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Workshops and Media Coverage


Besides offering Acupuncture, Herbs, Fertility Expertise, Hypnosis and other healing sessions, CAMA is committed to bringing you fun, educational, healing events and workshops .

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 Mt Airy's

FIRST

Holistic Health Day

Our Own Health Fair

click here for more info
  Come meet your local
Alternative Health Providers

Saturday May 20th 1-5pm

Rain Date May 21 1-5pm

Kids’ Activities * Healthy Food * Personal Stories Stage

Panel Discussions * Info Tables * Free Demos

6700 Block of Germantown Ave
(from Carpenter Lane to Pelham Rd)


Workshop:

Curious About Acupuncture?


Are you struggling with pain of any kind?

Are you also curious about how to take a NEW approach to your health, where investing in wellness becomes a priority?

Acupuncture is undoubtedly ancient medicine for modern times, when drug-free solutions to symptoms and deep, restorative relaxation are hard to find!

Curious

Learn how this fascinating medicine works, discover what it's like to receive acupuncture, and find out if it can help your specific condition.

We'll also share with you how important a wellness mindset is, how it saves time and money, and provides you with the quality of life you're seeking!

Register
Where: CAMA
When: Jan 29th, 2017 7:30-9pm
Cost: $15


Use Yoga to Reduce Stress &
Achieve your New Year’s Intention

Maureen

Maureen Cannon

Transformational Retreat

The New Year is a powerful time for transformation. But messages telling you what you should be doing can be impractical, keeping you from following through on well-intended goals.

Yoga offers a practical set of tools for creating sustainable intention, habits and behaviors that yield the lasting results you desire. Reduce stress and achieve your goals.

Caution: side effects may include greater health, improved relationships and positive perceptions of work.


• Reinforce commitment to habits that align with and support your intention for the New Year and beyond.

• Explore the impact of clear intention, attitude, posture and breathing.

• Learn how to easily integrate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of philosophy into your daily life.

• Design a realistic personalized practice to support your intentions and reduce your stress.


4 Session Series
January 8, 15, 22, 29
4:30 - 6:00pm

 at CAMA




RSVP required, space is limited. Click here to register.

 


 


   

"PlantPure Nation"
FREE Documentary Screening


Curious Video

 

PlantPure Nation is a full length feature film released in 2015 that examines how  plant-based nutrition prevents a broad range of diseases and illnesses, and even reverses some of the most dangerous chronic conditions of illness.

Join us at the home of Elise Rivers
where we'll have the pleasure of  viewing and discussing this film in the comfort of her private living room.
--Kindly RSVP
:outreach@weaversway.coop / 215-843-2350 x 118.

 


Thursday evening, June 16th, 7:00-9pm
at Rivers Manor, 508 E. Sedgwick Street.

 

Cost: FREE!

 

 


 

Come learn about the effectiveness of Acupuncture and hear the latest research!


Curious Video

 

Even if you're an acupuncture convert, come hear this fascinating talk about the latest acupuncture studies and how many different conditions it treats effectively.

 

New This Term, Status Report on:

        • * State of the US Healthcare System
          * The War on Cancer
        • * The Importance of Nutrition for preventing and treating illness


 

Sunday evening, April 27th, 7:30-9pm at CAMA.

 

Cost $20.

 

Click here to register.

 

 

 

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Focus & Empower Your Heart's Purpose with Sankalpa®
presented by inspirational teacher & artist Sigal Brier

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Sunday December 15, 1-4pm

 

How long has it been since you spent time at the wellspring of your heart?

 

Sankalpa in Hindi means heart's purpose.

 

Relax and learn to welcome the mystery of your heart's wisdom with skillful self-inquiry, relaxation and meditation. Release tension and stress and relax into a sense of well-being and peace of mind. Get inspired and take home new methods to support you in restoring joy, and energize body and mind for a happier and more fulfilling life.

 

$55 Includes:

  a 3 hour mini-retreat,
  Sankalpa® necklace &
  meditation practice

 


Space is limited please sign up by 12/11 by

calling 937-598-9444.

 

No yoga or meditation experience is required.

 

Come as you are--all are welcome!

