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)

Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the mask question?  I have been asked by patients about my thoughts on whether or not to wear a mask and it feels like the time for a quick blog post on the topic.  It seems like there are a lot of pros and cons, so I’ll give three … Continue reading Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

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

Acupuncture For Weight Loss: Holistic Ways To Look Great And Feel Even Better

~~~~~ Different bodies come in different shapes and sizes. You can be heavy and healthy.  You can be skinny and unhealthy. It all depends.  What’s important is that you feel good inside your skin and that you have strategies for dealing with unwanted weight or body composition.  Easy to say, though, isn’t it? If you … Continue reading Acupuncture For Weight Loss: Holistic Ways To Look Great And Feel Even Better

Scar Removal via Traditional Chinese Medicine: Repairing Skin The Holistic Way

~~~~~ Scar removal (also known as scar repair) is generally a matter of laser treatment or surgery.  But did you know that you can soften and even dissipate scar tissue via traditional Chinese medicine?  It’s true! And the benefit of this approach is two-fold: not only do you diminish your scar but you also bolster … Continue reading Scar Removal via Traditional Chinese Medicine: Repairing Skin The Holistic Way

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

Let’s Talk About Sex: New Entries In My Book Corner

~~~~~ “A history of sexuality runs the risk of confirming popular fears that academics are capable of ruining even the most simple of pleasures” –Stephen Garton, Histories of Sexuality: Antiquity to Sexual Revolution It’s a testament to the fact that I, to my dying breath, am and will remain an academic, but frankly, the above-quoted from … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex: New Entries In My Book Corner

Anthropologie Bags and Doorknobs: When One Closes, Another Opens (On Embracing Change and Finding New Spaces)

~~~~~ Of the many beauties associated with Chinese medicine (and, as I ponder it, Renaissance Florence but I digress), one that resonates greatly with me at this time is its attitude towards change.  Chinese medicine is based on a foundation of harmony and theories regarding yin-yang balance.  Not too much of one or too little … Continue reading Anthropologie Bags and Doorknobs: When One Closes, Another Opens (On Embracing Change and Finding New Spaces)