Chinese Herbal Medicine

The “Perfect Period”

Another period post, hooray! As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, I absolutely love working with women’s health. This includes everything from period problems (PMS, pain, irregularity, no period), infertility, pregnancy, post-partum and menopause. I am fascinated by the complexity of the female reproductive system and not just as it relates to being able to having …

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Can Acupuncture Help with Weight Loss?

This is probably one of the most commonly asked questions in the clinic. The short answer is, no, not really. But keep reading! Sometimes practitioners of Chinese Medicine will market their services as something that can aid in weight loss in order to attract customers. The modern world is obsessed with losing weight and “fixing” our bodies in an …

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Blood Deficiency & A Recipe!

‘Blood deficiency’ is a diagnostic pattern in the Chinese Medical system that is commonly treated with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. However, acupuncture and herbs can only do so much! One of the most important aspects in maintaining optimal health is ensuring that we are properly nourished with food, water and rest.

Less is More

In American culture where more is more; saying more, doing more, striving more. I would like to invite you to entertain the idea that less can be more. This is especially true in the context of Chinese medical treatments. I have talked with colleagues, teachers, and long-term practitioners on their perspective with respect to how many needles to use in …

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