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

Musculoskeletal Pain: Strategies for When Your Back, Neck, Hips, Hands, and/or Feet Ache

~~~~~ A life without pain would be nice, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, that’s pretty unusual because life happens.  Either there are injuries or repetitive stresses or disabilities or imbalances that, one way or the other, make themselves felt as a dulling, throbbing ache or a sharp, stabbing pain or a cramp that causes you to seize … Continue reading Musculoskeletal Pain: Strategies for When Your Back, Neck, Hips, Hands, and/or Feet Ache

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Reclaim Your Body, Become Your Own Best Advocate

~~~~~ One of the more interesting things that I remember from student clinic was hearing about what different interns attracted into their treatment rooms.  Some of my friends got all the infertility cases.  Other folks saw one chemo recovery patient after the next.  Still others saw the allergy cases.  And me?  I had my regular … Continue reading Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Reclaim Your Body, Become Your Own Best Advocate

Got Stress? (It Doesn’t Do a Body Good But There are Ways To Resolve It)

~~~~~ Do you feel like your blood pressure is rising?  Maybe you can’t sleep, or you experience road rage (if you are in Austin, surely you experience road rage) or your stomach is tied in knots or maybe you just feel exhausted and worn out and frizzled.  Maybe you’re always on the verge of tears. … Continue reading Got Stress? (It Doesn’t Do a Body Good But There are Ways To Resolve It)

Skin Problems: From Acne to Aging (and Lot in Between), What Can You Do?

~~~~~ You want beautiful skin.  Instead, you have rough spots, darkened areas, wrinkles, rashes, and/or a soft jawline. Maybe you have a scar or stretch marks.  Whatever you have going on, it is most certainly not what you want for your skin.  Man or woman, we all want to look our best and something on … Continue reading Skin Problems: From Acne to Aging (and Lot in Between), What Can You Do?

Overweight, Out of Shape, Dissatisfied With Your Body: How to Make Meaningful and Lasting Change (Starting With Mindset)

~~~~~ We can be our own worst enemy, can’t we?  The messages we tell ourselves about our bodies, our lives, and our selves can be brutal.  Before I go any further with the question of weight loss, let me just start by saying you are enough.  Good enough, right-sized enough, just fine the way you … Continue reading Overweight, Out of Shape, Dissatisfied With Your Body: How to Make Meaningful and Lasting Change (Starting With Mindset)

Facelift With no Downtime? (With Needles or Without, Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Make it Happen)

~~~~~ Funny how synchronicity works.  Are you interested in a fresh, more youthful complexion and/or a firm, sculpted jawline?  But you do not want to try cosmetic surgery and you are not necessarily excited about fillers and other injectables, at least not yet.  Or maybe you’ve tried them and you don’t like them.  No matter … Continue reading Facelift With no Downtime? (With Needles or Without, Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Make it Happen)

Acupuncturist Credentials: I Just Passed my Last Board Exam and Why it Matters for You

~~~~~ Did you hear the huge sigh of relief on February 28th?  If you have super-human ears and you did but you don’t know where it came from, well…you can stop wondering now. That was me, and it was the exhale of the century because I passed my last board exam.  Which one?  Chinese Herbology, … Continue reading Acupuncturist Credentials: I Just Passed my Last Board Exam and Why it Matters for You

Find A Tui Na Practitioner: How To Find The Best Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapist For What You Want To Accomplish

~~~~~ Tui na really is a bit of a secret treasure in Austin, Texas where I am.  I notice, though, that when I recommend it to people online, they don’t always know about it either.  Unless you’re in a place that has a large Chinese population you may not know what this venerable healing art … Continue reading Find A Tui Na Practitioner: How To Find The Best Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapist For What You Want To Accomplish