AcuDoc Winter News January 2008
Volume 1, Issue
Ellen Teeter, AcuDoc NOW at Alternative P
/6080 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207 941-727-1500
Ellen Teeter, AP Joins
BEAR TURNS is a good
qigong for the winter months. Ellen Teeter, AP is proud to announce she is working along side master herbalists at
joining Andrzej Strzalkowski, PT, and the Tortoise Clinic; one of the busiest Oriental
Try it and be gentle, relax
licensed LMT’s on staff at Alternative PT to medicine clinics in the Southeast.
offer Oriental medicine modalities to the
1. Adopt a wide, low leg Andrzej Strzalkowski, PT is a Florida Board
stance. Angle the feet about of Physical Therapy licensed practitioner. He
45 degrees. Bend your knees Alternative PT was founded by Andrzej was born in Poland where he received his
and sit as if lowering yourself Strzalkowski, PT and has been at 6080 26th degree in physical therapy. He has studied
onto a stool, be comfortable St West in Bradenton since 2001. many modalities to help him understand
no lower than thighs parallel manipulative therapy including studying with
Teeter is a Florida Board of Acupuncture
to floor (most of you will John Wernham, a 99 year old Osteopath in
licensed practitioner, She is a native
laugh at being that low, just England, and receiving his degree in
Floridian and received her diploma in
be comfortable, bend the Osteopathy from the Canadian School of
Oriental medicine in 1999 from the Florida
knees a little). Have the Osteopathy in 2005.
Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in
hands above the shoulders as
St Petersburg. After several years of practice Cont’d on pg 2…….
if holding trays of food, the
arms come out from she went on to receive further training
shoulders with the elbows
bent at 90 degrees. Allow the
tailbone to sink towards the
floor relaxing the low back. Winter: A Time to Warm and Store
2. Slowly turn from your
Winter is a time of resting, consolidating our drive out the cold by their warming and
waist to the left, exhaling.
Keep stance fixed and energy and storing essence.
immobile, only turning from Here is the list:
Warming spices and richer foods can be
the waist. It’s as if you are consumed now. SWEET POTATO TURNIP
sitting on that stool and ONION SHRIMP
turning without changing The Winter Diet
your sitting position. No The cold dry winter season in Florida has
strain, turn only as far as arrived. In Chinese Medicine we equate
comfortable. Inhale as you "catching a cold" as exactly that. When cold CAPERS GINGER
return to forward facing. invades our body we feel chilled, have a GARLIC CINNAMON
Now turn to other side runny nose and often a headache. We also COCONUT MILK
exhaling, inhale back, have an aversion to going outside and to be
Winter is a time for quiet contemplation.
continue slowly turning side in the cold and the wind.
Animals and plants tend towards hibernation
to side while keeping the hips Acupuncture and Chinese herbs help to drive to protect themselves from the draining
and knees stable. out the cold and phlegm easily. effects of the weather. Modern Life tends to
Remember to exhale as you There are foods on your shelf at home that keep us more active through this time.…..
twist, inhale as you come Cont’d pg 2……
back to the front.
cont’dcont’d….==== to condense
….Our body’s energy wants practiced form of complementary and
alternative medicine in the world. It is also
c go inside leaving the surface more the most scientifically tested. Tai Chi is one
vulnerable to invasion by cold. Joints,
Acupuncture ligaments and muscles stiffen and can of the most well known and popular qi
Physician become painful if invaded by the cold. Our
defensive energy is also deeper allowing us Experimental evidence suggests that qigong
to catch more colds and flu. may be an effective complimentary therapy
Qigong is a great activity for any time and for chronic pain, stress, asthma, arthritis,
some exercises are more appropriate in diabetes, headaches, gastro-intestinal
winter. Pronounced “chee gung”, it is a self- disorders and chronic fatigue. It has shown
Now Located At effectiveness against cancer and heart
Alternative PT healing and preventive aspect of Chinese
medicine, as well as a powerful and disease—the two major killers of our age.
6080 26th St W enjoyable way for healthy people to enhance See the Bear Qigong on page 1 for a very
Bradenton, FL 34207 their vitality and well being. good winter exercise. It strengthens the legs
Literally translates as “vital force” (qi) and and tones and loosens the waist.
Phone: creating akill (gong), qi gong are systems of
941-727-1500 gently exercise, breathing techniques, and
meditation. With more than 90 million
E-Mail: practitioners, qigong is the most widely
Teeter joins Alternative PT cont’d …
Custom Medicinal Ellen Teeter, AP offers the full power of of Oriental Medicine they are safe and
Prescriptions for Oriental medicine to her patients. She uses
Health and Longevity acupuncture, qigong exercises, dietary Andrzej Strzalkowski, PT’s focus is to
therapy, and whole Chinese medicinals in remove restrictions in the body to open up
prescribed combinations to support the blood and energy circulation. He works at
body’s proper function and self-healing the level of the joints, muscles, and fascia
ability. (the connective tissue surrounding all the
organs, muscles and bones) to bring relief of
We’re on the Web! Tonic medicinal herbs have been used in
pain and vitalize internal organs.
Asia to tonify Essence, Vitality and Spirit.
acudocteeter.googlepages.com They boost energy, enhance mental abilities, The combination of physical therapy,
promote healthy aging and ultimately can massage, acupuncture and traditional Chinese
help us to reach our fullest human potential. medicinals offer patients alternative paths to
When prescribed according to the principles optimal health and vitality.
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