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Cooking with Chinese Herbs Class

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Teacher (visiting from California): Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac, Dipl OM

Time: Saturday, February 11th,  2:00-6:30pm

and

        Sunday, February 12th, 2:00-6:30pm

The objective of this class is to provide participants with an understanding of theory and methods for integrating Chinese herbs into cuisine in a way that is both esthetically pleasing and therapeutically valuable.

The lecture portion will include a review of principles of Asian principles of digestive health and establish a repertoire of methods for delivering herbs for balancing the body and for the treatment of specific conditions. An emphasis will be placed on how to impart this in a clinical setting.

The demonstration portion will provide participants with a foundation for constructing stocks, soups, and sauces that can be used in versatile settings while concurrently creating a flight of sumptuous and nourishing food to enjoy.

Note from Mitch:  This class was a huge success. Ben has promised us he will be back and we have all taken away great information for our own lives and to help our clients.

EIH Offering Free Acupuncture on Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

 

ABOUT AOM DAY

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

An estimated 36% of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health. When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons is included in the definition of CAM, the number of U.S. adults using some form of CAM in the past year rises to 62%. Among the common CAM practices identified by the survey were acupuncture, acupressure, herbal medicine, tai chi and qi gong.

A survey by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine found that approximately one in ten adults had received acupuncture at least one time and 60% said they would readily consider acupuncture as a potential treatment option. Nearly half (48%) of the individuals surveyed who had received acupuncture reported that they were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with their treatment. In addition, one in five (21%) of the total NCCAOM survey respondents reported that they had utilized some other form of Oriental medicine besides acupuncture, such as herbs or bodywork (e.g., shiatsu).

These studies and others like them clearly demonstrate that CAM therapies such as acupuncture and Oriental medicine are common practice in today’s health care system. They also support the need for consumers to be provided accurate and reliable information regarding their treatment options.

Japanese Acupuncture Root Treatment class being led by Vital Directions w/ Tom Hurrle L.Ac @ Sage Community Health Collective.

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Eastern Integrative Health is organizing this Japanese Acupuncture Root Treatment class being led by Vital Directions  w/ Tom Hurrle L.Ac @ Sage Community Health Collective.  Students of Chinese medicine will learn how to utilize this Japanese form of acupucnture that aims to correct imbalances in the pulse by way of 5 phase points on the body.  This provides a way to “tune” and balance a client’s pulse before beginning other treatment methods, not unlike tuning a guitar before playing.

Japanese Palpation and Needle Technique class being led by Vital Directions w/ Tom Hurrle L.Ac @ Sage Community Health Collective.

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Eastern Integrative Health is organizing this Japanese Palpation and Needle Technique class being led by Vital Directions  w/ Tom Hurrle L.Ac @ Sage Community Health Collective.  Students of Chinese medicine will learn how to utilize this Japanese form of acupucnture that was developed by blind practitioners in Japan.  It is highlighted by a focus on sensitivity in touch and a gentle, painless needling technique on the very surface of the skin.  This provides further options for clients to experience the benefits of acupucnture.

Auricular Acupuncture Featured at Andersonville Summer Fest

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Eastern Integrative Health offered free auricular (ear) acupucnture to the public at the 2011 Andersonville Summer Fest in that vibrant Chicago neighborhood.  In the course of the weekend over 50 people received health screenings in posture, physical training, and health and wellness from the great team of healthcare practitioners at Ravenswood Health, including Mitch Harris L.Ac, the health team’s acupuncturist and East Asian medical specialist.  Anyone who visited for acupucnture also received a 20% off coupon on their first office visit (evaluation and treatment).  Everyone who received acupuncture treatment felt benefits and some had their lingering pains go away completely during their time at the booth and were truly shocked by the results of our style of ear acupuncture.  Thanks to those that came by our booth and learned more about how to stay healthy!

Eastern Nutrition Lecture at INTEGRATE CHICAGO

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Mitchell Harris L.Ac, Dipl OM will be one of the featured speakers at the Chicago Area Medical and Health Science Students 7th Annual INTEGRATE CHICAGO for 2011.

Integrate is a gathering of Chicago-area students, physicians, practitioners,

and more to explore the many modalities of Integrative

Medicine through talks, presentations, and workshops.

Next Event: FOOD AS MEDICINE: Mushrooms & Teas @Whole Foods Lakeview

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Due to the great response during the first lecture event, Mitch Harris, L.Ac will be giving a series of talks regarding “Food as Medicine- Fruits” at Whole Foods on Ashland (next door to his Private Practice – Eastern Integrative Health).  This time the class will be covering specific food categories, for more detailed discussion.   Recipes and cooking will also take place at each session highlighting the food category being covered.

