According to TCM principles, there are Five Elements in nature with corresponding seasons, organ systems and emotions. We are all a reflection of both the Five Elements and nature, by embodying the same relationships within ourselves that occur in nature. Each individual's physical and mental … [Read more...] about The Water, Wood and Metal Elements: How Do They Interact During Times of Stress?
When I give thought to discussing Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary guidelines, it is important to review a few principles of TCM – as they lay the foundation for any dietary recommendations that we make as acupuncturists. The first principle is the principle of Qi Energy. Simply … [Read more...] about Chinese Dietary Recommendations to build immunity
As we all navigate this uncharted territory together, we can be certain of a few things: Our usual routine of self-care and support will most probably go by the wayside! We are going to feel a wide range of emotions – they may change minute to minute. We may be uncertain of how to stay … [Read more...] about Complimentary tele-health visits from our office to you!
We know many of you, like us, are seeking information to stay balanced in the weeks ahead. Many of you have reached out to us with questions about how to keep healthy and strengthen your immune system. With this in mind, we will go live on our Facebook page at 12 noon EST with important information … [Read more...] about Facebook Live for our Community!
It is hard to believe that 20 years has gone by since I first started practicing acupuncture! At that time, while living in Chicago, I made a “midlife career change”, took a leap of faith, and started a career that melded my business skills (in sales and marketing) with my personal passion (health … [Read more...] about Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Celebrates 20 years!!
Digestion is one of the most important functions in Chinese medicine. We ARE what we EAT! So much of Chinese medical treatment and recommendations are directed towards healthy eating and digestion. For most of us, these principles are difficult to adhere to during the holiday season. Here are some … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving: Tips for Eating Well During the Holiday Season