Autumn Inspiration

2019-12-18T17:36:48+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Autumn season is the season of harvest, where we receive the growth the growth of spring and summer. "the seeds we have sown, now we shall reap" ~Elson M. Haas Autumn is the season of gathering natures products before winters rest. Fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains are in abundance. As a symbol of harvest and Halloween/Samhain [...]

Late Summer Recipe

2019-12-18T04:57:35+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Baked Yam fries w/chives and cashew aioli Cashew sauce 1 cup cashews soaked for 30 min ¼ cup lemon juice salt to taste 1 clove roasted garlic if tolerable Yams large yams backed for 30-45 min at 350 degrees F with 1 Tbs. coconut or avocado oil handful of chives to sprinkle on top little sprinkle [...]

Late Summer

2019-12-18T04:45:40+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Late summer is a time for slowing down after the outward and expansive summer. This season is an opportunity to do grounding practices, spend more time indoors, shift eating patterns to warming and nurturing while connecting to the element of earth. Represented by the organs of Spleen and Stomach, this is the idea time to heal [...]

What can Acupuncture treat?

2019-08-31T23:23:01+00:00August 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered what Acupuncture treats? Here are a number of conditions/imbalances that Acupuncture can help with: PAIN- Acute or chronic, from musculoskeletal to unidentified origins, acupuncture can treat pain on all levels: body; mind; spirit. MENTAL-EMOTIONAL HEALTH-Acupuncture can regulate an overloaded nervous system to smooth out emotional and physical imbalances that present when the [...]

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

2019-12-04T13:54:03+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 [...]