What is Acupuncture?

2019-07-14T20:37:58+00:00July 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Acupuncture is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Taoist philosophy, which has been refined of the past 5000 years to presently integrate elements of contemporary western biomedical knowledge. As a system of medicine, TCM employs a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, to treat a diversity of ailments. Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi [...]

Design your own pesto

2019-07-14T19:27:02+00:00July 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On a warm summers day there is nothing better than a pesto and cracker picnic. I hope you can let your creative energy flow with this playful recipe! 2 cups fresh herbs (basil, dill, kale or dandelion) ½ cup pumpkin seeds or nut of choice 1-2 cloves of garlic 3 Tbs oil (flax, avocado, olive, or [...]

The Tao

2019-06-23T01:11:20+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In Chinese philosophy the Tao is the absolute principle underlying the Universe. Combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying the way that is in harmony with the natural order. The interpretation of Tao in the Tao-te-Ching and through the Chinese word signifies the 'way', 'path', 'route', 'road'. This intuitive knowing of “life” [...]

The Organ Clock

2019-06-19T03:31:34+00:00June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ever wondered why at the same time frame regularly you feel tired, anxious, cold or hot, irritable, feel worried or wake up from a deep sleep? Chinese medicine’s organ clock system helps to shed light to the particular organ or element that could be out of balance. By using the wisdom of the circadian wheel of [...]

LIVER, WOOD ELEMENT & SPRING:

2019-06-13T23:25:37+00:00June 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spring is a time of new beginnings and awakenings. The Inner Classics, an ancient text of Chinese medicine, expresses this season as a time to rise early with the sun and take brisk walks. These are yang activities, reflecting the ascending and active nature of this season. All around us plant life is growing and the [...]

THE PSOAS MUSCLE: The myofascial lines, sympathetic nervous system, and meridian interaction

2017-10-16T18:12:55+00:00October 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The illopsoas muscle is commonly discussed in the bodywork and movement field as a key player in pain and dysfunction. There are a multitude of theories and approaches to correct this dysfunction. It is my intent to engage in a conversation, as I uncover for myself the mystery that this structure possesses. I will explore the [...]

Stress it’s not in your head; it’s in your nervous system

2017-07-17T20:52:13+00:00July 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever been told when you’re stressed to stop worrying and just relax? That it’s all in your head? It would be nice if it were that simple. But it’s not. Physiology research shows that the stress response memory lives in your nervous system. Take for example exposure to a stressful event. One in which [...]