Tag Archives: Thompson Family Acupuncture Clinic

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 […]

Green Friday — Opt Outside on Black Friday

Give a slew of shiny, gold stars to REI this November for their campaign #OptOutside. I am super grateful that a corporation is promoting healthy bodies and healthy relationships for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the campaign, REI is choosing to close its doors on Black Friday to allow their employees […]

Reflecting Autumn

“When we allow time to honor reflection in the autumn, we are aligning with the flavor and nature of the season.”

Stellar Homemade Pho Broth

I’ve been experimenting with homemade pho broth for about seven months now. Initially, I starting experimenting to try to cut down on our dining out budget, but when our local pho restaurant decided to close down early this summer, I felt a renewed sense of urgency. There are many pho recipes on the interwebs and combing […]

Shredded Beet Tostadas

Oops!  I apologize for publishing two blogs on the same day. I accidentally hit ‘publish now’ when I was trying to schedule the post to publish next week. Please forgive the double blogposts in your inbox today. –Sincerely, Lindsey Thompson   Ingredients 4 Tostada shells Refried beans 1/2 beet, shredded with a cheese grater 1/4 […]

Five Ways to Overcome Stress

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that my posting dwindled over the past few months. This has been due to a combination of growth in my professional practice and a new project that I am working on with Revolver Yoga Studio. I’ll tell you more about this special […]

Lemony Summer Greens- A Side Dish

Ingredients: 1 head of kale or collard greens Juice of one medium lemon 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced optional: a dash of salt and pepper Directions: Thoroughly wash the greens. Roughly chop into two-inch segments and place into a stove-top steamer already set up with water in the bottom for steaming. Turn […]

The Earth Pair: the Stomach and Spleen/pancreas Meridians

The Earth Yin-Yang Pair:  The Spleen/Pancreas and the Stomach  *note: the Spleen in Chinese medicine is responsible for the tasks of both the pancreas and the spleen as we know them in Western science. Some think it was mistranslated as spleen, but the roles attributed to the ‘Spleen organ’ truly encompass both the pancreas’ and […]

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 […]