Clear And Now Blog

What Does Dave Do?
June 12, 2017
Acupuncture,Mindfulness,Self-Help — By Dave Eyerman

Recently I was at my 20th high school reunion, a mixture of surface-level platitudes and superficial synopses of the lives of our classmates. “What do you do?” was naturally a common question. The quick, elevator-speech answer I gave was, “I’m an acupuncturist.” However, that answer is resoundingly incomplete.

On paper I am an acupuncturist and energy worker. More accurately, those are just tools for me to accomplish what it is that I really do.

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Dave’s Puncture for this Juncture: Grief and Change
December 26, 2016

All things are impermanent. It is the nature of life. Nothing lasts forever (not even diamonds). Yet we generally have a hard time when things have reached the end of their lives.

Our minds are linear; they’re stuck with a Newtonian physics model (what is at rest stays at rest, what moves will continue to move in the same way forever unless something acts on it … while an acupuncturist and meditation teacher I also have a science geek side). Our minds expect things to stay as they are, and “has trouble letting go” (to borrow a line from The Matrix).

The Metal element of Chinese medicine is about letting in and letting go, and the two organs associated with the Metal element are the Lungs and Large Intestine. Both organs exemplify this theme.

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Dave’s Puncture for this Juncture: Obligations
December 19, 2016

In this week’s theme, Liz discussed the ins and outs of obligations, particularly centered around the holiday season.

Obligations are frequently burdens. They often conflict with what we want to do, and can easily be obstacles inhibiting what we want to do. When our movement is dictated by forces outside of us, it is natural to respond with stress, frustration, anger, resignation, or a combination thereof.

From an acupuncture standpoint, our desire and ability to make decisions for ourselves, act on them, and move forward in life is mainly related to the Wood channels – Liver and Gallbladder. These are the officials who act as the general on the battlefield – sitting on high ground, examining the scene, plotting the right move, and ordering their troops to act. The Liver has the vision and the plan, and the Gallbladder acts on that vision, making decisions to bring the plan into the world.

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Community or Individual Acupuncture ?
July 18, 2016
Acupuncture,Holistic Health — By Dave Eyerman

There are two basic models of running an acupuncture practice, and it can be confusing to differentiate between the two. (more…)