Chinese Medicine’s New Friend Functional Medicine

As an herbalist I see how herbs help people and I love herbs. I have seen people feel better from something as simple and as a common cold to cancer patients having fewer signs and symptoms from chemo treatments. And I see how each herb is fascinating in its own way; it has different properties, […]

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Stay Healthy This Winter with Zesty Cilantro Turkey Meatballs

The days are shorter, the air is crisp, and if you are anything like me you are beginning to crave warming, feel good meals. Now is the time to fire up your oven, put aside your salads and begin eating heartier cooked foods. According to Chinese Medicine cooked foods that are slightly sweet and warming […]

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Look to the Animals, Animals Don’t Lie

I love reading articles about animals receiving acupuncture. I have read articles about a lion, elephant, dog, cat, camel, penguin, and even a komodo dragon receiving acupuncture. All of these animals get acupuncture regularly, and are truly benefiting from each treatment. The lion was able to walk around without foot pain, the dogs and cats […]

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NADA Problem: How Acupuncture Can Help You Stop Smoking

If you grew up during the 90s, smoking was not cool. It was actually vilified by television shows. However, it did not stop people from smoking. I see tons of people in their 20s and 30s smoking. I remember college and post college, people smoking at bars, on the way to class, basically anywhere they […]

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Say Ah

Have you ever stuck out your tongue at your doctor? If you see an acupuncturist you will with every treatment. Our patients stick their tongues out at us in order to aid us in coming up with a diagnosis. We are not doing it to be silly we are doing it to find out what […]

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Sympathetics Vs. Parasympathetics

Imagine you are about to give the biggest presentation of your life. You heart starts racing, sweat drips down your armpits, and your eyes dilate. You are ready and alert; it is because your sympathetic nervous system, a part of your autonomic nervous system, has kicked in and is controlling your body. However, we can […]

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Why You Should go to School For Chinese Medicine

Lately, I have been reading many articles about which Chinese Medical schools are ranked the highest in the country. I do think it is important to go to a good school but what is more important is to pick the school that fits your style of learning the best. Everyone will have a different experience […]

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