Living in a world with Covid-19, almost everyone knows someone infected with the virus. While each person’s experience with the virus is different, a common question we ask each other about Covid-affected loved ones is “were they healthy”? This question seems to require a very black or white … [Read more...] about What Does “Healthy” Mean to You?
Based on my experience as an acupuncturist treating patients during the pandemic, I can say with confidence that we all have experienced high amounts of stress. We have had to make vast changes, adapt to new circumstances, and even overcome fears and trauma reactions to the uncertainty in our … [Read more...] about Stress & The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine
Tongue diagnosis is a key factor in creating a Chinese medical diagnosis. For most new patients, it seems odd to stick out your tongue at someone! However, there are many clues regarding the balance of energy laying right on the tongue. People often ask “does it look OK?” after we take a peek. The … [Read more...] about Tongue Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
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 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
We are in a time of uncertainty about how to best take care of our health and keep our body and immune system strong. We hear many risk reducing suggestions, including thoroughly washing your hands, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, avoiding large crowds and staying home when … [Read more...] about Acupuncture and TCM can support prevention and risk reduction of viruses and respiratory disorders