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Blue Heron Acupuncture & Apothecary

Providing Classical Chinese Medicine to Charleston, SC

<p>Gotta love that gorgeous green! The color of spring, the liver and gallbladder energies, and the wood element: vision, creativity, direction, momentum and justice. 🙌<br/>
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We’re sailing into “From the Inside Out” week and celebrating all things healthy beauty. Treating your body with love, respect and nourishment is #1 in that regard. 💖<br/>
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We’ll be retreating Saturday morning and today is your LAST DAY to grab one of the last few tickets! Link in bio. We can’t wait to celebrate vitality with YOU. 🌸<br/>
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You gotta practice what you preach!! Kicking off #insideoutretreatchs week with a #foodasskincare smoothie. Allllllll the greens (spinach, romaine, parsley, cilantro), a tiny bit of fruit (¼ apple, ¼ pear, ¼ banana) + spirulina, hemp seeds and @animamundiherbals plant based collagen available at @shop_wildcraftchs. <br/>
Last day to register for the retreat if TODAY!!! (at Charleston, South Carolina)</p>

Gotta love that gorgeous green! The color of spring, the liver and gallbladder energies, and the wood element: vision, creativity, direction, momentum and justice. 🙌
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We’re sailing into “From the Inside Out” week and celebrating all things healthy beauty. Treating your body with love, respect and nourishment is #1 in that regard. 💖
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We’ll be retreating Saturday morning and today is your LAST DAY to grab one of the last few tickets! Link in bio. We can’t wait to celebrate vitality with YOU. 🌸
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#Repost @kind_roots with @get_repost
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You gotta practice what you preach!! Kicking off #insideoutretreatchs week with a #foodasskincare smoothie. Allllllll the greens (spinach, romaine, parsley, cilantro), a tiny bit of fruit (¼ apple, ¼ pear, ¼ banana) + spirulina, hemp seeds and @animamundiherbals plant based collagen available at @shop_wildcraftchs.
Last day to register for the retreat if TODAY!!! (at Charleston, South Carolina)

Posted 6 days ago
<p>Beautiful pop of color at our door thanks to @foxymottley! 💗🌸💖 (at Avondale, South Carolina)</p>

Beautiful pop of color at our door thanks to @foxymottley! 💗🌸💖 (at Avondale, South Carolina)

Posted 6 days ago
<p>So grateful for these two inspiring women (+ @holly.f.thorpe of @shop_wildcraftchs & @cat__taylor of @byrdhousepr & so many others!!) who are creating such beautiful events // businesses // donuts // loveliness // learning opportunities for the Lowcountry. Follow @insideoutretreat to learn more about our upcoming Morning Retreat on June 9th. Just a few more days to get the last available tickets - registration closes JUNE 4th. And join us for a day of lovely women taking a moment to care for themselves and enjoy one another’s company! 💗🌸💖<br/>
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Sunday is for lovers. These two are over the moon to be joined by @holly.f.thorpe, owner of @shop_wildcraftchs and @lisaabernathy13, owner of @blueheronacupuncture….the most talented skincare gurus this side of the Ashley! (at Charleston, South Carolina)</p>

So grateful for these two inspiring women (+ @holly.f.thorpe of @shop_wildcraftchs & @cat__taylor of @byrdhousepr & so many others!!) who are creating such beautiful events // businesses // donuts // loveliness // learning opportunities for the Lowcountry. Follow @insideoutretreat to learn more about our upcoming Morning Retreat on June 9th. Just a few more days to get the last available tickets - registration closes JUNE 4th. And join us for a day of lovely women taking a moment to care for themselves and enjoy one another’s company! 💗🌸💖
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#Repost @insideoutretreat with @get_repost
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Sunday is for lovers. These two are over the moon to be joined by @holly.f.thorpe, owner of @shop_wildcraftchs and @lisaabernathy13, owner of @blueheronacupuncture….the most talented skincare gurus this side of the Ashley! (at Charleston, South Carolina)

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Thank you to @chascitypaper for this highlight of our healthy beauty morning retreat coming up on Saturday, June 9! Last day to snag Early Bird tickets 🐣 We’ve got a phenomenal respite // learning // playing // connecting // tasting planned for you! So excited to collaborate with @kind_roots, @shop_wildcraftchs, @bib.on, @bib.om, @byrdhousepr and @cannongreenchs to bring you the most unique and effective morning of #cleanbeauty, #restorativeyoga, #healthyskincare, #mocktails, #vegantreats, #facialcupping and #facialguasha. Join us to redefine what HEALTHY BEAUTY can be for you - INSIDE & OUT ✨🌸💖☀️<br/>
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Oh and gluten/allergen-free donuts by @bib.on 😍 whaaaa?!?!?!? 🙌🙌🙌 (at Charleston, South Carolina)</p>

