Category allergies

Spleen Rehab

With every passing year, there is more scientific literature on the connection between the gut and seemingly unrelated organ systems. There’s the gut-brain connection, the gut-pain connection, and the relationship between immunity and gut health. For example, did you know the majority of serotonin (the “feel good” chemical) production comes from your gut? What that […]

Three Treatments To Treat Seasonal Allergies

Many of our patients are coming in noticing that airborne allergens are particularly strong this year. If you are noticing strong allergy symptoms or first time seasonal allergy symptoms and have not tried acupuncture for them, now is the time to start.  In East Asian medicine, there are three excellent treatment modalities to help you minimize […]

5 sneaky things that may be sabotaging your health

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as when you think you are doing all the right things for your health and still don’t feel the way you would like. You are exercising, eating well,  and even getting massage, acupuncture, or other self-care. Still, you have nagging health issues. Maybe your digestion is not quite right, your […]

Apples Galore!

It’s that time, the great season of the apple reigns supreme! In the day and age of produce being available year-round against the grain of seasonality, the beauty of a fresh and humble apple in Fall can be lost. But who can deny the lovely, crisp, dewy flavor of a fresh apple picked in the […]

Three treatments to minimize springtime allergies

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you may be starting to feel the early twinges of springtime allergies. Since our winter is wrapping up rather mildly in Eastern Washington (I’m sorry east coast), field burning and pollen are starting to affect our air quality. In a previous post, “Spring time allergies? Start Treating Them In […]

Spring time allergies? Start treating them in the winter.

If you suffer from chronic springtime allergies, the best time to treat them naturally with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is for the duration of the winter. In East Asian medical philosophy, seasonal illnesses that pop up the same time each year respond best when treatment is started the season before. Specifically with spring time […]

Seasonal Allergies and Other Cyclical Summer Ailments

In Chinese medicine, the seasons can play a major role in your personal healthcare. Specific weather patterns ebb and flow with the seasons, just as certain health concerns take on a cyclical pattern. Some common health concerns that have a cyclical nature are seasonal allergies, autoimmune disorders, and some mental health conditions. If one struggles […]