One of the things I wish we talked about more openly is that many women struggle with postpartum depression. It is common. I hope that we can all agree that there is no shame in experiencing it. There are many ways to get help with postpartum depression. In acupuncture, there are a few indicators pre-delivery […]

Pain is the primary impetus for most patients coming into our clinic. Although acupuncture is usually very effective at treating pain, it becomes limited when sleep is hindered. Often there is a correlation between insomnia and pain patterns. Our bodies perform some of their best repair mechanisms while we sleep, and if we cannot find […]

The holidays have passed and now we can take a collective deep breath. Whether the holidays are a time of running around, or a rejuvenating break from work, the end of the calendar year can be a blur. While January is culturally a time of “re-starts” and resolutions, it’s important to remember that, in the […]

What is Self-Care?  We often refer to self care as creating time to relax, get a massage, or treat ourselves with food and fun shopping sprees. All of this can definitely be incorporated into self-care, but the real heart of self-care is taking care of ourselves. Taking care of ourselves often relieves a number of […]

When you work in a busy health care clinic with multiple practitioners, there are times when you can see public health trends clear as day. Aside from the waves of viruses that roll through during the winter months, one of the more common trends observed is magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical […]

Whether you consider yourself an athlete or just a proud user of your human body, getting injured is the pits! Sometimes even the smallest roll of the ankle can become a longer term nuisance. Chinese medicine has wonderful tools to get you back in the game of sport or game of life. The earlier you […]

People come to acupuncture for the first time for a wide variety of reasons with an equally vast array of expectations. Sometimes individuals struggling with chronic illness arrive in an acupuncture office with the explicit goal of addressing their chronic illness. More often, these individuals come with hopes to manage pain or another adjacent symptom […]

There are many ways to replenish ourselves during the busy holiday season. For all the extroverts out there, the many parties and gatherings this time of year can feel replenishing. For the rest of us that are partially extroverted and partially introverted or completely introverted, the holidays (while wonderful) can feel draining. Setting up a […]

When I was traveling for 6 months after graduate school, I had nothing but the pack on my back, and a sense of adventure. I was out of my normal mode of activities and training. However, no matter where I was, I had a consistent 3-5 days of tai chi practice per week, anywhere from […]

(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 […]