Hours Change in October, Paleo bread, Metal Treatment Revisited, and More!
October 2018

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Clinic Hours Change October 15th!
We truly appreciate your patience as we continue to work on clinic growth, with our goals of making acupuncture as convenient and affordable as we can, while still aiming for an all-around pleasant experience in the process!

In that spirit, we are tweaking our clinic hours*, beginning October 15th. The online schedule will reflect this already, and our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause some of you.


*Mondays 9:30-5:30 Rachel
*Tuesdays 9:30-5:30 Rachel
Wednesdays 9-2 Rachel
2-7 Katie
Thursdays 8-12 Anne Louise
2-7 Katie
Fridays 9-2 Rachel
2-7 Anne Louise
Saturdays 8-2 Anne Louise
Recipe of the Month
Paleo Dinner Rolls
Katie Oleksak Lic.Ac.

This is my favorite, most used recipe. I make these almost every week! They are easy, delicious and can be modified with some of your favorite ingredients--for which I will offer a few suggestions (see below).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet/pan with parchment paper.

You will need the following:

1 cup Organic Arrowroot or Tapioca Flour
1/4-1/2 cup Organic Coconut Flour (this varies, once you make it, you will get a feel for a consistency that works for you--too much coconut flour can make them dry).
1 tsp. Salt
1 egg
1/2 cup Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
1/2 cup warm water

Mix the flour and add the remaining ingredients.

I always shred in some raw milk cheese (parmesan is a good one) and add either some dried organic rosemary or chopped fresh herbs (parsley and dill are both delicious). I am thinking that some nice spices such as turmeric or cayenne pepper would be delicious as well.

Feel free to be creative and add more of what you love! Roll in small biscuit or breadstick shapes. Please note, these do not rise or shape-shift, so whatever you make of them, they will stay the same shape.

I have learned to spray them with coconut oil (or any kind of oil) before cooking--which gives them a nice, golden brown outside.

Cook for about 30-35 minutes. Definitely check on these, as I have noticed that cooking time varies. I would recommend flipping them half-way through cooking time.

These taste AMAZING right out of the oven but are good for only about a day or two in the fridge.

For this reason, I often make the dough ahead of time and break off what I need throughout the week, keeping the rest wrapped in saran wrap in the fridge.

A great, gluten-free treat!
Herbal Remedy of the Month
Apple Cider Vinegar
Katie Oleksak Lic.Ac.

Fall is a great time for apple-picking and apple cider, but have you ever considered using apple cider vinegar for your health? Wonderful for digestion, heart health, blood sugar and immunity; apple cider vinegar may be taken every day. Try 1-2 Tbsp in a glass of water, daily. It is wonderful with honey, if the taste is too strong.
Get creative and add to your meals as well. You may find some great apple cider vinegar inspired recipies here: https://detoxinista.com .

I would recommend finding an organic, raw and unfiltered version at your local natural foods store.
Feedback from last month's Constitutional Metal Treatment
Anne Louise Smallen, Lic. Ac.

Thank you to the brave souls who came to the clinic at 4 am. on September 21 to experience the five-element yearly metal treatment.   Here is some feedback from two participants:
“I slept like a baby last night. I decided to go to the treatment because of being driven mad with emotional gunk and rumination about a long ago ended relationship I'm feeling upbeat today. I'm hoping to reclaim my mind/sense of worth and end the unhealthy rumination. ONWARD! 
I hope the feedback is useful to you.” MR
“I noticed during the treatment that my thoughts were going strongly to some unfinished business. Something I have been working to let go of and resolve for many years. I haven't written the letter yet, but the words came very vividly in my mind during that session. I know there's a little more work that needs to be done before I am ready to finish the letter and send it, but I feel like that helped my process. Thanks again for offering this!” DL
I also gave myself the treatment that night. I had noticed that my breathing, especially the inhalation, had been labored lately. I have mild apnea and the timing of my inhalation is a little off. After the treatment and still now, I seem to breathe easier at night and sleep better.
Open Studios in Cummington!
Leni Fried Printmaking will be holding an Open Studio / Open Barn on Sunday, October 21st, 10am-5:30pm .

Leni is proud to show her work at Northampton Community Acupuncture and you can see a lot more of it at her studio.

Her monoprints, scrolls, cards, affordable art, handmade journals, reusable bags and more will be available in a century old barn at 494 Stage Road in Cummington, MA.

Leni's studio is also the home of the BagShare Project . She will also be available for appointments during the week following Open Studio day.
For more information, visit www.lenifriedprintmaking.com or call Leni at 413-634-5591.
Northampton Community Acupuncture 413-586-8251 nohocommunityacupuncture.com