As I sit here reflecting , I am very grateful that, over the years, I have developed a “toolbox” to support me in both good and difficult times. In the past 2 months I have been challenged in ways I would not have imagined - much like everyone. This time has also shown me that I have … [Read more...] about 4 Pillars of Good Health
There are so many fun, interactive techniques that you can share with your kids to help support their immune system. Here are some easy, peasy tips to keep your kiddos healthy and calm. Pediatric Gua Sha Gua what?!? Gua Sha or scraping massage is a great technique to use on kids 4 years and … [Read more...] about What Can You Do To Boost Your Child’s Immune System?
Chinese Medicine was created in a time when we were living more in alignment with nature. Our bodies are a reflection of nature and we use elements to describe the qualities of how our bodies function. The five elements of chinese medicine are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. … [Read more...] about The Six Healing Sounds of Chinese Medicine
When I first moved home from acupuncture school in California, I worked at a well known hospital in Michigan. At this time, very few staff were familiar with acupuncture. As a way of education, I provided A LOT of treatments to doctors, nurses, and front desk personnel. After receiving their … [Read more...] about Get Your Daily DOSE of Well Being!
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