 

More info and testimonials at www.zigizen.com

 

 

Do You Want Acupuncture covered by Medicare?

If you "sign the petition" by clicking on it on the White House's WethePeople web site by Feb 10, Medicare could reimburse you for your care.

 

First you need to create an account here, then

Click here to "sign" the petition

 

 
     
 

 

 

CAMA wins

1st Prize in
City-wide Garden Contest!

 

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's

City Gardens Contest

has selected a winning block

and the winner is...

The 6700 block of Germantown Avenue!

See video of Elise's presentation to the Mt Airy Business Improvement District about winning this award

 

"This is incredible!" exclaimed Stevens as the judges toured the area.

 

All three judges seemed impressed with the blocks' transformation. "You can feel the momentum," remarked McDermott.

 

Before
After

 

 
     
 


PLEASE JOIN US AT CAMA!
for a FREE Film and Discussion about
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)


In one brief afternoon, learn how to do a simple routine, tapping on your own acupuncture points, to feel better, decrease pain and improve mood.

 

This cutting-edge approach is reporting significant results with PTSD, phobias and chronic illness.

 

Follow 10 participants who use EFT to clear conditions such as fibromyalgia, overeating, back pain, insomnia and anxiety/grief.

 

Hear their heart-felt testimonials and learn from expert practitioners as they coach participants to use these self-healing techniques to improve their emotional and physical conditions.

 

It is easy-to-learn and simple-to-use. You can learn it at this event!

 

SUNDAY April 1st @ 3 p.m.
You must register by calling 215-266-5757


Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA)
6782 Germantown Avenue at Carpenter Ln.


Film length 90 minutes followed by discussion, Q & A


Presented by Sarah O'Doherty, EFT Advanced Practitioner
Free on street parking or use the lot on Carpenter Lane behind the firehouse



Sarah has been teaching and coaching people in using self-healing tools for more than 20 years. A graduate of Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Sarah has brought her knowledge of several healing modalities to her practice, Wellness Energy Tools, in which she shows her clients how to maintain wellness through simple techniques such as Emotional Freedom Techniques, Tapas Acupressure Technique and Quantum Techniques.

Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy Presents:

INTRODUCTION TO GUA SHA
Join us on
Saturday, February 25
11AM -1:30 PM

 

Bring a partner to this workshop and learn how you can heal at home using a simple, yet powerful Asian healing technique called

Gua Sha.

 

Gua Sha relieves pain by removing stagnation, promoting circulation, stimulating the immune system and improves general health.

 

It's helpful for many ailments including neck & shoulder tension, cough and cold, muscle aches & fatigue.


Instructor Pamela Milask, L.OM, Dipl. Ac.

Registration Deadline ~~~ February 22nd
Call Pam 215-858-7554 or email PMilask@aol.com

Fee: $40 for two if you register by February 15; $50 after 2/15

 

Bring/wear a tank top & shorts

 

Location: Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA)
6782 Germantown Avenue near Carpenter Ln.

 

FREE PARKING LOT BEHIND FIRE STATION
(ENTRANCE OFF CARPENTER LN)


Go to WWW.GuaSha.com to learn more about Gua Sha.

 

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CAMA sponsors the First Ever

Outdoor Community Drum Circle

Lovett Library Garden

1st and 3rd Sundays

June-Sept. at 3-5pm

 

Bring a chair,

Bring a drum,

Bring a friend,

Have some fun!

 

For Info contact Ron Kravitz by email

ading Beauty

As part of her community service mission and in her role on the board of the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District (MBID) Elise organized the purchase and delivery of over 30 street-sized planters for businesses on Germantown Ave.

 

On a sweltering day in July, she oversaw the delivery and placement of the planters up and down the Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

CAMA at Mt Airy Day 2011


 
 
     
 

Come learn about the effectiveness of Acupuncture and hear the latest research!


 

Even if you're an acupuncture convert, come hear this fascinating talk about how acupuncture affects the brain and how many different conditions it has been show to address.

 

This year a special segment on nutrition and longevity has been added.

 

Sunday evening, April 7th, 7-9:30pm at CAMA.

 

Cost $20.

 

Call 215-266-5757 to register.

