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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.

Recent Posts

Raspberries–Red, Black & Gold

July 14th, 2018|0 Comments

It's raspberry season again! Growing up, the summer holidays of Memorial Day, Independence and Labor Day brought a short break from gardening and farm work.  There was always the family barbecue, a few fireworks and [...]

My Views On Nutrition

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Choosing a nutritionist to work with can be a challenge. The media is flooded with ideas of what is good and bad in the realm of food.  Many of these ideas seem to change [...]

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 [...]

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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!