7 March

Get Allergy Relief by Healing Digestion

What does your gut have to do with seasonal allergies? It’s that time of year again! When the sneezing, sniffling, and burning eyes of seasonal allergies have you reaching for the allergy pills and eye drops. But did you know you can greatly relieve if not banish your allergy symptoms by fixing your gut? It […]

25 September

Acupuncture for Bladder Health

Incontinence and urinary tract disorders commonly arise as one gets older, especially for women over 50. One reason the risk for incontinence increases as we age is because the bladder lining starts losing elasticity which, in turn, reduces its ability to store urine. This can result in frequent and urgent bouts of urination. If this […]

4 March

Walking for mental clarity

One of the many ways that walking promotes health is that every time you take a step, you are activating the acupuncture point just below the ball of the foot called Yongquan (Bubbling Spring). Yongquan is the starting point of the Kidney meridian. This point calms the mind, stabilizes emotions, and improves memory. It also […]

18 May

Reducing Liver Qi Stagnation

Has your acupuncturist said that you have Liver Qi stagnation? If so, here are some self care tips for managing your Liver Qi. Exercise Regular vigorous exercise is one of the best ways to disperse your liver Qi. It can improve the quality of your sleep, reduce stress, and balance irritated or depressed feelings. Creative […]

30 March

Acupuncture and Liver Qi Stagnation

In Oriental medicine, the Liver is responsible for proper circulation of blood and energy throughout the body. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Liver stores the blood while we are resting, and circulates blood to the regions that need it during activity.  The Liver is most active in the springtime, and this is the time […]

20 December

Kidney Health in Winter

December is the darkest, coldest month of the year. The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year, and this time of winter is akin to the concept of yin in Chinese medicine.  In Daoism, yin is the complement to yang; yin is associated with nighttime, contraction or moving inward, slow action, coldness, moisture, […]