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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 …


Pop Quiz: Match The Country With The Tradition

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For years I’ve written about the various traditions associated with the Chinese New Year, but recently I began to think about new year’s traditions that exist in other parts of the world so I did …


Year of the Tiger

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Let the celebrations begin! The Year of the Water Tiger roars in on February 1, 2022, based on the Lunar calendar. Traditions for the Chinese New Year date back thousands of years and are designed …


Let’s talk about Vulvas and Vulvodynia

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Vulvodynia and other types of Vulvar pain are high on the list of rarely discussed problems that leave women suffering silently. Despite the advances made in the last century in numerous areas, many women still …


Year of the Ox

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I’m more than ready to wave goodbye to the aptly named ‘Year of the Rat’ and welcome in a brand new year and fresh possibilities. This Chinese Lunar New Year begins on February 12, 2021.  …