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Sick of getting sick? Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 February 27th, 2017|

"If you are getting sick, or you are sick, acupuncture and herbs can reduce your symptoms, shorten the length of the cold, or push it out of your system immediately, if caught quickly." I love treating people who are coming down with a cold. Getting a cold is a pretty common occurrence for us humans - [...]

Welcome to fall – but don’t catch that cold!

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 November 1st, 2016|

Suffering from a Cold, Congestion or the Flu I will admit I do write a similar blog post every fall - one that is focused on how many people are suffering from colds, congestion or the flu when the season changes and school starts. I don’t know how universal this is but I have definitely [...]

New season, new space

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 October 6th, 2016|

"It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something new, something bold, something beautiful."  Changes at Meridian 87 this fall include a beautiful new space. We’ve moved from the Ravenswood Professional Building on Wilson Ave to the Health Care Center at 3929 N. Ashland Ave.  The new space is just a mile and a [...]

Healing Insomnia Naturally

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 September 27th, 2016|

Insomnia is an awful experience - most people have had it at least once in their lifetime - but chronic insomnia is really awful. Chronic insomnia, along with the stress it creates, is really bad for your health. Sleep is vitally important for your emotional, physical, and mental well being. The National Institute of Health has [...]

Avoid dehydration this summer with Watermelon

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 July 27th, 2016|

Avoid dehydration this summer with Watermelon When I was in school studying acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - Chicago I loved learning about Chinese Herbs. We learned approximately 300 individual herbs, which included plant pieces and parts (flower buds, stems, roots, or even the flowers themselves, spices and some foods). Many of these [...]

Better than Opioids

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

Acupuncture, Cupping and Gua Sha are Wonderful Painkillers A friend of mine, the amazing chef and culinary consultant Jill Houk, recently asked me why I don’t talk more about how acupuncture is a wonderful treatment alternative to addictive opiate painkillers, as it also has none of the deadly and addicting side effects (well honestly acupuncture treatment [...]

UTIs- Love (take care of! ) your bladder this Summer

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 June 30th, 2016|

To women who suffer from chronic UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections) - there’s hope!  As I’ve written before, I work with many women on women’s health issues and often the focus is on menstrual issues or fertility. However, another area that many women struggle with is urinary health and chronic bladder/urinary tract infections. This can include [...]