Emotions and Our Health

From a Chinese medical point of view the emotions play a big part in a person’s total health and well-being.  There are five main emotions considered when diagnosing an illness – anger, joy, worry, sorrow/grief, fear and each emotion is connected to a particular organ system. The environments we live and work in also play a part in supporting our health. 

Emotions have a way of affecting the way we feel on a physical level.  For example, when we feel good our body releases endorphins, hormones and enzymes that boost our immune systems.  The opposite is true when we are stressed, angry or ill. Have you ever considered the possibility that the thoughts you are thinking, not only effect you, but also the people around you?

When we are surrounded by toxic thoughts and negativity it can have a negative impact on our health and impair our body’s resistance to illness.  Even excessive expression of a positive emotion such as “joy” can create an imbalance in our system.  Emotions also have a way of “holding” illness in our bodies.  In many chronic health conditions, there is often an emotional element combined with a physical trauma that has triggered the illness.      

In this age of mass communication and computers we are faced with a whole different set of stressors than in earlier times. Through the media, everything going on in the world- the good, the bad and the ugly, is now in our living rooms.  Every human being is affected by these events on an emotional level.  Collectively as a society we are experiencing a range of emotions from anger to anxiety to even joy.  From a biochemical standpoint, the hormones adrenaline and cortisol are released into the system when faced with stressful situations, putting the body into “high alert”.  Over a period of time, this too can weaken the immune system and the body’s ability to heal.

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October 2017 Events

Special Event October 6, 7, 8                       Yumi Lashes by Roshni

Call our office for more information 661-252-4100


Monday, October 16th      6:30-7:30PM   Eating with the Season for Health & Wellness ~ Fall Season $10

Join Kathleen Kenneally, L.Ac. for a fun and informative look at food as medicine from a Chinese Medicine perspective. Each season has a unique energy. To keep our bodies healthy, we must eat with the season adding specific foods, spices and remedies during these various times of they year. We will be sampling some recipes which support the grounding & supporting energy of Fall, plus Kathleen will be sharing other tips to stay in harmony with the season.



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September 2017 Events

Welcome September!

The Indian Summer continues with our record heat, sudden showers and winds!  As the month progresses, we make out way into the Fall season on September 22nd.  The Fall Equinox is the counter point to the Spring Equinox where there are exactly 12 hours of daylight to 12 hours of darkness at the equator.

During this season, the temperature begins to cool, the light begins to change, and we begin the journey into the quieter times of the year.  We have reaped the harvest and start the process of fortifying our stores for the winter.   During this time of year, the energy moves inward and downward as we prepare for the resting winter months. Nature illustrates this beautifully as the leaves fall from the trees. It is time to let go of the old energy to make room for the next cycle of life.

Fall Seasonal Event

Be sure to join us on September 24th from 9am-5pm for our annual Fall Seasonal Acupuncture Event.  The seasonal treatments are a great way to try acupuncture for the first time, boost your immune system, and to feel more balanced and in harmony with the energy of the season.

In Chinese Medicine, each season is connected to a particular element and organ system in the body. Fall is connected to the Metal element and related to the lungs and large intestine.  The associated emotion is grief, the taste is pungent /spicy, and the color is white. During this time of year, Seasonal flare ups such as allergies, sinus issues, coughing, constipation, and skin rashes can become more prevalent. Be sure and get your Seasonal boost, and enjoy the energy of the coming months!

We will also be featuring intuitive readings, raffles, mini far- infrared bio-mat chair sessions, and inspirational gifts from our store! All store items will be marked down 10-50% off retail price!


Tuesday, September 12th & Wednesday, September 27th     7-8:30PM Hope Gathering $20

As she opens her lessons from Divine Spirit, LeeAnn will share the nature of hope, how higher wisdom and pure light are ascending our planet now, and how each one of us can access it freely. Her presentation includes a powerful group Mentor Session where every participant will receive a personal message from the Divine.


Sunday, September 24th           9AM-5PM Fall Seasonal Event!

Experience a Seasonal Acupuncture treatment, customized to target specific organs, which in Chinese Medicine, are associated with the Fall Season. This helps boost the immune system, reduce allergies, relieve stress and overall balance the body. In addition to the treatments, we will be offering Spiritual Readings and many inspirational gift items on sale. For more information, please call our office at 661-252-4100.

Health Benefits of The Amethyst Bio-Mat

The Amethyst Bio-Mat is a medical device that uses a combination of Amethyst stones and fabrics to generate far infrared rays that are then transferred to the body as heat. Far infrared rays warm the body on the inside, increasing blood circulation and lymph flow. Negative ions are also generated by the layer of natural Tourmaline stone, which help neutralize the harmful effects of Electro-magnetic pollution and relieve stress.  The temperature ranges between 95 F- 158 F.

