Here in Michigan we are awaiting a winter storm. It will be cold, with a dark sky & a blanket of ivory over everything. In Chinese Medicine, this time of year reflects the Kidney energy, which is the body's deepest and most vital energy source. The Kidney energy is literally in our DNA and … [Read more...] about Honoring the season of winter in body, mind, and spirit
Over the years I’ve been in conversation with patients about “this or that” health condition. I’m always surprised when I hear people say, “but I’ve already seen my doctor for it.” Oftentimes people will follow this line up with something like, “There’s nothing else I can do.” I beg to … [Read more...] about The Many Promises of Alternative Medicine: How your acupuncturist differs from your primary care doctor
Feeling stressed? A quick ear massage may be just the ticket. Hold your thumb on the back side of the ear and your fingers on the front of your ear. Then pull from the inside to the outside. Do it as strongly as you feel comfortable with. The sensation may feel a little irritable to your ears, … [Read more...] about Need Instant Relaxation? Try Ear Massage!
For each new year, we often set health-related goals. We want to eat better, exercise more, balance our lives, and try to behave in a kinder way in our world. When we strive for balance, we don’t often think about balancing our physical health and our emotional health. We tend to focus on the … [Read more...] about Finding Balance When the World Seems Out of Balance.
Q: How do you use acupuncture & Chinese Medicine principles in your life? A: First off, I receive regular acupuncture treatments. As a caregiver, it is too easy for me to ignore myself and focus on healing others. In order for me to keep self care as a priority in my life, I schedule it. … [Read more...] about Using Acupuncture and TCM Principles in everyday life!
Inflammation is an everyday occurrence in our bodies. It generally gets a bad reputation; however, it is necessary to protect our bodies and to allow them to heal. Inflammation occurs with injuries but also in normal daily activities. In both situations, cellular and tissue breakdown can occur … [Read more...] about Ask the CranioSacral Therapist…How do I lessen inflammation in my body?