Thank you to @chascitypaper for this highlight of our healthy beauty morning retreat coming up on Saturday, June 9! Last day to snag Early Bird tickets 🐣 We’ve got a phenomenal respite // learning // playing // connecting // tasting planned for you! So excited to collaborate with @kind_roots, @shop_wildcraftchs, @bib.on, @bib.om, @byrdhousepr and @cannongreenchs to bring you the most unique and effective morning of #cleanbeauty, #restorativeyoga, #healthyskincare, #mocktails, #vegantreats, #facialcupping and #facialguasha. Join us to redefine what HEALTHY BEAUTY can be for you - INSIDE & OUT ✨🌸💖☀️
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Oh and gluten/allergen-free donuts by @bib.on 😍 whaaaa?!?!?!? 🙌🙌🙌 (at Charleston, South Carolina)

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Last couple days to get our Early Bird pricing!! 💖 We are so looking forward to spending time with all of you amazing women as we RETREAT, relax, and ENJOY a morning respite at @cannongreenchs. Come experience HEALTHY BEAUTY with us. Inward time, lovely time, friend time, yin time, health time, YOU time. ❤️<br/>
(Link in bio 👆) (at Cannon Green)</p>

Last couple days to get our Early Bird pricing!! 💖 We are so looking forward to spending time with all of you amazing women as we RETREAT, relax, and ENJOY a morning respite at @cannongreenchs. Come experience HEALTHY BEAUTY with us. Inward time, lovely time, friend time, yin time, health time, YOU time. ❤️
(Link in bio 👆) (at Cannon Green)

Posted 2 weeks ago

Soul Survivor: Five Secret Weapons in Your Fight Against Cancer

Thank you to Scott Sanders for sharing these illuminating steps to caring for yourself while going through cancer treatment.  Scott reminds us of the significance of healthy care, behaviors and support networks to boosting your resources and strengthening your resolve through what can be such a scary and challenging time of your life.  Any illness or obstacle in life - while certainly not desired - can be such a huge opportunity to learn, grow, soften and come to love yourself more fully.  It is through looking inward, manifesting outward and embracing these steps Scott outlines that deep healing can occur.  Here at Blue Heron, we are honored to support your journey.

A cancer diagnosis can hit hard. Suddenly, everything in your life is put in perspective and you’re left wondering what to do. Deciding to fight your cancer is one of the bravest things you can do. It shows that you have a fighting spirit, and that you are committed to put your heart and soul into surviving your diagnosis and living your best life. As you continue to fight the good fight, there will be several ups and downs along the way. It’s good to have a few secret weapons tucked away in your arsenal. Tools to help get you through the tough times and keep you going strong in your fight against cancer.

1. Self-care

To help during the tough times, it’s good to have a self-care strategy. Self-care is the way in which, we make sure that our personal needs are met. It’s those moments when we really should throw on the breaks and treat ourselves right. If you’re going through a rough patch, having a self-care strategy will be your ace in the hole—your chance to escape from the stress, anxiety, and discomfort that overwhelms. Great self-care activities include taking a spa day, getting a massage, doing yoga, meditation or even reading a book.

 2. Family & Friends

 As you go through ups and downs in your treatments, you might feel a little bit of guilt for putting those closest to you through this trying experience. You may even feel tempted to try and face your cancer on your own, but this would be a total mistake. One of the most important things to always hold on to during your fight against cancer is the people you love. Nothing gives you an advantage like having friends and family in your corner. Embrace their willingness to support you and remember that they are there when times are tough.

 3. Alternatives to Pain Medication

 To fight against all the physical pain that comes along with cancer, many patients turn to medication. Pain relievers such as opioids will do the job, but anyone who turns to this kind of pain medication also puts themselves at risk to become addicted. It is crucial to follow your doctor’s orders to safely use opioid medication to reduce inflammation.

If chronic pain is present during your fight against cancer, you may consider turning to alternative methods of pain relief. Music therapy is just one example of how people with a number of ailments have been able to suppress pain. Having one or two alternatives for pain relief will help reduce your chances of becoming overly dependent on opioids.

