Category Archives: nutrition

  • Can acupuncturists treat themselves?

    Posted on September 14, 2017 by in acupuncture treatment, FAQ, nutritionPeople often ask me if acupuncturists can treat themselves, or if I do acupuncture on myself. Two people have asked me today, so I thought I'd write a bit about this. The answer is yes, where I can reach. Sometimes I’ll do some points on my legs that benefit digestion and energy level. When I’m [...]Comments Off on Can acupuncturists treat themselves? Continue Reading...
  • Acupuncture and Preventive Medicine: Stay ahead of cold weather illness

    Posted on August 29, 2017 by in immune health, nutritionChinese medicine is a preventive medicine.  Acupuncture, herbs, and positive lifestyle habits excel at preventing illness and chronic pain. If that type of healthcare resonates with you, start by thinking of your health one season ahead of time. As fall moves in, think about winter. What issues tend to crop up in winter? Do you [...]Comments Off on Acupuncture and Preventive Medicine: Stay ahead of cold weather illness Continue Reading...
  • Cozy up to Winter with These Acupuncture-inspired Ideas

    Posted on January 4, 2017 by in meditation, nutrition  In the Five Element System of Correspondences, which is a way to understand all things as interrelated pieces of a dynamic whole, we have: Winter-Water-Kidneys-Adrenals-Bones-Fear-Essence-Cold-Dark-Yin-Salty-Sinking-Darkness The list can go on, but in Chinese cosmology, the season of winter is related to all of these other "wintery" things. In winter, we are drawn inward and [...]Comments Off on Cozy up to Winter with These Acupuncture-inspired Ideas Continue Reading...
  • The Body Doesn’t Lie (acupuncture for stress)

    Posted on July 8, 2016 by in meditation, nutrition, stress

    Everyone experiences times of stress.  Things happen in our lives that are out of our control.  Loved ones get sick, sometimes they pass away, or move away.  Sometimes we lose a job, or feel insecure in our current job.  Sometimes we are stuck in a period of limbo, and need to give things time.  We need […]

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  • Summer Holistic Nutrition

    Posted on June 21, 2016 by in immune health, nutrition, recipes, Skin Health

    My main goal as a health care provider is not to stick needles into as many people as possible.  What really inspires me is watching people make simple changes in their lives that creates better mood, energy level, and love for life.  Eastern holistic nutrition, choosing what we eat based on what our particular bodies […]

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  • Easy Peasy Breakfast

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by in nutrition, recipes

    Looking for a fast, nutritious, filling breakfast?  This has been a personal challenge for me.  I feel best when I avoid wheat, dairy, eggs, and have a low sugar diet.  That basically rules out breakfast, right?  Occasionally I’ll make a vegetables and chicken sausage, or a ground turkey hash, but I like to limit my […]

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  • Can You Catch a Cold?

    Posted on January 7, 2016 by in immune health, nutrition, recipes, UncategorizedCan You Catch a Cold? There’s a chill in the air that sinks right into your muscles and bones.  In Chinese Medicine, this Cold itself is a pathogen which needs to be expelled out of the body.  You might feel it as stiffness, aching, tensing, and feeling cold.  Or, you might “catch a cold” and [...]Comments Off on Can You Catch a Cold? Continue Reading...
  • How to Choose a Detox Tea

    Posted on March 27, 2015 by in nutrition, Skin Health, Uncategorized

    Spring is here, and your body wants to clear out the winter blah and detoxify. The Liver and Gall Bladder are revved up and ready to go. Herbs can be a great help to this process, and there are some great tea blends available right at your health food store. How do you know which […]

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  • Are you ready to be spring?

    Posted on March 19, 2015 by in nutrition, Uncategorized

    Are you in harmony with the energies lit up in spring? In other words, are you clear about the direction you’re headed, and are you able to move towards it without frustration and chronic stress? In spring, plants are busting out of the ground. There is rapid growth upwards to the sunlight. Plants tend to […]

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  • Post-Holiday Food Fixes

    Posted on November 8, 2014 by in nutrition, recipes, Uncategorized

    I don’t know about you, but I tend to over indulge on holiday weekends.  Depending on your tastes, the Fourth of July means barbecue, apple pie, ice cream, soda, beer and cocktails.  It could be a little hard to get out of bed and start a new week after that.  If you are feeling sluggish, and […]

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