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Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary

Providing Classical Chinese Medicine to Charleston, SC

<p>Sleeping in the Forest </p>

<p>I thought the earth remembered me,<br/>
she took me back so tenderly,<br/>
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets<br/>
full of lichens and seeds.<br/>
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,<br/>
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars<br/>
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths<br/>
among the branches of the perfect trees.<br/>
All night I heard the small kingdoms<br/>
breathing around me, the insects,<br/>
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.<br/>
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,<br/>
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning<br/>
I had vanished at least a dozen times<br/>
into something better.<br/>
- Mary Oliver <br/>
🌿happy earth day 🌺<br/>
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#happyearthday #earthday2018 #natureisbeautiful #sleepingintheforest #maryoliver #charleston #charlestonacupuncture #westashley #holistichealth #findyoursanctuary  (at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens)</p>

Sleeping in the Forest

I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.
- Mary Oliver
🌿happy earth day 🌺
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#happyearthday #earthday2018 #natureisbeautiful #sleepingintheforest #maryoliver #charleston #charlestonacupuncture #westashley #holistichealth #findyoursanctuary (at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens)

Posted 12 hours ago

Loving this moxa inspiration from our friend @lissa.acu 🔥 Moxa warms and opens the channels, increasing circulation to alleviate pain and increase mobility. The heat is particularly great for arthritis pain and injuries that are past the acute stage (swollen, red). Also menstrual cramps! You can find us employing moxa in one of its many forms - pole, loose at the end of a needle or directly on the body, and stick on. 🌿 Thanks, Lissa!

#Repost @lissa.acu with @get_repost
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More moxa! First I applied Zheng Gu Tui Na’s Tendon Liniment, then about 20 of these little moxa stick-ons and enjoyed the beautiful evening as my thumb got nice and toasty and covered in moxa resin 😊 Moxa is one of my favorite Chinese medicine modalities, and I can feel my body draw it right in as that gorgeous smoke curls away. #moxa #moxibustion #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #tcm #wnc #mountainlight (at Charleston, South Carolina)

Posted 1 day ago
<p>Always a joy to hang out with the #beautiful and #fabulous Jenn Parezo @26divine! Thank you to everyone who came out to share delicious #tea, #sustainablewine, #kombucha and #apothecary goods with us! (at Twenty Six Divine Tea Room + Private Events)</p>

Always a joy to hang out with the #beautiful and #fabulous Jenn Parezo @26divine! Thank you to everyone who came out to share delicious #tea, #sustainablewine, #kombucha and #apothecary goods with us! (at Twenty Six Divine Tea Room + Private Events)

Posted 2 days ago
<p>Lauren Becker * Our Fireball * Co-Owner, Acupuncturist, Herbalist</p>

<p>Lauren is hilarious. Her quick wit, humor and contagious laughter infuse her treatments with liveliness, warmth and a much needed break from the stressors of the day.</p>

<p>Not only is she funny, Lauren is incredibly bright and loves the detailed puzzle-solving that is involved in Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment. Lauren’s brain contains vast information about treatment principles, points, herbs and formulas. She’s an excellent sleuth in the realm of Chinese medicine.</p>

<p>But perhaps most important, Lauren has tremendous empathy and ability to connect with people. As Jeffrey Yuen, the 88th generation Daoist priest who helped found our school and is the global leader of Classical Chinese Medicine, acknowledged when he bestowed upon Lauren the word “Compassion” at our graduation, Lauren has an innate ability to see another and feel for the trials and tribulations that are underway. She helps you feel seen and heard and encourages you to reclaim your joy in life.</p>

<p>She’s also super into Pilates and tennis. 🏆<br/>
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#tennischamp #oneforthewin #pilatessaywhat #charlestonacupuncture #chinesemedicine #charleston #westashley #fireball #humor #compassion  (at Hampton Park)</p>

Lauren Becker * Our Fireball * Co-Owner, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Lauren is hilarious. Her quick wit, humor and contagious laughter infuse her treatments with liveliness, warmth and a much needed break from the stressors of the day.

Not only is she funny, Lauren is incredibly bright and loves the detailed puzzle-solving that is involved in Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment. Lauren’s brain contains vast information about treatment principles, points, herbs and formulas. She’s an excellent sleuth in the realm of Chinese medicine.

But perhaps most important, Lauren has tremendous empathy and ability to connect with people. As Jeffrey Yuen, the 88th generation Daoist priest who helped found our school and is the global leader of Classical Chinese Medicine, acknowledged when he bestowed upon Lauren the word “Compassion” at our graduation, Lauren has an innate ability to see another and feel for the trials and tribulations that are underway. She helps you feel seen and heard and encourages you to reclaim your joy in life.

