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It’s Time to Let Things Fall Away

There’s been something in the air the past week or two. As many areas turn to fall — including my neighborhood, which seemed to go from summer to late fall overnight! — it seems like many people are getting the feeling that it’s time to make some changes, draw some...

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It’s easy to forget the power of you.

Here's a story to illustrate: I know how to get to my friend’s house. It’s pretty-well etched into my brain. Over eight years, the trek has pretty much been the same. But, as I do with most well-traveled roads for my car trips, I activate my electronic consultant...

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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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