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Year of the Yellow Dog – By: Lillian Pearl Bridges

Overview: February 16, 2018 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Yellow Dog. This is a Yang Earth Year, which will bring much more stability, with a few notable exceptions. The Elements are Yang Earth on top of Earth, which means that they harmonize with each other. So, overall, it is will be […]

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Acupuncture Magic – Why is it so good at treating pain?

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Have you ever wondered why acupuncture is so effective?  Especially at treating pain? If you have ever experienced long term chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be, both emotionally and physically. It can take its toll on your day to day life, robbing joy from ordinary activities and impacting sleep. With all the […]

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Recipe Roundup – Pea Humus and Crackers

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Healthy snacks keep your metabolism humming along smoothly and your energy sustained throughout the day. By batch cooking and creating healthy meals and snacks you can help to support your blood sugar every day. This Sunday try pea hummus and homemade gluten free crackers. It’s full of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and protein to satiate your taste buds and […]

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Fish Oil Supplementation and What You Need To Know

Countless articles and blogs tout the impressive benefits of supplementing with fish oil over the last 10 years.  Research shows it can benefit cardiovascular health, joint health, skin conditions, chronic inflammation, fertility support, and assist with mood support to name a few.  Is there anything omegas fatty acids can’t do?  And how do we know […]

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Gut Check: Hitting the Reset Button after the Holidays

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Have you been seeing the slogan “New Year, New You” everywhere? Why do we feel we need to wait until a new year makes its debut to begin making positive changes in our lives?  Whether it be healthy eating, living a more environmentally conscious life, or finally kicking a bad habit to the curb, our […]

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Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate

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Do you feel heard when you visit your doctor? Whether seeing a primary care physician, a specialist, or alternative medicine practitioner, many of us leave feeling a lack of support. Now more than ever doctors are required to adhere to a specific time constraint, usually seven minutes, with each patient. They may also be distracted […]

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Chinese Medicine and Preventing Preterm Labor

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November is recognized as Prematurity Awareness Month. According to the March of Dimes, preterm birth rates have risen in the United States for the second year in a row.  A preterm birth is considered anytime before the 37 week mark  and affects one in 10 women.  Risk factors include a previous premature baby, multiple births, […]

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This is how Chinese Medicine Views Coffee.

Let’s talk about coffee and Chinese medicine!  You may have read my previous article on the detrimental effects caffeine can have on your hormones.  This article will further describe what is truly happening when you drink coffee from a Chinese medicine perspective. Coffee belongs to the plant family Rubiaceae, many other Chinese herbs fall under […]

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Acupuncture for Breech Positioned Babies

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It is likely that many of us know someone whose baby has been in breech position as the delivery date drew near. There are several reasons a baby may settle into a breech presentation but the cause is not fully understood. Most babies will settle into a head down position within the pelvis moving closer […]

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Autumn, Our Very Favorite Season and How to Make it Even Better!

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It’s no surprise that autumn is our favorite time of year!  We leave behind those dog days of summer and welcome in the cool crisp air, all things pumpkin, and the changing of the leaves as we step into the harvest season.  There is something so comforting and inviting about autumn.  It signifies a change […]

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