Racism Is A Virus: (Some Thoughts On What You Can Do To Promote Intercultural Competence And Solidarity During A Pandemic)

~~~~~~ The dust does settle as we all reluctantly become more accustomed to the COVID19 pandemic with its shocks and aftershocks.  Some are handling it better than others, true.  No matter what, we are all doing our best.  And yet, the specter of racism and scapegoating casts a looming shadow over everyone’s attempts to manage … Continue reading Racism Is A Virus: (Some Thoughts On What You Can Do To Promote Intercultural Competence And Solidarity During A Pandemic)

It Is A Small World And We Do Share It (Some Thoughts On Critical Thinking During A Pandemic)

~~~ If you are reading this you are more than likely not a racist.  You may be monolingual and/or somewhat culturally sheltered.  You may not be.  Whatever your subject position as you read this essay is, you’re here because its title called to you.  You do care when you  see news stories about anti-Chinese sentiment. … Continue reading It Is A Small World And We Do Share It (Some Thoughts On Critical Thinking During A Pandemic)

Find An Acupuncturist: How To Find The Best Chinese Medicine Practitioner For What You Want To Accomplish

~~~~~ Finding the right acupuncturist for you can be a bit of a challenge. One question that I get asked a lot by people who contact me after reading my blog posts is about how to do just that.  They want someone with sterling credentials.  They may be leery of needles or herbal medicine and … Continue reading Find An Acupuncturist: How To Find The Best Chinese Medicine Practitioner For What You Want To Accomplish

Sending Your Daughter or Son Off to College: Some Healthy Advice For You And For Them

~~~~~ Holistic health is my second career; as some of you may know, I was a professor and spent a good two decades of my life in academia before coming to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  I’ve taught at a range of schools, from outstanding small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions.  As the first … Continue reading Sending Your Daughter or Son Off to College: Some Healthy Advice For You And For Them

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Acupuncture: How This Ancient Healing Modality Can Help You

~~~~~ Acupuncture can be of great benefit for people with EDS when the practitioner is familiar with the condition and the patient is clear about their own expectations and presentation.  Fortunately, the majority of EDS people I’ve seen are incredibly aware and strong about self-advocacy.  Also good? Licensed acupuncturists tend to be extremely attuned to … Continue reading Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Acupuncture: How This Ancient Healing Modality Can Help You

Chronic Stress: Ways to Protect Your Mind, Body, and Spirit for the Long Haul

~~~~~ Stuck in traffic.  News cycle gives you nightmares.  Hot weather leaves you with hives.  Old traumas rear up and knock you right in the lumbar spine.  Maybe you have a chronic condition.  Who knows?  It could be any number of things.  What matters is that your situation has left you in a state of … Continue reading Chronic Stress: Ways to Protect Your Mind, Body, and Spirit for the Long Haul