 4. Good Nutrition

In your fight against cancer, you are going to need as much of an advantage as you can. There are a number of ways you can fortify your body to give it the strength it needs to battle cancer. One way is getting plenty of sleep, and another is eating the right kinds of food. What we put in a body has a big effect on how we approach our day to day. Junk food can make you feel sleepy and sluggish. Fresh food with a high nutritional value will make you feel awake, alert and steadfast. Eating power foods will give you the boost you need to fight against your cancer to the best of your ability.

 5. Purpose

 Not to be underestimated, having purpose within your life can be a great source of inspiration to carry on in your fight against cancer. Having a purpose means having a reason to fight. For some, it’s family; for others, it comes from their spirituality. There are a number of ways we can find or create purpose within our life. Activities such as volunteering at shelters, being a mentor, or participating in community events can encourage and inspire us to carry on and keep fighting against cancer.

As you continue to fight cancer, and live your best life, don’t forget about these five secret weapons. Being handed a diagnosis is tough, but you are tougher. Never doubt your ability to overcome the challenges set out before you, and whatever you do, don’t stop fighting.

Scott Sanders is the creator of CancerWell.org, which provides resources and support for anyone who has been affected by any form of cancer. He is also the author of the book Put Yourself First: A Guide to Self-care and Spiritual Wellness During and After Cancer Treatment, coming Summer 2018!

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Libby Prim * Our Wise Woman // Trailblazer * Neurostructural Integration Technique Practitioner<br/>
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Libby embodies wisdom in the truest sense - being not only intellectually bright, fiercely devoted to her pursuit of better understanding the body and healing, and knowing a whole heck of a lot due to her decades of study and work with clients - but also living and knowing from her heart, staying curious, laughing freely, trusting her intuition, enjoying competition on the table tennis courts, learning from her travels and encounters with friends and strangers alike, and having an eye for beauty. She has a humility, gentleness and grace that immediately encourage her clients (and fellow practitioners) to feel at ease, held and able to trust themselves and their bodies. Libby inspires us everyday to become better practitioners and better human beings, to remember the important things and let the rest go.<br/>
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Libby’s story is as fascinating as her work. She was raised in Ireland, where she opened a health food store in the 1970s (#trailblazer). She then moved to the States where she studied #acupuncture and then #macrobiotic cooking, eventually finding her truest fit with Bowen Technique and Neurostructural Integration Technique. She jumped at the chance to study with Australian teachers to immerse herself in these innovative forms of #bodywork and then began her own practice. In the in-between years, Libby raised three exceptionally creative children (now adult artists and philosophers).<br/>
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Oh and she was a nationally ranked tennis player and currently enjoys this status in the world of table tennis. 🏆 </p>

Libby Prim * Our Wise Woman // Trailblazer * Neurostructural Integration Technique Practitioner

Libby embodies wisdom in the truest sense - being not only intellectually bright, fiercely devoted to her pursuit of better understanding the body and healing, and knowing a whole heck of a lot due to her decades of study and work with clients - but also living and knowing from her heart, staying curious, laughing freely, trusting her intuition, enjoying competition on the table tennis courts, learning from her travels and encounters with friends and strangers alike, and having an eye for beauty. She has a humility, gentleness and grace that immediately encourage her clients (and fellow practitioners) to feel at ease, held and able to trust themselves and their bodies. Libby inspires us everyday to become better practitioners and better human beings, to remember the important things and let the rest go.
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Libby’s story is as fascinating as her work. She was raised in Ireland, where she opened a health food store in the 1970s (#trailblazer). She then moved to the States where she studied #acupuncture and then #macrobiotic cooking, eventually finding her truest fit with Bowen Technique and Neurostructural Integration Technique. She jumped at the chance to study with Australian teachers to immerse herself in these innovative forms of #bodywork and then began her own practice. In the in-between years, Libby raised three exceptionally creative children (now adult artists and philosophers).
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Oh and she was a nationally ranked tennis player and currently enjoys this status in the world of table tennis. 🏆

Posted 3 weeks ago
<p>Join Ashlee Dixon this Sunday, 5/13, 10-10:45 am at Lululemon King Street for a complimentary yoga class to celebrate mothers and all they do for us. ❤️ Ashlee will lead a beautiful, all levels yoga class in which you can send your breath and your gratitude to your mom. 🌸 Sign up via eventbrite: <br/>
<a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mothers-day-yoga-tickets-45872975304" target="_blank">https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mothers-day-yoga-tickets-45872975304</a> (at lululemon Charleston)</p>

