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
Imagine that someone tells you that there is a type of medicine that can proactively help support your body in healing itself. In addition, this type of medicine can prevent illness from occurring. Imagine being told that you will feel better and build a foundation of health and … [Read more...] about Amazing Acupuncture! Good for what ails you!
As the weather cools off and the leaves start to change color, I am reminded of the natural changes we go through in the course of a day, a season, and a year. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is a medicine that illuminates our body as organic parts of nature. Just as there is hot, cold, wind, … [Read more...] about Falling into the season
I recently held a seminar with Dr. George Nicoloff, who is board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine. We were so excited to have over 60 people attend! We agreed to speak on the connection between the gut & immune system, as we know how deeply interwoven they are. We shared a lot of … [Read more...] about The Gut & Immune System Connection
Many patients want to know what else can be done--outside of the treatment room--that will balance their energy. My answer is always the same—meditation! This may sound scary/impossible/weird to some people, but the ancient practice of Qi Gong offers “instructions” on how to meditate. For me, … [Read more...] about Inner Smile Meditation
The thought of meditation often brings cringes of resistance and images uncomfortably sitting, legs crossed, in a still position for long periods of time. Most people resist the idea of meditation because they cannot imagine themselves slowing down. We live in a world that is extremely … [Read more...] about Why Meditate?