Kidneys, Water, Will Power, Winter

Seed in the Cold Ground  The Kidneys, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, are associated with Water Element and with the Winter season. Their attributes can be whittled down to cold and dark–the beginning of everything–from the Big Bang Theory to a seed in the cold ground. This storage of potential energies is the same dynamic we … Continue reading

February 1, 2022 Acupuncture

Summertime Pokes, Foods and Theory

Summer and Diet Summer in Chinese medicine is governed by the element of Fire and is associated with the organs: Heart, Pericardium, Small Intestine, and Triple Burner/Sanjiao. The optimal balance of yin and yang during this season is to refrain from too much heat, so that your body preserves fluids. You should also stay away … Continue reading

July 27, 2021 Acupuncture

Updates on the Clinic

So we are at an inflection point. Or a couple of them. First off, our other acupuncturist Juliana is healthy and at home with her new baby. So we have had to update our schedule a bit. We are cutting back hours and re-focusing on more community room treatments. So you will find fewer private … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 Acupuncture

Points of Interest – Stomach 36

Popular Point: Stomach 36, Leg Three Miles (ST-36) If we haven’t needled this acupuncture point on you by your second or third visit, it’s either because you don’t wear pants that can be rolled up to the knee or we’re focused on one very localized pain issue elsewhere. But usually it’s clothing related. This point … Continue reading

March 15, 2021 Acupuncture

Immune Support and TCM

How to Boost Your Immune System With Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on studies and observations done over thousands of years. Knowing how your immune system works and taking steps to boost your immunity are key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the cold and flu season specially during this worldwide … Continue reading

January 25, 2021 Acupuncture