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mariebowseracupuncture. Whenever I get exposed to a cold (something that happens in my work),

Whenever I get exposed to a cold (something that happens in my work), or feel like I’m fighting a cold I dose myself up with elderberry syrup and Vitamin C. When I take it, I can feel elderberry working in my body. I rarely have time to make it, busy gal that I am, but I have made it with dried berries. It really isn’t hard. Are you a fan of ederberry syrup? 📸 #repost from @rosaleedelaforet 🙏 #elderberrysyrup #elderberry #immunityboost #herbalmedicine #natureheals #mariebowseracupuncture #herbalist #naturemedicine

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mariebowseracupuncture. Flowers and birds are fire element symbols. In the FACE, fire features

Flowers and birds are fire element symbols. In the FACE, fire features include: curly hair, spiky hair, red(dish) hair, a sparkle in the eyes, joy lines around the eyes, dimples, pointy features, snappy dressers, and goatees. Fire people tend to be dramatic and are great performers and public speakers. They are fun and funny, they have big, open, vulnerable hearts that can feel easily hurt. They like variety and hate to be bored. I have just enough fire in me to make for a good time. #fireelement #fiveelements #chinesefacereading #ninestarki #dramatic #natutalperformer #vulnerableheart #foragoodtimecall #mariebowseracupuncture

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Star of Bethlehem is an important flower essence for trauma and shock of all kinds and one of the main ingredients in the famous Bach Rescue Remedy formula. I like flower essences for supporting patients because they are effective and safe with pharmaceuticals. Seems like an appropriate one today... Sending out some Star of Bethlehem. 🎨 #regram from @penabranca #starofbethlehem #floweressence #bachrescueremedy #mariebowseracupuncture #acupunctureforemotionalhealth #energeticmedicine #sendingoutsomestarofbethlehem

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mariebowseracupuncture. What magic are you creating this weekend?!?! 📸 #repost from @faeriema

What magic are you creating this weekend?!?! 📸 #repost from @faeriemagazine #labyrinth #tgif #mariebowseracupuncture #priestess #magical #mystical

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mariebowseracupuncture. “The American Dream is Alie and Well.” - #nicholasgalanin (check out h

“The American Dream is Alie and Well.” - #nicholasgalanin (check out his art piece by that title) 🎨 here by @cosmiccollage #happyindigenouspeoplesday #mariebowseracupuncture #paradigmshift

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mariebowseracupuncture. Contemplating impermanence...and my Halloween costume. #impermanance #

Contemplating impermanence...and my Halloween costume. #impermanance #skeleton #halloween #mariebowseracupuncture #buddhist #daoist #halloweenie #halloweenfreak

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mariebowseracupuncture. Hellraiser. (One of the cool parts of taking continuing education clas

Hellraiser. (One of the cool parts of taking continuing education classes is getting practiced ON). #hellraiser #facialrejuvination #facialrejuvinationacupuncture #cosmeticacupuncture #mariebowseracupuncture getting #tszujjd

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mariebowseracupuncture. “I know what I love to do & I do it”. Brewing and plotting some creati

“I know what I love to do & I do it”. Brewing and plotting some creative projects. I can have it all and feel balanced in the process. #iknowhatilovetodoandidoit #mariebowseracupuncture #ambivert #creatrix #socialbutterfly #icanhaveitall

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mariebowseracupuncture. Mugwort is a powerful herb used in both the Chinese and Western pharma

