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Autumn: Our Very Favorite Season! How to Make Autumn 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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This is how Chinese Medicine views coffee.

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  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 […]

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Caffeine, Chinese Medicine, and the Menstrual Cycle

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How many of us rely on our morning cup of coffee to get us going or even encourage us to get out of bed and face the day? I used to rely on the smell of coffee to coax me out of bed especially during grad school. Those morning jolts got me up and going […]

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Self Care is Not Selfish

Self Care is Not Selfish. Though it’s often one of the first things that is cast aside, self care is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves each and every day. Do you find yourself left with just a tiny whisper of energy after a day of seeing that the needs of everyone […]

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Acupuncture and Assisted Reproductive Technology

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Did you know acupuncture can help support you during fertility treatments? One of the most painful experiences a woman hoping to conceive can deal with is learning she suffers from infertility.  The sadness, frustration, constant waiting each month, and worry are overwhelming.  It’s essential to remember that infertility is not a disease and it’s not […]

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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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Supplementing with Fish Oil

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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Let’s Get Personal

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In my blog posts I rarely post many personal details about my health and healing journey but that’s about to change today! Like many practitioners in the wellness industry I discovered my love of acupuncture and Chinese medicine while upon my own path toward health and wholeness in my own body. I wasn’t finding any […]

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How to support your body through gentle detoxification everyday!

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It seems no matter where you turn in the wellness community you will come across an article discussing why you need to be detoxing now and how to start.  Funny thing is our bodies are great at doing this without our assistance and have for as long as we have walked the earth.  Our bodies […]

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How to thrive during the postpartum phase of life

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Our daily lives are anything but calm, things seem to be moving at an ever increasing rate sending us into overdrive.  For the average person this can be enough to throw your hands up and scream, but for new mothers this can be more than just overwhelming and make the postpartum period feel impossible and […]

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