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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone! As we enter the holiday season, here are some things to bring your awareness to in order to find balance in a time of excess. 1. Pay attention to your mind: Is it focused on receiving or giving? Another...

The nature of any chronic condition is its persistence and the patience required to manage the symptoms every day. As an acupuncturist, I am adept at providing symptomatic relief for physical pain. But as I interact with those afflicted with chronic illnesses, I notice that the...

We all possess the intrinsic wisdom to liberate ourselves. Until we decide to let go of the way things were, we are unable to find possibilities in the way things are.   In life, we have all had our face-in-the-ground moment when we must pick ourselves up and...

Holiday greetings to everyone! As we approach the winter solstice and the beginning of a new year, there is a sense of uncertainty hanging in the air. Not knowing what will unfold can be a great source of angst. But I believe the key to optimal...

My patient Robert promptly announced, "I'm hooked!" in his follow up appointment after his initial treatment for low back pain two days ago. I was intrigued by his remark because while his comment referred to his pain having been greatly reduced by acupuncture, it could...

Gut health is essential for a strong immune system and wellness in general. Coconut kefir is by far the best way to populate good bacteria in the gastro-intestinal tract. This is the best pro-biotic available because you know that you are ingesting live lactobacillus and...

A little dose of narcissism never hurts anyone, right? Actually, it might, as new research is uncovering a connection between narcissistic personality disorder ( NPD ) and clinical depression. Although true narcissism only affects an estimated 1 percent of the population, the many faces of this...

I love autumn. Summer is over, everything has matured and harvested. Now is the time to plant the seed to prepare the next cycle of growth. What does nature intend for us during this season? Spiritual advancement. I think of autumn as a time to take...