A Natural Approach to Anxiety and Insomnia, with Marie Regis, L.Ac.

Stones pyramid on sand symbolizing zen, harmony, balanceClassical Acupuncture quickly and powerfully alters the brain biochemistry; it can help reduce chronic anxiety, improve sleep quality, and even affect the quality of our dreams. In this brief talk, Marie shares dramatic stories of clients ‘ transformative experiences, and introduces some of Asian medicine’s view of the  mind-body connection.

WHERE: The Serenity and Wellness Expo  (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

THE UPSKY HOTEL, 110 Motor Parkway, Hauppaugue, NY 11788

WHEN: Sunday October 11th from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

There is a $5.00 admission to the Expo. The lecture is Free.

Aroma-massage : Reduce stress naturally

Couple having a spa treatment

Essential oils are known to have a powerful effect on the psyche. Learn how to combine the therapeutic action of specific essential oils with acupressure points to reduce stress and improve the quality of your sleep. Each participant will learn to find points on themselves. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing.

When: Friday October 16th  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The People’s Barn,   Greensborough VT


Suggested donation $15

“Soothing the Hungry Heart” at the Healthy Eating Support Group

“I want to blossom. I don’t want to stay closed anywhere, because where I am closed, I am lying”

Rainer Maria Rilke

People who attended the first meeting loved it so much they have asked to make this a monthly event. Next Healthy Eating support group meets on Sunday Sep 20th from 10 -11:15 am. The theme is “Strategies for soothing the hungry heart”. I invited Amiel Cohen, A.C.C., Certified Health Coach and Eating Psychology Coach, to share his personal dramatic story of recovery from addictive eating, and strategies he has found useful.

Where: Adolescent and Young Adult medicine of Great Neck, 29 Barstow Rd, Suite 201, Great Neck

Newcomers are welcome to attend just one meeting or ongoing meetings, It’s up to you! I look forward to sharing this time with you.

Suggested donation $15. Space is limited; please call Marie at 516.455.2206 to register


Grounding meditation with Marie Regis, M.S., L.Ac.


This guided meditation will bring you in touch with your body and help you feel more grounded and relaxed in your day to day life. Being grounded helps us set healthy boundaries with the people in our lives, and be less reactive in stressful situations. Based on the work of Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, and her book “Full Body Presence”.

THURSDAY AUG 6th, 7:00 pm


Please note: Please park on the street and walk up the driveway to the cottage behind the larger house


Healthy Weight Loss: a Free Lecture with Marie Regis, M.S., L.Ac.

WHERE: 29 Barstow Rd., Suite 201, Great Neck NY 11021 

WHEN:    Sunday August 2nd from 10-11:30 a.m. 

What if weight loss was about coming back to the joy of feeling well, refreshed, full of life? I invite you to discover a new way of seeing what to many of us has seemed like an impossible challenge. Learn how to eat satisfying meals and still lose weight effortlessly. Gain a new appreciation for food; for the gift of change and of feeling light and clear. I hope you’ll join us for this informative talk based on Chinese dietary therapy.

MICROWAVES: Still Dangerous to your Health!

Several studies suggest that that foods are altered on the molecular level as a result of microwave cooking. This has been called the “microwave effect.” Many still argue that the microwave effect is a myth, but a several studies have come out supporting this theory. Most notably, a study released by Penn State University in 2001 stated that conventional and microwave heating produce very different changes at the molecular level. The study also referenced a 1995 study which demonstrated that microwaves, unlike other heating devices – can destroy viral DNA. Another study conducted in 2003 examined broccoli prepared in the microwave and found that it had lost 97% of its valuable antioxidant content.

Our modern world is dominated by processed food, and most of the fresh produce we do eat is grown in heavily depleted soil. To most of us, eating completely raw is definitely not enticing, so opting for the best possible cooking method is important. Light steaming, stir-frying in a high quality oil or simmering in a soup or stew are healthy alternatives. Cooking vegetables just enough to soften the fibrous outer covering of the vegetable to make it digestible, and no more, preserves much of the vital nutrients of the food. Many people choose to eat a lot of their vegetables raw. Traditional Cultures and Chinese medicine in particular consider this an unhealthy habit as it tends to weaken the digestive system and lower metabolism. This can lead to weight gain and other health issues.