  • Location: Whole Foods (Lakeview)
  • 3300 N. Ashland Ave
  • Chicago, IL 60657 USA
  • Time: 7 p.m.  till 8:30 p.m.
  • Date: Thurs, Sept 30th
  • A nutritional recipe will be cooked and be served
  • $10 (receive a $10 discount for Whole Foods)…so it’s essentially free.
  • Phone 773.244.4200
  • Call to RSVP. Limited space.

FOOD AS MEDICINE – Time Tested Advice for Holistic Health

*8 part course (1 course offered every moth or every other month) – One can attend all or any classes.

Eastern Nutritional theory recognizes the unique health aspects of every food and of every individual. Mitchell Harris (L.Ac, Dipl OM), a Professor of Chinese Medicine at Pacific College, will teach participants how to choose foods for their unique health picture and analyze recipes from a time tested holistic perspective. Those who attend will learn basic energetic principles grains and legumes.  Attendees with be given resources for further knowledge and receive a complimentary traditional diagnostic reading at Eastern Integrative Health. *The class includes a $10 gift card for you to keep!

1. Grains and Legumes (Thurs, April 29th)
2.  Veggies (Thurs, June 24th)
4.  Fruits (July 29th)
5.  Seeds and Nuts (Thurs, August 26th)
6.  Mushrooms and teas (Thurs, Sept 30th)
7.  Meats, seafood, dairy (TBA)
8.  Wines and Medicinal Elixirs (TBA)

Next Event: FOOD AS MEDICINE: Nuts and Seeds @Whole Foods Lakeview

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Due to the great response during the first lecture event, Mitch Harris, L.Ac will be giving a series of talks regarding “Food as Medicine- Fruits” at Whole Foods on Ashland (next door to his Private Practice – Eastern Integrative Health).  This time the class will be covering specific food categories, for more detailed discussion.   Recipes and cooking will also take place at each session highlighting the food category being covered.

  • Location: Whole Foods (Lakeview)
  • 3300 N. Ashland Ave
  • Chicago, IL 60657 USA
  • Time: 7 p.m.  till 8:30 p.m.
  • Date: Thurs, Aug 26th
  • A nutritional recipe will be cooked and be served
  • $10 (receive a $10 discount for Whole Foods)…so it’s essentially free.
  • Phone 773.244.4200
  • Call to RSVP. Limited space.

FOOD AS MEDICINE – Time Tested Advice for Holistic Health

*8 part course (1 course offered every moth or every other month) – One can attend all or any classes.

Eastern Nutritional theory recognizes the unique health aspects of every food and of every individual. Mitchell Harris (L.Ac, Dipl OM), a Professor of Chinese Medicine at Pacific College, will teach participants how to choose foods for their unique health picture and analyze recipes from a time tested holistic perspective. Those who attend will learn basic energetic principles grains and legumes.  Attendees with be given resources for further knowledge and receive a complimentary traditional diagnostic reading at Eastern Integrative Health. *The class includes a $10 gift card for you to keep!

1. Grains and Legumes (Thurs, April 29th)
2.  Veggies (Thurs, June 24th)
4.  Fruits (July 29th)
5.  Seeds and Nuts (Thurs, August 26th)
6.  Mushrooms and teas
7.  Meats, seafood, dairy
8.  Wines and Medicinal Elixirs

Visit me for free acupuncture @ GINZAFEST Japanese cultural festival, Aug 13-15

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Visit me @ Ginzafest this weekend for Japanese food, music, acupuncture. 435 w menomonee, S of Armitage, Chicago. http://tiny.cc/5kpzn

The 55th Annual Ginza Holiday, a large Japanese cultural festival, will be presented by the Midwest Buddhist Temple on August 13th, 14th, and 15th at 435 W. Menomonee Street in Chicago’s historic Old Town.

Flown in from Toyko for this event, four master craftsmen (Waza) will demonstrate their generations-old skills creating their unique crafts. The public will have the opportunity to meet the Waza and purchase their crafts. The Waza create collectible pieces that often fetch many times their purchase price in the after market. Several other exhibits and booths will be filled with Japanese dry goods and snacks, children’s toys, kimonos, jewelry, anime and origami folding.

EIH Summer Newsletter and Discounts!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Click here to read up on news, articles and offers for the summer~