 

 
     
 

CAMA Hosts 2nd Showing of

Award Winning Documentary: 9000 Needles!
Friday June 17 at 7pm at CAMA

 

All profits go to Devin's continued acupuncture treatments.

At forty years old, Devin Dearth is a successful businessman, a loving husband, father of three, a devout Christian and champion bodybuilder. He and his family reside in the small community of Central City, Kentucky where they live the ideal American Dream.

 

That is, until Devin suffers a devastating stroke. Caused by a bleed in the brain stem, the stroke leaves him paralyzed on his right side and unable to walk, with difficulty speaking, double vision and inability to care for himself or his family. He has met his ultimate adversary: The limits of his own mortality.

 

We follow Devin on this unconventional journey, during which his courage, faith, patience and desire to overcome are tested on a daily basis. The trials he and his family endure along the way remind us that the human spirit can transcend any boundaries while exploring a universal community of healing and transformation.

 

Tickets Available for purchase:

$10 at the door.

 

Showing on Friday, June 17th at 7pm

at CAMA, 6782 Germantown Ave, (at Carpenter Lane) Philadelphia, 19119

 

RSVP by Wednesday, June 15th to Elise

 

All profits go to Devin's continued acupuncture treatments.

 

 
     
 

It's all about Community!

 

Elise sits of the board of Mt Airy Business Improvement District (MBID). Its mission is to clean and beautify the business corridor along Germantown Ave from Washington Lane to Cresheim Valley Drive.

 

One of the major projects of MBID in 2011 was the planting of 90 flower baskets hung from the new lamposts along Germantown Ave.

Elise played a major role in implementing this project. She walked up and down this two mile strip, repeatedly, finding just the right place to put flowers so anywhere you stand or walk, your eyes will fall on a basket. She also spent a Saturday planting 60 of the baskets with a great group of volunteers and MBID staff including Hollie Malamud-Price, executive director of the MBID.

Elise is grateful to work with a great group of community leaders and volunteers helping to implement terrific projects like this one.

 
     
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Cheryl Berkowitz, CHHC of

The Awakened Palate

will present at CAMA:

 

Nutrition & Lifestyle Choices for Healthy Bones

 

A Workshop for Women to Give You the Information, Inspiration & Confidence You Need to Create a Bone-Healthy Way of Life

 

- What constitutes bone health?
- What causes bone loss?
- How can I maintain healthy bones?
- Is supplementing calcium enough?
- Does a DEXA-scan give an accurate profile of bone health?
- Are there viable alternatives to Fosomax, Actonel & Boniva, the bisphosphonate drugs frequently prescribed for Osteoporosis?


Rich with valuable information, the opportunity to ask the questions that matter most to you, and resources to take with you, this class is designed to give you the information, inspiration & confidence you need to create a bone-healthy way of life. Whether you want to maintain healthy bones or are already diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, this class is for you!.

 

Saturday, June 26
9:30 - 11:30am
Community Acupuncture of Mt Airy (CAMA)
6782 Germantown Avenue
Mt Airy/Philadelphia

$35

To register, please click here or call 267-934-6554

 

What Women are Saying About Their Healthy BonesTime with Cheryl
"My doc just called. I NO LONGER HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS! (Results come from the same machine used for my last year's dexa-scan.) I do still have osteopenia, but I consider this a major accomplishment. I credit YOU, Cheryl, for your wonderful help with diet and the particular red yeast rice capsules you told me about. THANK YOU!"
"I want to praise Cheryl Berkowitz for her amazing class on bone health. I learned a lot about the links between nutrition and bone health as well as the value and shortcomings of the available diagnostics."
"I want to tell you about the wonderful morning I had at Cheryl Berkowitz's presentation on 'Bone Health'. Cheryl's talk was time well spent! Cheryl has a wonderful way of engaging her audience that results in listening that is both easy and fun as well as educational and inspiring. It was obvious to me that Cheryl has 'done her homework.' I have new understanding about bone formation with calcium and collagen which is very helpful in considering some health choices."


 
     
 

Introduction to Meditation

What is it?
Why do it?
How do you do it?

Two Introductory Classes


Saturday, June 19th

10:00am to 12:30pm


Sunday, June 27th

3:00pm to 5:30pm

 

$15.00 per class


If you cannot afford the fee, an affordable donation may be made.

