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Why This is the WORST Time of Year to Do a Cleanse

We’ve all seen the ads: things like “30-Day New Year Detox!” or “Start the year off right with a new year, new you Cleanse!” It’s the time of year when this sort of stuff starts coming out of the woodwork, and at first glance, you might think that it makes sense....

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What to Eat to Support Your Body This Winter

There’s something about winter that makes you just crave warm, hearty foods. It’s the season of soups and stews, potatoes and squash, roasts, and of course, deliciously spiced hot chocolates and teas. While this makes a lot of sense intuitively — after all, when it’s...

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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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