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best of the valley 2013


VERENA’S GIFT OF HEALTH Dear verena Johanna, THE COMMUNITY SPRING CLEANSE IS ON!  THANK YOU FOR JOINING US! Our 2nd Annual 10 Day Community Spring Cleanse April 11th to April 21st WE SHALL HELP YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR SPECIAL CLEANSE: We’ll guide you through the preparation for ten days of very specific food choices, steady hydration,… Continue Reading

The Arousal of Adam: Part 2

THE AROUSAL OF ADAM  The Arousal of Adam:  PART TWO Sexuality in Men and Traditional Chinese Medicine In part one I looked at what might be the cause of the dilemma in the “Arousal of Adam”.  Now I want to explore with you the places where we might generate change in physical and mental behaviors… Continue Reading

The Arousal of Adam: Part 1

THE AROUSAL OF ADAM  The Arousal of Adam:  PART ONE Sexuality in Men and Traditional Chinese Medicine   Talking about male sexuality is not always easy. It is an intimate, touchy conversation that often doesn’t happen at all – even between lovers, or between a doctor and patient. We are not used to it. Men… Continue Reading

Wonderful Kale Chips

KALE CHIPS Ingredients: Kale Sea Salt Olive Oil some Gomasio (Garlic and Sea salt) Brewer’s Yeast (Nutritional Yeast) and if you like (special for your thyroid: ) Kelp Flakes Take a bunch of KALE wash all the store sprayed water off it dry off – break into bite size pieces then, take about a Table… Continue Reading

"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