Wellness Blog

Meridian of the Month – Liver

Meridian of the Month: Let’s talk about the Liver meridian

The Liver is the system that’s responsible for smooth flow throughout the body. As such, it’s the system most directly affected by things that cause us to tense up—stress, changes in environment and less than ideal lifestyle choices. When things aren’t flowing smoothly, we start to experience what acupuncturists think of as stagnation-type symptoms. This commonly happens in the spring as we make the adjustment from the slow hibernation of winter into the newness of spring. Read More

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March Clinic News – We are not Zombies.

We’re here to help!

You may have noticed your favorite provider was not available here and there.  Sometimes, even your amazing acupuncturist needs to step away to for renewal!  The great news is, we are all back, refreshed, and ready to help! Whether it’s a sore back from all the shoveling (this has to end soon!) or something else, we are here to help. Book online or call us for an appointment today.

‘The Last of Us’ and Chinese Medicine

It seems that everyone is watching The Last of Us! In the video game and the hit HBO series an outbreak of a mutant Cordyceps fungus ravages the United States, transforming its human hosts into aggressive creatures known as the “infected”.  Although cordyceps has been called the “zombie-ant fungus” it’s important to know that it does not infect humans. In fact, in Chinese medicine cordyceps and other mushrooms have been proven to be beneficial. A few years ago, Katie wrote about their benefits in this blog! introducing-lions-mane-and-cordyceps-medicinal-mushrooms/

Read Katie’s tips on how to incorporate medicinal mushrooms into your diet. She guarantees you won’t become a zombie!

Happy Spring!

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Huang Qi Congee

We’ve all had days when our digestion is a bit off, and dealing with uncomfortable physical symptoms is made worse by fatigue, brain fog and irritability.

Eating foods that support the digestive system and bring balance back to the body is an integral part of Chinese Medicine. Rice congee is a simple soup to keep you nourished while you’re sick or dealing with digestive problems. Adding Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) to your congee will support digestion and boost vital energy to help you feel better faster. You can find Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) in Asian markets or buy it directly from our clinic.

Huang Qi Congee

  • 20 g raw Huang Qi
  • Organic White Jasmine Rice – 1 cup
  • Chicken Broth/Bone Broth – 6 cups
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 2 Tbsp organic olive oil
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5 Tips for Boosting Energy that Don’t Involve Caffeine!


Do you find yourself slogging through life? Find yourself reaching for that third cup of coffee? Think you’re getting a boost from that cup o’ Joe? Think again! 

Caffeine actually depletes the body of energy, by switching the body into a flight and fight mode and releasing stored energy. Caffeine works much in the same way as moving money from your savings to your checking account. You might feel like you have more to spend, but you’re not any richer. If anything, you end up spending more. Not to mention that caffeine negatively impacts sleep long after the jitters have worn off.  Read More

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