New Acupuncture Happy Hour hours!

I'm happy to announce, due to popular demand, Iyashi Wellness' Acupuncture Happy Hour hours are changing!!

Starting September, the Happy Hour hours will change to 5:00pm-7:00pm.

It's still every Wednesday at Casa de Tree (3741 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034)
(for one last Wednesday, tomorrow the 26th, it will run from 3:30pm-6:30pm)

Those of you who said you wanted to come but couldn't because of the original, earlier hours, you now can!

Some of the experiences people have shared with me after trying my Happy Hour:
  • Immediate pain relief for a wife with severe low back pain and her husband from a headache. The wife had this to say:
    "My back pain was gone once I got home, and I had to lift a TV (yes we are in the process of moving) and the pain came back! BUT nothing like before. I have been fine since then, Thank you so much for your help. I felt great afterward too. So much more energy too! My mum is coming in about a month and I would like to bring her to HH, I am sure she will love it too. I am sure you will see us soon... After the move I am sure we will need your magic!" - F.F.

  • A young woman feeling "ecstasy" after trying ear acupuncture.
  • Women who usually suffer from cold hands and feet feel an immediate sense of gentle warmth wash over their entire body.
  • Anxious customers feeling calm and serene.
  • Tired, overworked customers feeling energized and alert.
These are just some of the experiences people have had trying ear acupuncture and ear acupressure. What will be yours?

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm (starting Sept 2)
Where: Casa de Tree (3741 Motor Avenue, LA, CA 90034)
Why: Because you deserve a break - and the food at Casa de Tree is delicious to boot!

Hope to see you one of these Wednesdays

Iyashi Wellness Happy Hour

I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be doing Happy Hour every Wednesday afternoons starting in June! I'm doing this in collaboration with a wonderful, family-owned cafe in Culver City called Casa De Tree. I'll be doing 20-minute ear acupuncture - or for those uncomfortable with the idea of acupuncture - ear acupressure as well at the cafe. While you feel the balancing effects of the session, you can also enjoy Casa de Tree's delicious organic, vegan foods and teas.

It's a great way to relieve stress during the middle of the week, as well as to recharge for the rest of the week.

Please come by and experience the balancing effects of ear acupuncture/acupressure in a welcoming environment with delicious food! No reservations are required. Just show up.

· Where: Casa De Tree – 3741 Motor Avenue, L.A., CA 90034 (just north of Venice)

· When: Every Wednesdays starting June ‘09

· Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

· Price: $20 for 20-min session (food and drinks additional)

· Who should come: anyone feeling stressed out and wants to relax naturally

and become part of a friendly community of like-minded people

· For more info, please call 310.770.9560

Iyashi Vacation

My husband and I recently came back from a 10-day trip to Northeastern Spain. What a beautiful country. So vibrant, rich with history, and a gastronomic tour de force.

One thing that really struck me about the Spaniards and their culture - and this is often noted by Europeans and Americans alike - was that the Spaniards (and the rest of Europe) have a real passion for the joie de vivre. It was very palpable. From the 2 hour lunches and 3 hour dinners, to meals enjoyed in large groups of friends and family, to the resistance to forego siesta time in order to join the rest of the modern world. I observed people sitting out in the cafes, drinking their coffees and thick chocolate drinks, engrossed in deep conversation with one another, not having a care that time was ticking away. And this wasn't relegated just to the young. Senior citizens, both men and women, donning their polished suits, would join their fellow friends to enjoy one another's company in local cafes and bars. Kids would also accompany their parents and grandparents, but they never made scenes. They were happily interacting with their parents and adult friends. When do you see these examples in the United States? Rarely.

At first, I have to be honest, I was annoyed that so many places were shut down during siesta time. How am I supposed to enjoy my trip if so much is closed down, I thought frustratedly. But as the days passed and I started to shed the American stressed mentality, I actually began to enjoy the quiet time that came about when many things shut down. My husband and I would ourselves go to cafes to have a break, snack, and people watch, or go back to our hotel room to just rest.

And that's when it occurred to me. Americans work practically 24-7, especially now that so much can be done on the computer and from home. We just work work work , sacrificing quality of life. And yet our economy is at its worst since the Great Depression. All that working for what? The Spanish economy is in the pits, too, but at least they aren't working themselves to the bones like us Americans. Instead, they are still enjoying life. They see the big picture. It's about Family. Friends. Relaxing. Eating. Drinking. Laughing. Being part of a community.

I left Spain iyashi'd and very importantly, committed anew to living a Wellness life. Watching so many Spaniards bike around for their daily errands, I'm now bicycling to my teaching job or to the market. That way I get my exercise in and get my errands done in one swoop. I'm also incorporating public transportation as part of my commute. I'm now also more conscientious about enjoying what I eat even when I'm alone, chewing everything slowly - and not multitasking while I eat. Spain really left an impression on me. That's what I love about travels - both local and abroad - because it brings new life into your crotchety old mind. It changes you.