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Best Wellness Gifts 2019

Your guide to unique and healthy gift ideas

It always seemed to me that an Acupuncture Clinic is the last place anyone would look for the holiday gifts. This perspective changed last year when I was looking for some guidance on health related gift ideas and didn't get beyond water bottles and lip balms. What can be better than sharing a gift of health with your loved ones?! The biggest wish that we have for people we care about is for them to stay in good health and we can actually make a small contribution by giving them something both fun and useful at the same time this holiday season. With your thoughtful gift you can help set the tone for a healthier lifestyle choices in the new year.

best wellness gift ideas

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1. Gift Cards

A lot of my patients ask me if I can help with "this or that" ailment. They are not asking for themselves, they are asking because they know someone who suffers from that particular condition and they really want to help. Giving him/her a gift card for our "Initial Evaluation and Treatment" won't just help them with the symptoms but will provide all the necessary guidance to improve or even cure their illness. We create individual treatments plans that are based on all the objective and subjective findings discovered during the initial evaluation. These plans include descriptions of the patterns that the patient is diagnosed with, possible causes of the above diagnosis, lifestyle and nutritional recommendations, and herbal and supplement suggestions. It's a very comprehensive guide to get better. Even if your friend decides not to continue with the treatments, he or she will have all the necessary tools to improve their health on their own.

Other Gift Card Ideas:

Herbal Consultation – It includes everything listed above without the Acupuncture Treatment

Cupping Treatment – A unique and inexpensive gift for those friends and family members that have questioned about those marks on your back! And it’s needle-free for those that are uncomfortable with the thought of needles!

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – Go fancy and get your special someone a Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment, which is loved for the relaxing Jade roller, silicone cupping and aromatherapy massage included. They will never forget this balancing, beautifying and deeply rejuvenating experience.

Swarovski Crystal Ear Seeds – 24 karat gold plated embellished pellets can be used in conjunction with condition-specific ear chart kits to provide a sophisticated yet holistic, fashion-forward treatment.


2. Matcha Tea

Matcha tea

Matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into powder, which enhances benefits that regular tea looses when being steeped. The effect is greatly amplified. You get ten times the concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber than from any other tea. It also has a strong blood sugar lowering properties. There is no other food that provides more antioxidants than Matcha making it the healthiest drink nature has to offer. Matcha is also high in amino acid L-theanine. This allows for a slower release of caffeine, giving you 3 to 6 hour energy boost, mental clarity and focus without feeling jittery or having an energy crash. Our organic ceremonial grade Matcha is not just a tea, it is an experience. Once reserved for only the highest nobility in Japan, this tea has a rich delicious flavor and smooth texture. This gift is full of health benefits packed into one cute tea tin.

antioxidants in Matcha tea


3. CBD Body Products

CBD products are the talk of the year. CBD or Cannabidiol is a chemical compound found in a hemp plant that is unlike its sister plant, marijuana; it is non-psychoactive. It works through the Endocannabinoid System in our bodies by binding to ECS receptors. The effect is anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, neuro-protective, immune balancing and calming for the central nervous system. There have been numerous studies done on beneficial effects of CBD with positive outcomes. There is certainly an overabundance of CBD products on the market. At Mulberry Leaf we carefully selected a brand that is local, based in Santa Cruz, CA and includes additional herbal ingredients that enhance the beneficial results. Vital Body Therapeutics utilizes only organic ingredients in their products. They combine high quality full spectrum (minus THC) CBD with therapeutic herbs like arnica, comfrey, ginger and many more to reinforce anti-inflammatory and pain-reliving properties. You can select from any of their creams and balms for a gift but a few products definitely stand out as a gift option. First one is a CBD infused body oil that you can use before and after showering. Oils attract oils, so application of this luxurious elixir before showering will allow all the toxins and dirt to be lifted off your body without having any stripping effect on the skin. After a shower it will serve as a nourishing moisturizer leaving an incredible herbal aroma to further deepen the relaxation effect of the warm velvety oil. Another pick is a CBD infused Epsom salt soak. Healing properties of a hot bath, magnesium salts, CBD extract and the calming scent of essential oils will give your loved one a feeling of mental and physical stress melting away.