Gut & Digestive Health: Three Reasons Why It Matters & How Chinese Medicine Can Improve Yours

What do you think about gut bacteria and the microbiome that lives inside your insides? Do you view gut health in terms of function and form?  In other words: proper function (things working well in your midsection) leads to a desirable form (goal weight)?  A lot of people do.  And everyone knows what weak digestion … Continue reading Gut & Digestive Health: Three Reasons Why It Matters & How Chinese Medicine Can Improve Yours

LED Light Therapy: What It Is, Why You’ll Love It

  Have you heard of photobiomodulation?  Photo (light) + bio (life) + modulation (regulation or adjustment) is a popular modality because it really is a marvel.  Basically, it’s a fancy way to say light therapy.  There are a number of different ways to use illumination to effect healthy change.  For example, LED (light-emitting diode) therapy … Continue reading LED Light Therapy: What It Is, Why You’ll Love It

EDS and Elvis Presley: Some Thoughts on Hypermobile Health

~~~~~~             Have you ever visited the home of a true-blue, dyed-in-the-wool Elvis Presley fan?  I remember doing so once as a child.  The house was like a museum.  Everywhere I looked: posters, figurines, magazines, you name it, all of it reflecting an obsession with the Tupelo-born singer.  I thought it was all so beautiful … Continue reading EDS and Elvis Presley: Some Thoughts on Hypermobile Health

Holistic Health: Some Thoughts For Therapists Regarding Self Care

~~~~~ While it may be common for psychotherapists to undergo therapy themselves, my question after reading a recent article on therapist burnout (“Demand for Counseling Soared […] “) is whether or not acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese medicine are on the radar for these hard-working professionals.  I have had several therapist patients, as I … Continue reading Holistic Health: Some Thoughts For Therapists Regarding Self Care

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

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