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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


Classes & Programs 2019!

October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Watch for my upcoming classes and programs for 2019! I'm working on my schedule for next year. I am currently taking requests for the next few weeks and then will flesh out my schedule [...]

Class: Introduction To Treating Disharmonies With Asian Food Energetics – Nov 3 & 4

October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Attend this class online! Radishes clear phlegm, nettles nourish the Blood, cucumbers clear heat and beets enter the Heart.  What should you eat when you have a cold? What should you avoid if you [...]


The Energetic And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

It's cranberry season! Although these little gems make an appearance at many a Thanksgiving table they aren't a part of many people's regular diets though they offer so many benefits. Let's look at the [...]

Nabe Pot (New Year’s Nabe)

November 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Each Asian culture has its own New Year’s tradition.  In Japan, the Nabe pot often makes an appearance.  The process takes a little time, but that is a part of [...]

Soups On!

November 6th, 2018|0 Comments

What a marvelous resource soup is for the thrifty cook - it solves the ham-bone and lamb-bone problems, the everlasting Thanksgiving turkey, the extra vegetables.  Julia Child Soups have long been - and still [...]


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!