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

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Reclaim Your Body, Become Your Own Best Advocate

~~~~~ One of the more interesting things that I remember from student clinic was hearing about what different interns attracted into their treatment rooms.  Some of my friends got all the infertility cases.  Other folks saw one chemo recovery patient after the next.  Still others saw the allergy cases.  And me?  I had my regular … Continue reading Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Reclaim Your Body, Become Your Own Best Advocate

Overweight, Out of Shape, Dissatisfied With Your Body: How to Make Meaningful and Lasting Change (Starting With Mindset)

~~~~~ We can be our own worst enemy, can’t we?  The messages we tell ourselves about our bodies, our lives, and our selves can be brutal.  Before I go any further with the question of weight loss, let me just start by saying you are enough.  Good enough, right-sized enough, just fine the way you … Continue reading Overweight, Out of Shape, Dissatisfied With Your Body: How to Make Meaningful and Lasting Change (Starting With Mindset)

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

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)

Holistic Health Coaching With a Traditional Chinese Medical Twist: Tips for Nurturing Mind and Body

~~~~~ I’ve been seeing a lot of stress and tension lately and, as the seasons change and the news cycle swirls, it makes sense that people are feeling a little unsettled.  As a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner and health coach, though, I can assure you, dear reader, that there is a lot you can … Continue reading Holistic Health Coaching With a Traditional Chinese Medical Twist: Tips for Nurturing Mind and Body

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