Category Health Care

Meal Planning Saved Our Busy Nights

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

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 […]

Pain Management with Chinese Herbal Medicine

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 […]

Asparagus Frittata

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 […]

The Lost Art Of Wasting Time

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 […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine 101 For Patients

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 […]

Meditation: Empowering yourself one breath at a time

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 […]

Experiencing Springtime mood swings? You’re not alone.

If you are noticing moods that seem to shift as quickly as the weather this spring, you’re not alone. Just as the weather exhibits volatile swings between sunshine, torrential downpours, and even hail storms, the energy of spring can similarly influence our emotions. Spring brings us the return of growth, renewal, and the expansive energy […]

The Gift and Danger of Anger

Anger isn’t all bad. Anger has a purpose, and is often a motivating force for change. But as many of us know, anger has a dark side. Insert Star Wars mental montage here. While anger has the powerful ability to engender change, when not harnessed properly it can damage our health. The role of healthy […]

Key Foods To Eat This Autumn For a Strong Immune System

In East Asian medicine, food is itself medicine. Food theory runs on two important principles. One, specific culinary ingredients will nourish the organs directly associated with the current season. Two, by nourishing the organs of the season, you are also strengthening and preparing your body for good health in the following season. This takes seasonal […]