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

Referrals: On Finding, Creating, and Nourishing Meaningful Networks (And Why You, The Patient or Client, Should Care About This Subject)

~~~~~ In theory, the process of putting together the perfect lineup of healthcare practitioners could actually flow just the way you set up your Pinterest boards. Sure, you wade through some duds and, yes, there are going to be days where you lose the entire afternoon searching for just the right pin to add to … Continue reading Referrals: On Finding, Creating, and Nourishing Meaningful Networks (And Why You, The Patient or Client, Should Care About This Subject)

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

New Year’s Resolutions: Six Reasonably Easy Things To Change So That Your 2018 is Magical

~~~~~ Are you like most people?  You vow to make changes at the start of a new year but then by the time January is over you have gone back to your regular habits?  Then you’re normal, actually.  This happens a lot, which is why there are so many “New Year, New You” blog posts … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Six Reasonably Easy Things To Change So That Your 2018 is Magical

Healthy, Warm, and Happy: What is Moxibustion and Why You Should Experience the Wonder of This Ancient Chinese Treatment

~~~~~ Have you ever heard of moxibustion, or have you heard of it but never tried it?  By now, I’ve used it so much in the treatment room and on myself, too, that this Chinese herbal therapy is familiar and comforting and trusted.  It’s like a plate of pasta or a warm bath with epsom salt … Continue reading Healthy, Warm, and Happy: What is Moxibustion and Why You Should Experience the Wonder of This Ancient Chinese Treatment

Tui Na in Service: Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapy and Hurricane Harvey

~~~~~ Walking out of the parking lot adjacent to the Austin Convention Center with my wheelie bag in tow was an eye-opener.  The sun was shining brightly for the first time in about a week and a tourist bus with an open-air top floor went by me as I stood on the corner and waited … Continue reading Tui Na in Service: Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapy and Hurricane Harvey