April Crowell

About April Crowell

Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.

Summer–Eating With The Seasons

Welcome to Summer!  Longer, warmer days encourage us to be more active, spending greater time outdoors. The sun's warmth encourages growth and maturation. Plants thrive and begin sharing their abundance with us. [...]

14 Tips To Simplify Your Meals

"What's for dinner?" It's a common question that can turn into an amusing (or annoying) game.  When you have a busy schedule it can be a daunting task to figure [...]

Summer’s Energetics–The Season Of The Fire Element

Summer, the season of the Fire Element, has arrived!  The days are long and the bright sunshine invites us outdoors to work in our gardens or play in the sun. [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, My Blogs, Seasons, Summer|0 Comments

Intro To Tongue & Pulse Assessment–August 19 & 20

August 19th & 20th, 2017 Seeing or observing is one of the Asian medicine practitioner's greatest assessment tools.  The tongue is a road map to the body and is invaluable [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Classes, My Blogs|0 Comments

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very lemony, so I usually use [...]

Bodacious Borscht

Vibrant in color and flavor, borscht is a classic middle European soup with nearly as many variations on the recipe as there are languages in Europe.  Summer borscht is often [...]

Oh, Honey! Bees’ Wonderful Gifts

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for [...]

Vegetable (Potassium) Broth

Potassium broths are wonderful for quickly increasing the mineral absorption of the body.  They are useful for athletes during extreme conditioning, for those who are weak and recovering from illness [...]

Fasting & Cleansing–General Rules For Engagement

Welcome! If you are reading this post it is likely that you are considering a cleanse or fast. There are many different types of cleanses and fasts, just like the [...]

Thirty Day Gentle Cleanse

This cleanse is designed to eliminate the toxins that have been accumulated in the body for years.  Most of these toxins enter the system from the polluted water, air and food [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments