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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.

Minted Pea Soup

Pea soup? Oh, yes! Peas are high in minerals, vitamin C, D, protein and folic acid. And they are simply delicious in bright and lively [...]

By |2020-02-07T16:00:49+00:00February 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Yang Is In The Air

You've probably noticed the growing sense of urgency and the desire to move, go faster, do things quicker in the air lately.  People seem a little more anxious, a little [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:57:51+00:00February 1st, 2020|BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

The Liver In Asian Medicine – Controller Of Vision & Planning

"Happy Livers bend like bamboo no matter what you have to go through." I remember chuckling, when I heard one of my students chanting this mantra in the Amma [...]

By |2020-01-30T18:49:31+00:00January 29th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|5 Comments

Nettle Pesto

Nettle Pesto - Stinging nettles do sting, but you can eat them and they are a fantastic herb with amazing nutritional benefits. A quick blanch of the leaves and you [...]

By |2020-01-27T15:48:39+00:00January 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Nourishing With Stinging Nettles

Stinging nettles sting. My first encounter with nettles was not pleasant.  At the time, I was only 11 or 12 and I didn't know enough to look for lamb's [...]

Nut Milk

Nuts make excellent milk, each one lending its own unique flavor and nutritional benefits.  Make a thicker cream to pour over hot baked apples or [...]

By |2020-01-25T22:41:04+00:00January 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Merry Mints – The Energetics Of Mints

Basil, apple, sage and spearmint; Oregano, catnip, pineapple and peppermint; To many dishes their flavor they've lent; Yet why is one not called merriment? Grandma June grew a peppermint [...]

Windy Conditions

My brief visit to Ireland reminds me of how lovely or problematic a blustery day can be. Nevermind doing your hair, it's going to be [...]

Sorrel Soup

Bright sorrel is one of my first spring greens to pop up. Actually, it grows strong in the spring, dies back in the heat and comes back in the fall...love it. Sorrel's strong sour flavor helps to stimulate and decongest the Liver and Gallbladder after Winter's heavier foods. Use it in dressings, to flavor eggs or as an usual soup.

By |2020-01-19T23:42:25+00:00January 19th, 2020|0 Comments