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Welcome to my site!

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.

Be well–April

Fall Classes 2018!

I am in the process of scheduling classes for fall of 2018. I have several student who will be taking my full 500 hour Amma Apprenticeship and others who will only be taking the theory classes. My alumni and public will be able to join classes as space is available.  I am also in the process of developing online classes. Stay tuned to my education page for more.

Asian medicine or Chinese medicine?

Am I confused?

You may have noticed that both words have been appearing 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.


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

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

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 arthritis or IBS? Appropriate [...]

Class: Foundational Theories Of Chinese Medicine 1 – Begins Sept 12

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

6 Wednesdays - September 12, 19, & 26; October 3, 10 & 17th.  5:30-8:30, $415 Participants in this class will be introduced to foundational theories of Chinese medicine.  This first class in a series that [...]

Class: Amma Apprenticeship 2018 Meeting-June 20th, 5:30

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Ready to learn something new? This is a planning meeting is for those who are interested in my Amma Therapy Apprenticeship that I plan to begin in September.Save  I will look at who is [...]

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April’s Autumn Special – 3 for $215

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Autumn is a fantastic time to work on building your lungs and immune system for the fall. It's also a beautiful time to clean up your nutritional habits and maybe do a light cleanse  [...]

What’s For Breakfast?

August 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Go, go, go.  America has become a society of rushing from one thing to the next. In the process, many rush through or completely skip the most important meal of the day. Sometimes breakfast [...]

All About Apples

August 9th, 2018|1 Comment

The year my daughter Clara was born we were lucky enough to have access to our friend's ancient and over-productive apple trees.  We had bushels.  We ate them fresh, made sauce, butters and jams. [...]

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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!