If our body maintains a temperature of around 97 F or above we will usually have sufficient immune function and healthy enzyme activity within the body.  Studies have shown that if our core body temperature should drop by only one degree, our immune function will begin to decline. If we increase our core temperature by only one degree, the opposite is true. Enzyme production increases by 40 %, thereby strengthening our immune function.

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Chinese Facial Diagnosis

How Does The Earth Element Show on Your Face?


The ancient art of Chinese Facial Reading is one of the techniques used to diagnose illness, to evaluate the flow of life force energy and to assess the spirit of an individual.  The practice of facial reading  can help us understand a person’s true nature, by revealing “the Original Face” or their basic inherited constitution. 
Some of the qualities of the Earth personality are – warm, caring, nurturing, and  supportive.  When in balance, there is a healthy energy of giving and receiving. How does the Earth Element reveal itself in our faces?
Some things to look for when there is a strong element of Earth present:
·       Round face and/or full lower cheeks
·       Full hips/roundness to the body/ round stomach
·       Full lips
·       A generous mouth
·       A yellowish hue to the skin
·       Big calf muscles
·       Large breasts in women/ big muscles in men
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August Events 2017



Tuesday, August 1st & 15th   7-8:30PM                               Hope Gathering

What if Hope was the gateway to awakening higher Truth and Possibility?  Join LeeAnn Taylor, as she opens her lessons from Divine Spirit, on the power of Hope, in our world, and in our daily lives.  Come receive a powerful group message, as well as a personal message (on the topic of your choice,) from the Divine, for each participant.  $20.00


Wednesday, August 9th  7-8PM              Global Wellness in the Wireless World

According to Dr. Andrew Weil, “Electromagnetic Radiation may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced this century.”  So, how can we thrive in this wireless age?  Discover the only 21st Century Health and Wellness Company that is educating and empowering families, with patented solutions that address this 21st century Wi-Fi global health epidemic.  This is a FREE EVENT!


Thursday, August 17th   6:30-7:30PM                  Eating with the Season  for Health & Wellness  ~  Late Summer Season

Join Kathleen Kenneally, L.Ac. for a fun and informative look at food as medicine from a Chinese medicine perspective.  Each season has a unique energy.  To keep our bodies healthy, we must eat with the season adding specific foods, spices and remedies during these various times of the year.  We will be sampling some recipes which support the grounding and supporting energy of late Summer,  plus Kathleen will be sharing other tips to stay in harmony with the season!   $10.00


Saturday, August 26th 10:00AM-11:00AM   Primordial Sound Meditation with Danica Lynch

What time is better than now to renew our passion, peace & creativity in our life~ lets join together as we set intentions for our life’s journey

~Practiced for thousands of years, meditation is a tool for rediscovering the body’s own inner intelligence. Primordial Sound Meditation uses individually selected sounds of nature called mantras to disconnect us from the activity of life.

~Meditation is a simple yet powerful tool that will take you to a state of relaxation and renew your creativity and passion for life.  Meditation calms the mind, and when the mind is in a state of restful awareness, the body relaxes as well. $20

Practicing Primordial Sound Meditation will help you:

  • Manage stress & reduce anxiety • Create inner peace
  • Improve your relationships       • Enhance your sleep patterns

*Please Dress comfortable ~ sitting pillows will be provided                                                                                   (If you have a sitting meditation pillow of choice, please feel free to bring)

 *Avoid heavy eating & exercise an hour before class

June’s Message and Events

June is upon us and summer is right around the corner! Can you feel it? The energy is beginning to   speed up, the kids are getting out of school, and vacations are being planned.  The days are longer and brighter generating an excitement and anticipation that moves us to connect more, move more, play more! I love Summer! Doesn’t it make you just want to dance?
The unique thing about Summer Season in Chinese Medicine is that it is divided into two elements.  The first half of the summer from June 21st until approximately August 5th is associated with the “Fire” element.  From around August 6th until September 22nd is considered late summer or Indian summer and is associated with the element of “Earth” in Chinese Medicine.
What does that mean you ask? Well, during the first part of the summer, there is a great expansion of energy- we become more social and active, the flowers are really blooming and the light around us is brighter and lasts longer than during other seasons of the year.  The “Fire” energy pushes us to expand into our fullest potential. The energy of the “Earth” element has more to do with ripening and readying. We pause from the explosion and expansion to savor the fullness of our life.  We are becoming ripe and ready for the next phase, digesting all the expansion we have just gone through, and preparing for the harvest. Think of how the fruit trees are ready to drop their luscious fruit- think of peaches, plums, and apricots. Yum!
 The temperatures are rising- so be mindful of the heat and make sure you are drinking enough good ol’ H2O!
It’s very important to watch for heat exhaustion & heat stroke during the summer months. Please stay hydrated and cool by drinking enough water.  The guideline is half your bodyweight in ounces per day. For example, if you weigh 120lbs then you need to drink 60 oz of water per day.

