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  The Fire Within Acupuncture & Wellness

Sky above me, Earth below me, Fire within me



From natural remedies, to treatment revelations; Life of Dr Tanya, to Traditional Chinese medicine, and Shamanism. This blog is meant to inspire and make you laugh. Have Oprah (Ah-Ha) moments, or get you teary-eyed because you connect.

Always feel free to comment. This is my life's passion and I am honored to share it with you.

~ Namaste

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These 8 Amazing Athletes Use Acupuncture

Posted by Tanya on March 13, 2015 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (5)

These 8 Amazing Athletes Use Acupuncture

1. Vincenzo Nib...
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Opening Hearts

Posted by Tanya on August 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

People in our lives don’t always behave the way we wish, and certain behaviors can trigger uncomfortable responses in us. Please remember they didn’t get into our mind and create the buttons that have been pushed. Taking responsibility for our own feelings and reactions is mastering our own ability...

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The Law of 5 Elements - The Element of Metal part 2 of 2

Posted by Tanya on July 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Causes of Common Lung Disorders

In addition to unresolved grief, many problems of the lungs (and colon) are due to a sedentary lifestyle.  Insufficient activity encourages poor respiration and elimination. Lung and colon problems are also aggrivated by a fau...
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The Law of 5 Elements - The Element of Metal part 1 of 2

Posted by Tanya on June 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

"The forces of Autumn create dryness in Heaven and metal on Earth; they create the lung organ and the skin upon the body ...and the nose, and the white color, and the pungent flavor ..the emotion grief, and the ability to make a weeping sound" ~Inner Classic
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Thinking Outside the Botox

Posted by Tanya on February 26, 2014 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Spas, Dentist and Doctors’ offices are inundated with offers that promise to beautify and bloom up your cheeks, reduce the appearance of lines, and smooth out tired skin.


Few are regarded as “natural” and fewer considered holistic and gentle. Botox injections a...

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NADA Auricular Acupuncture for Stress Management

Posted by Tanya on October 18, 2013 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (4)


AcuDetox / NADA Protocol

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol takes place in a group setting. It consists of the insertion of small acupuncture needles into five points on the outer surface of a person’s ear (auricular acupuncture). T...

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YYC Acupuncture Relief Project (YARP)

Posted by Tanya on October 17, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Collaborating with Colleagues in order to become trained in NADA protocol was life-changing for me. I realized how using 5 points on the outer surface of the ear, in a group setting could be so profound; so relaxing, so deep.

I personally would like to bow with gratitude to both Caroline Mandrusiak, NADA Instructor, at Spirit Gate Consulting, Gabriol...

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Acupuncture & Labour

Posted by Tanya on September 9, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (4)

Looking For Natural Methods to Help You in Your Labour?

Many women are unaware that acupuncture can be beneficial in labour. Position of the baby, fatigue and irregularity of contractions can all impact labour progression. Acupuncture has a positive affect in many ways. By sti...

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Acupuncturists without Borders supports Calgarians & residents of High River

Posted by Tanya on July 17, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (13)

In two short weeks, a city has endured a disaster beyond what I thought I'd ever see in this lifetime. Many Calgarians pulled together and made it through...together

Volunteering in our city was at an all time high, many organizing their own grassroots clean up teams, businesses packed up supplies and services, and ...

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Gift for a joyful life ~ Lychee

Posted by Tanya on June 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (8)

Lychee from Chinese Li Zhi He is translated as 'Gift for a Joyful life', and surely lives up to its name. Besides being a superfruit, lychee contains vitamins and minerals that promote a healthy diet, fight against various diseases and is known for treating skin care, child growth, and strengthening the body. 

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