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

Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the mask question?  I have been asked by patients about my thoughts on whether or not to wear a mask and it feels like the time for a quick blog post on the topic.  It seems like there are a lot of pros and cons, so I’ll give three … Continue reading Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

Citizen Policy Academy of Austin: Six Reasons Why You Should Apply (Yes, You!)

~~~~~ ~~~The Citizen Police Academy of Austin~~~ A Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a series of classes that local police departments offer to their community.  Depending on your city, a CPA consists of between six and fourteen weekly meetings. They are designed to give citizens a basic working knowledge of all facets of police work … Continue reading Citizen Policy Academy of Austin: Six Reasons Why You Should Apply (Yes, You!)

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

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)