginger root

1/2 cup fresh grated organic horseradish root

1 medium organic onion, chopped

10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed or chopped

2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped

Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon

Several sprigs of fresh organic rosemary or 2 tbsp of dried rosemary leaves

1 tbsp organic turmeric powder

organic apple cider vinegar

raw local honey to taste

Directions

Prepare all of your cold-fighting roots, fruits, and herbs and place them in a quart sized jar. If you’ve never grated fresh horseradish, be prepared for a powerful sinus opening experience! Use a piece of natural parchment paper or wax paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal. Shake well! Store in a dark, cool place for one month and remember to shake daily.

After one month, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar. Be sure to squeeze as much of the liquid goodness as you can from the pulp while straining. Next, comes the honey! Add 1/4 cup of honey and stir until incorporated. Taste your cider and add another 1/4 cup until you reach the desired sweetness.

Ingredient Variations

These herbs and spices would make a wonderful addition to your Fire Cider creations: ThymeCayenneRosehipsGinseng, Orange, Grapefruit, Schizandra berriesAstragalusParsleyBurdockOreganoPeppercorns

- See more at: http://mountainroseblog.com/fire-cider/#sthash.9Z1Cr5tF.dpuf

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