 

Please note: There is a 12 participant maximum

 

To register: Please contact the instructor, Maria Lynn Fanelli

at 215-514-2206 or
maria.fanelli@workandlifemanagement.com


Ms. Fanelli holds a Master's in Applied Meditation Studies from theWon Institute of Graduate Studies and has
completed advanced teacher training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

 
     
 

THIS Friday
Acupuncture Groove Nite!

Mellow out with acupuncture and
awesome music!

$12
May 7, 2010

 

Check It Out!

"A Bliss Extravaganza"

A GREAT mini-intro to acupuncture
and a transformative experience for all!

 

We believe in the healing power of music!
Immerse yourself in a very special mix
of awesome, expansive music
combined with the
power of acupuncture
to calm the mind & uplift the soul.

Kick off your weekend with a relaxing cosmic journey
in our state-of-the-art sound chamber.

 

Two sessions: 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Admission: $12
Reservations Required:
Call Elise Rivers @ 215-266-5757

 
   
 

Drum Circle Spirit
The Power Of Unity Through Music

-Celebrate Rhythmaculture
-Communicate with your inner being
-Energize the spirit of community
-Use drums as a tool for unity and expression
-Connect with our roots of humanity


SUNDAY, May 22 , 2010
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm


Reservations Required -

Denny Horn 215.681.8834


Please bring a drum and pot luck munchies
sliding scale - $5 - $10

 
   
 

Introduction to Meditation

What is it?
Why do it?
How do you do it?

Two Introductory Classes


Saturday, June 19th

10:00am to 12:30pm


Sunday, June 27th

3:00pm to 5:30pm

 

$15.00 per class


If you cannot afford the fee, an affordable donation may be made.

 

Please note: There is a 12 participant maximum

 

To register: Please contact the instructor, Maria Lynn Fanelli

at 215-514-2206 or
maria.fanelli@workandlifemanagement.com


Ms. Fanelli holds a Master's in Applied Meditation Studies from theWon Institute of Graduate Studies and has
completed advanced teacher training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

 
     
     
 
     
 

Pain and Sleep
Thursdays June 21, July 19 and Aug 9th; 7:30-9pm at Max's Office,
508 E. Sedgwick St, Mt. Airy, 19119.

People who are having issues with sleep or stress will enjoy this monthly relaxing, light trance practice. Whether you're just not sleeping through the night, or have issues like sleep apnea, this group can help you relax and enjoy your nights and your days.

 

We'll also be helping you relax through chronic pain, whether physical or psychological so you can enjoy your life more.


You must pre-register and pre-pay ($25) for this group. You can register for this group online here:

 

First time scheduling an appointment at CAMA click here, and then select:

 

Returning patients click her,.
and then select:

 
     
 

Revitalizing First Fridays for New Patients Only:End your week with an inexpensive, relaxing rest and rejuvination - by appointment only.

 

 

First Fridays:

5:00-
7:00pm



3
Jun


1
Jul


5
Aug

R e l a x
FIrst Friday of the Month
5-7pm at CAMA

 

ReVitalizing Fridays

 

Let Us Help You Let Go of the Week
& Refresh for the Weekend!

 

What do you need after a long work week?
How about relaxing, resting on a massage table &
listening to specially selected peaceful music designed to heal your body…


*Relieve Stress & Deeply Relax*
*Energize Your Spirit*
*Integrate Your Body/Mind*
A GREAT intro to acupuncture!
.

 

Book online
New patients
Hours: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

 

Community Acupuncture of Mt Airy (CAMA)
6782 Germantown Avenue
Mt Airy/Philadelphia

$20

 

 

Hypno-puncture

1st Thursday of Month
June 3rd, July 1st, Aug 5th, 2010

Weight Loss

 

Preregister (by end of previous month) $45

Day of workshop: $60

 

7-9pm

 

 

There are three reasons people eat when they are not hungry:

- habit (can be controlled with conscious will)

- emotional stress (an unconscious process controlled by hypnosis)

- body cravings (acupuncture can address these).

We'll use light, natural trance-work to speak to the stress issue , and ear acupuncture to lessen the physical cravings.

