Natural Healing Ways

We are a Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine and offer over 25 years of experience and provide a unique approach to Health and Healing.

Enjoy Natural Symptom Relief Natural Healing Ways offers over 20 years of experience, and our extensive knowledge in both Western and Eastern Medicine brings a unique approach to Health and Healing. We specialize in natural treatments for - Gynecology - Hormone imbalances, Infertility and associated conditions - Stress & Insomnia - Adrenal Fatigue - Sexual dysfunction - Weight Management - Emotional Well-Being - Allergies - Pain Management Claudia Weitkemper, founder of Natural Healing Ways, procures the benefits of acupuncture to clients located in and around the Bay Area, California. It’s located in Albany, California, next to Berkeley, Richmond, Oakland, El Cerrito, Emeryville, and Piedmont. People often wonder "does acupuncture work?" or "does acupuncture hurt?”. No, it’s actually quite comfortable and relaxing and uses certain acupuncture points for the relief common problems such as depression, anxiety, weight loss, fertility, back pain, migraines, sciatica, women’s health, and other ailments. Claudia Weitkemper is a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. Since 1983, she’s practiced professional health care and holds certifications in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, with Naturopathic Doctor and Nursing degrees from Germany. As a licensed Acupuncturist, both nationally and in the State of California, Claudia will restore your well-being with acupuncture, Western and Chinese herbs, Traditional Chinese Medicine, energy healing, whole food supplements, Bach flowers, and nutritional counseling. Discover what acupuncture can do for you! Connect with Natural Healing Ways center for integrated medicine and acupuncture at 510-978-3444, online at or visit 1115 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706 We offer: Naturopathic Medicine Consultations Acupuncture & Facial Acupuncture European Facial Skin Care Craniosacral Therapy & Shiatsu Lymphatic Drainage Massage Herbal Medicine & Wholefood supplementation Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga

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We welcome you into our sacred Circle,
and look forward to be with you.
Evolve For Peace Retreat
November 16 th 2019
1:30pm - 6:00pm
Are you ready to transform your Body, Mind and Spirit?
To tune up your Body Temple, look at your shadow, work with your emotions and use them as a beautiful gift, upgrade your vibration and presence in everyday interactions, and receive tools and support to be held and guided on the journey to your own empowerment and to become fully who you are, and live the life your soul wants you to live? Are you ready to surrender your EGO to your SOUL and live the life, which is meant for you? Allow yourself to live life fully in alignment with who you are now, and letting go of conditionings of the past?
A part of us has to let go and make space for this transformation.
When our desire to really show up for life, to be more alive, more present, more conscious, more awake and feel awesome, overwhelms our desire to be safe, comfortable and in control, than we choose our connection to spirit.
Our consciousness grows and we can be all that we are!
Shifting our life from one condition of consciousness and living to another, which is more suited for our further unfolding!
Lets do it It’s the perfect time NOW!
Lets EVOLVE together
What a good time to let go of emotions, stay deeply grounded and connected to the earth and in the NOW. A perfect time, to pull weeds, plant seeds, water them and harvest our beautiful creations to come, and birthing our inner butterfly out into the world.
We can get stuck or overwhelmed by our mind clutter or emotions (like weed in our garden) and can make a choice, to align, listen, quiet the mind and shine the flashlight of consciousness on our emotions.
It is our choice to align with new ways of perceiving reality and therefore upgrade our inner and outer circumstances.
Every emotion we observe and every aspect of limitation we choose to let go of gives us an opportunity, an opening to fill space within, with beauty, love, joy and light. We just need to become quiet and create space to listen and this allows us to fully appreciate what we have right here.
In our sacred temple we will use these ancient tools to reconnect and release what is no longer serving in order to create space for the highest alignment and the things, which want to be born NOW.
 Chakra balancing
 Firebreath,
 Kundalini practices
 Awareness practices
 Emotional Clearing
 Dyads
 Surrendering EGO to SOUL
 Empowerment Process
 Yoga Nidra
 Connecting in Sacred Circle
 Dance – Play – Fun -Support and loving connection in sacred circle
“When we heal ourselves, others are healed. When we nurture our dreams, we give birth to the dreams of humankind. When we walk as loving aspects of the Earth Mother, we become the fertile, life-giving Mothers of the Creative Force.
“When we honor our body, our health, and our emotional needs, we make space for our dreams to come into being. This is the perfect time for a spring Cleanse. The time around the full moon is the most potent time to cleanse out the old and let go. We create a fertile empty space to plant our seeds and water them throughout the year to harvest in the summer and fall. Lets plant our seeds for new creativity and adventures to be born.
We will meet from 1:30 pm to 6 pm
Saturday November 16 th 2019
Registration Here:
Ojas Yoga Center
707 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, Ca 94530
Next to Trader Joe, take the elevator or stairs and come to the first floor!
Please bring:
• a water bottle,
• two pillows
• comfortable clothing
• your open mind
Many Blessings
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10-27-2019 - 7 Steps to improve Your Mood & Wellbeing & Fall Retreat

