The Winter of Our Discontent?

by | Jan 17, 2014

Wintah' in Maine. Is it me, or does it seem like winter has been going on for, like, 10 months now?  Twice in the past week I've had to take a steaming hot shower then jump...
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Acupuncture Research: The Down and Dirty on the Double-Blind

by | Dec 31, 2013

Before we get into the nitty gritty, please know that this post will make more sense if you have read Is Acupuncture...Real Medicine. Read it, if only for the great story of your *calm* acupuncturist, Lauren, getting super pi**ed off...
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Is Acupuncture…Real Medicine?

by | Dec 30, 2013

Acupuncture? Or Quackupuncture? It's a complex topic, and most definitely a controversial one, and depending on who sits next to you on a flight out of Portland -  it can be a conversation that ignites as soon as it begins....
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The Best Places to Get Well in Maine (for free or a small donation)

by | Dec 11, 2013

Community, Support, and Compassion in Maine If you are reading this, I hope you are in the midst of a warm holiday season. I hope you haven't had too much indigestion, and I hope your family isn't driving you nuts....
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Eat This: 10 Simple and Sustainable Dietary Guidelines

by | Nov 15, 2013

Make It Salubrious, Make It Sustainable You know what's a good word? Salubrious. It means favorable to health or well-being. It's not a word that makes any huge promises, and it's a word that allows a little room for interpretation. Another...
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Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Oh My!

by | Nov 14, 2013

If you're reading this, I'm going to assume that you've experimented with changing your diet at least once. Whether you stopped eating things with faces, went gluten-free, or piled more veggies atop your plate, most people will experiment with their...
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A Folk Remedy You Should Know

by | Oct 28, 2013

What can you find in your bedroom dresser than can stop a migraine, cure a head cold, and relieve insomnia? I asked this question to a patient the other day, and she sheepishly answered: "Cannabis?" If you are a medicinal...
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10 Ridiculously Awesome Life Hacks

by | Oct 17, 2013

Sometimes I want to write about something other than acupuncture... So...I did! Yeah! After doing a little Hack Research, I've put together a list of 10 cool tricks that should make your life either a) easier or b) more interesting....
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Blood Deficiency

by | Oct 08, 2013

The Concept of Blood in TCM Blood and qi. Inseparable, yet different. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the concept of blood is equally important to the concept of qi. Blood can be thought of as a "denser" form...
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10 Simple Ways to Build Your Blood

by | Oct 07, 2013

Nourishing the Blood from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective Now that you know how Traditional Chinese Medicine thinks about blood, and blood deficiency, here are some creative ways to treat it! 1. Move your body. Although one of the most...
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