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Your Body as a Garden

The concept of gardening gives us an excellent illustration for the theories behind Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. Imagine you are a gardener whose job it is to help…

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How Sweet it is…

Sucrose, or sugar as it is commonly known, is currently the most popular sweetener used in the food market today. On a daily basis, the average person obtains almost 20%…

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Devil in Disguise

Painkillers are being abused like never before.  The media likes to sensationalize the use of prescription pain medications being sold in dark alleys by neighborhood thugs and resident riff-raff. But…

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Orthodontics For Your Health

One of the biggest myths about acupuncture is that “once you start, you have to go forever.” First of all, it is entirely up to you how long you choose…

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Detox your Mind

Whether you realize it or not, one of the most powerful forces in your life is your self-image. A positive, healthy self-image can carry you to heights you’ve never imagined,…

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Commit…Then Follow Through

Let’s get right to the point.  There is no magic bullet, the easy way out is the wrong way, and quick fixes never stand the test of time.  We all…

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Are You on a Slow Simmer?

There’s an old metaphor about a frog in boiling water.  If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, he will immediately jump out because of the sudden,…

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A House Divided

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” –Abraham Lincoln Pain killer…Check. Anti-inflammatory…Check. Anti-anxiety…Check. Antidepressant…Check. And that’s just breakfast! For many, starting the day by downing a handful of pills has…

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24 Hours To A Better Life

24 hours.  One day. What if you only got one?  What would you do with it?  Who would you see?  How would you act?  Where would you go? Fortunately most…

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7 Healthy Tips for Coping with Financial Stress

If you feel stressed just living your life, you’re not alone. Americans lead stressful lives. Jobs, relationships, health, family obligations, community responsibilities—they all take their toll. In “Stress in America…

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Healthy Spring Acupuncture Tips

Spring is a happy time. Bunnies hop about. Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning.…

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Essential Oils for Pregnant Women

“The article posted in the last newsletter “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils When I’m Pregnant?” from Baby Centre does a great job of laying out the guidelines of…

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Ten Steps For Spring Cleaning

Spring is a season of awakening and of new beginnings. Making healthy choices that will carry you through the seasons is important this time of year. Here are a few…

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