Category Acupuncture

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 […]

GRAIN FREE YIN YANG COOKIES (CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA) FOR THE NEW YEAR

Back by popular demand, I’m reblogging my inspiration and recipe for grain free black and white cookies. Here’s the original post: “Today I felt inspired to test drive a new cookie idea. I am eagerly trying to think of new ways to use black sesame seeds in cooking this winter, since they are one of […]

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 […]

Reducing Springtime Mood Swings With Dietary Tidbits

Early spring is known for remarkable shifts in weather. One minute it could be a brilliant, mild sunny day, and a moment later winds drive in a hail storm that last for only 20 minutes. Some spring days will take you on an adventure through all four seasons in a 24 hour cycle. This is […]