Scar Removal, Part II: Two Reasons To Remove Your Scar And Two Good Reasons To Keep It

~~~~~ Scars are a natural expression of the healing process.  Injuries that produce them develop in three steps at wound site: inflammation, then proliferation, and then remodeling.  Sometimes this works out nicely and other times, depending on circumstances, the scar can be debilitating or genuinely unsightly.  What, then, to do about your scar tissue? I … Continue reading Scar Removal, Part II: Two Reasons To Remove Your Scar And Two Good Reasons To Keep It

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

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)

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)

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

Valentine’s Day Approaches: A Health Coach’s Guide To Loving Yourself

~~~~~ Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you either love or hate.  If you’re in love, a romantic, and in sync with your partner, it’s a great one.  If you’re unhappily single, miserably married, or the anniversary of your bitter divorce falls on February 14th (true story: I knew someone in graduate school … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Approaches: A Health Coach’s Guide To Loving Yourself

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

Gifts of Health and Wellbeing: Some Thoughts for this Holiday Season

~~~~~ It is important to shop with your conscience, don’t you agree?  Especially now, with holidays looming and so much going on, it matters to spend in a way that is consistent with your values.  Running out to the nearest big-box store or making online purchases from large chains may be cheaper and quicker, but … Continue reading Gifts of Health and Wellbeing: Some Thoughts for this Holiday Season