Why Winter Is the Best Season for TCM Eating ?
Winter is my favorite season as an acupuncturist. It is the number one best time of year to rebuild and strengthen the foundation of our health. This means it is the season to invest in ourselves. When we take the time to build our reserve of vitality during the winter, it ensures that we have […]
How to exercise with a foot injury
I’ve been learning how to manage with a foot injury since July 2020. It’s a long story, but I have a combination of a bone bruise on my heel and some tendon and ligament damage around the ankle itself. In October it became clear that I had to find a way to go non-weight bearing, […]
Understanding the COVID19 Vaccine
I’ve been fielding a number of questions on how the COVID19 mRNA vaccines work, and whether or not they are safe. As a healthcare provider in Washington state, I was given the option to receive the Pfizer vaccine in early January. I chose to get my first dose on January 5th, and will be getting […]
When To Stay Home –Clearly Defined
This is post two of three to help address areas of confusion that I’ve encountered at my office over the past month. With COVID19 cases on the rise across the country, many states are in a worse place than they were this spring. Here is an interactive map from Dec 9th where you can type […]
A Refresher on Safety in Our Everyday Lives
As the pandemic continues to drag on and we move into the winter months, a number of things have stuck out to me as a practitioner in the United States. There continues to be a great deal of confusion over the best practices for safety in our personal lives, as well as confusion over what […]
Pear Chia Pudding
Pears help to moisten the lungs and protect them from dryness. If you are currently in an area impacted from smoke from forest fires, the smoke causes dry heat in the lungs. The cardamom and ginger in this recipe helps to circulate qi, and address the underlying mechanism that causes phlegm to develop. Add a […]
Why use Chinese herbal medicine?
I often get asked about the difference between using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for health. This is a great question! While acupuncture is probably the most common modality in East Asian medicine utilized in the Western World, Chinese herbal medicine is starting to find a more prominent footing in our modern Western world. Acupuncture […]
Raspberry Chia Pudding
Ingredients (serves four) 2 cups fresh raspberries (or heat up 2 cups frozen in a saucepan) 1 banana 2.5 cups milk alternative (I like to rotate these: cashew milk, coconut milk, hazelnut milk, hemp milk, etc) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup chia seeds (or 2 Tablespoons per mason jar) 1.5 tsp ground ginger (or try […]
What Does a Virtual Appointment (Telehealth) Look Like?
Hello Everyone! I have been navigating the abrupt change in moving my clinical practice to the virtual world. In the past few weeks, I have learned at least 8 new computer programs, and how to navigate more apps than I can count. At times it has been exciting to learn new skills, and others, truly […]