Summer is associated with the element of fire. The organ association is the heart, the emotion is joy and the sound is laughter. The fire element is the element of love and connection.
Summer is the time to feed your fire by doing activities that bring you joy just for the sake of joy! Read More
Blooming flowers and budding trees! So beautiful and yet can create lots of allergy discomfort! If you suffer from allergies acupuncture is a great way to help resolve the underlying imbalance leading to the scratchy throat, itchy eyes, runny nose and whole host of other symptoms that may come along with allergies.
If you are looking for some natural alternatives to help support you through the allergy season I have a few of my favorite recommendations to share! When you know that allergy season is approaching you can start the recommendations and continue thru the season. Read More
The Huang Di Nei Jing reminds us to “rise early with the sun” and take “brisk walks” to move with the Yang energy of the season. Spring is a time of ascending and active energy. A Chinese proverb states “bundle up in the spring and stay cool in the autumn”. Wearing a scarf around the neck during the Spring will protect from the wind that increases during this season. Wearing layers to avoid becoming too cold is important as our wei qi (protective energy) is more active with the more dramatic changes in temperature of the season. Read More
Winter in Chinese Medicine is considered the most yin of the seasons. Yin energy is dark, cold, slow and inward. At this time of year slowing down and nourishing our bodies is a way to help nourish our yin energy. Read More
Winter is on its way and the bustle of the holidays are close at hand. This is the time of year where I pay close attention to my body and try my best to support my immune system....Below are a few of my favorite recipes and concoctions to make during this time of year. Read More
The Autumn equinox has just passed marking the beginning of fall. We begin seeing cooler temperatures and the changing colors of leaves. In Chinese medicine the fall is associated with the Metal Element. The Lung and the Large Intestine are the organs associated with the season and element…
My favorite essential oil for supporting the Lungs and immunity is Eucalyptus radiata…. Read More
Pregnancy and birth are powerful life changing experiences. Acupuncture can support women through this important and beautiful transition by offering physical and emotional support. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine works to support optimal health for the mother and baby before, during, and after pregnancy. Read More