Did you know there are different types of ginseng and they are all considered potent herbs for helping the body adapt to stress – both...
Chinese Medicine: Warming Winter Soup To Build Energy
In accordance with both the seasons and Chinese Medicine’s healing principles I wanted to share this recipe as we move from late fall to winter. ... Read more
5 Health Tips for Winter
Living in harmony with the seasons is an ancient Chinese belief. Winter urges us to slow down. This is a natural time of year to... Read more
An Oatmeal Recipe to Keep You Warm and Healthy
Hey Folks, here is a wonderful winter recipe from from South Loop Acupuncture. Oatmeal Teri Style Good quality oatmeal (I usually use rolled oats or... Read more
3 Chinese Herbs That Will Make You Appreciate Winter
Traditional Chinese Medicine theory believes that each season has a different energy to it, and as such, we should replicate the energy of that season... Read more
5 Simple Health Tips You Can Start Today!
Many people wait until the New Year to try to become healthier, but now is the time to start; why wait? Here are suggestions to... Read more
World AIDS Day: Astragalus May Be a New Powerful Herb in the Fight Against HIV
Astragalus is an herb that is well known to practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I often suggest it to my patients to boost immunity and... Read more
Chinese Medicine: Middle Ground in the Vaccine Debate
The first record of a doctor inoculating a patient comes from China, when a physician inoculated the son of a Chinese statesman against smallpox in... Read more
The Nature of Clutter in Chinese Medicine
Clutter! It’s unsightly, messy, and chaotic. It makes you feel unsettled or downright anxious when you walk into an area full of…stuff. It seems that... Read more
Eat a Cranberry Day 2014: 9 Health Benefits of Cranberries
Thanksgiving is coming up and cranberry sauce is a staple of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Did you know that cranberries have enormous health benefits? to... Read more
Watsu: The Most Relaxing Bodywork You’ve Never Heard Of
Imagine floating in warm water. Your eyes are closed and the sounds of the outside world have receded. You are gently stretched by the drag... Read more
What Can You Let Go Of?
The Autumn season and Metal element in the body is governed by our Lung and Colon meridians. They have a reciprocal relationship of receiving (or... Read more
Treating Parkinson’s With Acupuncture
NEW YORK—A friend of mine has suffered from Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years, and Western medicine proved ineffective. When he came to see me... Read more
Deconstructing Pumpkin Spice
Before “pumpkin spice” became a flavor synonymous with seasonal lattes, cinnamon, cloves, and other warming herbs were valuable medicines used to keep out the cold... Read more
How to Stay Healthy This Winter Following Eastern Medicine Guidelines
While mainstream medicine recommends eating right, exercising and getting your flu shot to stay healthy during cold weather months, Eastern medicine takes this advice a... Read more
Fitness Trackers: Motivation or Pure Distraction?
Last year my husband got a Fitbit, one of those electronic gadgets that tracks the number of steps you take in a day, monitors your... Read more
Thank You To All Veterans !
There are many veterans in this country who have served bravely and suffered for it, and I want to say THANK YOU! I’m also happy... Read more