June 12, 2020

CW: racial injustice, systemic injustice towards Black bodies, minds, and spirits 

This country has been sick for a long time. The illness of racial injustice has taken so many lives. We must do the work to dismantle racism. I want to firmly declare that Three Trea...

May 27, 2020

Summer is here, bringing with it the urge to go out and do all the things! The days are longer, the sun is warmer, and our bodies, minds, and spirits are yearning to get out and get going!

Unless you're too tired. Or anxious. Or overwhelmed. Or....

We often get in our ow...

May 11, 2020

"...the saints did not wait for illnesses to appear, but took care of them before they appeared. They did not wait for disorder in affairs but took care of it before it appeared." - Huang Di Nei Jing. Su Wen 2 (The classic of the Yellow Emperor, Simple Questions Chapte...

April 27, 2020

“It is not we who abandon life, but life that leaves us when we do not follow the Way.”*

The ancient texts of Chinese medicine don’t just out with “put the needle here” or “use Moxa there.” First there are hundreds of characters describing Right Living. Before we place...

March 16, 2020

“Qi” (pronounced “chee”) means “life energy.” Any living being has Qi, while the literal translation of the Chinese way of saying someone is dead is, “they have no Qi”. “Gong” means “work.” Gong is also the benefits and gains achieved through the practice of manipulati...

February 24, 2020

We had a very mild winter this year here in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. With no major snow falls or super cold days to keep us bundled up inside to rest and rejuvenate, we’ve just kept on keeping on all year. Now that the weather is warming up and we’re gettin...

January 27, 2020

I hear a lot of questions from clients and other lay-people about acupuncture and zero balancing. This month, let’s explore some of those good, good questions!

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is an entire system (actually, multiple systems) of medicine, completely...

December 22, 2019

Your alarm goes off, but the sun is still down. Most of us struggle to get up and get going as the darkest, shortest winter days draw near. 

We tend to resist the fatigue with every fiber of our being. We have work to do, holiday gifts to buy, families to feed, hobbies...

November 26, 2019

You wake up one morning with a scratchy throat and a slight pressure in one ear. You’re very tired, and your body feels stiff and sore all over. “Oh no,” you think, “I can’t afford to be sick right now!”

If you’re anything like me, this is a regular occurrence throughou...

October 28, 2019

If you’re anything like me, you’re a bit of a perfectionist.

My generation is taught that we’re special. Each of us is smart, and beautiful, and skilled, and interesting.

In a word, perfect.

Spoiler alert - there’s no such thing as perfect. 

When we were told these manufac...

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