September 2nd-9th, 2017
Do you experience any of the following?
Mood swings or Irritability Hot Flashes Weight Gain Sugar or Salt cravings
Night Sweats Loss of Libido Vaginal Dryness Hair loss or thinning
This retreat is for you!
Why Chinese Medicine?
Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and therapies. Chinese Medicine addresses hormonal balancing from a different perspective than traditional allopathic medicine. When we link the best of both worlds, we get a very thorough map for healing. For instance, in Chinese Medicine, hot flashes are considered forms of trapped heat often caused by overactive livers. Western science tells us that the liver regulates sex hormones, estrogen in particular. The map of the chakra, linked to acupressure points, points to the solar plexus and emotional and spiritual issues of personal power. The tools of Chinese Medicine enable us to design a protocol of herbs, acupressure, food therapy, qigong and meditation to balance the organs that are the root of the problem.
Oriental philosophy offers a medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years and already knew to address all aspects of mind, body and spirit as a whole. Through the lens of Chinese Medicine we can correct imbalances that have caused illness and pain, or even detect and correct imbalances prior to the appearance of symptoms, thus preventing disease.
In her many years of practice and work with patients, Dr. Liliane has developed unique treatment protocols that use both Eastern and Western knowledge to tackle the issue of hormonal balancing.
What You Get in the Program
- Tools of diagnosis and healing through Chinese Medicine
- Hormonal glands and the chakra map: understanding the emotional and spiritual aspects of our endocrine glands and their hormones.
- Raw Food Therapy classes to support hormonal balance with Chef Didier Cuzange and Dr. Lilian Papin
- Qi Gong and guided meditations to support your hormonal system
- Knowledge on how Eastern and Western medicine meet today to help us understand the esoteric and emotional aspects of our hormonal structure
- Affirmation and healing of the sacred feminine
- Accommodations at the Tree of Life Center: Eco-casitas or Orchard House
- 3 Raw, Vegan, Organic Meals a day
- One-hour spa treatment of your choice
Meet Your Hosts
Dr. Liliane Papin
Dr. Liliane Papin is a licensed acupuncturist in Arizona. In 2003, she passed the Doctor of Oriental Medicine examination in New Mexico and holds a Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Papin has also taught Chinese Medicine at two schools, contributing as Dean of Students at AUCM and as a professor at Daoist Traditions in Asheville, NC. Dr. Papin also studied macrobiotic philosophy under Michio Kushi and became a certified macrobiotic teacher in 1994. She lived in China and Japan for six years. She has been studying with Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. for the last four years, and is currently on the faculty of the Spiritual Nutrition Mastery Program at the Tree of Life Center US.
Nutrition, food therapy and the relationship between the physical, emotional and spiritual health have always been at the center of her medical training and practice. She has written numerous articles related to health, environment and diet as well as food therapy. Dr. Papin is the author of the book
“Les Trésors de la Médecine Chinoise pour le Monde d’aujourd’hui” (The Treasures of Chinese Medicine for Today’s World) that was published in France in 2015. Her book about Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, was beautifully illustrated with pictures of well-known Qi Gong practitioner Mrs. Ke Wen, is published by Trédaniel Editions.
Chef Didier Cuzange
Chef Didier Cuzange has over 30 years experience in the restaurant business with a French culinary background and extensive cooking and teaching experience; his love for food is reflected in his creation of a wholesome, healthy cuisine that is tantalizing to the palate. After two years of college learning the basics of traditional French cuisine, he continued his training in famous restaurants in Paris, such as “Maxim’s” and “Fouquet’s” on the most famous avenue in Paris, the “Champs Elysee.”
After his service in the French navy Didier moved to North Carolina, where he was involved in various regional restaurants. He later operated his own restaurant, “Frenchy’s Café,” specializing in crepes and yummy vegetarian dishes. He then moved on to become a chef at a famous local restaurant, “Lulu’s,” where he worked for 18 years. They still carry many of his innovative vegetarian dishes. Chef Didier also worked for four years in the Tree of Life Café where guest enjoyed his wonderful raw food dishes.
After Liliane and Didier met, they founded an integrated health center in Asheville, NC helping people recover from various illnesses, teaching classes on nutrition, practical cooking skills and self care. Didier and Liliane then continued their passion for wellness by founding “Changing Seasons”; serving lunches, offering catering, hands on cooking classes and seminars.
After discovering Dr. Cousens’ work, Didier and Liliane moved to Patagonia in August 2012 to work at the Tree of Life Center US, where he was Chef and Café Manager for four years.
Included in the Spa
One-hour spa treatment of your choice:
An Essential Oil Lymphatic Drainage, including Acupressure and Castor Pack or Reflexology, including Acupressure and Castor Pack
Essential Oil Lymphatic Drainage
A light and flowing massage using therapeutic-grade essential oils that stimulates the lymphatic system to assist detoxification.
Therapeutic oils are applied to pressure points on feet harmonizing organ systems and meridians, creating a healing effect on every level of your being.
Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, this ancient therapy works with healing points stimulating the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure is commonly used as preventive health care, to relieve stress-related conditions, release tension, increase circulation, reduce pain, and develop spirituality.
Castor Oil Pack
This is an effective way to stimulate the lymph, improve the immune system, as well as detoxify the liver. The pack, consisting of three layers of untreated flannel soaked in castor oil, can be taken home and used repeatedly.
Eco-casitas or Orchard House
Raw, Live, Organic Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)