Mugwort is a powerful herb used in both the Chinese and Western pharmacopeia. In Chinese Medicine, mugwort, also known as ai ye, is commonly known for treating menstrual pain. It is also used in moxibustion, a treatment modality that uses burning mugwort near the skin to stimuate acupuncture points. Recently I've been using mugwort flower essence before bed in order to have increased access to my dreams with great success. More on mugwort from: @ominbloom ・・・ “MUGWORT MAGICK ✨ ARTEMESIA VULGARIS. Perfect for the sacred and magical month we embark on - November. 🍂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mugwort will be my herbal ally throughout the entire month of November, as I strive to strengthen my spiritual vision, manifestation, and relationship with this sacred herb. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creating a relationship with her is essential to reaping the benefits of her offerings. She is essentially an herb great for initiatory or explorative journeys along the herbalist path. She allows for an opening of the subconscious, and strengthens the relationship between the sub, and the conscious. 🔮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She opens the doors to lifting the veil, clearing the cobwebs, and recalibrating the mind. Opening the portal to the EYE, she allows for the reveal of ancient, inherent, instinctual knowing. She brings us home to the center of our headspace. 👁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ POTENTIAL BENEFITS 🍃 • Digestive Aid • Stress Relief • Menstrual Pain Regulation • Vision Health • Vivid Dreams / Lucid Exploration ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ USES: Tea, Topical, Smoke, Smudge ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Monthly observation to come. Stay tuned. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DISCLAIMER: These writings do not intend to heal, cure, or aid any disease. For medical attention or starting a new regimen, please contact your health provider.” 📸 #repost from @omnibloom #mugwort #womenshealth #dysmenorrhea #menstrualcramps #moxibustion #moxa #chineseherbalmedicine #chinesemateriamedica #mariebowseracupuncture #floweressence #dreamwork #magic #mystical #spiritualvision

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mariebowseracupuncture. My Sagittarius moon is doing a happy dance! Words on Sag from my frien

My Sagittarius moon is doing a happy dance! Words on Sag from my friend @astrosummer: ”We have just entered Sagittarius. Sag is the adventurer inside of us, the part of us that has goals & vision. Sag needs freedom & is often questing. Right now Jupiter is in Sagittarius & Jupiter rules Sag!!!....so this next year is likely a blessed, optimistic and flowing time for those with planets in Sagittarius. May you feel blessed today⭐️” 🎨 from @magicmakerdreamweaver #sagittarius #jupiter #jupiterinsagittarius #mariebowseracupuncture #sagmoon #quester #adventurer #adventure #freedom #thearcher #woohoo

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Seaweed. Did you know that seaweed has healing properties? There are many types of seaweed (I’m not certain which seaweeds are shown in these photos of the tide pools in Gualala). Some of the common seaweeds prescribed in Chinese Medicine are known for clearing phlegm (as with phlegm from a cough treated by Kombu or laminaria) and softening hardness and “accumulation” (as with lipomas treated by Haizao). My friend @srinika_healing uses Atlantic Brown Laminaria to treat radiation exposure. Nature is amazing. (Can you spot the crab and the star fish in the photos?) #laminaria #kombu #seaweed #gualala #tidepools #chinesemateriamedica #chinesepharmacopeia #chinesemedicine #mariebowseracupuncture #mermaid #naturefairy

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Celebrating clear skies and fresh air. Another thing about metal people is that they are nourished by views of the vast sky and it’s ability to evoke a sense of perspective between heaven and earth. Do you love the vast sky like I do? #heavenearthandman #betweenheavenandearth #metalelement #fiveelements #ninestarki #mariebowseracupuncture #chinesefacereading #clearskies #joyful #jennerheadlandspreserve #heavenearthandwoman

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mariebowseracupuncture. Noses!!! A prominent nose on the face is a sign of someone’s metal nat

Noses!!! A prominent nose on the face is a sign of someone’s metal nature. And, as you can see, I am blessed with said, prominent nose, among other metal features AND a metal birthdate. Metal types are highly sensitive: to what they put in and on their bodies, to subtle energy of a physical space, to the mood or physical experience of others. It’s also deeply important for metal people to live a life of authenticity, purpose and meaning. Metal types have superb attention to detail, thinking out all aspects l, ins and outs of a project. This makes them excellent leaders. Metal archetypes include The Princess, The High Priestess, The King and The Father. Who do you know that embodies these qualities? #theempress #thehighpriestess #metalelement #fiveelements #ninestarki #highlysensitivepeople #starcrown #mariebowseracupuncture #chinesefacereading #transformationalwellness #prominentnose

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mariebowseracupuncture. So many pies that you need to sample them all... it so often happens t

