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

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

Life Transition, Stress, and Self-Care

  Life Transition, Stress, and Self-Care Humans tend to be creatures of habit, so change—even good change—can be stressful.  The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale is a list of over 40 life events or transitions that can cause stress, which eventually leads to illness.  Many stressful life events on the scale come as no surprise—death … Continued

WHAT IS CUPPING THERAPY?

What Is Cupping Therapy?   Cupping is one of my favorite therapeutic tools.  In fact, I have been called “The Cupping Queen” because I use it on the majority of my patients.  Although it is still gaining popularity in the West, cupping has been used for its therapeutic benefits for over 2,000 years.   What … Continued

Taming Chronic Pain

Let’s examine why taming chronic pain with natural methods needs to be a national priority.In 2014, prescription opioid pain relievers killed about 19,000 people, up more than threefold since 2001. I found it especially daunting that an opioid manufacturer ran a commercial promoting the usage for pain, under the disguise of warning of the side … Continued

Acupuncture is a Pain-Eliminating Superstar

  In 1971, a New York Times journalist named James Reston accompanied Henry Kissinger to China.  During the trip, Reston became ill, and underwent an emergency appendectomy.  After his surgery, the Chinese doctors performed acupuncture to relieve the pain. Reston was so astonished by his pain relief that he wrote about his experience in the … Continued