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, […]

Yin and Yang and your relationship

Yin and Yang and Your Relationship   The terms Yin and Yang (pronounced yong, as in ‘gong’) may sound familiar. Usually they are related to something in East Asian culture. Yin and Yang are often used to describe opposites like black and white, north and south, sun and moon, male and female…you get the idea. […]

Spring Clean Your Body

I have another guest blogger this month. Her name is Carrie Fitzsimmons and here is her advice on how to Spring Clean Your Body! It’s spring and it’s time to do some Spring Cleaning! You may be thinking that I am talking about cleaning out the garage, washing windows, or take a run to the […]

Low Back Pain

I see a decent amount of low back pain in my Chicago acupuncture practice. It is one of the most common types of bodily pain and millions of people have it at some point in their life. Low back pain can be a tricky thing because there are as many treatments for low back pain […]

Ditch the Downers

This quote was one of my most engaging Facebook posts from last week. It seemed to have struck a nerve with people so I thought I would delve a little deeper into why it’s important to “Ditch the Downers” in your life. Before I go on, I know that it’s impossible to live in a […]

Homemade Bone Broth (good for the body and soul!)

Homemade bone broth is ah-mazing. If you live in Chicago, you probably saw that it was all the rage over the winter. I made a batch in November and should have posted it then, but better late than never! Bone broth is great for a myriad of issues. Remember when Chicken Soup was the magic […]

Motivation: How To Get It & How To Keep It

It’s warming up outside and many of us are motivated to begin moving our bodies again. To help keep you motivated and move in a healthful way, I asked an awesome woman who is an expert in this area to help me out! This week’s blog post is from Kira Elliott, Certified Personal Trainer and Co-Owner […]

Sleep, Supplements, Stress, & Sex: 4 Ways to Improve Heart Health

Heart Health

  Sleep, Supplements, Stress, & Sex: 4 Ways to Improve Heart Health   February is American Heart Month, focusing on prevention of heart related illnesses like heart attack and stroke, hypertension, and diabetes. Here are a 4 easy ways to start improving your heart health today! SLEEP Sleep is important in maintaining a normal circadian rhythm which helps […]

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