One day, while living in Houston, I was eagerly picking Satsuma oranges off the drooping branches of a tree in my backyard. I was excited to bring a big bowl of fruit to the office to give to patients. I had my arms full with harvest while walking over to put the oranges into a nearby bag. Without … [Read more...] about When the Healer Needs Healing
Anyone else burning up?!?! I should get a t-shirt with this printed on it. It all started 4 years ago at the age of 46. Out of nowhere, constant hot flashes all day for a week in the dead of July. Then they were gone as quickly as their onset. … [Read more...] about These Hormones Are A Changing: How Acupuncture Can Manage Perimenopause/Menopause
As an acupuncturist, I’m often asked “what can acupuncture be used for?” Before Covid I would have offered my practiced response of explaining Chinese medical theory, and then some of the main reasons people choose acupuncture treatment. However, Covid has provided an opportunity for everyone to … [Read more...] about Healthy Mindsets in the Age of Covid-19
Is it just me or does it seem like Spring has sprung?!? After a particularly cold and snowy February, it’s delightful to see a streak of sunny days with blue skies in early March. This is the season to support our liver and gall bladder, as we instinctively eat less to gently cleanse our bodies of … [Read more...] about Lentil Salad with Spring Veggies, Mint and Yogurt Sauce
I have been in practice a long time – going on 20 years! It seems like my decision to start acupuncture school was yesterday. Fast forward to now! We have a busy practice with 5 acupuncturists and a CranioSacral therapist and collectively see over 200 patients a week! Our practice continues to grow … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Continued Acupuncture!
Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes the cycles of nature and the importance of living in harmony with them. TCM identifies winter as Yin because yin is cold and during the winter months, living things become more inactive. An introspective, restful approach with meditation is needed to store … [Read more...] about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine During the Winter Months