 

With this kind of support your chance at achieving your weight goals greatly increases.

 

I wanted to let you know that I'm down 10lbs. I've still got quite a good bit to go but whenever I feel off track I listen to the tapes. I also joined a local gym and am still walking every weekend with my friend. We're up to 5 miles! Keep me in the email loop. - SMJ

 

This two hour class is an experiential introduction: you'll learn about hypnosis and experience a light trance and find out about what acupuncture can do for you.

 

(Following through on your weight-loss regime may take a follow-up sessions. Students in this class will be eligiable for an ongoing hypno-punture support group, which you can attend any time you want support ($30/hourly session with discounts on packages of 3 or more sessions.)

 

This class sells out quickly.
Reservations Required

by emailing Max and Elise Rivers

1 hour followup groups available to graduates of 2 hour intro: every Thursday 5:30-6:30pm as low as $20/class.
 
   
 

Hypno-puncture

3rd Thursday of Month

May 20th, June 17th, July 15th (no August group)

 

Stop Smoking

 

 

Preregister (by 2nd Thursday of month) $45

Day of workshop: $60


This first class is offered at MALT: Mt Airy Learning Tree - register by clicking here:
Class # 0SHE33


May 20, 2010

7-9pm

 

 

 

 

Only about 25% of smokers who try to quit on their own succeed.

 

This number more than doubles by adding the use of hypnotism, which can help by removing the unconscious drive to smoke.

 

Add ear acupuncture, which can decrease the physical withdrawal symptoms, and your chance at succeeding easily and safely greatly increases.

 

This two hour is an experiential introduction: you’ll experience a light trance and find out about what acupuncture can do for smokers, so you can decide whether or not this process (which usually takes about four sessions) is for you.

 

(Following through on your program to become a non-smoker may take a follow-up sessions. Students in this class will be eligiable for an ongoing hypno-punture support group, which you can attend any time you want support ($30/hourly session with discounts on packages of 3 or more sessions.)

 


Reservations Required for May event Through MALT

Reservations Required for June and July

by emailing Max and Elise Rivers

1 hour followup groups available to graduates of 2 hour intro: every Thursday 5:30-6:30pm as low as $20/class.
 
   
 

Hypno-puncture

2nd Thursday of Month

May 13th, June 10th, July 8th (no August group)

 

Sleep Disorders and Apnea

 

 

Preregister (by 1st Thursday of month) $45

Day of workshop: $60


 

 

 

 

Sleep is a form of hypnotic trance that we go into every night, so hypnosis is an excellent tool for helping with sleep disorders.

 

You'll be given post-hypnotic suggestions which will help you relax and enjoy a refreshing night's sleep, and you'll be sent a tape which you can listen to in bed to help you fall asleep.

 

We've reversed Sleep Apnea in clients using hypnosis as well.

Reservations Required for June and July

by emailing Max and Elise Rivers

1 hour followup groups available to graduates of 2 hour intro: every Thursday 5:30-6:30pm as low as $20/class.
 
     
 
 
Aligned with its community service mission, CAMA donates park benches to William Allen Plaza
Click here for story in Mt. Airy Independent
 
     
     
     
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All of us at Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) are excited to welcome you to become part of our healing community! Elise Rivers and her growing staff of acupuncturists, herbologists and healers were the first to bring this kind of community-style, cost-efficient ($30-$45) acupuncture to Philadelphia (see newspaper clipping) way back in January 2005.

 

CAMA was inspired by the founders of CAN: Community Acupuncture Network in Portland OR. Their model is based on the way acupuncture was traditionally practiced in China, in a group setting, which allows us to provide affordable, long-term health care to the whole community. (We also have private rooms available when needed.)


We are committed to providing affordable healthcare that eliminates both the broken health care system's red tape and the insurance companies' inappropriate authority over your care. We want you to have the choice of an affordable, compassionate, effective, preventative, acute and chronic ailment care alternative; including: acupuncture, herbs and self-care education. We are an alternative for those who are insured, underinsured or not insured.

If the issues you're dealing with are complex and long standing, a session at Elise's private practice, Moon River Acupuncture, may be appropriate, please call for a free phone consultation.