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Hello Spring, goodbye allergies!

Spring Allergies Spring in Chicago can’t be beat. Almost overnight trees, bushes, flowers and plants have bloomed or sprouted beautiful, lush leaves (it is especially apparent with the trees where to me the city becomes green in an instant). Lovely to look at and experience, unless you are too busy sneezing or too sleepy from the allergy medicine you [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 May 26th, 2016|

I love Acupuncture Series: Reason Three – chronic & complex health conditions

Yet another reason I love acupuncture - an effective treatment for chronic and complex health conditions As you probably know by now, I’m pretty smitten with the power of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. For some people acupuncture seems like magic, and while there’s some research into how it works, I find the best way for [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 April 29th, 2016|

I Love Acupuncture Series: Reason Number Two

Acupuncture connects body, mind and spirit, relieves anxiety and depression For the second part in my series on why I love acupuncture (this might be a series of 40+ blogs, 'cause there are a lot of reasons) I want to talk about how acupuncture helps heal body, mind and spirit. To start, let's think about [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 March 18th, 2016|

I Love Acupuncture Series – Reason Number One:

It Stops Pain, Heals Injuries! I just waxed poetic about how much I love chinese herbs and realized I have not done the same for acupuncture. It really is my first love - I had an acupuncture treatment for the first time on a vacation when I drove across the US looking for my next [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|

Meet Acupuncture’s Powerful Partner – Chinese Herbal Medicine

I love love love Chinese herbs and chinese herbal formulas. I love them for a few reasons -- they are powerful medicine, work to help the body heal, and have fewer side effects (when used correctly and administered by someone who knows them well) than pharmaceuticals. They are made from plants, minerals, some animal substances [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 February 19th, 2016|

For Happy, Healthy Skin – A Few of My Favorite Products

Winter’s really here in Chicago (last fall was so warm that I thought we might get a pass this year, but no, I was wrong). I really love the fact that we have seasons, but as an acupuncturist I am somewhat dismayed by Chicago’s more intense winters and the subsequent dryness. One thing I recommend [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:53+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|

What are you waiting for? How to make 2016 your healthiest year yet!

At the end of every year I like reflecting on the last twelve months. I consider my life, my health and generally how things are going and assess what might need to change in the next year. Every year, I am lucky to say, gets better, regardless of the exterior circumstances of my life. I [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:53+00:00 December 18th, 2015|

Gratitude – Like Acupuncture – Reduces Stress…

Practicing gratitude is, of course, a good idea all year long. Every November, though, I start to think about it more - there’s more talk generally about gratitude, as the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday allows a blip of time before the Christmas frenzy to stop, spend time with friends and family and be thankful. And I [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:53+00:00 November 19th, 2015|