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

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

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

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

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