Mother and Baby

In the United States, I find we spend a great deal of time educating women about pre-and perinatal nutrition to foster a healthy baby, but as soon as they give birth, women enter a wasteland of information on how to properly rebuild themselves after the process of growing a small human. If you’re a woman considering […]

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Cupping therapy has many uses. One beneficial use of cupping therapy is to help with detoxification. Our body performs detoxification on a daily basis. It is mostly performed by the liver, but the kidneys, skin, lungs, and the lymphatic system also play a large role in our body’s ability to remove metabolic and environmental waste. The words detox […]

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The Olympics showed the world that cupping therapy is a great tool to help relieve muscle soreness, pain, and to improve recovery after athletic training; but cupping therapy can do so much more. Cupping therapy’s other main uses are to stimulate the immune system, protect respiratory health, and to facilitate detoxification. We’ll talk about cupping […]

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I am overjoyed to see the mainstream media buzzing with discussions about cupping therapy and the telltale marks sported by many of the 2016 Olympic athletes. These marks are called ‘sha’ in East Asian medicine. They are not actually bruises as many would like to call them, but I’ll explain that in a moment. This […]

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By Tara Gregory The root of all Chinese medical theory is the concept of yin and yang. When the yin and yang of the body are in balance, there is health and vitality. When they fall out of balance, symptoms and illness arise. Everything in our body can be broken down into a category of yin […]

Orthorexia

By Sara O’Byrne Many of us want to eat healthier. Our doctors tell us to eat healthier. Social media is overwhelmed with healthy diet tips and you are currently reading a nutrition blog – great! But what happens when healthy eating goes too far, when healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession? This blog post discusses […]

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We’re now a couple weeks past the summer solstice, and many of us are enjoying the extra daylight hours and the hustle and bustle of summer play. The solstice marks an important time for our health. It  marks the longest day of the year -a time that is considered peak ‘yang.’ Yang represents activity, heat, […]

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By Stephanie Grant, LAc Healthy breathing is perhaps the simplest, significant change we can make to improve our health. Deep, full, slow breathing teaches the body to be calm, improves mental clarity and focus, and nourishes our tissues. In Chinese medicine, the breath supports the lung organ system, allowing us to feel inspired and full of life. The […]

Veggies

By Sara O’Byrne A few months ago I sat down at a bar and ordered some food while watching a basketball game. The couple next to me and I struck up a conversation and they were surprised to learn I’m an acupuncturist – because I was eating bar food. I don’t make bar food a […]

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Bitter is the flavor of the heart. The flavor that descends the fire of the heart, a heart blazing out of control, a heart damaged by too much heat. Bitter as a flavor has many unsung hero-like qualities that I discussed in last year’s post: Bitter Is The Flavor Of The Heart…. Bitter in concept […]