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 […]

Luckily the FDA, CDC, and many primary care physicians are recognizing the benefit of referring patients for acupuncture to treat acute and chronic pain. Since the discussion began in earnest in 2015 to reassess our current conventional practices in treating pain in the United States, acupuncture, mindfulness based meditation practices, chiropractic care, and specific movement […]

Ingredients: 1/2 pound of asparagus 8 medium eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 large garlic clove 1-2 tsp fresh lemon thyme about 1/4 cup of chevre pinch of pepper 1/2 medium yellow onion 1 T butter Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350. Rub a pie plate thoroughly with butter — make sure to get both the […]

In such a productivity driven culture, we often find that psychologically we’ve equated a sense of self and accomplishment with our work achievements. Smartphones, social media, constant access to email and text, and side hustles outside of our regular jobs reinforce the cultural expectation that we need to be constantly available. If you are unfamiliar with […]

I’m often asked about the safety, efficacy, and benefit of using Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine maintains a historical longevity beyond most practices of herbal medicine. Chinese herbalism is older than the practice of acupuncture–over 2000 years. It is also one of the few herbal practices that did not receive persecution until the Cultural Revolution […]

The word meditation can evoke immediate feelings of dread, eye rolling, or a sense of failure at creating a practice. Many of us have been told to meditate or that meditation can benefit us in nebulous terms. Mediation can, in fact, empower us to improve our health in many ways. As we move deeper into […]

Ingredients:  2 carrots 1 medium yellow or sweet onion 5 cremini or shitake mushrooms 8 cups beef bone broth, chicken stock, or vegetable stock 1 box non-GMO tofu 2 heads pak choi, or 6 leaves bok choy ¼ cup miso optional: garnish of sesame oil, soy sauce , rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar […]