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Problems with One-Size-Fits-All Health Advice

Mass media has given us the benefit of so many sources of health information that we are literally awash with suggestions about how to eat, exercise, improve sleep, have better moods, etc…. ad infinitum.

Making Positive Changes: The Law of Inertia

How refreshing it is, to begin a new cycle! To clean out the old, the uninspiring, the things that don’t work anymore — and bring in the new: Fresh, pure, full of possibility.

Winter’s Gift: Will You Receive It?

Chinese Medicine models the ideals of balance and harmony through keen observation of Nature – for like it or not, we are part of it.

Getting Support: Why It “Takes a Village”

Most of us are aware of the value of group support. Through our community networks, family structure, and perhaps a best friend or two, we find a way to share the burdens and joys of our lives. Where… Read More

Getting the Point

If you’re trying to select a Licensed Acupuncturist for your care, you may not think much about needle technique — but once you’ve made your choice of Practitioner, you will encounter it! And, much of the efficacy of… Read More

Poetry in Practice

Once, when a client asked me: “Why did you become an Acupuncturist?” I immediately confessed: “Because I always wanted to be a poet.” A bit enigmatic, perhaps — but it was one of the truest responses I could… Read More

Friendship with the Night

If you find yourself walking at the edge of your very soul, feeling as though you are in the Valley of the Shadow, I know what you’re going through. I’ve wandered in the same Wasteland, and wondered if… Read More

Medicine from the Desert

I just returned from the Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, which was held in Tempe, AZ from April 13th – 15th, 2012. Organized by and held at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, it was a wonderful conference –… Read More

Holy Wind, Holy Breaths

“If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. “ ~Toni Morrison~ In a prior post, I discussed Chinese Medicine’s concept of Wind (feng) as a pernicious influence affecting the body — an internal and external phenomenon… Read More

Poetry of Transformation: “The Journey”

                In everyone’s life, there is a journey difficult to undertake — daunting in every way measurable — but necessary for one’s spirit to be honored, one’s destiny to be fulfilled…. Read More

The Sap Also Rises: Springtime Qi

Spring!! How delightful it is to feel its bursts of energy, its spinning, turning nature that makes plants twirl up from deep in the ground–and causes vines to curl around whatever they can grasp, to withstand the winds… Read More

Desert Bloom in Tucson

Proof positive:  The Sonoran desert is one of the most beautiful and verdant ecosystems of its type — teeming with life, dazzling sunshine, and dramatic starry skies. 

Authentic French Flair? Recipe for Chicken Bouillabaisse

If you’re like many people, you might feel a bit overwhelmed when you’re planning a meal for guests – and you want to fix something a bit special, but not too time consuming. Try this: a flavorful French… Read More

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is a treasure trove of help for what ails the human body — with many tonic formulas too, to keep us healthy and prevent illness. Its tradition of combining medicinal substances into formulas, modified to… Read More

Diabetes: How Oriental Medicine Can Help

Oriental Medicine has much to offer patients with diabetes who want to do everything possible to optimize their health — and if possible, to reverse the course of the disease or limit the damage it can do to… Read More

Chinese Numerology: the Yin and Yang of Numbers

Regardless of what you think of Numerology per se: I thought it would be fun to share some ancient Chinese principles about the significance of numbers — to teach you a little bit about Yin and Yang, and what… Read More

First Steps

Given my background in both Oriental Medicine and Integrative Medicine, I frequently evaluate folks referred to me with substantial complexities. These fall into 4 basic categories: See where you align!

Autumn: The Season of Grief

We are now in the tumble downward into Autumn — how perfect that in English, we even call it “Fall.” The radiant expansion of Summer, with all its exuberance, brings to our table the harvest of our year… Read More

Six Fingers on the Pulse of Life

Quite simply, one of the most unique experiences in the world can be had through the 6 fingers of an Acupuncturist, tracing the vibration and shifting shape of a patient’s radial pulse, and observing the human energy field… Read More

Life as Current

Streams of energy course through your body’s tissues: organs, bones, skin… and our perception also arises from this Source. Illness, negative states of thought, trauma, contagious diseases, toxins… These draw against us, cause our LifeCurrent to become depleted… Read More