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The purpose of my website is to help bring the incredible knowledge of Asian medicine (Chinese medicine), Holistic nutrition and living in harmony with the seasons. Originally, I started this website as a resource for my students and clients. I’m happy to say it has evolved into much more. I hope you find it helpful.


I am working on my teaching schedule for 2019 and for the next few weeks I will take input and requests before filling in my calendar. I know use the Zoom platform to record and stream all my classes allowing for those who aren’t in Boise to take them.


Am I confused? You may notice that both words appear on this site. I was trained to refer to what I offer and teach as Chinese medicine, however most of my training descends through a Korean lineage and I have training in Japanese healing arts as well. I’m choosing to use the word Asian so as to include and honor and acknowledge the traditions of these cultures that I use in my teaching and practice. It’s semantics that I feel need to evolve, so I will be going through and editing all blogs and pages to read Asian medicine.

Be well–April


Learn the benefits of harmonizing and eating with the seasons.



Class: Simple Remedies – Treating Common Acute Patterns With Asian Medicine & Nutrition – Jan 17, 5:30-8:30

January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Simple Remedies - Treating Common Acute Patterns With Asian Medicine & Nutrition - Jan 17, 2019 $90 - includes downloadable ebook. This class is a combination and expansion on my Colds & Flu and [...]

Class: Amma Apprenticeship With April

January 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Amma Apprenticeship 2019? - Wednesday, February 20th, 5:15 -6 pm. I have some interest in people from here and abroad in learning Amma Therapy. Some are interested in just the theory, some are interested in learning [...]

Japanese Clear Broth Soup

January 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Soups are easy to digest, nourishing and endlessly changing.  The trick is to know a few simple base recipes and then learn to vary them to your liking.   This [...]


Learn The Energetic Nature Of Foods

Asian (Chinese) medicine’s energetic approach to food categorizes all foods by their actions in the body. Foods affect us by their temperature. Cucumbers cool, while garlic and ginger heat the body. Each of the 5 Flavors -sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty- also have specific energetics. They each enter certain organs and nourish and support them.  In excess or deficiency, each flavor can manifest disharmonies.   Freezing in winter?  Eat a root vegetable stew with a few warm pungents rather than raw leafy greens.  Hot in the summer?  Have more cooling natured foods.  The more you apply it, the simpler it becomes. I created this chart to help bring this simple, yet profound philosophy of food knowledge into regular house holds. 

Get the chart here!