Monday Morning Acu-Minute

Every Monday morning at 6am, Karen sends out a little, informative blog called the Monday Morning Acu-Minute. To receive the “Minute,” please leave your name and email address.

Here are a few examples of earlier posts.

November 6, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Do Acupuncture Needles Hurt? and Other Frequently Asked Questions

Do acupuncture needles hurt? I asked a number of my patients this question, just to see what they would say, […]
October 30, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Winter Weather Advisories Should Include Acupuncture

Staying well in winter weather can be tricky.  Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself in the cold […]
October 23, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture Can Help Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

I have some thoughts on seasonal blues. Here on the East Coast, the first blasts of cold weather have barely […]
October 16, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture Fall Tune-up

A “tune-up” is what my patients and I call acupuncture treatments that are designed to keep our biological/energetic systems functioning […]
October 9, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Santa Claus Might be Discovered Soon

I was so startled to see the headline Archaeologists May Have Discovered the Ancient Tomb of Santa Claus that I […]
October 2, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Another of my Favorite Natural Remedies, Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana, or just Arnica, is a very popular homeopathic medicine that can be wonderfully effective for strains, sprains, bumps […]
September 25, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Futuristic Thoughts on Revisioning the Potential of Roads

I had the good fortune to attend a sustainability conference last week, and in one of the sessions the speakers […]
September 18, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Rescue Remedy

One of my all-time favorite go-to remedies for mild fear, anxiety, upset, crying children, even shock is Rescue Remedy. Yes, […]
September 11, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

A Layperson’s Guide To Chinese Medicine

Today I would like to let you know about a book I co-wrote called How To Thrive In The Modern World: […]
September 4, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Animal Acupuncture

Did you know that animals receive acupuncture? Animal Acupuncture Acupuncture can, and is, being used on many species of animals, […]
August 28, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Some Thoughts on Transitions

Transitions are on my mind right now as we are in a seasonal transition…the ending of summer and the onset […]
August 21, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

According to the field of “Positive Psychology,” the scientific study of emotions such as gratitude, optimism, forgiveness, happiness, compassion and […]
August 14, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Three Delicious Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Take advantage of summer fruits to enjoy super-healthy, amazing-tasting smoothies.  Here are three delicious fruit smoothie Recipes… You will need an […]
August 7, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Trip to Beautiful Cancun Renews My Commitment to Earth For All Ages

This is a special edition on my week in Cancun. I thought it would be fun to share with you […]
July 31, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Miracle of Mindful Touch

Last week we mentioned some of the benefits of touch in general, such as how it can be soothing and […]
July 24, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

5 Important Facts About Touch

Touch is so important in part because it’s the very first language we learn! Long before words, we are touched […]
July 17, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

More on the Power of Touch

Good morning! Welcome to another installment on the Power of Touch. Here are some adjectives describing things we perceive instantly… […]
July 10, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Power of Touch

Welcome to the latest edition of Acu-Minute and our new topic…The Power of Touch. Did you know that skin is […]
July 3, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Riding a Horse Requires Mutual Trust Between Rider and Steed

Good Morning! I posted pictures from my week of riding horses in Wyoming on the Columbia Family Acupuncture Facebook Page. […]
June 26, 2017
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Greetings From Wyoming!

Good morning from Eaton’s Dude Ranch located on the magnificent, pine-covered eastern slopes of the Bighorn Mountains in northeastern Wyoming! I […]