So many pies that you need to sample them all... it so often happens that people find themselves a bit overstuffed by the end of Thanksgiving dinner. A simple digestive aid after Thanksgiving dinner is to make some fennel seed tea. Xiao Hui Xiang, according to the Chinese Materia Medica, harmonizes digestion, treats indigestion and digestive pain and promotes peristalsis (the appropriate movement of the intestines) and their contents). Make sure you have it in the house! Bring 1 tbs to boil in 3 cups of water and simmer 10 minutes. Strain, enjoy, feel relieved. #overeating #foodstagnation #indigestion #peristalsis #xiaohuixiang #fennelseed #relief #thanksgiving #thankagivinggroceries #mariebowseracupuncture #somanypies #goturback

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mariebowseracupuncture. We all express different aspects and combinations of the Chinese Five

We all express different aspects and combinations of the Chinese Five Elements. The five elements show up in our body types, our faces, our birthdates, our constitutions and health issues, our cravings, our personalities and preferences, our fashion choices our life purpose, our struggles... For example, I personally express alot of wood. My strong eye brows and the wrinkles between them are wood features. My birthdate further synergizes my wood tendencies. My health issues relate to wood (and it's corresponding organ, the liver). My personality is very woody (I'm action-oriented; I'm good at making things happen; I'm direct; I'm interested in efficiency and practicality.). I’m also enthusiastic, which is helpful for encouraging and motivating others to make changes in their life and health. My wood nature CAN be impatient and has trouble slowing down. I remedy this by taking time for and restful activities. For me this looks like knitting while listening to audiobooks. I also really like soaking in hot water. Does this sound like YOU or someone you know? How do YOU like to recharge? #woodelement #fiveelements #mariebowseracupuncture #transformationalwellness #facialdiagnosis #eyebrows #ninestarki #yinwood #actionoriented #impatient #enthusiastic #geterdone #letsdothis #wegotthis #hellyeah #highfive #woohoo

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I’m calling on my mushroom allies for support in the midst of the intense, smoky, “unhealthy” zone Norcal air quality. Cordyceps is one of my faves: it tastes sweet (to me), it’s nourishing to the lungs and it has anti-cancer properties. A couple of brands you could pick up at most health food stores are Host Defense and Four Sigmatic. I also have it here in the office. #mushroomallies #cordyceps #antineoplastic #anticancer #dongchongxiacao #chinesepharmacopeia #chinesemateriamedica #herbalmedicine #lungsupport #airqualityindex #mariebowseracupuncture #stuckinside #climbingthewalls #mayallbeingsbefreefromsuffering

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I’m in a class this week. I love to learn and study. I have a bunch of planets in Sagittarius. I also have a lot of wood element in my face and birthdate - also pointing to lifelong learning. In fact *that* is what I’m deepening my knowledge about this week: how the five elements show up in our faces and date of birth and how they play out in our personalities, struggles and life purpose. I’ve been discussing this with friends, family and patients for years and I will now be offering this as a stand-alone service in my practice. Are you a lifelong learner? If so, what topics excite you the most? #jeanhaner #facialdiagnosis #chinesefacialdiagnosis #ninestarki #9starki #fengshui #bagua #daoism #magicsquare #chinesemedicine #woodelement #mariebowseracupuncture #sagittariusmoon #lifelonglearner

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Weekend Reset. I love how weekends provide more time to shake off the old and *intentionally* place my *attention*. My favorite reset tools are meditation & qigong, nature, epsom salt baths and keeping life more simple. My husband likes to listen to music (loud) and connect with friends. We balance each other. 😂 How do YOU like to reset? #reset #redirect #favoriteresettools #intentioniseverything #qigong #meditation #nature #slowingdown #mariebowseracupuncture #resetting

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mariebowseracupuncture. Portrait of Aquarius with Scorpio Rising on the Hunters Moon: smiling,

Portrait of Aquarius with Scorpio Rising on the Hunters Moon: smiling, green alien on the outside, dark, confusing emotions roiling on the inside. Kinda want to have a temper tantrum. Not sure why. Everything in life is actually fine and dandy. Don’t mind me. I’ll just be over here meditating by myself in the corner. 🎨 #Regram @magicmakerdreamweaver #feelingmyscorpio #alwaysanalien #alwaysaquarius #mariebowseracupuncture #paradoxical #astrological #witchy #witchywoo

