Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan Salt Lamps Man oh man do I love my Himalayan Salt Lamps. So much so that I have one in every treatment room in my office. And almost in every room in my home, including my meditation corner. Besides the beautiful, lovely, warm glow that the salt lamps give off, they are great for […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We also just celebrated the Lunar New Year on January 28th, so Gung Hay Fat Choy! We have now ushered in the Year of the Fire Rooster. What does a year with Fire Rooster energy look like? Well, hold on…I think it’s going to be a lively one! The Year of […]

Q: What goes on during a treatment? A: Follow my Instagram :)

Q: What goes on during a treatment? A: Follow my Instagram!   I can see the hesitant look a mile away, a new patient walks in my door and they don’t quite know what to expect during their visit. What goes on during a treatment anyway? Will it be more “Western” and involve stethoscopes and […]

FIRE CIDER

FIRE CIDER: Nature’s Cold & Flu Remedy   It’s official, I have packed away my summer clothes…”winter is coming”. And with it comes the dreaded germs that get shared at our offices, schools, and on public transportation. It is time for Fire Cider! Fire Cider is nature’s homeopathic elixir to boost our immune systems to […]

Eat According to East Asian Medicine

Eat According to East Asian Medicine There are simple guidelines when trying to eat in accordance with traditional East Asian Medicine principles. Most of them are common sense, but oftentimes in our Western lifestyle our brains and/or emotions override what is best for us. When I talk to patients about Eastern Nutrition, I tell them about how […]

Cupping At The Olympics

Cupping

Cupping At The Olympics Thank you Micheal Phelps. His amazing swimming skills aside, it was gratifying to see cupping in the spotlight on a national level. My patients who get cupping regularly felt proud, and I was tickled about all the media hype it received. For my patients who are NOT familiar with this therapy (or missed the Olympics) it is a treatment […]

Healthy Hints for Summer

Healthy Hints for Summer   Phew! It’s July and we’ve already had a few hot, scorching days in Chicago. The temperatures are going to continue to rise and to help you easy breezy and a little more comfortable, here are some tips to keep you cool this weekend and the rest of the summer… “Cool” Foods  Eastern nutrition […]

The 3 Pillars of Self Care

The 3 Pillars of Self Care   Self care can be so easy, but so hard at the same time. We are all busy doing things in our lives and taking care of other people – sometimes we forget that we have to take care of ourselves too! As summer arrives and activities begin, let this be […]

Probiotics

Probiotics – Are they worth the hype? The answer, in short, is a resounding YES! Probiotics are basically “gut friendly” bacteria that play a very important role in our bodies. They help regulate our digestive health to ensure optimal absorption of vital nutrients from our food we eat. Probiotics have other great health benefits including: […]

Acupuncture for Pain

  Let’s talk about pain – unfortunately it’s a fact of life that most of us experience. If you have not yet tried acupuncture for pain, you should definitely give it a chance. I’m not talking about just going in for 1 treatment here, because as much as I’d like it to be true, there is no magic needle. However […]

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