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Community Spring Cleanse • April 12th – April 22nd 2014

verenaWant a Clearer Mind and a Healthier Body?
Less pain, less allergies, less inches around your middle? Want to be supported by others in the community who will be doing a spring cleaning all at the same time? Please join us for the Inaugural Spring Clean 2014:  a 10 day cleanse of the the body from the inside out.
Why a spring clean?
leftunnamedDuring the winter we comfort ourselves. This last harsh winter more than others. The cold outside makes us “need” more carbs and comfort foods and often less exercise. And now, on the brink of spring, we feel a little “creaky”, heavy, muffled, phlegmy, achy in the joints and out of shape. We are offering to support you in a spring detox to help open the windows and get the winter out.

markhyman10daydetoxbook10 Day Detox Diet -  Dr. Mark Hyman’s guide to activate your body’s natural ability to burn fat and also loose weight while reducing inflammation,  aches and pains.

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The Gift of Health Natural Healing Center


Verena Johanna Smith opened this unique center dedicated to holistic healing at her office building at her home in Amherst in 1987. Since that time, Verena has practiced acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine, as well as other healing modalities such as Neuromodulation Technique (NMT), Matrix Energetics (ME), Tapas Technique (TAT), hypnosis and guided imagery, Yoga Therapeutics, and guided healing meditation. The center also offers massage therapy and nutrition counseling. More…

"Compassionate Heart
Compassionate Art"

“Verena has given me not only safe and nurturing environment in which to work, but also an image I hope to embody with any healing practice I take on for myself during my life. She is perceptive, warm, extremely skilled, and compassionate beyond words. I am so grateful to her care, and to the space she holds sacred for those in need.”
- Patti Stillwater

“Verena J. Smith is a national treasure – her synthesis of Traditional Chinese and contemporary healing techniques is brilliant and original. Her four cassette “Introduction to Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine”, healing in itself, is comprehensive and outstanding – truly a Gift of Health.”
- Daniel Goleman
Author ofEmotional Intelligence