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Acupuncture 101 – Contemplating the Liver

Acupuncture 101 – Contemplating the Liver part 1 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influencing specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When Qi […]

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Acupuncture 101 – Pondering the Kidney

Acupuncture 101 – Pondering the Kidney part 5 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influence specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When Qi […]

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Acupuncture 101 – Concerns of the Heart

Acupuncture 101 – Concerns of the Heart part 2 of a 5 part series Under the scope of acupuncture as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), pathways or meridians of Qi flow traverse the body and influence specific body regions, organ systems and functionality. Qi is considered a vital life force loosely translated as energy. When […]

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Meditation – Regulating the Breath

Meditation – Regulating the Breath For a beginner, meditation can be difficult to grasp because it’s replete with subtlety. Effort and ego needs to be replaced with patience and stillness. When treating a patient with acupuncture, I also like to offer self-care advice to improve health. Meditation is one of these self-care techniques. One way […]

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Staple Foods – a Diet Problem to Consider

The challenges in health for the modern lifestyle is less physical activity and more mental stress. The challenges in health with the traditional diet are with sugar and staple foods. Fat in foods is not the dietary problem of our times. The problem with the traditional diet is that it’s high in carbohydrates to support […]

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Finding Balance in Health | Yin and Yang

When I consult with a new patient I find it helpful to explain Yin Yang Theory so they can better understand the diagnosis based on Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) which includes acupuncture. This symbol represents natural balance – two opposites coming together in harmony. On the left is Yang – rising and accumulating towards the […]

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Good Digestion is the Beginning of Good Health – Part 1

Good digestion is so key to health. You are what you eat but how you eat is equally important. Do you chew your food well as opposed to gulping it down? How to chew your food is the beginning of the whole digestive process. Even if you eat healthy foods but have trouble digesting and […]

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Look into Your Heart

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” ~ Carl Jung

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The Best and The Happiest

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.

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Sugar and Emotions are Connected

Sugar and emoitions are connected. Some people going through feelings such as anxiety and depression will self-medicate unknowingly with sugar. The problem here is that sugary snacks are high in calories and low in nutrients. So if you’re looking to gain weight, starve your body of good nutritional food and feel terrible – sugar is […]

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