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
This is Part 1 of 2 laying the groundwork for food as medicine. Part 2 is the recipe for turmeric, ginger, garlic and noodle soup. I did my first FB Live in the Kitchen with my husband Kevin today---we had such a blast together! I shared the ingredients for a nourishing, warming, restorative soup … [Read more...] about Food As Medicine: Yin and Yang Theory, Thermal Nature of Food and the Five Flavors Part 1
Got Pain? Get Acupuncture! It may be hard to believe that the shallow insertion of very thin, disposable, stainless steel needles at selected acupuncture points on the body would actually reduce or eliminate pain. How could this be? The good news is, not only does acupuncture relieve … [Read more...] about Acupuncture for pain and sports injuries
It is hard to make sense of something that is difficult to make sense of! Most people who come for acupuncture come without knowing much about “how it works”. We take time in our initial session to explain the premise behind acupuncture. In explaining it – it makes so much sense! Acupuncture is … [Read more...] about How does acupuncture work?
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
Depression is the most common of mood disorders. It is estimated that nearly 30 million Americans suffer from the often-debilitating disease and it is, in fact, one of the 15 leading causes of disability in developed countries. It is widely believed that depression may the body’s response to … [Read more...] about Acupuncture: A New Alternative for Treating Depression