Recently I have had the privilege of working with an increased number of people coming in with the diagnosis of “sympathetic overload.” And though Chinese medicine doesn’t often concern itself with a western medical diagnosis to treat a condition most people who come in with a problem are concerned with their diagnosis and what, as an acupuncturist, I can do to help them. So even though I know for a fact that acupuncture works on the nervous system I wasn’t super aware of this term sympathetic overload. So as with may of my blog post it starts as a need for information and then grows into a need to share information.Read More
I don't know about you but this winter has been super dry and causing me some grief. Not only have I had skin so dry and itchy that you could sand wood with it but also with a dry cough that sorta weasels its way into our house and meanders in and out in and out at all hours.
So to battle the dryness I decided to dig out one of my cook books. Cook book? How is a cookbook going to fight the dryness? Because my dears food is medicine!Read More
Most people don’t realize that acupuncture can you when you are coming down with a cold or flu. Or even when you are stuck in the middle of the illness acupuncture can help resolve it faster. Studies have shown that that immune boosting hormones can stay elevated for up to three days after receiving acupuncture.Read More
Free Infant Tuina (massage) ProtocolRead More
Gua Sha is a “scraping” technique that is really just glossed over in school but turns out is an amazingly useful treatment for a wide variety of conditions. Gua means ‘to rub’ or ‘press or stroke.’ Sha describes the red “rash” or congested blood that comes to the surface of the skin.Read More
You head into your acupuncture appointment, you are excited, optimistic, a little nervous and wondering what to expect. Your acupuncturist has you sit down and asks you a bunch of questions, explains a few things and then has you get comfortable on the table. They check you pulse and then they as you to stick your tongue out at them! You want me to do what?! That is right.....stick out your tongue please! Why would they want to do that?Read More
Let's talk about probiotics vs prebiotic. How are they different and is one more important than the other?
Let's start with prebiotics. I feel probiotics are probably the lesser known of the two. Probiotics have been talked a lot about in the media and probably by your doctors but probiotics are just as important. So what is a prebiotic?Read More
Did you know bad moods, stress, depression, or anxiety could be linked directly with how happy your gut is? Is your digestion just as unhappy and stressed as your mind? They just might be linked!
There is a lot of new, amazing research out in the world connecting our brains and our gut health. It is wild to think that what is going on in your belly can be directly affecting your mental health.Read More
What a better way to kick off a new practice than telling you about myself and why I do what I do.Read More