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  • What are Ear Seeds and Auricular Acupuncture?

    Posted on May 17, 2018 by in UncategorizedDuring your acupuncture treatments, you may have received acupuncture needles in your ear (auricular acupuncture). Or, maybe you went home with some little stickers with gold beads on your ear. What's the reasoning behind this? The ear is a "microsystem" in Chinese medicine. The entire body is mapped out on the ear, and stimulating these [...]Comments Off on What are Ear Seeds and Auricular Acupuncture? Continue Reading...
  • Spring Newsletter: Foods that fight stress AND allergies

    Posted on April 11, 2018 by in UncategorizedSpring Energizes the Liver In Eastern medicine, the human body is known to be ruled by the same forces as nature. As hard as some try to rule over nature or rise above it, we are in fact a part of nature, the earth, and the universe. The same natural rhythms that enliven a seed and push [...]Comments Off on Spring Newsletter: Foods that fight stress AND allergies Continue Reading...
  • Easy Recipe to Ward off a Cold

    Posted on January 29, 2018 by in UncategorizedChinese Herbalism 101 The first set of herbs I learned in Chinese medicine school were the herbs that Release the Exterior. These are herbs that promote a light sweat, open the pores, and push out pathogens that are trying to get in from the outside. We have an immune system that protects us like an [...]Comments Off on Easy Recipe to Ward off a Cold Continue Reading...
  • Spring is Here-Lighten Up with Acupuncture

    Posted on March 28, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    We didn’t have much of a winter here in Denver, Colorado. It was pretty warm and dry all season. Still, we are affected by the energetics of the seasons and our environment. The better able we are to live harmoniously with our environment, the better we will feel. So, what exactly does that mean? Let’s take […]

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  • Why it’s worth it to invest in private practice acupuncture.

    Posted on February 16, 2017 by in acupuncture treatment, pain, stress, Uncategorized

    How to Choose between Private and Community Acupuncture   If you’re searching for an acupuncturist in Denver, you have a ton of options. If you consider other types of practitioners who use acupuncture based techniques, like chiropractors and physical therapists who do “dry needling,” your choices expand even further. Staying in the realm of licensed […]

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  • What is an acupuncture treatment like?

    Posted on October 21, 2016 by in acupuncture treatment, pain, UncategorizedSo, what is an acupuncture treatment like? I have a diverse group of patients, and there is no protocol that will work for everyone.  The person who comes in at 10am might have a much different treatment from the next person who  comes at 11am! I'll give you two examples of imaginary people and their acupuncture treatments. [...]Comments Off on What is an acupuncture treatment like? Continue Reading...
  • How can acupuncture help pain from herniated discs?

    Posted on October 20, 2016 by in pain, UncategorizedAcupuncture for Herniated Discs Pain caused by herniated discs is a common reason people seek out care from complementary medicine providers like acupuncturists. Acupuncture can alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by herniated discs, without the use of drugs or surgery.  It's best when used concurrently with exercises such as physical therapy or pilates in [...]Comments Off on How can acupuncture help pain from herniated discs? Continue Reading...
  • I want to work out but it suuuucks!

    Posted on January 14, 2016 by in UncategorizedIt's true.  The first couple weeks of getting into a workout routine can feel pretty miserable.  I know when I started going to the gym again last year, I felt heavy, sluggish, and irritable.  The only thing that got me through was the memory of it getting easier at some point.  I knew that if [...]Comments Off on I want to work out but it suuuucks! Continue Reading...
  • 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...
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Sage

    Posted on January 6, 2016 by in recipes, UncategorizedFive Flavor Reset Soups Soup is the ideal winter food.  It's soothing and easy to digest. Eating soup in the winter will help you to stay warm and energized during the cold months.  Save the salads and smoothies for spring and summer.  Here is my favorite recipe, which I eat all winter, and sometimes use [...]Comments Off on Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Sage Continue Reading...