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

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

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

New Year’s Resolutions: Six Reasonably Easy Things To Change So That Your 2018 is Magical

~~~~~ Are you like most people?  You vow to make changes at the start of a new year but then by the time January is over you have gone back to your regular habits?  Then you’re normal, actually.  This happens a lot, which is why there are so many “New Year, New You” blog posts … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Six Reasonably Easy Things To Change So That Your 2018 is Magical

Of Gingerbread Persons and Christmas Songs (Or: The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself Today)

~~~~~ How do you feel about Christmas and the holiday season?  If you follow the social media narrative, you should be happy, replete, surrounded by friends and family, and poised for January first and a “New Year, New You!”  Yes, that’s right.  And if not, your narrative can go something like: you’re stressed but committed … Continue reading Of Gingerbread Persons and Christmas Songs (Or: The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself Today)

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

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