Category Archives: Sleep

Self Care Clarity Call

1 more thing you can do in your pajamas! Well, May absolutely flew by, right?! Between dodging raindrops and living life it seemed extraordinarily busy! Last month I had the honor of being interviewed by WebMD about the practice of smudging, or sage burning. You can find the WebMD article HERE. But who would have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines I see many patients who experience an occasional headache to raging migraines on a monthly basis. And unfortunately most pharmaceutical medication has side effects and offers only a temporary solution. If you are tired of dealing with the headstorm, read on the learn more about how to hammer out headaches and […]

Acupuncture and anxiety

Well, it’s definitely still winter as we have about 4 more weeks until the first day of spring. I know many people in Chicagoland are having a hard time with the ongoing sub-freezing temperatures and it’s affecting their mood – especially depression and anxiety. In my February newsletter I talk about some simple ideas to get […]

Menopausal relief!!!

Did you know that Chinese medicine is an effective, natural and gentle way to treat menopausal discomforts? You didn’t?! Well, it is and let me tell you a little bit about why… Hormones are incredibly strong dictators of what occurs in the body (see October newsletter on PMS). Hormones act like the boss in many bodily […]

Epsom salt for pain

Recently I had a booth at a festival and many of you had pain related questions for me. I know that I’ve mentioned epsom salt baths for pain a couple times lately, but I think their benefits can’t be touted enough! An epsom salt bath soak is a wonderful way to reduce muscular aches and […]

Sleep discomfort

Experiencing sleep discomfort? There are endless reasons why we don’t sleep well. Not being able to get physically comfortable is one of them.  This can interfere with our ability to fall and stay asleep. Common causes of sleep discomfort: [separator top=”20″ style=”none”] [checklist icon=”plus” iconcolor=”” circle=”yes”] Pain – pain anywhere in the body can make […]

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