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Dunwoody, GA 30338
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Lifestyle Adjustments News
July 2003

Welcome to the “re-introduction” of Lifestyle Adjustments from

Thank you to so many of you who have been gently reminding me to start the newsletter again.

I hope you will look forward to each month's newsletter as an inspirational reminder of the simple things you can do to get healthy, stay healthy, and help your family and friends on their journey to better health.

It's our goal to provide you with lots of informative, interesting and fun tips on reaching your individual health goals.  I welcome your feedback and suggestions for future issues.

Consider This…
You Can Stop Sickness and Regain Your Energy

Ask yourself these questions:

•    Do I feel as young as I used to?
•    Is my energy level low?
•    I want a healthier life, but where do I begin?
•    Should I take vitamins or herbs?  How much?  How often?

With so much information out there, you must take the proper steps in finding a good “health coach” to help guide you in your individual journey.  No two people are the same, therefore your approach to a better life should be customized to suit your individual needs.

It's true that:  what is one person's food is another person's poison!  There are no hidden secrets or “quick fixes”.  Like everything else in life, it's a process that takes dedication and hard work…but you can do it.  It's really about doing what most won't do.  It's about taking guided actions steps.

Let us be your guide, your health coach.  Call today for a consultation with Dr. Khalsa

Taking control of your life is something you can do something about.

For more information or to make an appointment please call:  770-551-0155

GRD News
Electronic Acupuncture Analysis

As with all the care we offer, we're always looking for more effective and more efficient ways to help you improve your health.  We are now introducing a new analysis tool to help determine the state of health or imbalance of your acupuncture meridian system.
This tool is called ELECTRO MERIDIAN IMAGING (EMI).  If your meridians (energy channels) are imbalanced you'll have health problems.  The EMI acts as an early warning sign which can help prevent health problems before they get started.

It's a simple, painless, quick test used to determine which meridians have too much energy, not enough energy and which are balanced .  We can then prescribe a specific acupuncture treatment plan.  

From the EMI we're able to determine which acupuncture points need to be stimulated to bring your body back into balance.  You'll then feel better, more energetic and have less pain.

To introduce you to this amazing new technology and to find out how you can
better balance your health by utilizing the acupuncture system,
please call our office at 770-551-0155 to
receive your first EMI exam at no charge. ($25 value)

Please Explain...
What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing used for thousands of years to balance and harmonize life energy or Qi (chee).  By balancing and building the body's Qi, acupuncturists are able to correct physical, emotional and stress-related disorders.  Acupuncturists focus on determining fundamental causes of a person's pain or disease and treat each person as a mind/body/spirit whole.

How does acupuncture work?

Qi flows through your body along precise pathways called meridians or channels.  When the Qi in your body is balanced and flows properly, you are healthy.  When the Qi is imbalanced, you experience distress and illness.

Can acupuncture be effective when other treatments have failed? Absolutely!  

Each system of medicine has its own areas of greatest effectiveness.  Acupuncture often excels in those areas in which conventional medicine comes up short.  Chronic disease, pain control, and stress related disorders are only three of acupuncture's specialties.

Is it painful? Is it safe?

To eliminate the risk of infection, the acupuncture needles used in our clinic are all sterile and disposable.  

In most cases, insertion of the needle is performed without discomfort.  Usually, the pain of putting an acupuncture needle in is similar to a mosquito bite.  Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and rejuvenating and many fall asleep during treatment.

What can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture is widely known to relieve pain, but its range is much broader than pain relief alone.  Acupuncture can be helpful in alleviating both chronic and acute conditions and you don't need to have a specific problem to benefit from acupuncture care.

Back and neck pain
Female and male problems
Tingling and numbness
Digestive problems
Fatigue and much more!
Acupuncture treatments can also assist those seeking personal growth and greater inner peace.  In addition, acupuncture is excellent for preventative health care and maintenance.  Many people receive care on a quarterly basis to tone their body.  

Call Dr. Khalsa today at 770-551-0155 to set up a personal acupuncture analysis and treatment.

Just For You 
Don't Buy Duct Tape, Get a Massage

Life is stressful.  Especially when things are beyond your own personal control.  Remember the last time you had a peaceful, quiet hour of rest and relaxation, quiet soothing music, and a gentle massage?  If you do, get back and get another.  

If not, now’s the time to sign yourself up.  We have massages available Monday through Saturday (except Thursday).  Call 770-551-0155 today to schedule your massage.  

One of our talented therapists is Christina Claffey.  Christina graduated from the Academy of somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) in May 2000. She has extensive knowledge of anatomy, nutrition and hydrotherapy.  She is certified in Swedish, Sports and Neuromuscular therapies. 

