Winter Squash Soup

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Winter Squash is a wonderful food for a cold rainy season. The abundance of this tasty squash peaks in early Fall and is available to early winter. During cold weather, I suggest that you switch …


Halloween In China?

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Countries in the East do not have Halloween, but they do celebrate something similar. Just as the Western festival focuses on ghosts and ghouls, the Eastern celebration is about the departed spirits of the underworld, …


Happy Labor Day!

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“Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin



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Did you know that the literal meaning of the word healing is “to make whole”? I like that idea; it is hopeful. Healing might refer to your recovery after an illness or trauma to your body or mind. Chinese Medicine operates on the philosophy that our bodies have a natural ability to self-heal, to come back from the wounds we receive, both large and small.


Are You Getting Enough Of This Vital Mineral ?

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Magnesium glycinate has been increasing in popularity for several years –  with good reasons. However, since 2020, I’ve seen this impressive mineral hit superstar status in my practice. Why? Probably because it effectively addresses many …


Cupping and Olympic Athletes

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I’ll bet there are many Winter Olympic athletes who use cupping, but they may be hard to find. We notice cupping more often in the Summer Olympic Games – no surprise – because the athletes …


3 Olympic Athletes Who Use Acupuncture

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The Beijing Olympic Games begin on February 4, fittingly right after the Chinese New Year. No doubt, we will marvel at the new athletes and new world records. The Olympics always provide me with the …