Let’s hear some good news!

Happy Wednesday! As we are on “hump” day, I thought that some good news is in order. I recently came across this episode of John Krasinski (Jim from The Office) creating episodes of good news on his Youtube channel. He recently released two episodes here and here. Watch it for a good pick me up
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Wellness Guide to Coronaviruses

Welcome to your Wellness Guide to the Coronavirus! This post is meant to be used in conjunction with recommendations made by the CDC, your health care provider and other public health officials. There are many steps you can take to protect yourself from the coronavirus and other seasonal viruses. Use this information to keep you
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Living life better without the burnout

Are you too tired to do everything? There is so much information out there on how to live a better life. Meditate, get acupuncture, do yoga, exercise, read a book every week, eat a plant-based diet or keto, journal every day about gratitude, drink this tea..etc. How do we have time to do everything? Honestly,
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National Exercise With Your Child Week

Family health starts at the top. When you practice healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle, your children are more likely to do the same. As found in almost all facets of life, starting young is the key to developing life long habits. Healthy fitness habits in turn positively affect the other aspects of your children’s
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What is the Chinese Medicine approach to food, diet and digestion?

What does Chinese Medicine have to say about food and diet? How does Chinese Medicine view our digestive system? “Their eating and drinking was moderate. Their rising and resting had regularity. They did not tax themselves with meaningless work.” ~Huang Di Nei Jing Ch. 1 “He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills
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What is De Qi Sensation?

What is actually happening with De Qi sensation? As acupuncturists, we are aware that some people are really scared of needles. However, the different sensations from the acupuncture needles are what help the body heal naturally! When we first learned how to do acupuncture, our teachers informed us to get that “de qi” sensation where
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What is Cupping?

I have received some questions about cupping over the past few weeks. Cupping is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that dates back more than 2,000 years. The vacuum that is created draws stagnant fluids up to the surface of the tissues, improving circulation, and delivering nutrients more quickly to the injured areas. When it
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Shoulder Injuries and TCM

TCM has a category of “Hit Medicine” that was specifically used for acute traumas, falls or any other injuries. Traditional Kung Fu schools would have their own secret herbal liniment called “die da jiu” translated to “hit-fall wine” that were used to treat strains and sprains. In my own Kung Fu training, I have used
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Qi Gong and Tai Chi

“The human body ought to be exercised until it is tired, but this should not be carried to an extreme. As it is agitated [exercised], the digestion improves and the circulation through the blood vessels is freed so that disease is unable to arise.” ~ Hua Tuo, 3rd Century CE “One thousand days to learn,
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Headaches

We have all experienced headaches in our lives. In fact, headaches are the most common form of pain and are a major reason cited for days missed at work or school. According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, there are more than “150 types of primary and secondary headache disorders.” That number itself would
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