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...

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...

February 20, 2019

It’s no secret that communication is key to a strong relationship. We often forget ourselves in the heat of the moment, disregarding our partner’s feelings in the wake of our own. Next time you’re not feeling heard, try this instead.

Make a Request

Though it would seem s...

September 26, 2018

“When there is no flow, there is pain. When there is flow, there is no pain.” This saying is the heart of pain management with acupuncture. Acupuncture diagnosis and treatment is centered around the flow of “Qi” (energy) in the Meridians (the regions of the body where...

July 12, 2018

Has something like this ever happened to you? You’re just getting home from work or school, and you’ve had a really long day. You’re tired and hungry. As you bustle around your home, setting down your things a little hard out of anger (at your boss, or your teacher, or...

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