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

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

Men’s Health: What Student Clinic Taught Me About Erectile Dysfunction (And What Chinese Medicine Can Do About It)

~~~~~ The first time I treated a man for erectile dysfunction was in student clinic.  The intake was fairly routine for the first 90% of it.  I asked about things like stress and sleep and bowel movements and food cravings.  The patient was fidgety though and I knew that something was going on besides the … Continue reading Men’s Health: What Student Clinic Taught Me About Erectile Dysfunction (And What Chinese Medicine Can Do About It)

Magic is in your Ears: Ear Seeds for Stress Relief, Weight Loss, Sleep Support, and More

~~~~~ If you have ever experienced insomnia, stress, the desire to curb your appetite, and/or you became ready to finally and for good quit smoking, then chances are you have either  heard of or experienced auriculotherapy.  But if you haven’t much familiarity with Chinese medicine, then maybe this is the first time this topic has … Continue reading Magic is in your Ears: Ear Seeds for Stress Relief, Weight Loss, Sleep Support, and More

Healthy, Warm, and Happy: What is Moxibustion and Why You Should Experience the Wonder of This Ancient Chinese Treatment

~~~~~ Have you ever heard of moxibustion, or have you heard of it but never tried it?  By now, I’ve used it so much in the treatment room and on myself, too, that this Chinese herbal therapy is familiar and comforting and trusted.  It’s like a plate of pasta or a warm bath with epsom salt … Continue reading Healthy, Warm, and Happy: What is Moxibustion and Why You Should Experience the Wonder of This Ancient Chinese Treatment

A Musician’s Guide to Health and Wellness the Traditional Chinese Way: Taking Care of Yourself for the Long Haul With Tui Na

Musical artists, do you know where your health is or, if not, how you can find it, keep it, and nourish it?  Did you know that traditional Chinese medicine, especially bodywork such as tui na, can work wonders for you on many levels?   Continue reading A Musician’s Guide to Health and Wellness the Traditional Chinese Way: Taking Care of Yourself for the Long Haul With Tui Na

Acupuncturist Credentials: I Just Passed my Biomedicine Board Exam and Why it Matters for You

~~~~~ People who know me from this blog or via my other social media platforms probably already know this but…August and early September are the beginning of board exam season for me.  I’ve been practicing traditional Chinese bodywork and providing mind-body health and wellness coaching for the past couple years but my program was designed … Continue reading Acupuncturist Credentials: I Just Passed my Biomedicine Board Exam and Why it Matters for You

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)