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...

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...

May 7, 2018

Have you ever lost control in a fit of rage? Or maybe you’re more the sort to keep your anger bottled up inside. Either way, supporting the Liver Channel could help you to be appropriately assertive in your environment.

Anger is an essential emotion that gets a “bad rap...

April 23, 2018

How many days do things stay on your to-do list? If it’s more than a few, welcome to the club! Lots of people procrastinate, and it could be thanks to this finicky channel needing a little TLC.

The Gall Bladder is, anatomically, a sac filled with bile ducts that helps t...

March 22, 2018

With the recent fluctuations in temperature (snow?! In March?!), I don't know about you, but I can't seem to get the layering right this month. When I'm struggling to regulate my temperature, I think of the Triple Heater and its role in homeostasis. (Read to the end fo...

February 14, 2018

Have you ever experienced heartache? What about an emotional shock that took your breath away and left you with an ache in your chest? Do you find your shoulders curl forward frequently? Maybe you even sleep curled up? If so, your Pericardium may have been through a th...

February 7, 2018

As we’re nearing the end of winter, are you finding it more and more difficult to keep pushing for the things you want in life? Maybe you’re just tired of working so hard for so long, or maybe some symptoms and thoughts are trying to get the best of you. You’re not alo...

January 17, 2018

Ever ask someone a question, have them begin to answer it, and then minutes later they’re still talking but you still haven’t heard the answer to your question? Do you do that yourself? You may have a Small Intestine channel that needs a little help.

The Small Intestine...

January 6, 2018

To help students grasp an understanding of the energetic responsibilities and disharmonies within the body, in Chinese medicine the body is likened to a kingdom. Just as there is a certain order and display of responsibilities without, so there is within. The poetic di...

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