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While many Pacific Northwesterners make a habit of avoiding stinging nettles when they’re out hiking or in the park, this plant has a lot more to it than its spiky exterior. First recorded as a medicine in ancient Greece and Rome, stinging nettle has helped many generations reduce swelling, combat allergies, and more. Stinging nettle,

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that can bolster your health in many ways. While many people are familiar with acupuncture’s physical benefits, such as relieving tension and combatting back pain, you may be less versed in how this therapy can bolster your mental health. If you are interested in using acupuncture to foster

Spring is the perfect time for a little cleaning. From clearing out your closet to organizing your kitchen, doing a bit of housekeeping this time of year can put you on track for a great rest of the year. However, spring cleaning need not be limited to your home: Doing a little health cleansing can

Meditative Yoga Classes in Seattle

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 by

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Using Mindfulness to Enhance Creativity

Thursday, 05 October 2017 by

How much more could you create if your body felt calm and your brain was clear? In this lunch and learn, we will explore what mindfulness and mediation practices are and how you can use these tools to tap into your creative power. Many traditions explore the art of meditation. We will be discussing the

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!

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