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Calm your mind, strengthen your digestion

Shiatsu Massage & Breath Work for Mild Digestive Issues

Are you a worrier? Do you over-think things and find yourself constantly “in your head”?

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘rest and digest’?  When your mind is overthinking, your body is not able to digest as easily, and you may notice changes in your appetite, cravings, bloating or gurgling. By practicing some self-Shiatsu Massage techniques and breath work, you can teach your nervous system to relax, calm and rest, helping both your mind, and your tummy Read More

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Warming Ginger Tea for Nausea

Did you know making fresh ginger tea at home only takes about 5 minutes? Ginger root or “Sheng Jiang”  is a traditional Chinese herb known for its warming qualities, cold fighting abilities, and digestive supporting benefits such as reducing morning sickness.

Within our clinic, we see plenty of pregnant women. So you can imagine we often suggest making fresh ginger tea at home as a quick and easy way to help reduce nausea. In one study, ginger was found to be an effective and safe way to reduce nausea due to morning sickness in pregnant women compared to a placebo (1).

Here is how you make it:

  1. Select a thumb size ginger chunk, slice off the peel, and cut into a two inch long rectangle.
  2. Slice the ginger into 5 or so thin strips.
  3. Combine one cup of water with the ginger slices into a pot
  4. Bring this to a boil
  5. Then let simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Strain the liquid into a mug and enjoy!

Optional: try adding a bit of honey into the ginger tea to add a bit of sweetness.

Katie Steffensen L.A.c.



  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3995184/
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Bao He Wan to the Rescue!

It begins.

Innocently at first with leftover Halloween candy, snacks at gatherings, maybe an extra glass of wine you didn’t plan for. Then before you know it, overeating season is in full swing. While I can never seem to completely avoid indulging during this festive time of year, I lean heavily on the wisdom of Chinese medicine to help support my digestion though it. Today, let’s talk about a formula that does this beautifully. So beautifully in fact that it shows up to every Thanksgiving dinner with me. It’s called Bao He Wan. Read More

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We appreciate you! And..the pumpkin contest, who won?

We can’t believe it, but it was 15 years ago that Selby Acupuncture first opened its doors. A lot has changed over the years, but what has never changed in all that time is the gratitude we have to be able to support you and the people you love on your paths to healing.

To show our love, we want to give you some small tokens of our gratitude.  Feel free to pick a stone and enjoy a chocolate truffle at your next appointment.*   And, anyone who comes in to visit us November 1- 15th will automatically be put into a drawing for a sweet little gift basket of goodies! Read More

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