Join Ashlee Dixon this Sunday, 5/13, 10-10:45 am at Lululemon King Street for a complimentary yoga class to celebrate mothers and all they do for us. ❤️ Ashlee will lead a beautiful, all levels yoga class in which you can send your breath and your gratitude to your mom. 🌸 Sign up via eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mothers-day-yoga-tickets-45872975304 (at lululemon Charleston)

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>You are invited!! So excited to introduce you to From the Inside Out: A Healthy Morning Beauty Retreat, happening June 9 at the incredibly beautiful Cannon Green!</p>

<p>Discover how to take care of your skin from the inside/out through a holistic approach. Learn the healing and beautifying power of food as skincare (by Dana Bufalino of @kind_roots and Blue Heron) + the powerful effects of facial gua sha and cupping (by Lisa Abernathy of @blueheronacupuncture and Holly Thorpe of @shop_wildcraftchs), all after a restorative yoga flow + guided meditation (by AC Bethea of @bib.on) in the beautiful courtyard of @cannongreenchs. Plus healthy bites and mocktails from @cannongreenchs + delicious, allergen-free donuts by @bib.on. Oh, and did we mention the goodie bags?!? 💖</p>

<p>Link in bio to learn more and buy tix! Can’t wait to see you there!! (at Cannon Green)</p>

You are invited!! So excited to introduce you to From the Inside Out: A Healthy Morning Beauty Retreat, happening June 9 at the incredibly beautiful Cannon Green!

Discover how to take care of your skin from the inside/out through a holistic approach. Learn the healing and beautifying power of food as skincare (by Dana Bufalino of @kind_roots and Blue Heron) + the powerful effects of facial gua sha and cupping (by Lisa Abernathy of @blueheronacupuncture and Holly Thorpe of @shop_wildcraftchs), all after a restorative yoga flow + guided meditation (by AC Bethea of @bib.on) in the beautiful courtyard of @cannongreenchs. Plus healthy bites and mocktails from @cannongreenchs + delicious, allergen-free donuts by @bib.on. Oh, and did we mention the goodie bags?!? 💖

Link in bio to learn more and buy tix! Can’t wait to see you there!! (at Cannon Green)

Posted 4 weeks ago
<p>Such an honor to be featured on GSD Entrepreneur, talking with the fabulous Jules and Statoya! These women are so much fun and so intelligent, really uplifting the Charleston community. Go to their page to listen and make sure to subscribe to their podcast in iTunes. They are talking to fascinating people in the Lowcountry and it’s a great way to stay connected with what’s happening in our community! Thanks, @gsdentrepreneur!!<br/>
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Happy Tuesday, happy new #GSDEntrepreneur #podcast episode!! This week our conversation with the lovely Lisa Abernathy, founder of @blueheronacupuncture, was fascinating!! If you’ve ever wondered about the validity of Chinese medicine, this is an episode you will not want to miss.</p>

<p>As always, thanks for listening!  If you feel so inclined to leave a review for us here and on iTunes, we’d be forever grateful to you. :). #gsd #getshitdone #businesspodcast #businesswomen #entrpreneurlife #femaleentrepreneur #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #apothecary #charleston #chs #charlestonbusiness (at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina)</p>

Such an honor to be featured on GSD Entrepreneur, talking with the fabulous Jules and Statoya! These women are so much fun and so intelligent, really uplifting the Charleston community. Go to their page to listen and make sure to subscribe to their podcast in iTunes. They are talking to fascinating people in the Lowcountry and it’s a great way to stay connected with what’s happening in our community! Thanks, @gsdentrepreneur!!
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Happy Tuesday, happy new #GSDEntrepreneur #podcast episode!! This week our conversation with the lovely Lisa Abernathy, founder of @blueheronacupuncture, was fascinating!! If you’ve ever wondered about the validity of Chinese medicine, this is an episode you will not want to miss.

As always, thanks for listening! If you feel so inclined to leave a review for us here and on iTunes, we’d be forever grateful to you. :). #gsd #getshitdone #businesspodcast #businesswomen #entrpreneurlife #femaleentrepreneur #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #apothecary #charleston #chs #charlestonbusiness (at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina)

Posted 5 weeks ago