It’s still winter in Minnesota, and my skin is rebelling. My hands catch on everything I touch, and my skin itches in places that have...
Natural Remedy for Tinnitus and Dizzyness, Try Tai Chi
The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) says Tai Chi can help your dizziness and balance disorders. Tai Chi is... Read more
A Love Letter to Gout
Dear Gout, I’m breaking up with you. I appreciate the time we had together and everything I’ve learned from you, but it’s over; I don’t... Read more
Is Your Qi Depleted? Take This Quiz
Qi (pronounced chee) is one of the fundamental forces in both your body and in the universe, according to Chinese theory. While the concept of... Read more
Water Is the Chinese Element of Winter
As many of you already know, in TCM, different elements are connected to each season. Water is the element of winter. And, as we in... Read more
Shiitake for Immunity, Iron, and Vitamin D
Mushrooms are strange creatures. Neither plant nor animal, these fungal fruits are in a class all their own. Some species are psychotropic. Others are deadly... Read more
4 Easy Winter Strategies to Improve Your Health and Happiness
We are having a brutal winter in Chicago. I hear from my family in the East that they are also experiencing rough weather. It is only my... Read more
How to Avoid Menstrual Cramps, Increase Fertility
According to Chinese medicine, the most important thing you can do to stop painful menstrual cramps and increase fertility is make sure your body stays... Read more
Top 6 Tips for Better Energy
Okay, so you’re tired. Your energy is depleted, and you’re showing it in a number of ways. Maybe your energy is poor, you get sick... Read more
The Tale of He Shou Wu
Polygonum multiflorum is the botanical name for one of the most prized herbs in Chinese medicine. This prolific vine has heart-shaped leaves and goes by... Read more
How To Live in Harmony With Winter
Shaping your life in the middle of winter is different than the same task would be in summer. Winter is a time to be still,... Read more
What Are Herbal Aphrodisiacs?
Happy Valentines Day everyone. We often get asked, “do you have herbs to improve my libido that really work?” The answer is YES! Pacific Herbs... Read more
5 Ways to Nourish Your Chinese Heart
We have long known that your heart is associated with all kinds of feelings. You can have a broken heart, feel something with all your... Read more
Ancient Technique Scrapes Away Pain
One of the major objectives of Chinese medicine is to clear stagnation. If water cannot flow from a hose, you have to untangle the kink... Read more
9 Tips for Picky Eaters
When I was a kid, I was the poster child for picky eaters. I didn’t like a single green thing except baby lima beans, which... Read more
Herb & Vitamin Fillers – Is There a Recommended Dose?
Labels on most herbal products in the US provide little to no information regarding the amount of fillers ie. starch, otherwise known as excipients. Excipients... Read more
Super Bowl Fans: Which of Your Favorite NFL Players Uses Acupuncture?
The 2015 Super Bowl will provide a bright spot in our gloomy winter, and many fans are preparing for Sunday by enjoying fantasies about “their”... Read more