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My Best-Kept Secret For Balancing Your Energy Levels In Times Of Stress

My Best-Kept Secret for Balancing Your Energy Levels In Times of Stress

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had two types of clients over and over again: people who have gotten so wound up by the holiday that they’re finding it hard to come back down, and people who are so worn down they’re having a hard time wanting to do anything but rest. The problem is actually the same: it’s an issue of energy flow. In the case of the people who are running around like headless chickens, they’re leaning…

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Feeling A Little Drained? It’s Not You, It’s Your Kidneys.

Feeling a Little Drained? It’s Not You, It’s Your Kidneys.

We’re coming into the time of year when it seems like everybody you know has got some kind of cold, people are starting to be visibly worn down, and we’re all looking longingly towards some sort of break over Christmas. If you’re nodding emphatically and feeling the end of year strain yourself, you should know two things: you’re definitely not alone, and there’s more you can do about it than you think. Show of hands: who here is recently noticing…

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It’s Time To Let Things Fall Away

It’s Time to Let Things Fall Away

There’s been something in the air the past week or two. As many areas turn to fall — including my neighborhood, which seemed to go from summer to late fall overnight! — it seems like many people are getting the feeling that it’s time to make some changes, draw some boundaries, and generally get their house in order before we all bunker down for winter. Are you feeling it too? It’s all about the seasons. Both the literal changes in…

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It’s Easy To Forget The Power Of You.

It’s easy to forget the power of you.

Here's a story to illustrate: I know how to get to my friend’s house. It’s pretty-well etched into my brain. Over eight years, the trek has pretty much been the same. But, as I do with most well-traveled roads for my car trips, I activate my electronic consultant known as Waze or its sister, Google maps. Technology is a wonderful thing — having eyes on what I cannot. But what I didn’t realize is that I clicked another address the…

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Who’s Afraid Of The Flu?

Who’s afraid of the Flu?

The most common question I get asked this time of year is, “Should I get a flu shot?” My answer: It depends. 'Depends' sounds like a cop-out, I get it — but hear me out. I believe “should I get a flu shot?” is an opportunity to assess your health. If we dig a little deeper, the question could be “How am I doing in areas of stress, eating well, exercise?” Disclaimer: Super young or aged immune systems or immune-compromised…

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Seasons Change, So Should What You’re Eating.

Seasons change, so should what you’re eating.

Here’s the thing. Food is your friend. It’s sustenance, nourishment, and enhances human connections. Food has a particular way it interacts with all bodies. It’s incomplete when you solely focus on micro-nutrient information. Much of the the modern conversation of eating or dieting is based on numbers. We’ve lost all sense (I mean that literally, too) of what to eat. My advice, or general rule, during this Fall season (or any season) is to eat  80% of foods current with…

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Preparing For Another Transition: Autumn

Preparing for another transition: Autumn

As the outer landscape is in transition, so is our inner one. Here are four things you can do to prepare for Autumn: 1.     Let go. The Lung and the Large Intestine organ systems represent this action very well. Both organs, which are paired organs this time of year, have a physical action of letting go so you stay alive and healthy. Constipation is not your friend. Asthma can limit your engagement in life. Got any emotions or memories that…

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How You Can Heal During Late Summer

How You Can Heal During Late Summer

Much of my time in acupuncture school was spent outdoors. The natural environment was a great teacher for learning about Qi. We were outside to experience and embody the energetic of each of the five seasons. To this day, eight years after graduation, I don’t look to a calendar for guidance regarding seasonal changes. I observe the subtleties from one season to another. I also notice how I’m experiencing each one. Some I embrace and some, not so much. Speaking…

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WANTED: You Drinking More Water.

WANTED: You Drinking More Water.

Here's how a typical conversation with a patient goes: Me: So, how much water do you drink? Patient: Um, likely not enough. Maybe 4 glasses? Me: Why do you say that's not enough? Patient: It seems low. Me: As compared to? Patient: Well, I don’t know. Aren’t we supposed to drink 8 glasses? Me: I used to say half your body weight in ounces. But what I’ve come to understand is that the 8 glasses or body weight adages are…

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Practical Results Of Qigong

Practical Results of Qigong

Zhineng Qigong Science and Hunyuan Qi Therapy (ZNQ & HYQT) are powerful movement and mediative treatments. Much like acupuncture, I consider them to be “needleless” acupuncture. We are opening and moving stuck energy that causes pain, tension or sleepless nights. Traditional Chinese Medicine and ZNQ/HYQT scientific theory believe that diseases are caused by Qi and blood deficiency and Qi and blood circulation disorders which results in an imbalance of various vital functions to occur. The Qigong practice and Hunyuan Qi…

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