It’s Like Magic: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, & Your Health Journey

~~~~~ One of the greatest joys of being an acupuncturist is seeing a patient float out of the treatment room in a blissful haze.  The person came into the appointment stressed or tired or suffering from body aches.  Maybe they had allergies or digestive complaints.  Something was not going well, but they showed up, spoke … Continue reading It’s Like Magic: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, & Your Health Journey

Got Stress? (It Doesn’t Do a Body Good But There are Ways To Resolve It)

~~~~~ Do you feel like your blood pressure is rising?  Maybe you can’t sleep, or you experience road rage (if you are in Austin, surely you experience road rage) or your stomach is tied in knots or maybe you just feel exhausted and worn out and frizzled.  Maybe you’re always on the verge of tears. … Continue reading Got Stress? (It Doesn’t Do a Body Good But There are Ways To Resolve It)

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

Jade Instruments And Ancient Traditions: Chinese Beauty Treatments That You Will Love

~~~~~ You may have read some of my articles about beauty, beautiful skin, and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  This is one of my favorite topics and readers seem to like it a lot too.  When there’s a new post on skincare and Chinese beauty secrets the response is swift.  People want to learn about all … Continue reading Jade Instruments And Ancient Traditions: Chinese Beauty Treatments That You Will Love

Dermatology, Chinese Medicine, and Beautiful Skin: How You Can Achieve a Healthy and Vibrant Complexion

~~~~~ Skin problems are the worst, aren’t they?  Not only can they be incredibly uncomfortable but they also can really mess with a person’s self-confidence.  On top of that, skin problems can be challenging to properly diagnose and adequately treat.  (How many of you reading now have ever been diagnosed with “idiopathic urticaria”?  That’s a … Continue reading Dermatology, Chinese Medicine, and Beautiful Skin: How You Can Achieve a Healthy and Vibrant Complexion

Tui na Treatment or Acupuncture: Which is Best for You? (Three Points to Ponder)

~~~ As I write out this latest essay, Marvin Gaye’s classic song, “Where are We Going” seems to be winding its way through my mind, bringing up memories and, simultaneously, pointing my nose forward. As those of you who follow my blog know, I’m tying up the loose ends of my 4.5-year-long program in Chinese … Continue reading Tui na Treatment or Acupuncture: Which is Best for You? (Three Points to Ponder)

Aesthetic Treatment for Beauty and Calm, or How to Achieve a Serene Face and a Peaceful Heart

~~~~~ Intuitively, we all know that what is on one’s face is reflective of more than just a superficial response to passing external conditions.  Folk wisdom, such as but by no means limited to sayings like “fake it ’til you make it” and “keep looking like that and your face will freeze that way” and “the eyes … Continue reading Aesthetic Treatment for Beauty and Calm, or How to Achieve a Serene Face and a Peaceful Heart