Category Chinese Medicine Theory

Natural Approaches to Headache and Migraine Relief

If there’s one thing that can knock us down and knock us down fast, it’s a headache. They can come out of nowhere and can last for days to years. Their existence offers many clues to our health, yet relief with modern medicine is often temporary. This temporary relief leaves us with the fearful question, when will it return? The answer to that question, it doesn’t have to return, ever.

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Shift Into Fall: 3 Ways to Embrace the Seasonal Transition

Every season brings shifts.  These shifts can be experienced as abrupt or subtle. During this seasonal transition, you too may also feel an abrupt or subtle pull within you to shift, change, or transform. This is an invitation to shift into the fall season. A time to embrace the transformation it brings and live in accordance with the season. I experience the pull by the natural world as it shifts

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What’s Your Poop Story?

Let’s talk about poop! This topic has fascinated Chinese medical practitioners for thousands of years. Their theory is simple. Your health is determined by the state of your digestive system. When your digestive system is irritated, the rest of your body will be taxed. This taxation can lead to a short-term or long-term issues that lasts a lifetime. When it comes to your dairy air, consult your poop then your

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3 Tips for Staying Cool & Healthy this Summer

Today, Thursday, June 21 is the first official day of Summer! This fiery season charges us like a battery. It keeps us warm and encourages activity. Yet, too much warmth and activity can burn our skin, cause dehydration, and even exhaustion. Alas! A balance can be attained and maintained. Use these three tips to stay cool and well this summer season. Enjoy Cooling Fruits, Vegetables & Teas Balance the seasonal

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7 Steps for Reducing Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Image a world where you can take control of anxiety and panic attacks. One where you know how use your best tool, yourself.  In this post and video, I share with you how to reduce anxiety, and anxiety attacks by using the yin yang theory. This theory will provide you with clarity and control the next time you feel anxious or experience a panic attack. Click to watch my video

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There’s an Herb for That: 9 Uses for Chrysanthemum

There’s an Herb for That: Chrysanthemum In this post, I identify signs and symptoms that can be alleviated by the flower, Chrysanthemum. This herb is otherwise known as Ju Hua in Chinese Medicine. Before we get started, “There’s an Herb for That” is an ongoing series that identifies common signs and symptoms that can be alleviated by herbal medicine. Within each post, I will identify a single herb that you

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Your First Acupuncture Treatment, What to Expect

How exciting! You’ve scheduled your first acupuncture appointment or maybe you’re thinking about it. Either way, here’s what to expect from your first acupuncture treatment. Please keep in mind that this information is specific to my practice. However, I am sure it is similar to other practitioners in the field. Particularly those that practice Classical or Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn more about the different types of acupuncture in my article,

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Use This Topical Product for All Your Aches and Pains

Pain can be a debilitating nuisance. It can prevent us from doing important things and even enjoying life. Alas, we have many natural solutions to decrease and eliminate your pain! In Chinese Medicine there’s a common saying, “where there is pain, there is stagnation.” To elaborate, where there is stagnation, there needs to be movement. In this article and video, I’m going to share with you a product that will

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3 Ways to Shift into Spring (Part 2)

Spring is Almost Here! In this video, I offer you a closer look at characteristics for the upcoming season. I then provide three easy ways to shift into spring. You can start them today. Hey, you may even already be doing them!  Keep in mind that your shift into spring is meant to be fun and enjoyable. Let’s avoid overwhelm. With that in mind, pick one aspect of your personal

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Shift into Spring (Part 1)

It’s coming. Can you feel it? Spring is on its way! We’re moving into a time of year when the days are longer and the sun shines brighter.  Nature is becoming more active and we’re beginning to feel more expansive. Yay, Spring! This season is the perfect time to invite new growth and creativity. It’s also THE season to clean any aspect of your life. This can be your home,

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