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QI GONG CLASSES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. For more information or to sign-up for classes, call the clinic (941) 830-5112.

Points of Healing Acupuncture Clinic offers a series of health and enrichment classes to further support the wellness of the community. Dr. Ashton bring years of practice and experience to offer you the best instruction possible. Classes may include the mindful practices of 

  • Qigong/TaiChi
  • Beginning Meditation
  • Exploring Meditation
  • Eating for Health in Modern Times

Classes take place at locations to be announced. Join us and make a commitment to a healthier, happier you.

WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT: QI GONG CLASSES:

THE TEACHER:  

Margaret Ashton, DOM, LAc, owner of Points of Healing Acupuncture Clinic, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and licensed acupuncture physician. She will be teaching Qi Gong and Eating for Health in Modern Times. Dr. Ashton's training in Oriental Medicine began with certification as a Qigong Instructor in 2003 at the Omega Institute in Upstate New York through the Institute for Integral Taiji and Qigong in California. Dr Ashton has also taken Qigong training through East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota and further studies through Supreme Science Qigong Center in Miami. Dr Ashton's nutrition studies has spanned over more than 35 years beginning in the mid 70's and continuing through formal training at Michigan State University and East West College of Natural Medicine as part of her Human Development and Oriental Medicine studies. She was the owner of a health food store in Northern Michigan for many years where she did extensive nutritional counseling.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

**QIGONG** is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. Qigong has been shown to improve posture and respiration, induce the relaxation response, cause favorable changes in blood chemistry, and improve self- awareness and concentration. Research suggests that Qigong may be beneficial for Asthma, Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Pain, and a wide variety of common ailments. Classes dates and times tba. Cost: $ 50

**BEGINNING MEDITATION** This class is structured for individuals who would like to start a meditation practice but do not know where to begin. Several exercises will be introduced to cultivate mindfulness and relaxation which will help the participant begin the steps towards meditation. A variety of meditation techniques will be explored such as guided meditation, walking meditation and mantras. The classes will also provide a discussion time for participants to share their meditation successes and frustrations. Each class will have a particular focus, but will be flexible to incorporate the needs of the participants. Classes dates and times tba. Cost: $30 plus a $10 material fee.

**EXPLORING MEDITATION** The Exploring Meditation class is an opportunity to take your meditation practice to new levels. It is designed for individuals who are in the process of building a meditation practice and who would like to expand their existing foundation by exploring other facets of meditation. Meditating with a group can be a powerful experience. We will explore various guided meditations and meditate focusing on specific topics such as trust, health and love. We will also explore crystal energy, divination techniques and other fascinating topics. The classes will also provide time to discuss related topics and will allow for participants to share their thoughts and experiences related to meditation. Classes dates and times tba. Cost: $25

**EATING FOR HEALTH IN MODERN TIMES** Dr Ashton has developed a 4-week course that explores nutrition in the current climate of GMO's, sugar laden foods, wheat bellies, additives and preservatives that make up the modern day diet. Learn how to read labels, make food choices to facilitate weight loss and improved health. Recognize when you're foods are making you sensitive or creating disease. The course will also look at food choices and cooking for those with chronic illness to help maximize healing and eliminate many common ailments. Learn to shop and cook with ingredients that promote better health and healing. Many classes will include actual food prep to familiarize participants with the use of healthier ingredients for tasty and nutritious meals. Classes dates and times tba. Cost for 4 week session is $50 and covers food and supplies.

NOTE: Dr. Ashton has permanently re-located to  806 N. Emily St., Ludington, MI 49431. Contact Dr. Ashton at (231) 480-1598

This web site will serve
only
Dr. Ashton's Michigan practice.

Dr. Ashton's Clinic Hours:

Tue., Wed, Thu., 10:00am to 4:00pm

Other appointment times by special arrangement.

Phone: (231) 480-1598 

e-mail: pointsofhealing@yahoo.com

* Points of Healing Acupuncture in Florida is now Englewood Acupuncture.
Contact Dr. Erica Nabers at the existing number (941) 473-7031 to set up an appointment in Florida only.

HOW TO SIGN-UP FOR CLASSES:

Get your name on the sign-up sheet on your next visit to the clinic.  Or,

Call:  (941) 473-7031 or,

Send an e-mail to pointsofhealing@yahoo.com