She’s also super into Pilates and tennis. 🏆
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#tennischamp #oneforthewin #pilatessaywhat #charlestonacupuncture #chinesemedicine #charleston #westashley #fireball #humor #compassion (at Hampton Park)

Posted 3 days ago
<p>TONIGHT! Come see us 5-8 pm at Twenty Six Divine, 682 King Street. We’ll be showcasing Blue Heron’s essential oil and tea wares while we sample wines, teas and kombucha! $15 entry includes tastings, light hors d’ouevres and sweets. ☕️ 🍰 🍵 <br/>
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#teatime☕ #winedownwednesday #essentialoils #handmade #smallbatch #shoplocal #selfcare #ritual #bathleisure #charleston #charlestonacupuncture #westashley #wagenerterrace  (at Twenty Six Divine Tea Room + Private Events)</p>

TONIGHT! Come see us 5-8 pm at Twenty Six Divine, 682 King Street. We’ll be showcasing Blue Heron’s essential oil and tea wares while we sample wines, teas and kombucha! $15 entry includes tastings, light hors d’ouevres and sweets. ☕️ 🍰 🍵
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#teatime☕ #winedownwednesday #essentialoils #handmade #smallbatch #shoplocal #selfcare #ritual #bathleisure #charleston #charlestonacupuncture #westashley #wagenerterrace (at Twenty Six Divine Tea Room + Private Events)

Posted 4 days ago
<p>Want to join the Blue Heron team? We are looking for the following practitioners, some to start immediately and some for further down the road. </p>

<p>Massage therapists<br/>
Acupuncturists<br/>
Reiki<br/>
Naturopaths <br/>
Other bodywork and holistic health practitioners <br/>
Teachers: massage, reiki, other bodywork, meditation, qi gong, self-care, crafts</p>

<p>Interested in being part of Blue Heron or renting with us? Reach out to us. We’d  love to start developing a relationship and exploring possibilities.</p>

<p>We are looking for people who share our values, passion, gratitude for awesome peers, and commitment to excellence.</p>

<p>We’re interested in your spirit and the relationship we can create. New or experienced practitioners. Any gender.</p>

<p>Contact: Lisa Abernathy <br/>
lisa@blueheroncharleston.com or 843 813 3083 (at Charleston, South Carolina)</p>

Want to join the Blue Heron team? We are looking for the following practitioners, some to start immediately and some for further down the road.

Massage therapists
Acupuncturists
Reiki
Naturopaths
Other bodywork and holistic health practitioners
Teachers: massage, reiki, other bodywork, meditation, qi gong, self-care, crafts

Interested in being part of Blue Heron or renting with us? Reach out to us. We’d love to start developing a relationship and exploring possibilities.

We are looking for people who share our values, passion, gratitude for awesome peers, and commitment to excellence.

We’re interested in your spirit and the relationship we can create. New or experienced practitioners. Any gender.

Contact: Lisa Abernathy
lisa@blueheroncharleston.com or 843 813 3083 (at Charleston, South Carolina)

Posted 5 days ago
<p>Ashlee Dixon * Our Goddess * Acupuncturist, herbalist, yoga teacher, massage therapist (thai, chinese, deep tissue, you name it!)⠀<br/>
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Ashlee embodies the divine feminine.  She has a strength, fluidity, perception, grace and centeredness that creates a nurturing, uplifted and held space for all who see her. Ashlee’s journey through the healing arts has taken her around the globe to learn and embody the traditions she practices.  She brings this wealth of knowledge from the lineages she has studied to her acupuncture and massage practice at Blue Heron (and her yoga classes at @charlestoncommunityyoga!).  ⠀<br/>
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Ashlee has the unique ability to mirror for you your own divinity, magic, and special place along your journey.  She creates a nonjudgmental space and intention that can safely hold whatever is coming up for you so that you can process it and heal.  Her intuitive touch opens the path for your own self-acceptance and discovery.  Ashlee’s treatments encourage the unfolding of your best self.⠀<br/>
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Anais Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”<br/>
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#bloom #acupuncture #yoga #massagetherapist #thaimassage #acroyoga #yinyoga #charlestonacupuncture #communityyoga #goddess #holistic #healthandwellness #charleston #westashley  (at Avondale Point Business District)</p>

Ashlee Dixon * Our Goddess * Acupuncturist, herbalist, yoga teacher, massage therapist (thai, chinese, deep tissue, you name it!)⠀

Ashlee embodies the divine feminine. She has a strength, fluidity, perception, grace and centeredness that creates a nurturing, uplifted and held space for all who see her. Ashlee’s journey through the healing arts has taken her around the globe to learn and embody the traditions she practices. She brings this wealth of knowledge from the lineages she has studied to her acupuncture and massage practice at Blue Heron (and her yoga classes at @charlestoncommunityyoga!). ⠀

Ashlee has the unique ability to mirror for you your own divinity, magic, and special place along your journey. She creates a nonjudgmental space and intention that can safely hold whatever is coming up for you so that you can process it and heal. Her intuitive touch opens the path for your own self-acceptance and discovery. Ashlee’s treatments encourage the unfolding of your best self.⠀

Anais Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
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#bloom #acupuncture #yoga #massagetherapist #thaimassage #acroyoga #yinyoga #charlestonacupuncture #communityyoga #goddess #holistic #healthandwellness #charleston #westashley (at Avondale Point Business District)