7 Steps to improve Your Mood & Wellbeing & Fall Retreat In this experimental and transformational workshop, you will be guided through a powerful emotional clearing process, “ Breath of Fire”.

Evolve for Peace

7 Steps to Improve Your Mood and Wellbeing

Have you ever found yourself feeling anxious, depressed, or totally burned out with no particular reason to blame?
This can be a little unsettling, especially if you just had a great week and work and life is good. So why do you feel so bad?
Mood disorders or depression can certainly be triggered emotionally, but it turns out, they actually start in a place in your body – the brain.
Lifestyle factors and nutritional deficiencies affect the brain chemistry, which leaves us with some good news:
Sometimes lifting your mood can be as simple as moving your body and changing your diet.
In my practice I’ve had great success using these tool to guide my clients to better overall health and an improved outlook on life. Here are seven steps that I recommend to uplift your mood using enhanced brain function and balance in your body’s biochemistry.

Seven steps to improve your mood:
1. Move your Body: Physical exercise is one of the most powerful antidepressants. Aerobic exercise can improve your mood by releasing serotonin and stimulating the release of endorphins (feel good hormones). Exercise is an antidote for mild depression and anxiety. Studies have even proven, that it can be more effective than antidepressants. (Consult your doctor of course

2. Cut out sugar: Significant research shows that there is a link between sugar intake and mental disorders, and a risk of depression and schizophrenia (Psychology Today)
Though glucose is needed for brain function, too much sugar can have a negative effect. Hyperglycemia is been associated with slowed cognitive function, attention loss memory loss, and mod swings. Studies show, that a person with Type 2 Diabetes, feels more anxious and sad during hyperglycemia. Sugar also affects the Adrenal Glands with leads to low energy or and can result in diabetes. Studies also did show, that sugar is even more addictive than cocaine. When sugar is consumed, dopamine levels become unstable. This makes us crave even more sugar. This creates an addictive cycle. The more sugar you consume, the more you crave it.
It is easier to give it up all together, than to cut down on it.
Even if you are healthy, consider a 30-day no sugar challenge. Try eliminating all forms of sugar (as well as foods that convert easily to sugar, such as alcohol, white bread, white pasta, and white rice.
Skip all sugar like sweeteners. Stevia leaf extract is ok because it doesn’t affect your blood sugar.
Just watch what happens. Most people experience a dramatic improvement in mood, energy levels and often loose weight as a side effect.

3. Amino Acids:
Amino Acids are mood stabilizers. Our body needs the right balance of neurotransmitters in our brain.
An imbalance can result in depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia and other mood disorders. The key
To a healthy amino acid balance is to eat high quality, easy to digest proteins on a regular basis.
This will stabilize blood sugar, mood and keeps your Adrenal Glands healthy. Some people may need to add Amino Acid supplements, when the digestion is compromised.

