Category spring time health

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 […]

Tendons and Ligaments

Spring is the season of the liver and gallbladder in East Asian medicine, and since these organ systems are considered in charge of the tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue of the body, we often see connective tissue related pain increase in the spring. These organs are also related to every joint in the body. Common […]

Reduce Springtime Mood Swings With These 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 […]

Spring Vegetable Miso Soup

Ingredients:  2 carrots 1 medium yellow or sweet onion 5 cremini or shitake mushrooms 8 cups beef bone broth, chicken stock, or vegetable stock 1 box non-GMO tofu 2 heads pak choi, or 6 leaves bok choy ¼ cup miso optional: garnish of sesame oil, soy sauce , rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar […]

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 […]

Small Vegetable Garden at Home: Easy steps to get started growing your own

  Growing a vegetable garden is a great solution to many of the barriers of getting more vegetables in our diet. High grocery bills, kids don’t want to eat their vegetables, concerns about how vegetables are grown and the long distances they travel to get to the table – the list of worries goes on. […]

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 […]

Asparagus and Radish Salad

This early in the spring, we have the first tastes of tender, bright fresh lettuces, mixed greens, lots of radishes, and asparagus. You can make a delicious and simple salad that brings all the delight of spring to your dinner table. Ingredients 3 radish 1/2 pound of steamed asparagus 1 bunch of fresh spring, greens […]

Spring Detox

In our last post Spring Tis’ The Season of The Liver And Gallbladder, we discussed that spring is indeed the season of the liver and gallbladder. Spring is also the best suited time in Chinese medicine to support a detox diet or protocol. The energy of spring supports the liver and gallbladder both energetically and physically, […]

Big decisions, Little decisions

I apologize for my impromptu hiatus from blogging. Two months ago, I was given the great opportunity to expand my private practice and to add a fantastic licensed massage practitioner, Tyhra Owen, to our clinic. The act of expanding a private practice, renovating a new office space, and moving an existing office to a new space created […]