In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is represented by one of the elements of nature (such as wind, cold, damp or heat). The element associated with summer is heat or FIRE! Fire energy is considered YANG Energy. Yang is big, yang is expansion yang is excess. As you know, summer is all … [Read more...] about Summer Fire and Healing Heart Energy
As an acupuncturist, we often get feedback about how our clients are doing. I was recently asked to share an exciting patient testimonial! You’ve made me feel like a whole person again. I barely even recognize myself I feel so good. This comment was from a patient who came in describing … [Read more...] about A patient weighs in on how acupuncture helped her migraines!
Menopause and peri-menopause are natural occurring processes which take place when the secretion of estrogen and progesterone in our body diminishes. As a result, menstrual cycles become irregular and eventually stop. Menopause becomes “official” when a woman has not had a cycle for one year. … [Read more...] about Integrative Approach to Menopause!
As women, we are pressured to keep our figures intact and the world around us supports our desire to be thin and svelte. At the same time, we are watching our bodies change – most of which is beyond our control. Midlife hormonal changes take precedent to our old ways of eating what we want and … [Read more...] about The Magic of Midlife – Body Balance for women in their prime!
In modern day society, people have come to accept various health problems as “normal” occurrences of life. However many of these disorders, or imbalances, are not “normal” from a traditional Chinese medical standpoint. Specifically, we commonly see hot flashes and night sweats to be accepted as a … [Read more...] about Acupuncture Treats: Hotflashes and Night Sweats
As women, we are pressured to stay slim, a desire encouraged by the world around us, by advertising, by magazines, by popular culture.. And yet, our bodies change as we age – mostly beyond our control. Midlife hormonal changes require new eating and exercise habits if we are to maintain current … [Read more...] about The Magic of Midlife – Women’s wellness and Traditional Chinese Medicine