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...

September 30, 2019

Fall is a time of letting go. The trees drop their leaves and their energy retreats to their trunks and roots. In us, this energetic brings a time for reflection, and accepting loss. It gives the space for the reality of the present to catch up to us after the several...

November 16, 2017

From the two, Yin and Yang, a further delineation can be observed into five distinct movements of energy, the five seasons.

“Wait!” you say.

“There are only four seasons!” you say, counting off the familiar cycle on your fingers.

Did you ever notice how very humid and sti...

November 3, 2017

Acupuncture has literally saved my life. When I was a teenager, I had debilitating depression and mental illness. I found that I lacked the energy to do the psychological work necessary to heal. I tried several psychiatric medications under the care of a psychiatrist,...

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