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mariebowseracupuncture. Brewing. Percolating. Fermenting. Bubbling. Digesting. Discerning. Tra

Brewing. Percolating. Fermenting. Bubbling. Digesting. Discerning. Transmuting. Transforming. Present. Moment. Noticing. #percolation #percolating #brewing #transforming #transmuting #mariebowseracupuncture #bubbling #brewing #presentmomentnoticing

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Sunset over Santa Cruz. Getting ready to hang with my Daoist mysticism teacher and classmates. #santacruzsunset #montereybay #mariebowseracupuncture #lamentingshorterdays #savoringthesunlight #soakinginthesunset #lovingwhatis

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“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” - #jamesbrown does this quote resonate for you? If so, what song gets you up and dancing no matter where you are? #jamesbrown #getupanddance #saturdaynight #discolights #dancelikenobodyswatching #mariebowseracupuncture #problemsolving

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mariebowseracupuncture. Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua) and Goji Berries (Gou Qi Zi) are good for the l

Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua) and Goji Berries (Gou Qi Zi) are good for the liver, for dry, tired, itchy, red eyes, for irritability and for protecting the body during hot, windy weather. The Bay Area gets warm, dry and windy this time of year and this tea is a soothing, daily remedy for just that. Add hot water and sip it all day in multiple steeps. The flavor is sweet and grassy. We have it here in the office! #windheat #autumndryness #autumnhealth #juhua #gouqizi #chrysanthemum #gojiberry #wolfberry #dryredeyes #favoriteherbs #chinesepharmacopeia #chinesemateriamedica #chinesemedicine #herbalmedicine #simpleremedies #naturalremedies #mariebowseracupuncture #coolit #soothing

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The sight of palm trees taps me into the excitement I felt when I first moved to California (17 years ago from Rochester, New York). They never fail to connect me to an optimism about life. This was from Saturday night before dinner with friends in Petaluma. What sight or symbol helps to quickly shift you into a memory or another state of mind? #palmtrees #petalumaskyline #signsofoptimism #mariebowseracupuncture #wegotthis #yougotthis #letsdothis #enthusiastic #californiadreaming

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mariebowseracupuncture. “Focus on the thing, not the obstacle to the thing.” Thanks @elkaeastl

“Focus on the thing, not the obstacle to the thing.” Thanks @elkaeastly for your words of wisdom. Thinking about how I want to take action and about the most effective use of my time for creating the world I want to live in. Curious what others are up to around this. 🎨 #artistunknown #grafittiart #focusonthething #womeninpolitics #governmentthatrepresentswomen #humanrights #equalrights #vote #yourvotecounts #ethicalpoliticians #ethicalgovernment #enlightenedsociety #checksandbalances #utopiansociety #socialprograms #universalhealthcare #reproductivehealthcare #mariebowseracupuncture #workingmagic

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Weekend goal: Nature Bath! So wonderful for the nervous system! What’s your favorite place to connect with nature? (Last weekend we hit up Chabot Regional Park. They have kayak rentals! I can’t believe I’m just learning about this.) #chabotregionalpark #weekendgoals #naturebathing #mariebowseracupuncture #partnerincrime #replenishingmynaturelevels

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mariebowseracupuncture. “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” #lmmontgomer

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” #lmmontgomery #anneofgreengables #anneshirley #imsogladiliveinaworldwherethereareoctobers #mariebowseracupuncture one of my #favoritebooks

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mariebowseracupuncture. Paradox. In response to my anger and frustration, in order not to mari

Paradox. In response to my anger and frustration, in order not to marinate in suffering, I’m working to recognize and dissolve illusions of separateness. I intend to operate from the energy of the divine and to see the divine in everyone. How can I love more? How can I be grateful for the lessons I am here to learn in this lifetime? All this while continuing to be in action about what doesn’t work. 🎨 by @alexgreycosm #dissolveillusions #illusionsofseparateness #divinewithin #psychadelicart #psyart #cosmicart #mariebowseracupuncture #redirecting #beinginaction #takingaction #paradox #nonduality #bothand

