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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|

Water Post Acupuncture is a Vital Part of Treatment.

My patients know the post acupuncture treatment mantra well: “Make sure you drink plenty of water today and tonight.” Some wonder why, although proper hydration is a prevalent topic in health news. Most people know that generally it is very important to give our bodies plenty of water because sufficient body fluids are vital to [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:53+00:00 October 28th, 2015|

Do you have a leaky gut? What does that really mean?

It is likely you have heard the term “leaky gut”  especially if you’re interested in health, alternative medicine or have some digestive troubles. What does this mean, you might ask, especially if you have only heard the term in passing, or have not had time to read more about it.    Basically the idea of [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:53+00:00 October 8th, 2015|

Allergies, sinus infections and colds…

For some of us this is how we welcome Fall. Many of my patients have seasonal and chronic allergies, as well as chronic sinus infections and/or frequent colds. Fall is lovely in Chicago but if you are allergic to ragweed (or mold), you are likely sneezy and itchy, which may eventually manifest as you fighting [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:53+00:00 September 24th, 2015|