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Lasting Resolutions

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 by

Happy 2017! Here’s to a new year and a new you! January marks a perfect time to examine our last year, and to review what went well and where we can improve. We often make resolutions in the New Year, drawing a line in the sand and setting out to do our best from this point forward. Have you ever

Three Healthy Holiday Recipes

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 by

Fall is here! It comes with cooler weather, warming spices, and holiday traditions. The holiday season provides us an opportunity to reflect and be grateful, as well as connect with our community, family, and friends to enjoy the bounty of the fall season. With unhealthy food often being the center of gatherings, it can be

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Sunday, 30 October 2016 by

One of the most common questions we hear from concerned potential patients is, “Do acupuncture needles hurt?” Typically, patients barely notice the insertion of most of the needles. Many needles don’t hurt at all. However, there are nerve receptors at the skin and just below the skin so, occasionally, about one in 20 needle insertions, sensations

Nutrition Tips for Fall Season

Thursday, 15 September 2016 by

As the seasons change, so do your nutritional needs. In Chinese medicine, Autumn is the season of the Metal element. It is time to focus on lung and colon health to support a strong digestive and immune system as the weather gets colder. 1. Pungent foods cleanse and protect the lungs and colon by dispersing

Minerals act as catalysts for many biological reactions and are necessary for the transmission of messages and the uptake of essential nutrients. Most minerals are considered “essential”, meaning that our body does not produce them naturally. We can only obtain essential nutrients from external sources, mainly from a healthy, balanced diet. In this blog, I

These are our Seven Pillars of Natural Health. Stick to the basics! Health can come from small things we take for granted. We advocate the use of values from traditional Chinese medicine to help grow and facilitate health!

Did you know that United States is the biggest cosmetic market in the world with an estimated revenue of $55 billion in 2014. There is no question that we are a society obsessed with beauty. Though people generally depend on cosmetics to enhance their looks, I’d like to see something different. I want to see

Acupuncture provides many healing powers for the mind and body, but some of these benefits go beyond improving aches and pains—they can aid in rejuvenating one’s life. A new study has found that this ancient medical practice revives patients who have been in a coma. These findings are significant in the study of acupuncture and

Top 6 Acupuncture Apps

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 by

There’s an app for that. No really—there is. Believe it or not, the Apple App Store carries a variety of acupuncture applications for your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. These digital tools provide information, visuals, FAQs, and even quizzes all related to acupuncture treatment. Here are six of the most top-rated acupuncture apps for iPhone/iPad:  TCM

Warm the Belly!

Friday, 12 September 2014 by

Support your digestion this cold, damp Fall with a delicious warming tea that nourishes your whole body, based upon the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. To make at home, simply: Steep 4-6 slices of Fresh Ginger in just boiled water for 5-10 minutes. Add half a fresh-squeezed lemon. Add a tablespoon of raw honey. Lemon

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