Category Archives: Healthful Living

Acupuncture Plus & Acupuncture Delux

I have a lot of modalities to choose from and I love doing all the extra fun stuff – Zero Balancing (ZB), moxa, cupping, gua sha. Adding 15 or 30 minutes to a session allows me time to do some ZB or running cupping on your back, or whatever you need. Acupuncture                          $85      50-60 minutes […]

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LOVE over fear

Let’s fire up the love not fear. Feel good hormones or Love hormones – oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin – help ward off anxiety and depression, as well as support your immune system. They have the opposite effect of the fight, flight, freeze response. Fear, anxiety and worry increase cortisol, stress the adrenal gland and decrease immune […]

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I had COVID (better than a booster)

My whole family had COVID last month. We are grateful that it was so mild. Also grateful that I had many treatment options at my fingertips. I have been keeping up with what medical doctors and NDs have been doing to treat COVID, as well as continuing to study Chinese medicine, so I felt pretty […]

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Year of the Yang Water Tiger 2022

Happy Chinese New Year. Today is the first day of the lunar new year – it’s the year of the Yang Water Tiger. The Tiger is known for her power and courage, and is a natural leader who is careful and direct. The Yang Tiger energy is especially active, forward-moving, and brings momentum that can […]

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Health in the Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Winter is the season of the water element; fear is the emotion associated with the water element and winter. Manage fear and anxiety by connecting to the earth and bringing grounding qi into daily life. Flow beyond fear. Get outside and walk […]

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Oral-Nasal Virucidal Therapy

For prevention and early treatment of COVID and other viruses, one of the best things we can do is treat the area that the viruses come in and hang out: the nose and throat. Gargling is one way to get to the throat, while a spray will take care of the nose and behind, where […]

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Gargling with Antiseptic Mouthwash Kills Viruses

Gargling is an easy way to reduce infection and transmission of viruses. Antiseptic mouthwashes, like Listerine, effectively reduce oro- and nasopharyngeal (mouth, throat and nose) viral load and inactivate coronaviruses. The nose, throat and salivary glands are major sites of virus replication and transmission during early stages of coronavirus infection, as well as other respiratory […]

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2021 – Year of the Metal Ox

Happy Chinese New Year Legend has it that the Jade Emperor staged a race across China to determine the order of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. The determined Ox was in the first position, but the sneaky, resourceful Rat hitched a ride on Ox’s back. Ox swam across the river and as they […]

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Nutrition Resources

Here are some books and websites that I highly recommend if you would like to learn more about nutrition. I have utilized these resources in the past several years and they have only deepened the knowledge I gained during my undergraduate studies in Nutrition at Bastyr University in Seattle. Bad research, politics and crony capitalism […]

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Moxa Season – Time to Build Qi and Blood

3 February 2021 is the beginning of Spring Moxa Season, which lasts about 4 weeks, with the peak being Chinese Lunar New Year, which is Feb 12 this year. During this time the “Life Gate” is open and illness can invade more deeply than at other times of year. This is also the time when […]

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