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 […]

Winter Hibernation – Just What The Doctor Ordered

Winter Hibernation – Just What The Doctor Ordered We are neck deep in the holiday season right now and many people feel burnt out. From Halloween to the New Year, the beginning of winter is often a frenzy of eating, drinking, and social activities that can leave us feeling tired and depleted. Part of why […]

The Teaching of Fall

The Teaching of Fall   Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love everything about it – crisp air, cozy sweaters, the return of the good shows on TV, and all things pumpkin. Aside from the external changes we can see, Fall is a time of great internal transition. So I’d like to talk a […]

Travel: A recipe for inspiration and perspective

Travel: A recipe for inspiration and perspective I have amazing parents and was extremely fortunate to be able to travel around the continental U.S. and internationally as a little girl. Visiting places outside of my “normal routine” was stimulating and provocative, and so the travel bug gained a secure hold of me at an early age. […]

Health Insurance

Acupuncture & Health Insurance Thankfully acupuncture is becoming more widely accepted in the U.S. With more people taking advantage of this wonderful medicine for their health needs, some heath insurance plans are starting to cover acupuncture treatments. If you carry health insurance from one of these four providers I am happy to contact them to […]

Magnesium deficiency & your Health

Magnesium! It’s one of my absolute FAVORITE supplements that I think almost everyone should take. Why you ask? Because magnesium is involved in over 300+ biochemical processes in the body and most of us don’t get close to the amount of magnesium required to carry out and maintain all of its jobs. Sadly, with the […]

Homemade Lemon Face Scrub

Warmer weather is here! That means more outdoors, more sun, more heat, and …likely showing more skin. I try to keep my skincare regimen pretty basic and use the simplest, cleanest products and ingredients I can find. Since the skin is our largest organ, a hot humid Chicago summer can give our pores a BIG […]

Eating for Health

Eating for Health Eating for Health. Most of us don’t know what that looks like. With fad diets and weird trends it can be frustrating to sift through the information out there to know what’s best if you don’t have a nutritional degree or have a whole lot of time to devote to research. Eating […]

Keep Acupuncture Real: What You Must Know Before You Try Dry Needling

Keep Acupuncture Real: What You Must Know Before You Try Dry Needling This is such a wonderfully written and professional article about the important difference between acupuncture and dryneedling. I received permission from the author to repost it on my website. The original article published HERE © 2015 Kristen Horner Warren, L.Ac, M.S., M.A., Dipl.OM, […]

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