Celebrating Success

Nothing makes me happier than to see my patients succeed in their goals, whether it be recovering from a health issue, getting pregnant, overcoming depression and anxiety, or making a much needed life change.   It's incredibly gratifying when I work with a patient to lay out a treatment strategy, and the patient meets me halfway by doing their "homework," which is generally a combination [...]

By |2018-03-21T09:28:48-07:00March 21st, 2018|Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Health|0 Comments

Healing Irritable Bowel (IBS) with Acupuncture

Hippocrates said that all disease begins in the gut, and we practitioners of Chinese medicine think he was definitely right. Digestive disorders such as IBS are some of the most common health problems, and among the things acupuncture treats best.   There are many different reasons why our digestive systems might break down or fail to work properly: Chronic stress can affect digestion by stimulating the sympathetic [...]

By |2017-08-26T11:29:56-07:00June 16th, 2016|Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Health|0 Comments

Reflecting on the New Year

I'm a big believer in New Year's resolutions. I like to reflect on the closing year - to celebrate the successes, and better understand the things that didn't go as well as I had hoped. What do I want to achieve in the coming year, and what can I do differently to make those dreams a reality?   How often do we notice that when [...]

By |2019-06-19T11:05:02-07:00December 13th, 2015|Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Energy of Autumn

As the long, hot, damp days of summer come to a close, we can see the shifting of light in the sky and the newly-crisp winds stirring the season’s first fallen leaves. As we move from a more yang time of year - characterized by many hours of bright sunlight and increased physical activity - to that which is more yin in nature, our energy [...]

By |2019-06-19T06:08:23-07:00September 9th, 2015|Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Health|0 Comments

Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

As the warmer weather draws us outdoors, we can’t help but notice the vast array of colors, textures, fragrances and forms of the summer garden. But much more than just providing beauty and pleasure for our senses, these wonders of nature also have powerful medicinal properties, some of which have been used for healing for thousands of years.   The Chinese Materia Medica (compendium of [...]

By |2019-06-19T06:09:34-07:00June 22nd, 2015|Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Health|0 Comments