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Do I really need to listen to my doctor? Yes, and…

We’re receiving amazing questions from people for the Q & A portion of our podcast, Wellness Unlocked. Some we are not able to address during an episode and we will periodically be answering these here on our blog. Here’s the gist of an important set of questions we received that inspired this post: How do you politely disagree with your doctor’s recommendations about lifestyle habits due to a particular diagnosis you’ve received? And also, what do you do when you … Read More

What’s the deal with Magnesium?

We recently received this question from an enlightened community member: “I’ve been reading about magnesium deficiencies. What are your thoughts on this?” Magnesium has been getting a lot of attention lately, and apparently everyone is deficient. So what’s the deal? Is this legit or is this overrated? I have had training in nutrition; I’m not a nutritionist or a doctor. I’m speaking from my own experience and observations of my acupuncture patients here. Let’s start … Read More

Podcast — Wellness Unlocked: Living Well In Winter

Fear not, Winter can be a great time of year for rejuvenation and restoration and this podcast episode will tell you how! Check out our inaugural podcast here, produced by Silver Spring Inc.! In this very first episode, Third Space Wellness unlocks some of the keys to having a great and easy winter. Hosts Joy Andrews, Rachel Brumberger, and Sam Dublin are the co-owners of Third Space Wellness in Downtown Silver Spring. Joy and Rachel … Read More

Who says money can’t buy winter happiness?

Winter is my least favorite season. You would think that my rage alone would be enough to keep me warm until April but, sadly, it does not. But you know what? I finally figured out that there are things I can do and buy to ease my winter blues. I listed them below. I asked Rachel and Joy as well for things they use and look forward to when the weather turns cold. RACHEL Crockpot and dutch oven for … Read More

Some things you might not know about boosting your immunity.

Ba na ba na ba na ba na ba nananana…I ain’t afraid of no flu. Well, actually most people are a bit afraid of the flu! Here we are in cold/flu/sniffle/bronchial gunk/sinus infection season. Everyone’s favorite! There are advertisements for flu shots everywhere, reminders for hand-washing and plenty of masks for all at your favorite ER or drop-in clinic. For some people this is a terrifying time of year; the fear of getting sick in … Read More

Does the end of Daylight Savings depress you?

Sunlight. Is. Medicine. As we come to a close of Daylight Savings Time on our corner of the hemisphere this November 2nd, 2014, we say goodbye to longer days and hello to winter nights. This brings a sense of impending doom for some folks. If this is you, you’re not crazy. The body and mind are both involved in this case of the blues – you may experience both a biological and psychological reaction (sometimes … Read More

A brief story on non-attachment

Things are not going well at work. I will spare you the details but the bottom line is that I have gotten too attached to the outcome of this “day job.” I have expended too much energy and surrendered too much of my peace of mind to the situation. I did not win. I could not win. As a result my chi suffered. Dearly. I was walking around with a cloud of unpleasantness around me like Pig … Read More

Loss: my greatest teacher.

We are settling more deeply into autumn with each day which is a season particularly associated with grief and awe in Chinese medicine. These two expressions are energetic matches as it is our capacity to know something is valuable that leads to our expression of grief when something is lost. In loss, the preciousness of what we value is illuminated and can inspire us to move forward after the loss with greater intention and respect … Read More

You are amazing: a letter from your practitioner

  Ever walk into an acupuncture [or other] appointment feeling old, broken, or like a hot mess? Ever wondered what’s going through your practitioner’s head? It’s worth knowing you are not being sized up or judged. Here’s a glimpse of what goes through my head with each patient: You. Are. Amazing. Your unique lens on the world is fascinating. Your spark is undeniable. Your deep desire to live a life that is interesting, delicious, gorgeous, … Read More

How do I know if I am ready for advanced yoga?

If you can do the pose pictured below, you are ready for advanced yoga. Just kidding. I am often asked this question. And chances are if you are asking it, then you probably are. You are ready for an advanced yoga class not when you can do fancy yoga poses but when you are able to practice mindfully. Practicing mindfully allows for practicing safely. Awareness of your body’s own limitations and listening to pain are … Read More