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8 Tips for Keeping you Healthy in Winter

As a Chinese Medicine practitioner I am a bit obsessed with keeping people from getting too cold. I admit it. Guilty. I’m like the cold police. Which means that despite my husband’s strong pleas that I stop concerning myself with his winter weather gear I still went searching high and low for the scarf and hat he was most likely to wear in below freezing temperatures – just in case. He rolled his eyes when … Read More

26 things your acupuncturist wants to know about you.

    I’m often speaking to my family members when they mention something in passing that has me pause and say, “Did you tell your acupuncturist about that?” Usually the answer is, “No, I didn’t think to tell him/her.” Chinese medicine practitioners are whole health practitioners. So, even if you’ve come to see an acupuncturist because of a shoulder injury or for anxiety, that doesn’t mean that what’s happening in other parts of your body … Read More

11 things you will want to know about massage

Some people are super familiar with massage and the benefits of massage therapy. Though many of us often think massage = luxury and wonder what this modality really has to do with wellness and health. We’ve asked our in-house expert, Erin Devlin, to help us uncover the familiar and unfamiliar about massage by answering some questions. Take a peek below at what she has to say. #1 What is massage?  A massage is intentional time … Read More

Patience, young grasshopper

Sometimes things work themselves out. Patience pays off, as all great Kung Fu movies tell us. My car door wouldn’t lock. Then one day it did. An app on my phone didn’t work. Then one day it did. I had a headache that lasted three days. And then it was gone. Sometimes you don’t have to solve every single problem or wrestle every issue. If you can muster a little patience, some things just work out. … Read More

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

Menstrual Health Day – Taking Back our Periods

It’s time to talk about our periods, period. This is an entry for everyone, not just menstruating women…so listen up!  First, I’d like to debunk the notion that PMS, feeling crazy, tons of pain and heavy periods that have people in adult diapers is a normal thing, or that a barely-there bleed is normal. It’s not…unfortunately it’s just common. And there is a huge distinction, because what this means is that there is actually an … Read More

9 reasons to try acupuncture that you may not have known about

You’ve heard about it. You’ve been meaning to try it. So what should you pick as your reason to book an appointment? When people ask me what acupuncture is good for, the short answer is “anything you need help with”. Acupuncture is a system of medicine based on restoring balance. The goal is to restore normal functioning by balancing out what is excessive or lacking. You can book an appointment whether you have no symptoms … Read More