Chill out for a cause! (Mon April 29)

dapl-adcuA Clean, Green and Serene Pop-Up Clinic (free/by donation)!

Celebrate April – Earth Day and Cancer Prevention Month – by getting natural stress relief (ear acupuncture/acupressure), while supporting the Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN).

Monday April 29, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Come to a temporary oasis amidst the bustling Centre for Social Innovation… sit in stillness, enjoy soothing live music, and let your mind and body relax. This temporary de-tox and de-stress clinic is here for you, all for a PWYC donation toward WHEN’s cancer prevention work!

Ear acupuncture / acupressure is great for relaxation, sleep, pain relief, emotional balance, trauma recovery, managing substance use and/or withdrawal. (Scared of needles? Get acupressure beads instead!)

You will get information about WHEN’s work to reduce our exposure to environmental toxics throughout the evening.

TIME: Monday April 29, 2013, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. A 15 minute intro to Chinese Medicine, WHEN, and environmentalism will be given at 5:30 pm. Latecomers are welcome to drop by for treatment anytime between 5:30 and 7:00 pm. We’ll explain to you how it works, you sit down and get the treatment (relax with the needles/beads in place until 7:30).

PLACE: Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 120 (“Whole Connector” room). This event is part of CSI’s Eco-Month programming!

NOTEIf possible, have a light snack or meal beforehand (better before acupuncture).

DONATIONS: PWYC (Pay-What-You-Can)!  Donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt from the Women’s Healthy Environments Network.

RSVP if you can, please!  416-890-7770 or


Pauline Sok Yin Hwang is a Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist, community organizer, popular educator, cyclist, and amateur dancer. She has previously served as WHEN’s Office Coordinator.

Ashley Alton is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western herbalism. She has a particular passion for mindfulness and the integration of ancient teachings with modern healthcare.

Julie Hwang is WHEN’s Office Assistant, founder of, naturopathic medical student, researcher and amateur athlete. She will be generously volunteering her time to bring organization and good cheer to this event.

Chris Luckhardt is a digital content creator, specializing in creating websites, photography and podcasting. Chris is also an avid guitar enthusiast, and will be providing quiet, gentle live music throughout the event.

Electro Therapeutic Devices Inc. (ETD) has helped make this event (and other similar events) affordable and accessible through donating some supplies. Thank you!

The Cause:

Women’s Healthy Environments Network (WHEN) aspires to a vision where every person is able to live free of exposure to environmental health risks. Recognizing that environmental health promotion starts with our everyday choices and decisions, WHEN connects women to the vital tools and information which will inspire and empower us to take action for prevention.