Are Chinese Herbs Safe?

by | May 14, 2015

If you've ever visited an acupuncturist, a Chinese herbal formula may have been suggested as part your treatment plan. Chinese herbal medicine is a sophisticated medical system that dates back thousands of years. Each formula is designed to treat the...
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My Favorite 3 Ingredient Recipes

by | Apr 17, 2015

Since my chore list has gotten increasing complex with time, I've developed a crazy love for simple things. Here's a collection of my favorite, healthy, world's-easiest recipes. Chanana Crackers Nutty and slightly sweet...and my 2 year old will eat them, praise be. What...
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Herbs for Natural Pain Relief

by | Mar 29, 2015

Anti-Inflammatory Herbs For Pain Relief This is part two of a series on treating pain naturally. If you haven't read the first post, see here. Below are some common supplements for decreasing inflammation. While two of these are herbs that can be found...
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Treating Acute and Chronic Pain

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What in tarnation IS THIS THING? Whatever it is, it's NOT REPRESENTATIVE of acupuncture. Pain sucks, no doubt about it. Whether it's acute or chronic, it can cloud your thinking, mess with your sleep, disrupt your ability...
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What is Your Constitutional Type?

by | Mar 08, 2015

The concept of "constitutional types" is essential to diagnosis and treatment in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). A simple way to understand the concept of constitutional types is to think of five of your closest friends, and to consider how they differ from one another...
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Got a Question About Food, Sex, Health, Friends, or Fun?

by | Feb 28, 2015

Good! Because here's a list of resources on those topics. As an acupuncturist in a community setting, I see lots and lots of patients...which means that I've been asked a TON of questions about everything under the sun. Over time, I've...
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Botox or Acupuncture for Migraines?

by | Feb 11, 2015

Suffer from Migraines? Skip the Botox and Try Acupuncture If this were my Gramps, I'd tell him to go get acupuncture for his migraine. Based on research. If you deal with migraines, your doctor may have suggested Botox...
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How To Shovel Snow Without Blowing Out Your Back

by | Jan 31, 2015

It's Snowing. Again. It's the end of January, 2015, and we've received a TON of the pretty white stuff. As luck would have it, our snow blower broke in the middle of it all. Meaning that I shoveled a buttload of snow. Buttload,...
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Treating the Flu with Western Herbs

by | Jan 12, 2015

Tis' high-season for the flu right now, and I happen to have a heightened awareness of this particular flu's nastiness since I got it. Waaaaaaaaaahhhh! Okay, whining over. Now... what to do? A couple of days ago, I was doing some research into...
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Alcohol: Yea or Nea?

by | Jan 11, 2015

Ethanol: Beer, Wine, and Spirits Often referred to as alcohol or spirits, ethanol is also called ethyl alcohol or drinking alcohol. A volatile, flammable liquid produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts, ethanol is also used as a solvent, an antiseptic, and a fuel. When consumed, ethanol is...
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