6 Chinese Herbs that are Holiday Spices


The aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg are often telling of the Holiday Season. We often hear, “Hmmm... smells like Christmas.” The aromas of the holidays are even nicer on a cold and wintery night next to the crackling fireplace. Did you know that several of these holiday spices are also used in Chinese herbal formulas [...]

6 Chinese Herbs that are Holiday Spices2018-12-29T21:42:00+00:00

Chinese Medicine During the Summer Season


-Greg Zimmerman The Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen describes the summer season. "In the three months of summer, there is an abundance of sunshine and rain. The heavenly energy descends, and the earthly energy rises. When these energies merge, there is intercourse between heaven and earth. As a result, plants mature, and animals, flowers, [...]

Chinese Medicine During the Summer Season2018-04-27T07:39:56+00:00

Green Smoothies: How Raw is Your Breakfast?


- Lauren Mendez LA.c, N.C. With our fast-paced and busy lifestyles, a green smoothie for breakfast has become popular and commonplace. It’s quick, easy, and conveniently has several of your daily servings of green vegetables in one cup. Loading up our smoothies with superfoods makes this a no-brainer for the health-conscious, busy professional or parent. [...]

Green Smoothies: How Raw is Your Breakfast?2018-04-18T21:04:08+00:00

Happy Women’s History Month!


Happy Women’s History Month! Throughout history, women have stood up to the many inequalities that still exist in this world, and with strength, wisdom, love, and compassion we continue to show up fully.  It wasn’t until 1978 that Congress declared March, Women’s History Month and honors the extraordinary achievements of American women every year since. [...]

Happy Women’s History Month!2018-03-16T09:43:00+00:00

IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine


Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. IBS symptoms may include gas, bloating, alternating constipation and [...]

IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine2017-05-19T19:14:22+00:00

Summer Solstice


During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing. According to five element [...]

Summer Solstice2017-05-19T19:13:29+00:00

Seven Ways Acupuncture Can Help Mothers


One of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mother’s Day is the gift of acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with an abundance of health problems and get you feeling one hundred percent again. Mom’s make the world work, it’s a known fact. So this holiday season you should give your mother the gift [...]

Seven Ways Acupuncture Can Help Mothers2017-05-19T18:51:38+00:00



Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy. First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a [...]

ACUPUNCTURE: NOT JUST NEEDLES2017-05-19T18:50:22+00:00

Chronic pain and inactivity


If you suffer from chronic pain of almost any type, you are at risk for developing a physical "disuse" syndrome. Muscles will get smaller and weaker if you don't use them, which can add to back pain. What is disuse syndrome? Basically, it describes the effects on the body and mind when a person is [...]

Chronic pain and inactivity2017-03-26T17:47:45+00:00

Does Your Liver Need a Spring Tune-Up?


In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is ruled by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the liver. What does this mean? Well, you probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the seasons change. I know I tend to feel a bit more contemplative and introspective during [...]

Does Your Liver Need a Spring Tune-Up?2017-03-19T00:59:21+00:00