2015 Holiday Gift Guide from Cicuto Acupuncture

Inspired by Yin Yang Podcast’s gift guide last year, here is my Chinese-medicine-related gift guide:

Acupuncture gift certificates from Cicuto Acupuncture are always a great idea. They are availabe in any amount. I have them in my office and you can also purchase them on my Yelp gift certificate page.

From Chief Alchemist Kirsten Cowan at Angelica & Peony, my favorite line of skin care and healing oils, comes some great stocking stuffers: Basic balm, ex libris, and ginger menthol balm gift bag and Peppermint, orange, and unscented goji chocolate lip butter gift bag.

And in collaboration with Kirsten, I’ve curated the AcuCare gift set. The set includes travel sizes of Warming Menthol balm and Ginger Menthol balm, Yin Chiao San for colds and flu (prevention and treatment), Nin Jiom cough drops, and Swarovski ear pellets! You can follow the link to get them on her site, or buy them at my clinic.

I love acupuncture t-shirt from Chinese Medicine Living.

Acupoints dress – This is the dress I wore to an acupuncture conference last year and got stopped all day long for Shenova’s business cards. It’s available in “Old Chinese Paper” style now, in addition to classic black. (Plus, check out the rest of her line of awesome geeky dresses inspired by women in science, technology, and space.)

Add some sparkle and calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays with Swarovski Crystal Ear Pellets, (available in my clinic).

Know anyone who is flying for the holidays? Or heading to the mountains? Then Altigen will help them adjust to the altitude! It works like a charm to reduce (and even eliminate) the effects of altitude sickness.

I also have “acu-care” gift bags for sale with a few must-haves: Yin Chiao San to fight cold and flu, Warming menthol balm from Angelica & Peony, and crystal ear pellets.

Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist – a kids book about acupuncture!

Three of my favorite books about acupuncture (read my review of them here):

Acupuncture Matters: The Definitive Guide to Understanding the True Power of Acupuncture by AcuTake founding editor Sara Calabrois a book that helps explain how acupuncture and the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine can change our lives.

Real Food, All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health & All-Day Energy by Acupuncturist and Integrative Nutritionist, Nishanga Bliss. In just 192 pages, she makes the concepts of TCM accessible, and provides handy charts and recipes (35 gluten-free recipes in all).

Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs, and Ancient Ideas for Today by Licensed Acupuncturist, Jennifer Dubowsky, with her very own acupuncture superhero, TCM 007 who guides you through learning the basics of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Denise Cicuto