39th Issue | October, 2020


Guiding Needle Acupuncture has the following mission: “To elevate the consciousness, robust health and vitality of humanity.”


Since Autumn is a time of the year associated with cold and dryness; countermeasures are required to protect the lungs and body surface's fluids as they are easily affected by environmental dryness and cold.

Foods to emphasize in Autumn that moisten and nourish body fluids include rice, sesame seeds, honey, walnuts, spinach, apples, pears, persimmons, and grapes. Appropriate animal foods are eggs, pork, clam, crab, oyster, and mussels. Beverages that have a moistening effect include boiled water, light teas and fruit juices.

To prevent constipation; seeds, nuts and their oils such as flax seeds, or sesame seeds helps moisten and move stools.

The sour flavor has an astringing function that helps protect and engender fluids. Sour foods include sauerkraut, kimchi, sourdough breads, pickles, ume-boshi (salted plums), olives, apple cider vinegar, lemons, limes, adzuki beans, coconut milk kefir, and green apples.

Congee is moistening and warming employing ingredients such as lily bulb, leeks, fresh ginger, sesame seeds, dates and pine nuts. Congee is a type of runny porridge made with rice. The basic method of preparing congee is to boil plain rice of just about any sort in water at about a 1 to 8-10 ratio (i.e., for 1 cup of rice use 8 to 10 cups of water). The rice should be cooked for at least 30 to 45 minutes, until the rice starts breaking apart and the entire mixture has a smooth milky-white appearance. 

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Enjoy regular acupuncture sessions designed to increase, make adjustments and focus on your health concerns to make sure you are making improved progress, reinforcing ideal body function to build momentum to your wellness goals, strengthening wellness overall.


Strengthen your wellness this Autumn with this delicious congee


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 10 cups water
  • 30g dry lily bulb, or 50g fresh lily bulb
  • 6 Chinese red dates
  • several slices peeled fresh ginger
  • honey to taste (optional)


  1. Rinse lily bulb, red dates and ginger
  2. Place rice, herbal ingredients and water into a pot; bring to a boil on high flame
  3. Reduce flame to medium low and simmer for 45 to 90 minutes, until rice starts to break apart and become creamy
  4. Add honey to taste (optional)

This delicious congee is perfect for Autumn. It has the function of clearing heat, moistening the Lungs, and lubricating the intestines. Lily bulb also has a calming effect on the mind and can treat agitation, insomnia or restlessness. In addition to the above ingredients, consider garnishing with sesame seeds, walnuts, or pine nuts.


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The Guiding Needle Acupuncture wellness process is designed to help you achieve your personal health and wellness goals. First time patients, begin by conveniently scheduling a comprehensive initial acupuncture assessment/treatment online. 

At your FREE initial 60 minute comprehensive acupuncture assessment, you meet one-on-one with Thomas to discuss your case in a no-pressure environment. This gives you the opportunity to see if Thomas' services are an ideal fit for you, and Thomas will have the opportunity to determine his ability to help your unique case.

An acupuncture treatment fee of $90 applies for treatment following this free initial 60 minute acupuncture assessment.

Thank you for choosing Guiding Needle Acupuncture as your provider of quality traditional Chinese medicine. I choose to be of great service to you, your family and friends now and for future years to come. May the blessings be!

Thomas Nerbas R.Ac, PFT

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