Hello and welcome to our Autumn newsletter
So Halloween is upon us and Autumn seems to have started in earnest. Now is a great time to have some acupuncture and help our body and mind adjust to the change in season. Boosting our immune system at this time of year helps us cope with all the coughs and colds that emerge with the Autumnal weather.
But fear not! Here at Hove Community Acupuncture we have even more good news. Charlie Whitestone will be rejoining the team on Thursdays!
Some of you may recall that Charlie worked for many years on Saturdays and since having two children has been doing locum work for us when she can. Now she is rejoining the team permanently and working with Rufus on Thursdays. Katy is reducing her hours to just working Saturdays.
Charlie brings many years of clinical experience and wisdom to the clinic as well as founding ACMAC (the Association of Community and Multi Bed Clinics
She has been fundamental to growing and supporting clinics like ours all over the country, helping both practitioners set up clinics, and patients access affordable acupuncture. She has been a visionary in this area and changed the way acupuncture is practised in this country. We are very proud and lucky that she has been able to rejoin us here in Hove.
Welcome Home Charlie!
With Charlie returning to us Thursday opening hours will also be changing slightly.
From the 1st of November clinic will be opening at 2pm and closing at 6pm.
(Please arrive by 5pm at the latest.)
Finally, here at HCA we love a good bowl of soup. At this time of year warm nourishing food should comprise a large part of our diet, and this soup fits the bill perfectly.
This recipe comes from Nathalie Sansonetti, nutrition and food allergy and intolerance therapist at the Tree of Life (New leaf Nutrition.)
This is a simple, yet great, very detoxing soup that’s very high in essential potassium which helps generate energy, particularly in the brain and also is vital to help your heart create a “heartbeat”. It’s an essential part of any detox program and I recommend having it at night for dinner as part of a lighter evening meal to help your digestion through the night. Also fantastic when you’ve overindulged and you just want to ‘recharge’ with a simple meal. You can vary slightly the ingredients if you have some vegetables that need eating. Eat chopped or blended as you wish, hot or cold as well.
4 carrots, washed with skin
2 sweet potatoes with skins
1 onion, quartered
3 stalks celery
1/2 bunch parsley
1/2 head red cabbage
1/2 bunch broccoli
1-2 cloves garlic (add more to your preference)
1 tbsp liquid aminos per bowl per person
Add filtered water to cover the vegetables, bring to a boil and then simmer with lid on for 30 minutes. The vegetables should be firm, but not mushy.
Remove from heat and serve hot with liquid aminos to taste (approx 1 tbsp) per bowl.
Keeps in the fridge for a couple of days or freeze for later.