Category Detox

Breaking News!

(Well, not yet..but hopefully really, really soon.) On Wednesday, November 8th, the acupuncture community held its first-ever Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. The event was attended by over 50 members of the Senate or House of Representatives. Both Republicans and Democrats were in attendance, making it a rare bi-partisan event. The purpose was to bring […]

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 […]

Cupping for Detoxification

Cupping therapy has many uses. One beneficial use of cupping therapy is to help with detoxification. Our body performs detoxification on a daily basis. It is mostly performed by the liver, but the kidneys, skin, lungs, and the lymphatic system also play a large role in our body’s ability to remove metabolic and environmental waste. The words detox […]

The Joy of Cupping And The 2016 Olympics

I am overjoyed to see the mainstream media buzzing with discussions about cupping therapy and the telltale marks sported by many of the 2016 Olympic athletes. These marks are called ‘sha’ in East Asian medicine. They are not actually bruises as many would like to call them, but I’ll explain that in a moment. This […]

Breathing: A Simple Way To Improve Well-Being

By Stephanie Grant, LAc Healthy breathing is perhaps the simplest, significant change we can make to improve our health. Deep, full, slow breathing teaches the body to be calm, improves mental clarity and focus, and nourishes our tissues. In Chinese medicine, the breath supports the lung organ system, allowing us to feel inspired and full of life. The […]

Drinking Vinegars for Spring

  {photo credit http://heartbeetkitchen.com/2015/canningpreserving/apple-shrub-recipe/ } Vinegar was used as medicine for thousands of years in China and Europe. Historically people would create curative beverages involving mixtures of culinary herbs, spices, water, and vinegar. The famous Hippocrates used a mixture of honey and vinegar in his medical practice to treat coughs. Drinking vinegar was called switchel […]

Avoid Fasting/Cleansing In Winter

  The main motivation for me in writing this post is to help you protect your health by helping you pick the right time to cleanse. I witness many people turning to various fasts and cleanses in early January. The goal is to lose weight and counteract holiday overindulgences. The idea of cleaning out your system from […]