Category Thompson Family Acupuncture Clinic

GF Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients: ¾ cup salted butter or coconut oil, melted ¼ cup coconut sugar ¼ maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs (or substitute ground flax seed for vegan muffins) 1 cup pumpkin puree ¾ cup to 1-cup milk or alternative milk like almond, hemp, or coconut milk 2 ½ cups Bob’s GF 1:1 All […]

Shiso Chicken Gyoza Recipe

*** A big thank you to Fiona Mak of Smak wines for inspiring me to make this recipe! **** Shiso or perilla leaf is part of the mint family. It has an complex aromatic flavor that is more savory in nature. In Eastern medicine it is used to move qi through the lungs, break up […]

Autumn Reflections

As the days darken with rain and night falls early, our moods often wax nostalgic. Nostalgia brings bittersweet memories, warmth, and reflects to us our values. When we allow time to honor reflection in the autumn, we are aligning with the flavor and nature of the season. Autumn represents the season of the lung and […]

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 […]

Asparagus and Goat Cheese 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 […]

Soba Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Bitter Greens

This is one of our favorite spring recipes. The natural sweetness of both the buckwheat noodles and peanut sauce pairs beautifully with braised bitter greens. Since the farmers market is back in full swing, you can easily pick up these seasonal greens downtown from our local farmers. Ingredients: 1-2 packages buckwheat soba noodles. Note: most […]

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 […]

Mushroom Thyme Soup (Dairy Free and Immune boosting)

Mushrooms, especially shiitake have a healthy dose of selenium, which plays an important role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity. Ingredients: 1/2 pounds cremini mushrooms 1/2 pound oyster mushrooms 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms one medium yellow onion 3 T olive oil 2 […]

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 […]

Did You Know You Can Use Food To Balance Your Hormones?

From a Chinese medicine perspective, seeds are little packages of Jing. The Chinese character for Jing, 精 has two meanings wrapped into it. One part of the character describes Jing as vitality and the other essence. Together they impart the description of something that is so refined and yet so subtle that it is essentially a distillation […]