Worry can teach us a great deal about ourselves, but it can also undermine our health. Worry in East Asian Medicine is the emotion of the earth organ pair, the spleen and stomach. These organs are considered the central pivot of health, since they start the digestive process. How does worry impact our health? Worry […]

You already knew chocolate had super powers, but this one can convince any doubters. Feel free to play with this recipe, it’s quite forgiving! Remember, this is a refrigerator chocolate bark, the coconut oil can not withstand room temperature without melting into a beautiful chocolate puddle. Ingredients: 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil (melted if it’s […]

There is a growing amount of research that supports the notion that acupuncture used in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization may increase the outcome of pregnancy. Randomized, controlled, double-blind studies are the current gold standard for research trials, and as you might imagine, they are difficult to produce with something like acupuncture. The RCT standard was […]

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, […]

Ingredients: 3 TBSP flax seeds 1 TBSP, plus 2/3 cup coconut sugar 2-3 TBSP lemon zest 1 TBSP lemon juice 1 cup (4 oz.) arrowroot flour 3 large eggs 1/2 cup water 3 TBSP coconut oil (melted and cooled to room temp.) 1 TBSP vanilla extract 1 tsp sea salt 3 cups (9 oz.) almond […]

Statistically speaking, the average driver will be in a motor vehicle accident once every 7 years!  If you’ve been in an accident before, you know the pain can be debilitating, and may linger much longer than expected. Between the shock of the accident, and the stress of dealing with repair shops, lawyers, and insurance agents, […]

Ingredients: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons honey 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 5 cups mixed greens 1 cup sliced strawberries 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Instructions: First, make the dressing so the flavors have a chance to meld. Beat […]

If you’re like our family, there are ebbs and flows of busy periods in your life. During the busiest periods it can be hard to keep up the basics of self care; namely eating well, exercising, and sleeping normal hours. Sometimes a few simple adjustments to the weekly routine has helped us to maintain our […]

Movement is life! While I have long subscribed to this belief personally, it wasn’t until I began practicing Chinese Medicine that I began to value the idea as truth. When I was a child, I helped my Dad fix the car on the weekends. I’m not sure how much help I was, but I enjoyed […]

For years I thought that having a painful period (dysmenorrhea) was what every woman went through. Women grow up with a general cultural consensus that periods equal pain; you just have to take painkillers, feel miserable, and wait it out. Needless to say I was elated when acupuncture and Chinese herbs gave me a new […]