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Acutonics Student Profile: Olga Bettoni, Basel, Switzerland

Over the past twenty years, one of the most gratifying experiences for me personally has been the international growth of Acutonics and the opportunity to meet and work with students from around the globe. I just had the pleasure of meeting Olga Bettoni, who attended the new elective that I taught in the UK. Olga’s interest in Acutonics began while she was in acupuncture school.
November’s Astrological Weather

Aloha! Thank you for joining me this month to explore November’s astrological weather. In this newsletter contribution I address some key planetary, solar and lunar aspects to consider and utilize in personal and private practice. For clarity, I use the Tropical Zodiac to discuss these aspects. However, I also recommend doing some star and planet gazing in the early morning (Mars) and late evening (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn) as all of the visible planets will be easily found with the naked eye at the beginning of this month.
Self-Care Strategies to Promote Gratitude and Abundance

Welcome to November a month for gratitude and abundance. Many of us look out into the world and see only chaos. Nothing seems to be going smoothly and intense pressures fill the Earthly energy container. No one is immune from this pressure; as things all around us appear to be shifting and changing we require healthy strategies to ride this wave of change. This is a perfect time to plant seeds for what we want to create, so that we can be filled with light and positive energy. It is not possible to operate to our fullest potential if we are caught in the energetic vibration of scarcity. So, take time to listen to your body, rest and focus on what you want and fill yourself with including rich planetary vibrations.
Mountain of Balance Points: Connecting Spirit and Divine Will

In Chinese Medicine this time of year is associated with the Metal Element (Lung/Large Intestine). This transitional time that falls between the fire of summer and the water of winter, offers an excellent opportunity to think about how we might utilize the Zhi or Will of the Kidneys to rise above denser energies of survival, materiality and polarity. Rising Zhi allows us to transform energy associated with fear. Through the alchemical fire of the Heart we have the ability to refine our energy to an elevated vibratory status associated with the unified field. This higher vibratory frequency enhances our ability to manifest a more harmonious life and aligns our individual path in life with our divine destiny. This acceleration of frequency allows us to connect with the field of potentiality for transformation and realization of our higher purpose.
Finding Balance and Love through the Path of the Heart in Uncertain Times

On the day of our Fall Equinox, in the Northern Hemisphere, September 23, our Sun moved from Earthly Virgo to Airy Libra, the astrological sign signified by the balancing of scales. With our Sun in Libra, ruled by the planet Venus, we shift our focus to creating balance in our relationships and our need for healthy connection to self and others. When we think of Venus, may we be reminded of Love, Beauty and Harmony, expanding our hearts to explore deeper levels of self-love, romantic love and divine love. With the Sun in Libra, treatment strategies throughout the month include balancing and grounding! Think Venus/Mars 5th for balancing the Chakras, the appropriate Extraordinary Vessels, the Three Treasures as well as the Huato Jiaji and Baliao.
October Self-Care Affirmations Embrace Fall and the Metal Element

Trees are showing their displays of color in gratitude for the wonderful year. Soon they will release their leaves and go inward. This is one aspect of the energy of Fall, the season of the Metal Element. Just like the trees, the Metal Element is here to encourage us to receive inspiration and release what no longer serves us. Take time every day to acknowledge with appreciation what inspires you and let go of what you no longer need. Create a practice of gratitude and self-care. Be thankful for all you have and filling yourself up will allow you to be in flow with the season of Fall.
Holly Wilson Greene, PhD, Certified Acutonics® Practitioner

Holly Wilson Greene is a force of nature, generous and kind, with a passion to make a difference in the world and a genuine appreciation for Acutonics. I first met Holly at Acutonics Camp several years ago, a student of Katie Mink and Laurie Herron, and an Athletic Trainer for over fifty years, she was demonstrating techniques for taping injuries – I still have and use the tape that she gifted to me.
The Shen and the Zhi—Nurturing the Heart and Kidney Spirits

In our clinical practice we see, in our patients, the results of a pervasive atmosphere of fear, uncertainty, upheaval and negativity, in their daily lives. This inhibits their ability to trust and allow the flow of the universe to provide inspiration for movement beyond the experience of this outer reality.
MichelAngelo, M.F.A., Medical Astrologer, Sound Healer, Author, Teacher

MichelAngelo, long-time member of the extended Acutonics® family, has a new book of astrological essays that is available on Amazon. Random Ramblings of an Astrological Autodidact is self-reflective and insightful. The essays are engaging and thoughtful offering in-depth analysis of multiple horoscopes including those of rock stars such as Elton John and Elvis Presley as well as authors, composers, and other individuals of note. Given his astrological specialty, a number of these essays focus on medical conditions, accidents and premature deaths. There is tremendous depth in these wide ranging case examples of peoples’ lives viewed with an astrological lens. Big congratulations to MichelAngelo for the Five Star reviews on Amazon.
Four Gates of Heaven Access to Expansion

The Four Gates, LI 4 (Hegu – Union Valley), and LIV 3 (Tai Chong – Great Surge) are introduced in Acutonics Level I as important points individually and as a powerful set of points when activated together.

"It was a gift to learn from a teacher (Sue Wadden) who has so much knowledge of classical acupuncture. I can now use tuning forks on my patients who prefer not to have needles."

- Shannon