Harry Potter, Herbology, and Chinese Herbs: How Learning to Love Herbal Study is Good for Me and Great for my Patients

~~~~~ Before I started my program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine I was fairly typical in that I thought of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as being pretty much a case of going to my wonderful acupuncturist, getting needles put in me, and feeling much better afterward.  In reality, this was a limited perspective … Continue reading Harry Potter, Herbology, and Chinese Herbs: How Learning to Love Herbal Study is Good for Me and Great for my Patients

Holistic Health Coach: What To Expect When You Are Ready For Change (Part I)

~~~~~ Take the story of your life–the outline that you were given at birth, the narrative that has been embellished over the years, the tales you tell yourself–and ask yourself what is working and what could be changed.  What new details would you like to add?  In what way does health and wellness factor into … Continue reading Holistic Health Coach: What To Expect When You Are Ready For Change (Part I)

Aesthetic Treatment for Beauty and Calm, or How to Achieve a Serene Face and a Peaceful Heart

~~~~~ Intuitively, we all know that what is on one’s face is reflective of more than just a superficial response to passing external conditions.  Folk wisdom, such as but by no means limited to sayings like “fake it ’til you make it” and “keep looking like that and your face will freeze that way” and “the eyes … Continue reading Aesthetic Treatment for Beauty and Calm, or How to Achieve a Serene Face and a Peaceful Heart