Curing Pills for Digestive Distress

When Abundant Eating Goes Awry

The holidays of December are a time of abundance.  Abundant gratitude, abundant friend and family time, abundant gift giving, abundant celebrations, and abundant eating.  I’m all about everything in moderation, including moderation, sometimes.  That’s why I keep my Curing Pills close during the end of year holiday celebrations.  My friends and family have learned to do the same.  So now I’m going to share this tip with you.

What are Curing Pills?  They’re a Chinese medicine herbal pill that’s good for all kinds of digestive imbalances that are common during the holidays including: upset stomach, indigestion, overeating, and hangover.  How can they be good for so many things?  Unlike western medications that are specific for certain kinds of digestive imbalances, Curing Pills don’t move your digestion in a specific direction, they regulate your digestion back to harmony.  That is why their other name is Healthy Peaceful Pills. 

Body Experiment:  Pick up some Curing Pills the next time you are in the office so you can have them on hand.  (They also sell them any place you would find herbal pills like Oliver’s or Whole Foods.)  It’s my favorite digestive aid in a Chinese herbal pill.  And then take some the next time something you eat or drink doesn’t agree with you, even if it’s just because you ate too big of a meal.

Here’s how I take Curing Pills:
  • Prevention (My eyes were bigger than my stomach): 1 Packet after a meal.
  • Upset Stomach (As soon as I can tell something I ate or drank did not agree with me):  1 Packet now, 1 More Packet every hour for the next 3 hours if things aren’t feeling good yet.
  • General Digestive Imbalance (My digestion is moving slower or faster than normal and I just realized it’s been happening for a few days): 1 Packet 3 Times/Day for a day or two.
Warning: Curing Pills are not for you if you have true Celiac disease because they contain an herb that is a relative of wheat and you should aim to avoid all contact with anything wheat related.

Reassurance: Curing Pills are well tolerated by people who are normally sensitive to wheat because the herb is grown in China and it’s fermented.  Many wheat sensitive people in the US have no problem when they eat wheat grown from other places around the world.  And fermentation changes the building blocks of wheat proteins and carbohydrates which makes wheat tolerable for most people, even some people who have celiac disease.  I still recommend people with celiac disease avoid it because, in that instance, it’s better safe than sorry.  But I’ve never met someone who is simply sensitive to wheat that found that Curing Pills don’t agree with them.

Some might say that in a perfect world, during the December holiday times we’d all eat and drink in moderation and avoid weird food combinations and sweets.  But I believe the point of being healthy is so that you can relax about it all at times.  There have been times where I was struggling with a health challenge and I kept to a very regimented diet 100% of the time to support healing, but I’m not there now.  So in my current perfect world, since I’m pretty healthy, I eat darn well most of the time and sometimes when I’m celebrating I consciously indulge.  Most of the time that works out pretty well for me.  When it doesn’t, I have my curing pills to get me back in harmony.

Upcoming Events:
Come join us at the last state of mind workshop in 2018.  It’s the best way I know how to help you spend more time in the holiday spirit of love and gratitude, any time of the year.  Because with a deeper understanding of how thinking, moods, and behavior work, it becomes easier to listen to your wisdom and reconnect with your true nature of wellbeing and resiliency.  Click the link below to get more information and save your seat now.

Resiliency 101, The Art and Science of Thriving
December 18 from 6-7 PM

Right now the last Resiliency 101 Workshop is free for everyone. Because we can all benefit from a resiliency boost right now!  And the world needs you to connect with your best you and get out there and do your thing. Whether your thing is:

  • Taking care of your family and making the holidays all about love and connection.
  • Contributing to support and relief efforts for those less fortunate than you.
  • Finding more creativity and purpose in your work as you close out the end of the year.

It all starts with less chronic stressful thinking and more connecting with your innate spark.

How to get your free tickets:
Click on over to Eventbrite in the link above and:

  • If you’re not a patient or it’s not your first time: enter the promotional code “Guest” and choose the free ticket called “Be My Guest”. Once you click the green “Tickets” button you will see a place to “Enter Promotional Code”.
  • If you’re a patient and it’s your first time: simply register for a free ticket called “My Tuition is Covered From My Initial Acupuncture Visit”.
  • If you want to bring a friend: simply choose the free ticket called “I’m Bringing A Friend”.
  • If you prefer not to click any buttons: email or call us and we’ll register you.

The offer for everyone to attend for free is good through the end of the year. You just need to register ahead of time. The potential to deepen your resiliency is infinite!

Busy Schedule & Upcoming Vacation
We’re going to be out of the office December 24th through January 4th.  So if self care is rising to the top of your priority list, hop online to book an appointment now.  We’re even getting pretty booked at the start of January.

Existing patients can book online here Make sure you get a pop up window after you hit the “Submit Appointment Request” button and click “CONFIRM” in the confirmation email.

You can access our online booking anytime by clicking anywhere on our website that says “make an appointment” or “book now” and follow the breadcrumbs to “Existing Patients” and “Book Online”.  Existing patients are always welcome to call or email us if you prefer to schedule that way or you’re not finding any appointments that work for you online.  

New patients need to call or email us to set up their first appointment because there is just too much information we need to share with them.

Happy Healthy Peaceful Explorations!
Christina Ness-Hawks, LAc

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