Choosing Wisely, Balancing Your Health and Your Joy.

Choosing Wisely, Balancing Your Health and Your Joy.

A basic tenet of Chinese Medicine is “Everything in moderation including moderation.”  Extremes of any variety can be unhealthy.  We see this with the rise of afflictions such as Orthorexia, a condition where people get so fixated on specific, “healthy” food choices...
Qi 101: The basics behind our vital energy

Qi 101: The basics behind our vital energy

As an Acupuncturist, I work with Qi (pronounced “chee”).  Many health conditions are related to Qi pathologies like a deficiency, excess and stagnation.  I imagine all this sounds like jargon to most people.  So let’s break it down: What is Qi? Qi is...
5 simple ways to ease seasonal headaches

5 simple ways to ease seasonal headaches

This time of year can be particularly frustrating for people prone to headaches.  We are in this period of transition—is it Winter or is it Spring?  There’s a bit of a yo-yo back and forth with the weather, temperatures and barometric pressure.  As Spring...
9 ways to ease constipation

9 ways to ease constipation

Constipation is often thought of as merely a situation leading to a little discomfort.  However when not addressed, chronic constipation can lead to serious health problems. In Western medicine suggestions to help with constipation often include: Fiber supplements to...
Detox for Wellness

Detox for Wellness

Detox, Cleanse, Purify, Fast – Are any of these a part of a wellness program?  I get a lot of questions about this broad subject. Detoxing, cleansing, purifying and fasting all work in similar ways.  By decreasing the amount of energy the body needs to break...