Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Pain Relief and Healing, Part I: Sprains, Strains, and Broken Bones

~~~~~ Healing from a sprain, a strain, or a broken bone can be a slow, challenging process that does not always turn out the way you’d want.  If only more people knew what acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese medicine (CM) can do for acute injury!  From speeding the healing process to helping you to … Continue reading Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Pain Relief and Healing, Part I: Sprains, Strains, and Broken Bones

Moderna, Round Two: How It Went (And What I’ll Do If I Need A Booster Shot Next Year)

~~~~~ Moderna, round two, did not go well for me.  As anyone who read my blog post about my first shot already knows, round one didn’t go well for me either.  It’s been a bit over two weeks since my last shot.  As promised, I’m here to share some details.  My goal?  I hope to … Continue reading Moderna, Round Two: How It Went (And What I’ll Do If I Need A Booster Shot Next Year)

What Happened When I Got My First COVID Vaccine (And Why I’m Still Glad I Got Vaccinated)

~~~~~ COVID vaccines are a hot topic, aren’t they?  Questions of the day include but are not limited to: Do you get one, will it have side effects, does it really work, and why can’t they make it easier to just get the vaccine already? And, of course, the big one: will I end up … Continue reading What Happened When I Got My First COVID Vaccine (And Why I’m Still Glad I Got Vaccinated)

Don’t Chop Vegetables When You’re Distracted (And What To Do If The Damage is Done)

~~~~~~ Distracted cooks get surprises.  Anyone whose fingers have had unexpected contact with a sharp kitchen knife knows this.  Are you cooking at home more than usual?  Maybe you have a fierce pair of scissors and you cut something unintentionally (like, for instance,  the webbing between your thumb and fingers).  Perhaps you’ve clipped yourself with … Continue reading Don’t Chop Vegetables When You’re Distracted (And What To Do If The Damage is Done)

Hair Loss And How To Grow It Back: Holistic Health Information And A Message Of Hope

~~~~~~ Do you wake up with hair on your pillow?  When you brush your hair or run your hands through it, are you left with horrifying chunks of hair dangling between your fingers?  Do you want your hair back once again? If so, keep reading to discover how a holistic approach may be able help … Continue reading Hair Loss And How To Grow It Back: Holistic Health Information And A Message Of Hope

A Musician’s Health, And Magic At Home: A Conversation With John Largess

~~~~~ Question of the day: what are you doing to keep yourself healthy and, on top of that, to expand your horizons even though you may be confined to home more so than you might wish? As a scholar and healthcare practitioner, now, for me, is an intensified time of both thinking–reading, writing, researching–and focusing … Continue reading A Musician’s Health, And Magic At Home: A Conversation With John Largess

On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the matter of shelter in place orders?  Here in Austin, Texas, we were told to remain at home in mid March. Here and now, like everyone else, there are some who are determined to go out and take full advantage of the relaxed standards surrounding the mandate to stay … Continue reading On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You