Elder Abuse Scams Are Close to Home

When one thinks of financial elder abuse you think of the strange telephone calls requesting money for an investment scheme. You think of IRS scams or even calls about a “kidnapped” grandchild. You think of those glaringly obvious situations where you wonder how anyone could be taken advantage of. It’s surprisingly to learn that most fraudulent … Continued

When It’s Not Dementia

Family members are understandably concerned when their aging parent begins experiencing memory loss or confusion. Their first thought may be that their parent has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Is it Dementia? There are several physical conditions that could be associated with the same symptoms. These include thyroid disease, nutritional deficiencies, adverse reactions to … Continued

Setting Powerful Intentions for the New Year

“This year, I’m will lose 20 lbs.” “I will get out of debt.” “I am going to drink less.” “I’m finally going to quit smoking.” “I plan to travel more.” “I want to spend more time with my friends and family.”   A new year is a milestone… A chance to change undesirable behaviors and … Continued

8 Ways to Stay in Control of Your Health

When the body systems are working in harmony, the person experiences health. The foundation of Chinese Medicine is based on helping the body to achieve and maintain balance.  The human body is nothing short of miraculous in its ability to mend itself, but it sometimes gets stuck and needs some assistance.  Although acupuncture and other … Continued

7 Food Tips for Balance & Harmony

Feeding our bodies a well-balanced diet enables us to balance ourselves emotionally and creates harmony within our lives. This is not only something to think about during the holidays when we have our parties and feasts but year round. Choosing foods high in nutrients will positively impact your body and emotional health. The food we eat … Continued

Family and Healthy Living this Holiday

Your Health and Family this Holiday It’s November, which means that the holiday season has officially begun!  This can be such an exciting time of year, filled with parties, overindulging, celebrations, and family.  But for those without families, or whose families live far away, this time of year can bring feelings of anxiety, loneliness and … Continued

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner as a Family

Thanksgiving brings thoughts of families being together and being thankful for our loved ones. Of course, this holiday is also known for a big feast to share! While we all have traditions that come out during the holidays, this year I recommend adding this one to your list. Get your family to spend more quality time … Continued

Magical Bone Broth for Boosting Your Health This Fall

Chinese medicine is based on the idea that humans are a microcosm of nature; that is, that we are inseparable from nature.  Because we are an organic part of the universe, living with the seasons helps us to maintain balance and stay healthy.  As the weather cools, it’s essential to keep our bodies warmer—both on … Continued

Health Benefits from Eating Seasonal and Local Foods

Seasonal and local foods are incredible beneficial to your health. There are many fall fruits and vegetables to try for this season.  When your internal body environment becomes aligned with the external environment (the area where you live), your physical body becomes grounded and more balanced. It is a good idea for people to know what … Continued

Successful Model for Transitions in Care

  Transitions Transitional care encompasses a variety of services and environments. Proper transitional care promotes the safe transfer of individuals between different levels of health care and across various types of health care settings.  A trip to the hospital, a decision regarding placement into a facility, or bringing your loved one home can each be overwhelming … Continued