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.

The Emotions In Asian Medicine–Vice & Virtue

"True emotions last for about 7 seconds, everything else is holding on."  I was surprised the first time I heard this statement. From this perspective, I was holding onto a [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments

Noshing On Nasturtiums

I love eating flowers.  Their vibrancy and delicate petals provide a refreshing treat to the spirit especially on hot summer days.  Each flower, like anything else we ingest, will portray [...]

Bitter–The Flavor Of The Fire Element

Whoever coined the phrase “bitter hearts” was right.  Bitter is the flavor that goes directly to the Heart.   Bitter. Even its name can make us cringe, and it’s certainly [...]

Calcium-One Cool Mineral

Calcium here, calcium there, I see calcium everywhere. Calcium is the most abundant essential macro-mineral in our body.  A person weighing about 135 lbs, will have about 1150 grams of [...]

Questions & Answers About My 12-Week Everyday Living Program

 Everyday Living begins August 30th. This is a new program, and it's brought up a few questions. I thought I'd take a few moments and answer the most common ones. [...]

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

Sunomono (Hiya Somen)

Sunomono or Hiya Somen is a classic Japanese dish served as a refreshing meal along with relishes and cold vegetables during summer’s oppressive heat.  The bright sour flavor stimulates movement [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Recipes, Summer recipes|0 Comments

Keeping Cool–Handling Summer’s Heat

We love our Summer and sunshine here in Boise.  It's time to be in the garden, rivers and mountains.  From late Spring into early Summer the temperature can swing nearly 40 [...]

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 [...]