Happy New Year 2017

Greetings to All of my Blue Lotus Family, and to those who may be visiting this blog for the first time. I am honored to be a part of each of your lives in the ways that unfold each day.

As we enter this new year it’s time, once again, to make resolutions, promises or even to have new creative ideas for enriching, healing and bringing more peace, love and joy to our lives. We also aspire to create more prosperity and more comfort in our lives.

For me personally, I first express gratitude for the amazing life that God gave to me, for exceptional parents, my husband Herman, siblings; Lynne, Alan and Mike, two cats; Earl and Frannie and our beautiful community of Blue Lotus Acupuncture. I am truly blessed to do the work that I do. Again, I am grateful!

As many of you know I have spent many years doing massage therapy, acupuncture and running the business. This past July I started a new business venture with Herman. So, as the story goes, we met a wonderful woman, Corrie, on our summer vacation to California where we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. I noticed a sign outside of her store. The sign read something like ”Try Coriander essential oil for Diabetes”. Well, my cat Earl had just been diagnosed with feline diabetes! So, we stepped into her healing space and our new journey began!

The three of us talked for about an hour and in that time as I would come to learn later, I found a new friend, new product line and a new way of perceiving and using essential oils and supplements. Little did I know that I would be bringing them to Blue Lotus and all of you. I had been utilizing essential oils, supplements and herbal products in my practice for almost twenty five years and once again it’s time for new beginnings.

It is very important to me to offer only the BEST services and products at Blue Lotus Acupuncture. I have always made it my commitment based on my knowledge and experience. I only recommend products that I use personally and with my family.

We are now Wellness Advocates with dōTerra International

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We offer weekly classes on what essential oils are, how to use them, and why the best quality essential oils and supplements are so important. Let us know if you would like to join us for a class. We will will also be happy to help you set up your own wholesale account if you would like. This way you can get the best product for the best price. Come, learn, share and grow with us.

At Blue Lotus we also now offer sessions using a FDA certified medical device called a zyto compass scan. It reads your energy and then produces a report that tells what essential oils and supplements from dōTerra your body would prefer for healing. Next week we will also be offering an extended report call a zyto balance scan that will give additional information about acupuncture meridians, internal organs, chiropractic areas of concern, what is going on with your teeth and will list modalities you may consider trying.

Class Schedule for January

 Saturday-01/07/17 Time: 2:00-3:30 Topic-Basic 10 Essential Oils

Wednesday-01/18/17 Time: 1:00-2:30 Topic-Winter Health

Sunday-01/22/17 Time: 1:00-2:30 Topic-Basic 10 Essential Oils

Tuesday-01/31/17 Time: 2:00-3:30 Topic-Emotional Health

Wishing you All the Best for a Happy and Healthy New Year,


Dr. Anna Pantuso-Plenzick, MOM, Dipl.Ac., DOM, L.Om./Owner

Hello Spring!

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Every season has a flavor or a tone. The change of seasons offer each of us an opportunity for change, growth and for new beginnings with in ourselves, our families, home, work and community. As we go about our daily activities much newness is available for us every step of the way.

We have made the huge transition through the quiet and stillness of Winter and have emerged into a more active state of being. The birds are singing, the air and sky are different, flowers are blooming and everything around us seems new again. We have even made it through the time change.

According to Chinese medicine, Springtime is the element of Wood and is a time of planning and for decision making. The Liver and Gall Bladder are the officials. The color is green, taste is sour, voice of shouting, emotions of anger, courage and benevolence. Of course it is the time of the wind.

At our house we have begun to plan our garden. We have already turned the soil to get ready to plant. We have also planned our summer vacation. How about that?

Reflect on: What are you planning for? How do you want your life to be this Spring? Take some time to connect with or to re-connect with your spirit. How, you ask, does one do this in such a busy world? Take one minute and stopbreath…and ask inwardly. Quiet now, and listen closely. You may relax for a moment, an idea or feeling may come to you. Keeping a journal is another way to connect inwardly.

One way I connect with my spirit is by going out into nature. A simple ten minute walk can do wonders to de-stress, clear my mind and to re-connect with my Self. That often will give me the space to listen to my inner voice.

Happy Spring, now go hug a tree!

Hiking injury in New Mexico and the acupuncture remedy

We have returned from yet another vacation in New Mexico. Those of you who know me are well aware of my connection and love for that part of the country. My husband, Herman and I are lucky and blessed to be able to travel there once or twice a year. Usually we plant ourselves in and around Santa Fe, but this time we explored the southwest part of the state. We spent time in Albuquerque, Truth or Consequences and Silver City, NM.

Herman on the trail

While hiking above Silver City at the Bear Mountain Lodge, Herman pulled a muscle in his calf and was experiencing pain, decreased mobility, and muscle stiffness. He feels that this sports injury occurred due to the lack of pre-stretching, cool weather and that we were hiking at high altitude. Lucky for him, I came prepared: acupuncture needles, essential oils and arnica gel at hand. After one treatment he was experiencing 90% less pain and then a few days later he had another treatment and was virtually back to normal.

Anna on the trail.

Enjoy your day, Anna


Spring is a beautiful time of year to initiate new beginnings, so I thought that adding a blog to our website would be fitting. This blog will be a place for you to come to for interesting information about all sorts of things to do with health and the healing process. Along with me, Ryan will also be contributing to this effort in attempt to bring a greater awareness to the fields of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine. Enjoy your day, Anna