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 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, but there’s more! Probiotics have other great health benefits […]

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 […]

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation For those unfamiliar with placenta encapsulation, it might seem gross. But I ask you to please be open minded and suspend judgement until after you better understand the history, benefits, and preparation techniques of this miraculously restorative medicinal supplement. It just might make you a believer! The research on placentophagy (the scientific name) […]

Acupuncture during pregnancy. Is it safe?

Acupuncture during pregnancy. Is it safe?   In my practice, I treat a myriad of health issues. For some of my female patients, I have often gotten the question: Is acupuncture during pregnancy safe? The answer is a resounding YES! Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions have been used on pregnant women for thousands of […]

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