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
It’s hard to believe that Saturday March 20th marks the first day of Spring. After a long and snowy February, blue skies and sun are such a welcome sight this March. Spring is the season that bridges the transition away from the Yin energy of Winter towards the Yang energy of Summer. We can see this … [Read more...] about The Creative Momentum: How Acupuncture Supports Your Spring Forward
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
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?
It is so vital now to speak up and take a stand for where you stand. I want to be clear; the notion of Black Lives Matter in no way takes away from the fact that all lives matter but it is important to recognize all lives have not mattered in America for a very long time. It is the black lives that … [Read more...] about Standing up for Justice – Black Lives Matter
One of the many gifts of natural medicine is the ability to look deeper at symptoms. We are lucky to have a wide variety of medications at our fingertips at the local drugstore and it is easy to choose the appropriate drug for any current ailment. Chinese medicine (CM), however, strives to look at … [Read more...] about Listening to Your Body’s Messages