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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 with the seasons to the public.

 I started this website as a resource for my students and clients. I’m happy to say it has grown into much more than I had expected.  I look forward to to evolving it even more. 

I hope you find it helpful.

CLASSES & PROGRAMS 2019

I am an AOBTA Certified Instructor with 25 years experience in teaching. Like this site, my teaching has evolved and changed. Besides in person workshops, I am now offering live online classes and will soon have on-demand classes available. I will have my 2019 schedule finalize soon. Click here for more information.

Be well–April

TESTIMONIALS

What are people saying.

 

When I first met April, I had severe numbness in my left arm.  I had had a MRI, chiropractics, and traditional massage without any lasting relief.  April’s skill with Amma techniques and honest, questioning style, not only eliminated the numbness in one treatment but also redirected my lifelong path toward wellness.  If you are willing to listen and truly reflect, April offers more than a 50 minute treatment. Whenever I follow the insight gained from the treatment table, I find that my life improves in ways I didn’t expect.

My background is education.  I find April to be an outstanding educator.  She has depth to her knowledge which allows her to be open to discussion and questions.  April is a constant student. Her style nicely combines teacher and student to create a rewarding learning environment.  I look forward to taking more classes from her in the future.   – J.W. 

I have been a client of Pulse Holistic Health and April’s for many years.  I have been extremely happy with the care I receive. Amma has helped me greatly with my back problems…I always feel better after a treatment. They have wonderful information on dietary and methods for healing.  The therapists at Pulse are excellent and very knowledgeable and they go out of their way to be helpful. Last winter I fell and hurt my back. I called and someone saw me within an hour. I would recommend Pulse to anyone. –M. F.

I have worked with April for a number of years, first as an instructor in my Amma program and later for Asian body work  treatments and as a wholistic nutrition consultant. This work has opened many new vistas. I am trained as a mental health professional. My work with April added a new dimension to my thinking and life work. I’d highly recommend using April’s services to anyone seeking to improve health which improves every other aspect of life in today’s world.  – G. B

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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!