4. Fatty Acids
We need the right balance of fatty acids.
Our brain is made up to 60% from fat. Without fat we would have a hard time to think. The fat we eat affect brain function, mood and hormones.
Omega 3 fats are especially important, because they improve cellular response to insulin, neurotransmitter function and help with cell repair.
Many people in America don’t get enough of the “good fats” with their diet.
Fatty fish, like wild caught salmon, herring, trout, sardines and mackerel are the best sources of omega-3s. They provide both EPA and DHA (types of Omega 3 fatty acids) in a form, which our body can most easily break down and absorb.
If you are a vegan, you can get fatty acids from flax seed oil, nut oils or seeds. But research showed, that it is difficult to break down the alpha linolenic acid from nuts and seeds in a form the body can actually use. Therefor you may want to add DHA from algae sources.

5. Vitamin D
Vitamin D does so much more than just support the bones. It helps the feel good neurotransmitters. Many Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, which may lead to depression.
If you take Vitamin D buy one, which has the K factor in it. Also research shows that Vitamin D/K is much better absorbed in combination with Vitamin A.

6. Vitamin B
Your brain needs Vitamin B to repair and maintain neurotransmitter function. Low levels of Vitamin B and Folic Acid are linked to depression.
If you want to feel good and have a well functioning brain and boost your energy, consider eliminating junk food from your diet. Especially sugar, and increase your fatty acid intake.

7. Vitamin GRATITUDE
Research shows that giving Gratitude on a daily basis improves everything in your life.
Relationships, the relationship with yourself and with others improve dramatically when you appreciate even the small things which work well and which you appreciate in the other.
Gratitude and appreciation on a daily basis will change your life for the better on all levels. The universe functions as one big mirror to us. When we raise our vibration (and Gratitude does that) we attract something on the next higher vibrational level into our lives. Try it out for 30 days. You may even get a journal just for gratitude notes. Write each day some things you are deeply grateful for in your live, and some things you deeply appreciate about yourself and see how you feel after doing this for 30 days.
In my experience following these 7 steps, changes physical, emotional and mental health in a big way.

Enjoy applying these new tools into you life.




Do you experience any of the following symptoms, which Matt Kahn describes as: “Old Self Die-Off”.
Signs of “Old Self Die-Off” include:
• A general overlay of sadness, physical weakness, or a lack or motivation
• The feeling of being stuck, invisible, or the fear of being left behind
• Reoccurring waves of sorrow, guilt, abandonment, apathy, or boredom
• Knowing what needs to be done, but unable to get over the hump of procrastination
• The awareness of a greater truth than those around you with the inability to speak it freely
• A heightened sensitivity to food allergies, EMF frequencies, or the conditioning of others
• Amplified waves of anxious, nervous energy that get recycled by patterns of overconsumption
• Profound moments of forgetfulness, bewilderment, and confusion
• A sense of defeat or the feeling of being engulfed by fear, worry, and unworthiness
How to work with these emotions?
The best way is kindness and compassion toward oneself and others. Committing to excellent self-care and meditation.
Becoming the witness and observer of our ego games and recommitting to our growth work if we crash.
We may need to adjust what we eat at this time, and may even need to do a Cleanse, receive a massage or acupuncture.
I am here to support you.
Many Blessings
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10-05-2019 - Fall Retreats & Book Release

Fall Retreats & Book Release In this experimental and transformational workshop, you will be guided through a powerful emotional clearing process, “ Breath of Fire”.

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Feminine Beauty & Renewal Retreat

Ladies, join me next Sunday for a delightful day of pampering and feminine rejuvenation! Gift yourselves and entire day of holistic body care from an incredible team of female super-sheros, plus enjoy delicious vegan yumminess and sonic nourishment crafted by yours truly. ❤️💛💚💙💜 Pamper yourself into beauty & abundance with this luxurious day of self-care and renewal.

