A Musician’s Health, And Magic At Home: A Conversation With John Largess

~~~~~ Question of the day: what are you doing to keep yourself healthy and, on top of that, to expand your horizons even though you may be confined to home more so than you might wish? As a scholar and healthcare practitioner, now, for me, is an intensified time of both thinking–reading, writing, researching–and focusing … Continue reading A Musician’s Health, And Magic At Home: A Conversation With John Largess

On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the matter of shelter in place orders?  Here in Austin, Texas, we were told to remain at home in mid March. Here and now, like everyone else, there are some who are determined to go out and take full advantage of the relaxed standards surrounding the mandate to stay … Continue reading On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

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

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

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

Holistic, On Mother’s Day (Vulnerability & Healing Principles For The Day)

~~~~~ How do you feel on Mother’s Day?  Are you one of the fortunate ones who enjoys this holiday, either because you love your mom dearly and can enjoy it with her, or you love being a mom and happily anticipate being celebrated?  Or are you someone who shuts down as the day approaches because … Continue reading Holistic, On Mother’s Day (Vulnerability & Healing Principles For The Day)

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)

So You Really Want to Improve Your Health Practices: How to Begin and How to Sustain the Momentum

~~~~~ Are you bored with your wellness routine?  Or maybe you get sick a lot with little but annoying things, like colds that just don’t leave or gut health issues that aren’t severe but still are irritating.  Maybe you are a little less toned than you want to be or you find that you have … Continue reading So You Really Want to Improve Your Health Practices: How to Begin and How to Sustain the Momentum