Spruce Essential Oil

By |September 17th, 2016|

Spruce Oil is an amazing essential oil for Fall time.  It helps to nourish and strengthen the Lungs (Metal Element).

It helps to allow clarity and focus, to realign ones self with Source/Universe/God, to reconnect with our passions (nature, painting, skateboarding, etc) to let go of the old(grief) to allow the new, and embrace our environment regardless of our surroundings.

Spruce essential oil can be diffused, applied to the skin with a carrier oil (I recommend Jojoba […]

What are Michael Phelps Purple Dots About?

By |August 8th, 2016|

You’ve been watching the Olympics and you notice something.  What are all these round purple marks on Michael Phelps and your other favorite Olympians?

The round circular marks are known as cupping.  Cupping is a form of Ancient Chinese therapy that is utilized for a plethora of ailments.  Most commonly it is used for pain or discomfort and alleviating toxins from the body.  The circular marks you see, known as “cup marks” are an indicator of […]

Why Your Small Intestine Is More Important Than You Realize

By |August 1st, 2016|

The Small Intestine is an organ of summer time. Which means its energy is heightened this time of year. It’s important to nourish and utilize the energy of the Small Intestine especially in the summer.

 

 

 

Physically the Small Intestine is a semi-permeable barrier that plays an important role in digestion. The outer surface of its barrier is composed of a mucous layer and is colonized by beneficial bacteria and elements of the immune system.

 

The Small Intestine […]

Healthy Spring Diet

By |May 11th, 2016|

Healthy Spring Acupuncture Diet
Follow these tips for a healthy spring diet that supports your liver.
EAT LIGHT
Overeating taxes your liver.
EAT GREENS
Sprouts, wheatgrass, spinach, kale, cilantro and dandelions are particularly good foods in the spring.

EAT FOR YOUR LIVER
Asparagus and Avocado are highest in the phytochemical glutathione.  Glutathione is the primary ingredient necessary for phase 2 enzyme, which is the liver’s main detoxification outlet.

EAT SOUR
Sour is the flavor associated with spring, however sour flavors are only recommended for […]

Welcome Spring in Chinese Medicine

By |May 11th, 2016|

Welcoming Spring & Chinese Medicine

With the official start of spring, there’s no better time than now to consider using popular forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As mother nature comes out of its state of dormancy, flowers will begin to blossom, trees will develop leaves, and the snow-capped landscape will be replaced with flowing green grass. This massive change comes with some unwelcome side effects than TCM may prove useful in treating.

While cold and flu […]

7 Ways To Alleviate Arthritis

By |May 14th, 2015|

 

Arthritis is a condition characterized by painful inflammation and stiffness in the joints. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from either arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, or lupus. If you have arthritis, you should try the following tips to alleviate your symptoms.

 

 

#1) Maintain a Healthy Weight

The first step in reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis is to manage your weight. Individuals who are overweight will experience […]