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Acupuncture provides freedom from frozen shoulder

Recently someone very close to me injured her shoulder. At first, it seemed like it was a pretty mild injury - her arm was outstretched and she tripped, not even landing on the shoulder. However, she's peri-menopausal, which means that fluctuations in hormones can make a woman more susceptible to injuring her joints, and possibly injuring them more [...]

2018-09-25T12:36:09+00:00 September 25th, 2018|

Chronic Fatigue? Fibromyalgia? Actually you might have Chronic Lyme Disease

Again Lyme disease is in the news. It is summer time, so of course more folks are outside, camping, hiking and vacationing. And yes, the midwest has a lot of ticks, and a lot of Lyme, even though the disease is more often associated with the East coast. But know that Lyme disease is found in [...]

2018-07-11T12:04:39+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Psycho-emotional Acupuncture – Integrate to Heal Body and Mind

I’m saddened this week by the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Even though I had no personal connection to either, I feel for their families and friends who loved them. I also have mental illness in my family,  suffer from depression and anxiety myself and I’ve experienced trauma.  I’ve found relief by using [...]

2018-06-08T21:19:58+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

Acupuncture for Athletes – Enhancing Healing and Performance

It's October in Chicago! Not only are leaves changing color and falling but October also brings the Chicago Marathon. This year it's on October 8th  (just around the corner).  Like most years, I have many patients who are running the marathon and I've helped them as they trained to maximize health and minimize injury. I really [...]

2017-10-02T13:16:12+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

Healthier You – 3 Habits and Actions to Get There

Consistency, Patience, and Maintenance = A Healthier You Yesterday I was admiring my hairstylist’s handiwork after my haircut on Monday afternoon. And at the end of the service, I scheduled my next haircut a few months out, as I usually visit her every 8 to 10 to 12 weeks, depending on her availability and my [...]

2017-07-08T11:36:54+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

Sick of getting sick? Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help

"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 - [...]

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

Healing Insomnia Naturally

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 [...]

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

Avoid dehydration this summer with Watermelon

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 [...]

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