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Small town life happens in the megalopolis. Every two years the City of Albany closes Solano Avenue to cars, sets up tables, chairs and band stands, there are table decorating contests (the Mad Hatters Tea Party was the coolest), and toast contests and restaurants stand at the ready for takeout orders. We started the evening having dinner with my Rotary friends and ended up being the last people on the street discussing religion, spirituality and the meaning of life with some friends from my networking group. Such a wonderful night. Can’t wait for the next one. #dinnerwithalbany #solanoavenue #albanyca #smalltownlife #mariebowseracupuncture #bigcityacupuncturist #smalltownacupuncturist

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mariebowseracupuncture. It’s been a week. I’ve mostly been hunkering down trying not to go dow

It’s been a week. I’ve mostly been hunkering down trying not to go down a deep, dark rabbit hole. Had a session with a coach and mentor @elkaeastly working on my frustration about paying taxes (Something I twist my big girl panties in a knot about four times a year) to a government I feel unrepresentative by. Feeling a strong resolve to make more money to donate more money to the organizations that are fighting for what I believe in... Praying. 📸 #repost from @citypulseacupuncture #boyswillbeheldaccountablefortheirfuckingactions #ibelieveher #ibelievedrford #praying #seachange #mariebowseracupuncture #radicalselfcare

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mariebowseracupuncture. Sugar. It's such a socially acceptable drug that it's strange or even

Sugar. It's such a socially acceptable drug that it's strange or even offensive to some people when you say you're avoiding it. For me, sugar is poison. Its the change in my mood that is most troublesome. But I also see it in my face and my body when I eat it. Yet, despite my enthusiasm while journaling (or sharing with my husband or someone) how I wish to show up for myself, I forget as soon as a tasty treat is waved under my nose. Not to mention the concern of legitimate health issues that sugar is implicated in (inflammatory diseases and conditions like pain and arthritis, metabolic disorders, cancer....). __ I'm learning that the phenomenon of forgetting the wishes of my higher self disempowers my words. “I'm not going to eat sugar anymore.” and boom - a day later - “Just this *one* (insert un-turn-downable sweet delicacy here). Because, if I’m never eating sugar again, I want to make sure I have *this* one more time.” What am I learning by doing this? That my words aren't believable to my subconscious. So the next time I really want to do something impactful and powerful... There's that little doubt or holding back on effort. Because, really, when I say I'm going to do something... “really? REALLY? Are you REALLY going to accomplish that?” __ I may just be on the other side of my post vacation withdrawal discomfort. I’m doing all the things. Making sure my meals are very nourishing, getting enough protein, veggies and healthy oils, drinking water. I'm also realizing I want to change the way I talk about this to my self. To stop beating myself up if I slip. I’m learning a technique in my Daoism training program - instead of saying “No more! Today it ends! Never again!” to *WONDER* how long I can go without eating sugar... Let's see... Wow... That actually feels more... spacious... I wonder... __ Is sugar a *THING* for you? If so, how do YOU navigate it? __ #candlyand #psychadelic #molassasswamp #iwonder #sugaraddiction #postvacationsugardetox #culturalconditioning #sociallyacceptabledrugs #mariebowseracupuncture #cookiemonster #humanbeing #strivingforbetter #outtosettheworldonfire #noroomforthingsthatslowmedown

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mariebowseracupuncture. And so begins the darkness.  Autumn is time to turn inward and let go

And so begins the darkness. Autumn is time to turn inward and let go of that which no longer serves you, like the trees releasing their leaves. What habits, stories or beliefs have you been needing to release? The time is prime to let them go! #darkness #yin #yinyangbalance #autumn #autumnequinox #metalelement #lettinggo #goinginward #ridingtheenergyoftheseasons #seasonalrollercoaster #watercolor #natureart #mariebowseracupuncture #seasonalwisdom

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mariebowseracupuncture. Happy Monday. How do you get your week started on the right foot? I my

Happy Monday. How do you get your week started on the right foot? I myself like to grocery shop, pack my meals for the week and plan my to do list... It makes a big difference in my life (and health) to plan ahead. 📸 from @floor_story #manicmonday #letsdothis #magiccarpet #startingontherightfoot #mariebowseracupuncture #transformationalwellness #weeklyplanning #mealplanning #healthyhabits #letsdothis #magicmonday

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