April

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.

Eat Your Colors

"So, what can I eat?" It's one of the biggest questions that I get as a Holistic Nutritionist. Frustrated clients often come to me after they have seen other [...]

5 Element Theory (Wu Hsing)

Like Yin/Yang theory, the 5 Elements (or Wu Hsing) are a founding principle of Chinese medicine.  Each of the 5 Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water & Wood) describes the [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:48:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS|0 Comments

Class: Managing Seasonal Allergies–Watch for dates

Watch for dates This class will cover how seasonal allergies manifest from both an Eastern and Western perspective, including detailed Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) assessment and symptom identification.  Those with [...]

By | 2018-04-02T14:36:37+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Classes|Comments Off on Class: Managing Seasonal Allergies–Watch for dates

Charwan Mushi (individual egg custards)

Charwan mushi is a simple savory custard that makes a great breakfast or elegant addition to dinner.  These custards are steamed, not boiled, giving them a soft, smooth texture.  

What’s For Breakfast?

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-12T17:19:17+00:00 March 10th, 2018|BLOGS|0 Comments

Windy Conditions

It's a blustery day! Each of the 5 Seasons in Asian medicine has a climatic nature or condition that corresponds with that season.  These climates are simply part of the [...]

By | 2018-02-25T19:52:58+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

Curing With Congee

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking. [...]

By | 2018-02-25T21:34:24+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Recipes|0 Comments

Considering Cancer

Cancer isn't an easy topic for many people. The likelihood is that cancer will affect us or someone we know at some point in our lives--it is one of [...]