Holistic Healthcare: What To Do To Get The Most Out Of Your Acupuncture Treatment

~~~~~ If you’ve never tried acupuncture (or even if you have and had a great experience), did you know that there are ways to make the most of your treatment?  Holistic healthcare plans are generally not passive constructs; if you take a bit of initiative too, then your results will be that much more tangible … Continue reading Holistic Healthcare: What To Do To Get The Most Out Of Your Acupuncture Treatment

Sending Your Daughter or Son Off to College: Some Healthy Advice For You And For Them

~~~~~ Holistic health is my second career; as some of you may know, I was a professor and spent a good two decades of my life in academia before coming to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  I’ve taught at a range of schools, from outstanding small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions.  As the first … Continue reading Sending Your Daughter or Son Off to College: Some Healthy Advice For You And For Them

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Acupuncture: How This Ancient Healing Modality Can Help You

~~~~~ Acupuncture can be of great benefit for people with EDS when the practitioner is familiar with the condition and the patient is clear about their own expectations and presentation.  Fortunately, the majority of EDS people I’ve seen are incredibly aware and strong about self-advocacy.  Also good? Licensed acupuncturists tend to be extremely attuned to … Continue reading Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Acupuncture: How This Ancient Healing Modality Can Help 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

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

Stress Relief That Gets Right To The Point: Acupuncture Treatments Designed Just For You

~~~~~ How’s your stress level these days?  And have you ever tried acupuncture (or, for that matter, any other form of traditional Chinese medicine)?  If the answer is “Not so good” followed by “Nope” or “Yes, but I didn’t like it,” then keep reading.  You may be pleasantly surprised and–if you do opt to give … Continue reading Stress Relief That Gets Right To The Point: Acupuncture Treatments Designed Just For You

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

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)