Swedish massage is a relaxation massage. There are many benefits including stress reduction, decreased blood pressure and increased circulation.

Sports massage includes using stretches, heat/ice therapy and vigorous firm pressure on specific muscles. This type of massage is great for athletes before and after event and during training to minimize injuries.  

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) uses firm pressure on specific muscles to bring the body back into balance.  Benefits include pain reduction, better posture and less stress.  

The most common misconception about massage is that it's a luxury for people who want to feel pampered. Massage, especially NMT, can be very beneficial to anyone seeking relief from the stresses of everyday life.

P.S.  Don't forget about your loved ones, too.  We have massage gift certificates available.

Massage...the gift that keeps on giving!

Herbs and Nutrition for Health
What to Do During Hayfever Season

What Is Hayfever?
Hay fever is when you have an allergic reaction triggered by inhaled substances (usually pollens).  Symptoms include frequent sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, and irritated, itchy and red eyes.

The allergic reaction causes your body to make antibodies which try to fight off the foreign invader.  Your body then releases histamine and other chemicals which are stored in mast cells.  This release causes the symptoms.

Natural Treatments
Natural treatments for hay fever direct their efforts at stabilizing the mast cells so they don't rupture so easily.  This prevents the release of the histamine.

Effective anti-histamines include some of the bioflavonoids like quercitin ( found in onions, apples, and black tea), and catechin (green tea).

Vitamin C is also a natural anti-histamine.  Be sure to use a vitamin C that specifically has the bioflavonoid complex included.  C-500 Methoxyflavone from Metagenics is a wonderful allergy, hayfever and asthma product.

Also, be sure to try herbs like eyebright herb (euphrasia officinalis), echinacea (Echinacea purpurea), and albizia (albizia lebbek bark).

EYEBRIGHT helps normalize the mucus secretions of the nose and gives your body a proper chance to fight environmental stressors.  It also helps the itching and redness of the eyes.  

ECHINACEA enhances the immune system and specifically helps the upper respiratory system.  

ALBIZIA helps assist the body in keeping your breathing passages free and clear.


Add 6-8 glasses of water to keep your body hydrated and cleansing. Start your regime before the allergy season is in full swing.

When you should start these herbal and vitamin protocols?  BEFORE the hayfever season hits.  The idea is to build your body up before it is inundated by all the pollens and pollution in the air.

Need individual help?  Call Dr. Khalsa for a personal consultation at 770-551-0155.

New Patients
We now have openings for new patients.  Please tell your friends and family how much
better you're feeling from your acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and nutritional care!

Recipe of the Month

Beet and Carrot Casserole

This very tasty recipe is wonderful for the health and cleansing of your liver.
1 bunch beets
1 lb. carrots
2 bunches scallions chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
4 -6 Tbs. olive oil or ghee (clarified butter)
Braggs Liquid Aminos and black pepper to taste  
Grated cheddar or soy cheese to taste

Scrub beets and carrots. Steam beets whole. When half done (ten to twenty minutes) add the peeled carrots. Cook until tender yet firm. After they cool, remove beet skins. (They slide off easily).
Grate beets and carrots with a coarse grinder.  Mix them together loosely (so the colors stay distinct).
Sauté the scallions and garlic in the olive oil. Toss this mixture with the beets and carrots,Braggs and black pepper. Put in a casserole dish. Cover with grated cheese and bake until the cheese is golden.

Your Inner Peace
Meditation For Strong Nerves

Our lives are becoming more and more hectic.  It's hard to keep up with demands of our jobs, our family, and now all the external pressures of war and peace.  Practice this meditation so you have a calm mind and strong nerves.  It will help to protect you from irrationality.  

Males: Either sit cross legged on the floor or comfortably in a chair with your spine erect. Hold the right hand at ear level with the thumb tip and tip of the ring finger touching (fingernails do not touch). Place the left hand in the lap with the thumb tip and tip of the little finger touching. Women should reverse the position so that  the left hand has the thumb and ring finger touching with the hand at ear level and the right hand is in the lap with the thumb and little finger touching. Close your eyes most of the way—leave them opened just a crack (1/10th open).  Breathe in and out slowly, deeply and quietly .  

Using your watch, practice this meditation for 3 minutes.  With practice, increase the time to 11 minutes and, if you want, eventually to 31 minutes.

To end the meditation, inhale deeply, open your fingers, raise your hands above your head and shake them vigorously. Continue shaking your hands as you exhale completely and hold your breath out.  Once again, inhale, shake and exhale and shake.  Then relax.

Note: This is one of five meditations given specifically to prepare for these times of turmoil by Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan.  

Mukta Kaur Khalsa has practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga since 1974.  Please call 770.399.6424 for more information about ongoing yoga and meditation classes and her upcoming Teacher Training course.