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3 Tips to Boost Your Immune System

3 Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season With the cold/flu season in full force I want to share some basic self-care tips for boosting your immune system. In Traditional Asian Medicine, the protective immune system is called Wei Qi (or Fierce Qi).  When it’s strong, this energetic force that circulates on the surface of the body fiercely defends us against pathogens. What stregthens this defense system over …Read More

Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Seasons and Health In Classical Chinese Medicine (CM), the seasons and the transitions between them are not just changes in the weather. They represent fundamental alterations in the flow of Qi throughout the world, and those alterations directly affect how we access and express that Qi. In other words, as the energy of the world changes, so does our own. That might sound far-fetched, but the relationship that the …Read More

Stress, Health and Acupuncture

Stress is often a major contributive factor to the myriad of conditions I treat in my clinic.  I know a thing or two about stress, and I’m guessing you do too. Maybe you have to endure a long traffic-entombed commute everyday, or your landlord is constantly trying to raise your rent. Perhaps your parents are sick and you’ve been trying to help them in your precious free time, or your …Read More