Signs of Heat Exhaustion

There are 2 types of heat exhaustion:
Water depletion– signs include excessive thirst, weakness, headache, and loss of consciousness.
Salt depletion– Signs include nausea and vomiting, frequent muscle cramps, and dizziness.
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

  • Confusion
  • Dark-colored urine (dehydration)
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Pale skin
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat

Treatment of Heat Exhaustion
Get out of the heat immediately and rest in a cool air conditioned room.  If you can’t get inside, try to find the nearest cool and shady place. Loosen or remove tight clothing, drink plenty of fluid (avoid caffeine and alcohol), take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath and apply other cooling measures such as ice packs, fans etc.  If you do not cool down within 30 minutes or so, contact you doctor.  Heat exhaustion can progress into heat stroke.

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May 2017 Events and Message of the Month

Well, it’s already May!


The energy of Spring is still with us- May has to be one of the most beautiful times of year especially in California- not too hot and not too cold- it’s just right! We burst out of Winter into the Spring and we are moving more, connecting more, and experiencing more. Just as all the beautiful flowers are beginning to really show up- so are we, as our energy continues to expand and shake off the slower, contracted energy of Winter.

 Summer is right around the corner… so don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Summer Seasonal Acupuncture & Healing Light Event on Saturday June 24th, 2017 from 9am-6pm


 The Message For the Month:


Con-nec-tion   n.   1. Union; junction

  1. A bond; link. 3. An association or relation.
  2. Logical ordering of words or ideas; coherence. 5. The relation of a word to it’s context.


Stay connected with all that is around you- to the seen and unseen- it’s all about energy. Everything is energy.  We fight against it, we flow with it, we connect with it, and we feed ourselves with it. It is through our connections that we actually live and experience life.  Every living thing is connected in some way – bound by an invisible energy- linking us.  My favorite scene in the movie “Avatar” is where the whole tribe holds hands and connects to each other and to the planet in order to create a profound healing. If each of us becomes conscious of our connections and how we impact each other on a daily basis, then we too can create healing on many levels.

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April Message & Events


We had a wonderful Spring Seasonal Acupuncture Event in March! I want to send out a big “Thank You” to everyone that made it such a special day!

Kenneally Acupuncture & the Healing Light Resource Center thanks you for your continued patronage and support. We are grateful to be a part of your healing journey and path to wellness.


Be sure to check your emails later in the week for our big announcement  about A Daily Dose of Seasonal Harmony – Harmonizing the Elements of the Season  Within You and how you can sign up!


Our Healing Services Include:


Herbal Medicine


NAET (Allergy Elimination Technique)

Amethyst  Bio Mat  with Far Infrared Technology

Reiki Energy Healing


Did You Knowwe also have a wonderful Gift Store at The Healing Light Resource Center- where you can find unique gifts:

  • Inspirational Books, Cards, handmade jewelry, crystals and gemstones, hand painted silk scarves, Affirmation Socks, Inner Eye Pillows, Angel cards, salt lamps, candles, incense and more!
  • We also carry a selection of herbs, nutritional support as well as Gia Wellness products that provide healthy solutions to living in our wireless world.

Please stop by and visit us!

Message of the Month


Well, now that Spring is in full swing- the energy and the momentum of the season is there to help us jump into our  resolutions, plans and projects.  Now is the time to unclutter our physical space and mental space- to have a clearer vision of what lies ahead and make room to receive it.

There are three parts to clearing out the old and bringing in the new:

1)               Identify and release the things (people, situations, thoughts etc..)  in your life that are holding you back and not moving you forward.

2)             Forgive (yourself, others, situations etc..) and allow healing to occur.

3)             Receive all the wonderful things available to you, enabling you to grow and expand into your next Season!


Gen-er-a-tion noun

1)               A group of people born and living in the same time

2)             The action or process of producing offspring : procreation

3)             The process of coming or bringing into being

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December 2016 Message & Events

Season’s Greetings to All!

As we begin the month of December, we are entering into the “hustle and bustle” of the holiday season. Remember to slow down and reflect on what the holiday season really means to you and begin to prepare for the start of the New Year. December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year and the official beginning of the Winter season. Don’t forget to come in and get your Seasonal Acupuncture on Sunday December 18th from 9-5pm. These treatments help align your energy with the season – giving your immune system a big boost- very important as we head into cold/flu season! Along with the Seasonal Acupuncture there will be opportunities to have Aura Chakra Readings. Our wonderful store is stocked with last minute gifts and yummy snacks! Please join us for festivities galore!

In Chinese medicine the winter months are a time to re-charge, re-view, make plans and replenish our personal “reserves” so that when the weather warms- we are ready to “Spring Forward” and put our plans into action!  The Chinese New Year actually falls in the springtime- reflecting the beginning of the cycle of life. 

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