These recipes are from one of my favorite books "The Tao of Nutrition" by Cathy McNease, Master Herbalist. Cathy taught all of the herbal courses at the school I attended, the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. These treatments are for your information but don't forget it's best to be … [Read more...] about TCM tea recipes to treat the common cold
Based on my experience as an acupuncturist treating patients during the pandemic, I can say with confidence that we all have experienced high amounts of stress. We have had to make vast changes, adapt to new circumstances, and even overcome fears and trauma reactions to the uncertainty in our … [Read more...] about Stress & The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine
I scoured the internet for a low sugar sweet potato bread recipe with no flour - and this one is a keeper! My daughter and I made it - It is easy because it is all mixed in the food processor and goes straight to the bread pan! … [Read more...] about Yummy Healthy Sweet Potato Bread!
As a healer living through the pandemic I can’t help but wonder “what do people need right now?” One of the most important tools I bring to my patients is the capacity to see the root cause of their struggles. Through questioning, tongue and pulse diagnosis, and intuition, I am able to piece … [Read more...] about Meditations for getting through tough pandemic times
Chiropractic has always been one of my favorite alternative medicine modalities. Enter Emma Lockwood. Like me, she went to chiropractic school at a young age. I was 20 when I went to acupuncture school and the next youngest person there was 9 years my senior, but most folks were in the forties or … [Read more...] about Podcasting with Monica & Dr Lockwood
We started back doing acupuncture at the office a couple months ago . However, in early April we'd gotten tele-health visits up and running. What have I heard from EVERY patient I've spoken to? "I'm SOOOO anxious right now! It's not usually THIS bad!" So, if you too are having anxiety or … [Read more...] about Why am I so anxious right now?