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Who’s afraid of the Flu?

The most common question I get asked this time of year is, “Should I get a flu shot?” My answer: It depends. 'Depends' sounds like a cop-out, I get it — but hear me out. I believe “should I get a flu shot?” is an opportunity to assess your health. If we dig a little...

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Seasons change, so should what you’re eating.

Here’s the thing. Food is your friend. It’s sustenance, nourishment, and enhances human connections. Food has a particular way it interacts with all bodies. It’s incomplete when you solely focus on micro-nutrient information. Much of the the modern conversation of...

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Preparing for another transition: Autumn

As the outer landscape is in transition, so is our inner one. Here are four things you can do to prepare for Autumn: 1.     Let go. The Lung and the Large Intestine organ systems represent this action very well. Both organs, which are paired organs this time of year,...

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How You Can Heal During Late Summer

Much of my time in acupuncture school was spent outdoors. The natural environment was a great teacher for learning about Qi. We were outside to experience and embody the energetic of each of the five seasons. To this day, eight years after graduation, I don’t look to...

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WANTED: You Drinking More Water.

Here's how a typical conversation with a patient goes: Me: So, how much water do you drink? Patient: Um, likely not enough. Maybe 4 glasses? Me: Why do you say that's not enough? Patient: It seems low. Me: As compared to? Patient: Well, I don’t know. Aren’t we...

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Practical Results of Qigong

Zhineng Qigong Science and Hunyuan Qi Therapy (ZNQ & HYQT) are powerful movement and mediative treatments. Much like acupuncture, I consider them to be “needleless” acupuncture. We are opening and moving stuck energy that causes pain, tension or sleepless nights....

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The Why of Qigong

I had many reasons for wanting to apply to the Zhineng Medical Qigong program. And, not knowing exactly what I was signing up for didn’t dissuade me. Those who know me would agree that this is my par for the course. All I need is that spidey-sense about a person,...

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A Medical Qigong Journey Starts

After two years of consideration, I enrolled in a 2-year medical qigong program. I’ll be studying with an international group of mostly medical and healing practitioners. People who are interested in how to harness their mind-body connection for healing, use this...

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Quick Recovery from Springtime Colds and Flus

Most of us think that the common cold or the flu are winter illnesses. I’m here to confirm they are not! I’m pretty keen on managing the symptoms early when I’m getting sick. Yet, last week, my typical strategies were not strong enough for this bug. I was out flat for...

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This is how we’re gonna roll…2018…I’m coming for YOU

New Year’s Eve, with the help of friends, I dredged a corner of my headspace dedicated to certain topics, namely love and loss, so that I could kick THAT personal brand of BS story to the 2017 curb. No taking last year’s garbage into the New Year. Last year’s theme...

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The Bee Teacher. Small package, big reminder

There I was, sitting in the neighborhood park where gleefully screaming kids typically assault the jungle gym. But it was mid-week, early in the afternoon and a school day, so the park was unusually and blessedly silent. I needed quiet. Nagging thoughts about the next chapters of my life had me weary.

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