Spreading Wellness More Powerfully Than a Virus

I have begun a year long journey with a group of practitioners from different professions. Our focus: the art of the healing word, the art of healing conversation and the art of daily practices for self healing and self care. I'm very excited about this. No. Major understatement. I’m extremely passionate about this. As I reflect on my life's work (so far), including the time before becoming a practitioner with a needle in hand, I see that teaching people to…

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A Familiar Rhythm

Nature is signaling the descent into Autumn. While our calendars point to a date to tell us of Fall's arrival, nature makes us aware of the transition from season to season. The sun's light and duration shifts and some plants look piqued while others begin their heyday.  The air, although as of this writing is humid, is certain to circulate the clarity, coolness and crispness only found this time of year. Autumn allows us to get back into a particular…

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Wanted: Whole Foods

I gave up purchasing nutritional supplements long ago. The more I read, the more I realized I was ingesting the synthetic version of health, from a bottle, rather than from the foods I ate. What I was reading suggested a vast difference between supplements and their food sources, so I decided to stop plugging the nutritional holes in my diet with pills. Instead, I focused on adding more whole foods to my diet, the optimal way to bolster health. My…

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Someone Plagiarized my Thoughts

I'm posting this article as it fits within my treatment philosophy. I will add and those who have received treatments from me know that where you feel stress in your body differs from one person to the next. Where it resides gives the Chinese Medical practitioner clues on how to help heal the root issue.  Curious?  Read on! [[This is posted with permission by Kevin Dougherty, LAc. in Boulder, Colorado]] What Actually Causes Our Stress?  A Revealing Look Inside This…

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Wellness 101

I'm listening to TED Radio Hour “Do We Need Humans?” after a long, enjoyable day at Fenton Street Market in Silver Spring. For the past 6 hours, I've been talking to and treating people interested in the benefits of acupuncture. Yet driving home I'm reminded of the bedrock of wellness and that it has little to do with the increasingly high tech nature of our healthcare system, or the holistic, natural medicine I dispense. Acupuncture helps indeed, yet before you…

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How DMV Saved Me from Myself

Pouring rain. Yes, I waited until the last day of February to get my permanent car tags. And, I go at the end of the day, which I hear is smart. Um. Just not on the last day of the month. I'm not in a particularly good mood when I drive up to the building with all the hundreds of other people looking for a parking space with limited spaces in the torrential downpour. To make this trek even more…

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