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Depression, Anxiety & Constriction in Throat Sensation

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
62 year old female had been coming in for facial acupuncture and various aches and pains, as well as managing blood pressure, which is now stable. On 5/20/19, she stated a feeling of constriction in her throat. She has trouble swallowing occasionally and feels anxious when this occurs. Sometimes this feeling wakes her up at night. The constriction gets worse when she is feeling depressed or stressed. We decided to focus on some key core complaints: Depression and anxiety since undergoing aRead More....

Spring According to Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Ancient Chinese Practitioners believed that the best way to avoid getting sick and to live healthfully is to be in harmony with the seasons.

It is now Spring, which is the season of growth, expansion, and change.

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Healthy Spring Acupuncture Diet

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Follow these tips for a healthy spring diet that supports your liver.

• Eat light.

Overeating taxes your liver.

• Eat greens.

Sprouts, wheatgrass, spinach, kale and dandelions are particularly good foods in the spring.

• Eat sour?

Sour is the flavor associated with spring, however sour flavors are only recommended for certaiRead More....

Healthy Spring Acupuncture Practices

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Try these spring acupuncture recommendations, to keep your wood balanced and your liver healthy.

• Cleanse.

Cleaning your colon releases accumulated toxins, undigested food, parasites and fungi.  With a clean colon your digestion is more efficient and your body is healthier.

• Detox your liver.

Reduce or eliminate alcohol or drugs that are toxic to your liver.  Consider a detoxRead More....

Spring should be a happy time….

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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. This is not a time to be angry. But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, being angry is exactly what you can expect if you don’t balance your wood element. In TCM, spring is represented by the element wood.  Wood represents birth anf<a href=Read More....