How to Find an Acupuncturist

Are you curious about acupuncture and cupping but aren’t sure how to find an acupuncturist or know exactly why you’d go? No two acupuncturists are the same. It’s important to find someone who will be a good fit for you. Keep in mind, this is a relationship that will be built on trust and respect. Remember,…

Cupping

What is cupping? You’ve seen people sporting those cool red marks on their bodies, and you’ve wondered wtf it is, wtf it does and why the f they do it? I love it and it is usually part of my weekly acupuncture routine. Cupping is a therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) in which heated…

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) that involves an acupuncturist, someone who goes through intense schooling and certification, inserting very thin needles through a person’s skin at specific points (350!) along the meridian lines on the body, to various depths. The goal is to balance the energy…

Ears

Ears – Mushrooms Have you ever noticed that a sliced mushroom resembles a human ear. WHAT? I know, so insane. The doctrine of signatures asserts that mushrooms aid in the improvement in hearing. The cool factor doesn’t end there. In Chinese Medicine, the ear is related to the kidney (yin) and bladder (yang) channels. Mushrooms…

Apple

Apple A is for apple. I’m assuming you’ve heard the old adage, an apple a day, keeps the doctor away? Nod your head if you have. It’s an old saying that has morphed a little over time. While there is no statistical evidence to support the claim, there are some cool things about this sweet,…

Congee

Congee I normally feel well, I haven’t had a cold or really any ailments in a while. So there I was, taking my health for granted, when low and behold, something hit me out of nowhere, fast. I was down for the count. Muscle aches, headache and I’ll spare you the rest of the deets….

Pericardium

Pericardium (PC) 8 – a stress buster for the ages! Feeling a little stressed in a meeting, while your sitting in traffic or just life in general? It’s interesting what feelings arise and what the body is trying to tell us. You can help yourself, give yourself the care you’re seeking, restore qi/flow and “hit…

Joy

Joy Have you watched the @brenebrown special on Netflix? It’s🔥 Brene (we’re on a 1st name basis) states that joy is “the most terrifying & difficult emotion.” We dress rehearse tragedy in order to “try & beat vulnerability to the punch.” “We have an innate fear that our joy will be taken away, that we’re…

Hair

Did you know that your hair comes from sufficient blood in the body, which is primarily governed by the spleen, liver & kidney function? Yeah, I didn’t either until I had two separate hair traumas. When you’re staring down the barrel of a gun (or a lady Leo who’s mane was wrecked), you go deep…

Heart Health – A Brief Overview – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Heart In Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM), the heart and it’s posse of associated meridians, find their peak season in the summer, and we are at the height of my favorite season. The heart♥️, ruler of all, is a yin meridian. It is paired with the yang small intestine. So, there is a strong heart and…