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Meditation and Sacred Practices
Tomorrow evening 7-8:30pm
At NaturalHealingWays
1115 MarinAve
Albany, Ca 94707

Feminine Beauty & Renewal Retreat

Sunday, September 22nd 8am - 8pm Feminine Beauty & Renewal Retreat
Just 4 minutes from Spirit Rock, nestled in the beauty of the redwoods and oaks, awaits a day of deeply nourishing self-care and renewal to awaken your Divine Feminine Beauty and Power of Manifestation & Abundance.

Come away looking and feeling 10 years younger as you rejuvenate your body, mind, spirit, and success with . . .
• Facial Acupuncture with jade roller, and special amp-coil treatment to tighten pores, and skin and give your internal organs and chakras a deep, harmonic tune-up from Claudia Weitkemper. (Value: $250)
• The Holy Trinity of Facial Products (toner, serum & creme) hand made with love by our favorite Alchemists at Alembique in Berkeley - from local and sustainable flowers, herbs, and other plants. This is a special batch that is created just for you based on the seasonal needs of your skin. (Value: $80)
• Organic gourmet snacks, lunch, and dinner - hand crafted by local shamanic chef, Mary Redente, to give you deeply nourishing food for your body and soul. (Value: $75)
• Intuitive Tarot Readings from the one and only Art + Sex Witch, Allyson Seal to bring you insights into what's troubling you. You'll get the answers you need and be inspired on how to take action. (Value: $50)
• Receive a hand & foot, face (or whatever needs the love) massage from Intuitive Body Worker, Kym Kuzmic to get your body open to receive. (Value $50)
• Visit Michaelah, the Scissor Witch, for a quick consult and hair/make-up tune-up to get your look fresh and current and aligned with your authentic self (Value $80)
• Enjoy guided imagery, manifestation rituals, and sound healing from Amanda Elo'Esh in her beautiful, new ceremonial Medicine Temple, Arroyo Bridge (and if you're lucky, you can snag some one-on-one time to get some personally channeled guidance). (Value: $200)
• You'll also experience a floral foot bath, time to connect with other feminine beings, and rest in the beauty of Arroyo Bridge.
This full day retreat of connection, radical rest, renewal and beauty is valued at $800, but we've created this offering at a special introductory contribution of just $197 - $297.
:: CLICK HERE :: to reserve your spot now!
You'll start your day with social connection and light organic, gourmet snacks, then move into a ceremonial space to deepen your experience and open yourself to the manifestation magic of Lakshmi, Goddess of Love & Wealth.
Then you will soften and open yourself to fully receive the benefits of this magic as you enjoy the gifts from our dazzling practitioners throughout the day. In between sessions, connect with the other Feminine Beings to create new collaborations and friendships.
We will bring our formal part of the retreat to a close with grounding practices and heart shares, and then celebrate with dinner and an optional movement/dance party to celebrate your new body and new frequency.
You can purchase the basic package, which includes everything except for the facial and breast massage (Just $197).
Or get the WHOLE SHEBANG with the Facial Acupuncture (Just $297 - but get yours now - there are only 15 left!)
We can't wait to step into this luxurious day of full Beauty & Renewal with you! Pamper yourself into beauty & abundance with this luxurious day of self-care and renewal.

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I cannot tell you enough that every situation that happens to you is necessary for your growth. There are no mistakes. Everything that you've been through, everything that you're going through, is absolutely necessary for your spiritual growth. If it does not look kosher to you, realize it's your mind reacting. It's your ego reacting. And the way to handle it, is to just observe. Do not get involved by arguing, fighting, trying to change things. Just observe. If you can observe without getting excited, then you've passed that test and you will not have to repeat it. But if you get angry, you get upset, you want to get even, you're always thinking about it, and you have hate and animosity, even though you move away from that situation, you will meet that situation again, and again, and again, until you learn not to react to it.
Robert Adams
#growth #reacting #no mistake

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