Posted 6 days ago
<p>Doing your Sunday shopping? Add radishes to your list and check out Dana Bufalino’s health tips below! We also like them sliced and topped with our tuna or chicken salad for a refreshing treat. (Check out our website - Recipes tab - to get how-to for those)<br/>
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#Repost @kind_roots with @get_repost<br/>
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Radishes! Skin brightening, hydrating, detoxing (perfect for Spring!) and great for kidney, liver and thyroid health, radishes are a GREAT addition to your diet this Spring. <br/>
Delicious addition to salads or dip them in a dab of butter + top with sea salt! 😋</p>

<p>#eatlocal #amethystradishes #springfoods #pbcfm (at Whole Foods Market)</p>

Doing your Sunday shopping? Add radishes to your list and check out Dana Bufalino’s health tips below! We also like them sliced and topped with our tuna or chicken salad for a refreshing treat. (Check out our website - Recipes tab - to get how-to for those)
🌺
#Repost @kind_roots with @get_repost
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Radishes! Skin brightening, hydrating, detoxing (perfect for Spring!) and great for kidney, liver and thyroid health, radishes are a GREAT addition to your diet this Spring.
Delicious addition to salads or dip them in a dab of butter + top with sea salt! 😋

#eatlocal #amethystradishes #springfoods #pbcfm (at Whole Foods Market)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Hey, Charleston County Parks! Christine Warrix had a great time yesterday repping Blue Heron, talking Chinese Medicine and giving out ear seeds. 😊 Thanks for having us and thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat! 💗<br/>
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#charlestoncountyparks #healthfair #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #holistichealth #earseeds #migraines #painrelief #stressrelief #anxietyrelief #digestivehealth #springhealth #charleston #westashley #charlestonacupuncture  (at James Island County Park)</p>

Hey, Charleston County Parks! Christine Warrix had a great time yesterday repping Blue Heron, talking Chinese Medicine and giving out ear seeds. 😊 Thanks for having us and thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat! 💗
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#charlestoncountyparks #healthfair #acupuncture #chinesemedicine #holistichealth #earseeds #migraines #painrelief #stressrelief #anxietyrelief #digestivehealth #springhealth #charleston #westashley #charlestonacupuncture (at James Island County Park)

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Have you met Cythera Wilkerson yet? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Cythera is one of Blue Heron’s phenomenal acupuncturists and she brings a unique skill and perspective to her work - that of helping you unfold your story and journey in new ways.  Cythera excels at warmly and gently guiding you through the exploration of your self, your health and your life.  By uncovering, welcoming and moving through what may be stumbling blocks, new challenges to overcome or strengths to embrace, Cythera opens the door for greater emotional as well as physical health (the psychoemotional holding patterns in our lives are often related to our physical pain). Prefer to just come in for a relaxing treatment with an awesome, welcoming person without going deep? She can do that, too!  Cythera is incredibly personable and will help you feel right at home! 🌸</p>

<p>Cythera shares:⠀<br/>
My favorite thing to do is get to know people and have the opportunity to hear their story. I find that one of the most common reasons people seek out Chinese Medicine is for the opportunity to examine their life and their health with a different lens and I hope to aid them in this process. We are not simply a diagnosis. We have the ability to access the power of the infinite within us and it is through stillness and opening that this becomes possible. This unfolding process is a gift to the self and to the world as a whole. We have so much potential in this lifetime. Learning to understand our bodies in their entirety allows for this unfolding in new ways each moment. ✨<br/>
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#acupuncture #chinesemedicine #enneagram #dreamwork #emotionalhealing #charleston #westashley #feelbetternow #iching #holistichealth #lowcountryliving #openyourheart #beautifulperson (at Avondale Point Business District)</p>

Have you met Cythera Wilkerson yet? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Cythera is one of Blue Heron’s phenomenal acupuncturists and she brings a unique skill and perspective to her work - that of helping you unfold your story and journey in new ways. Cythera excels at warmly and gently guiding you through the exploration of your self, your health and your life. By uncovering, welcoming and moving through what may be stumbling blocks, new challenges to overcome or strengths to embrace, Cythera opens the door for greater emotional as well as physical health (the psychoemotional holding patterns in our lives are often related to our physical pain). Prefer to just come in for a relaxing treatment with an awesome, welcoming person without going deep? She can do that, too! Cythera is incredibly personable and will help you feel right at home! 🌸

Cythera shares:⠀
My favorite thing to do is get to know people and have the opportunity to hear their story. I find that one of the most common reasons people seek out Chinese Medicine is for the opportunity to examine their life and their health with a different lens and I hope to aid them in this process. We are not simply a diagnosis. We have the ability to access the power of the infinite within us and it is through stillness and opening that this becomes possible. This unfolding process is a gift to the self and to the world as a whole. We have so much potential in this lifetime. Learning to understand our bodies in their entirety allows for this unfolding in new ways each moment. ✨
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#acupuncture #chinesemedicine #enneagram #dreamwork #emotionalhealing #charleston #westashley #feelbetternow #iching #holistichealth #lowcountryliving #openyourheart #beautifulperson (at Avondale Point Business District)

Posted 1 week ago