Tag Archives: Chicago health

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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