~~~~~ Are you a Spartan? Have you ever thought about it and wanted to become one? Do you watch the video clips and think “No, I can’t” and “Oh, but I do want to do that”? There is something special about this particular race that sets it apart from so many competitive sports events. It’s … Continue reading Spartan Race 2017: Lessons at the Finish Line
~~~~~ 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
Have you ever wondered what Chinese medicine can do to keep you radiant, healthy, and looking your best? Do you want to discover ways to combine spa benefits with Asian beauty practices? Look no further… Continue reading Two Hearts Wellness and the Art of the Face: Tui Na, Spa, & Medi-Spa for Beauty and Facial Rejuvenation
~~~~~ Fibromyalgia—in a word—hurts. To the 5 million-plus sufferers who know this condition intimately, it is a case of Tolstoy’s “every happy family is alike and every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” when it comes to symptoms, presentation, and effects on quality of life. The common link, of course, is muscle pain. … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Relief and Ancient Chinese Medicine: Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and Tui Na
~~~~~ The 2016 Hill Country Ride for AIDS took place April 30th this year. This was my first time participating in this event and no, I did not ride. Instead, my dear friend, Jacob Cain McRae, and I volunteered our services as Asian bodywork therapists. We spent a fantastic day providing Chinese tui na-style restorative … Continue reading Hill Country Ride for AIDS 2016: Dolly Parton and The Iron Thumb of Doom
~~~~~ Spartan Race 2016…and acupuncture? Together? Yes, that’s right! And just like the teams who were out there in the field, the student interns at my school came together as unit to provide an outstanding introduction to Chinese medicine for anyone who wanted to give it a try. At the recent Spartan Race just outside … Continue reading Spartan Race 2016: There’s a First Time for Everything
~~~~ For most people in the West, acupuncture treatment with needles is probably Chinese medicine’s most well-known and widely practiced export. A less widely familiar traditional Chinese healing modality is tui na (“pushing” and “grasping”, respectively). This is a manual therapy that is, at first glance, akin to massage. But to categorize this art … Continue reading What is Tui Na?