Container Chemicals & Food Fats Leak Into Your Food

We’re all familiar with the “Microwave Safe” label found many food containers, but this label is  misleading. Despite what many people think, it only means they can be used in a microwave without melting or starting a fire. In fact,  numerous toxic chemicals can leak into your food when heated in a microwave. Chemicals such as polyethylene terpthalate (PET), benzene, toluene, xylene, the now well-known BPA, and even its so called safer alternative BPS. Many of these chemicals have estrogen-like effects on women’s bodies (thereby putting some women at greater risk for breast cancer). Some can affect brain development, or contribute to diabetes, prostate disease, and more. The microwaving of fatty foods in “microwave safe” plastic containers can cause the release of
the known carcinogen dioxins. Glass storage containers are a better alternative and a worthy investment.

Even A New & Safety Inspected Microwave Can Leak Radiation

Microwave manufacturers , thankfully have put into practice higher safety standards in the newest microwave ovens. Thanks to their hard work, some previous concerns have been rectified, however there still is still some exposure, especially when standing within a certain radius of the appliance when in use. Even a new, perfectly functioning microwave can expose us to up to 400 milliGauss of unwanted radiation. To put that into perspective, exposure to a mere 4 milliGauss has been linked to leukemia. Steering clear of microwaves when in use is certainly advisable for all but is particularly critical to pregnant women and children.

Acupressure for Headaches and Allergies: with Marie Regis, L.Ac.

Like acupuncture, acupressure can be very helpful for those of us who suffer from allergies or headaches, two often related problems. Learn reflex points in the hands and feet, face, and back can help reduce symptoms and melt away stress. Marie will also discuss the value of using certain essential oils in combination with acupressure to support the immune system and open the sinuses. Learn tools to help yourself and enjoy the wonder of the outdoors this year!

WHERE:  Calliope Fitness & Arts on the Pier

20 Lumber Rd., Suite B-1, Roslyn NY

WHEN:  Thursday July 2nd from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Please contact Rhonda at Calliope Fitness to register 516-472-7255

Acupuncture for Healing and Personal Transformation

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A Talk by Marie Regis, M.S., L.Ac.

Did you know that acupuncture as an adjunct to psychotherapy, can help transform intimacy issues, reduce anxiety levels, improve self-esteem, heal a broken heart, support the grieving process?

For every mental and emotional state there is a corresponding physical energetic reality; acupuncture can affect this energetic pattern, thereby altering brain chemistry, mood, and even attitudes. Marie will share stories of transformation she has helped facilitate in her own practice, and explain some of the theoretical basis for this work.

    Where: Carol’s Holistic Health Expo

             VFW Albertson. 155 Searingtown Rd., Albertson NY

         (Next to Shelter Rock Public Library)

               WhenSat. March 7th, 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Expo runs from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. For more info go to:


 Entrance fee:   $10 when RSVP online at Carolleitner1@gmail.com/

($15 if no RSVP)


Learn Qi Gong


Kung fu or Tai Chi

Learn Qi gong: Non-strenuous Exercises for Health and Wellbeing, with Marie Regis, L.Ac.

WHEN:  Sunday Jan. 25th 2015, from 10 am to 4 pm

WHERE:  29 Barstow Rd., Suite 201, Great Neck NY 11021

FEE:  $90

When practiced daily, these simple exercises can increase vitality, improve circulation, eyesight and coordination. Marie has also found them helpful for anxiety, irritability and insomnia. They consist of non strenuous standing and seated postures.

Marie Regis is a NYS Lic. Acupuncturist in private practice in Great Neck. She specializes in Stress Reduction, Pain Issues and Women’s Health.  She has been a holistic healer for over 20 years. She has extensive training in Chinese Dietary Therapy, Essential Oils and Chinese herbs. Please see marieregisacupuncture.com for more info.

Please call Marie for more information or to        confirm you’re coming: 516-455-2206

Acupuncture for Women’s Reproductive Health


Learn how acupuncture can support fertility and ease menstrual issues and PMS without the side effects of medication. If you’re suffering from menstrual cramping, excessive menstrual bleeding, PMS, or a fertility issue, this lecture could change your life.

WHERE:  The Acupuncture & Wellness Center, 29 Barstow Rd., Suite 304, Great Neck NY 11021

WHEN: Sunday November 17th from 10 – 11 am