Living With The Seasons According To Chinese Medicine: Spring Tips For Health And Happiness

~~~~~ Living with the seasons–in tune and in synch with weather changes and harvesting patterns, for example–can make you healthier and happier.  There’s a reason why going with the flow is good idea–it conserves energy, for one thing.  It’s a strategy for the long haul that works.  As a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), … Continue reading Living With The Seasons According To Chinese Medicine: Spring Tips For Health And Happiness

Musculoskeletal Pain: Strategies for When Your Back, Neck, Hips, Hands, and/or Feet Ache

~~~~~ A life without pain would be nice, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, that’s pretty unusual because life happens.  Either there are injuries or repetitive stresses or disabilities or imbalances that, one way or the other, make themselves felt as a dulling, throbbing ache or a sharp, stabbing pain or a cramp that causes you to seize … Continue reading Musculoskeletal Pain: Strategies for When Your Back, Neck, Hips, Hands, and/or Feet Ache

Skin Problems: From Acne to Aging (and Lot in Between), What Can You Do?

~~~~~ You want beautiful skin.  Instead, you have rough spots, darkened areas, wrinkles, rashes, and/or a soft jawline. Maybe you have a scar or stretch marks.  Whatever you have going on, it is most certainly not what you want for your skin.  Man or woman, we all want to look our best and something on … Continue reading Skin Problems: From Acne to Aging (and Lot in Between), What Can You Do?

Cellulite and Belly Fat and Bikini Season, Oh My! (Cupping Therapy And Gua Sha Can Help You With This)

~~~~~ As you know if you’ve been following my blog, I am all about body positivity and self-acceptance as-is and without qualifiers.  That said, we all want to look and feel our best, don’t we?  Whatever that means to you is just fine, really.  And so… if feeling a little freaked out about swimsuit season … Continue reading Cellulite and Belly Fat and Bikini Season, Oh My! (Cupping Therapy And Gua Sha Can Help You With This)

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

Find A Tui Na Practitioner: How To Find The Best Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapist For What You Want To Accomplish

~~~~~ Tui na really is a bit of a secret treasure in Austin, Texas where I am.  I notice, though, that when I recommend it to people online, they don’t always know about it either.  Unless you’re in a place that has a large Chinese population you may not know what this venerable healing art … Continue reading Find A Tui Na Practitioner: How To Find The Best Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapist For What You Want To Accomplish

The Hill Country Ride for AIDS: Traditional Chinese Bodywork For Cyclists

~~~~~ The 2018 Hill Country Ride for AIDS is going to be one of the highlights of your year, I just know it.  The camaraderie…the sense of purpose…the joy of helping others…the fun of riding…Austin has such a vibrant health, fitness, and giving spirit.  This community event is a jewel in Austin’s crown, don’t you … Continue reading The Hill Country Ride for AIDS: Traditional Chinese Bodywork For Cyclists

Tui Na in London Upon Reflection in Austin, Texas: A Conversation Between Friends

~~~ “One of the best things about Facebook is how I’ve made friends world-over. This is my friend Omar, who is in London. He has a fascinating history–he is a scholar, an historian, and a tui na practitioner with the most beautiful grandmother (an Egyptian lady with a history of her own that is like … Continue reading Tui Na in London Upon Reflection in Austin, Texas: A Conversation Between Friends