September 10, 2019

Do you know the common triggers of Fall Allergies? Let me show you some natural ways to approach your allergies and help you make fall an allergy free season!

November 9, 2018

      The holidays can be a time of joy, connection with family and friends, generosity and STRESS.  If you’re like me, you look forward to the holidays with some excitement tinged with trepidation.  I love my family and as such we have 2-3 family celebrations during the month of December, plus our annual holiday party we host for friends and family AND at least one Thanksgiving dinner.  (Ok, just typing that out made me a little stressed.)  With all these celebrations on the hori...

The heart is an energetic system we often treat in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine theory, there are many systems of energy within the body. Each of these systems corresponds to certain physiological and psychological functions. So when we talk about the heart, the lungs, the liver. However, when we are speaking about Chinese Medicine organs, we are not talking about the physical organ sitting in your body, but rather the energetic manifestations of a p...

June 21, 2017

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the summer the organ that receives extra energy is the heart. When the seasons change so do the organs we should focus on in the body. You...

The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we ingest. It is comprised of three separate parts, the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum. The small intestine measures upwards of six to seven meters long and it has a surface area of over 200 meters.  But in the Traditional Chinese Medical system, the sma...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help.

IBS symptoms may include gas, bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, pain, mucus, an uncomfortably full feeling  and abdominal cramping. Most of these symptoms develop over time, and there i...

Most people have heard about acupuncture. But do you know all that acupuncture treatments may include? Often treatments include herbal formulas, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, massage and nutritional counseling.

One of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mother’s Day is the gift of acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with an abundance of health problems and get you feeling one hundred percent again. Mom’s make the world work, it’s a known fact. So this holiday season you should give your mother the gift of acupuncture, here are seven reasons why.

1. Acupuncture is great for pregnancy. In the first trimester of pregnancy, many women turn to acupuncture when they are looking for a non...

February 16, 2017

Curious about the organs and their functions in Chinese Medicine? They are not just a physical representation but also have mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons.

January 27, 2017

Traditional Chinese Medicine views things differently than other medical systems. In TCM, there are guidelines that are considered very logical when it comes to the seasons. These guidelines lay out what foods and activities are best for each season of the year. Chinese medicine teaches us to live in harmony with the seasons. In TCM, there are actually five seasons – summer, late summer, fall, winter and spring.  Every season has many associations which help guide people to create...

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