February 5, 2017

Fun facts about Acupuncture


“There are many misconceptions and ideas about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM.) From the type of needles to the methods used for treatments known as modalities. Acupuncture Fun Facts addresses just a few of these misconceptions and presents some other interesting but little know facts that attempt to show the validity and goodness inherent in the practice of acupuncture today.” ~Acupunture Fun Facts from Infographics Archives

Did you know?

• The United States FDA classified acupuncture needles as medical instruments and assured their safety and effectiveness.

• Acupuncture needles are single-use. sterilized and pre-packaged.

• Even though a needle is inserted into the skin, acupuncture is virtually painless.

• Acupuncture is highly individualized. For example, if 50 people with common colds all got acupuncture, all 50 people may have different acupuncture points and herbs in their treatment.

• In American hospital systems, the use of acupuncture ranks number 1 among all complementary and alternative medicines for which a license is required.

• Many medical doctors today are referring their clients with chronic pain or other difficult diseases to acupuncturists.

• Acupuncture is over 5,000 years old and is one of the oldest practicing forms of medicine known to date.

• When performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture is safe, effective, and free from negative side effects.

Why wait?

With its roots in ancient civilization and approved by modern medicine, why wait to explore the possible benefits and experience acupuncture for yourself?!

Contact Tamara Graf for a consultation and to make an acupuncture appointment today!

Info via goldentouchacupuncture.org / Feb, 5th, 2017

January 16, 2017

A day of Yin

Join us for a day of Yin Yoga in the Chinese New Year! Mastering the art of stillness, allowing for awareness and peace in times of challenge and change.

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

10am – 4pm

“Deeply nourish the Yin within.”

$89/per person which also includes lunch.

This event is limited to 15 participants – hurry and sign up now!

Located at: Yoga for Health Education

1200 West 11th Street, Suite 106, Traverse City, MI 49684

Call: (231) 922-9642

Spend the day nourishing yourself with practices that strengthen your Yin and experiences that help establish balance for overactive lives; to regenerate the body, cultivate inner peace and restore harmony to your whole being through: Yin Yoga, Qigong breath and other quiet practices for mental and physical well-being.

Hosted by: 

Tamara Graf, RAc. DIPL. C.H., National board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

Libby Robold, Yhe director, Yoga therapist & Ayurvedic Health Counselor, certified by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association

Michael Robold, Yhe director, yoga teacher and natural foods chef.

Flyer Front PDF  |  Registration Form PDF

October 19, 2016

The guiding principal of Traditional Chinese Medicine

I am honored to live in Leelanau County, surrounded by gorgeous natural beauty, rolling hills, protected lands and lots of water. Here’s some photos from the area for you to enjoy. Nature provides us the opportunity to recognize our inter-dependence and our inter-connectedness with it.

According to Chinese philosophy man is a microcosm or hologram of the natural world with structural and functional characteristics, corresponding to those of its immediate environment and nature as well as to those of the Universe.

Just as we a a microcosm to the greater universe, Parts of our human body can be viewed as microsystems, or holograms, representing the greater whole. The larger map of our body can be mapped out onto a smaller regions of our body, such as your limbs, hands, feet, face and ear. As a practitioner, I am able to utilize the microsystem on various areas of the body to re-establish balance in the greater whole.


Northern Michigan Nature Photography seen here provided by local Mother/Daughter artists and photographers: Raquel Jackson of Rockwell Art & Design and Char Davis of Dancing Frog Press. Please contact for permission to use. All Rights Reserved. ®


October 19, 2016


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