Do you think its age causing the trouble?

July 21st, 2014

In many cases I see, it’s not really age. Our bodies need three things to be thrive – …Good Sleep ……..Good Nutrition …………..and Good Movement! Many of my over 80 patients (and even younger) experience poor mood coming from how their body just isn’t what it used to be. I regularly hear “My mind is […]

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What does getting better look like when using Chinese medicine and acupuncture?

November 21st, 2013

Progress and clinical success at my clinic can be experienced quite differently compared to using drugs or surgery. • For people who had complete relief or otherwise fully achieved their clinical goals, we can look back in their chart and see that some treatment days or weeks were better than others. • Sometimes people notice […]

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Returning to exercise safely & injury free (or “You’ll get there in the end”)

October 21st, 2013

Returning to physical activity is like making a camp fire. Making a camp fire means understanding fire’s nature, and acting appropriately. How to make a nice roaring camp fire: Start with a tiny spark from a flint or a wood drill. If you add the spark to a log, it’s extinguished right away. If you […]

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Improving Your Diet: why its hard, why patience and neuro-plasticity will help

October 15th, 2013

‘Why do we eat food that creates trouble for us?’ We frequently create a nutritional culture based on how recipes make us feel in the short term. The meal size, the textures, and certainly the flavors, feel nourishing and efficiently banish hunger for at least a few hours. But unhealthy meals often make us denser, […]

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No flu shot this year? Or said ‘yes’ to the flu shot? Start prevention now!

October 9th, 2013

If you have already decided that the flu shot is not for you, read on. If you have decided that you need the injection this year, I totally support your decision. It is obvious that some people’s risk factors require this extra level of protection. Yet the following advice may still be relevant as the […]

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Exercising outside during cold weather

October 9th, 2013

If you want to cultivate all the benefit that your body derived from summer training, be mindful how Cold and Damp can not only damage your system in the short term, but in the long term as well. Stay warm. In Chinese Medicine, the advice to stay warm is very specific – keep the joints […]

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Flu Vaccination – shaping the discussion

October 11th, 2009

I have support for both camps – those who are for and those who are against flu vaccinations. This is a brief discussion touching directly on recent conversations I have had with professionals and patients.  A more detailed report with actual data and references is in progress. The decision tree for whether to vaccinate not […]

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Flu Season

October 9th, 2009

There is a great deal one can do to stay healthy during this time.   My clinic offers help for 3 situations: Preparing the immune system before you have been infected. If infected, getting ahead of the symptoms before they start.  Remember, exposure does not automatically mean you will develop symptoms! If symptomatic, reducing the […]

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