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.

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Before practicing Asian medicine, I was a florist.  Our flowers were shipped in from a distributor in Chinatown in San Francisco.  Every year at Chinese [...]

2019 – The Year Of The Earth Pig

The Year Of The Earth Pig! Tuesday, February 5th is the second new moon following the winter solstice.  For Asian cultures this is the New Year and the start of [...]

By | 2019-01-21T22:32:58+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Announcements, Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS|0 Comments

Class: Simple Remedies – Treating Common Acute Patterns With Asian Medicine & Nutrition – Spring/Summer 2019

Simple Remedies - Treating Common Acute Patterns With Asian Medicine & Nutrition - Missed it the first time around? Watch for dates this spring! $90 - includes downloadable e-book. [...]

By | 2019-01-21T20:32:38+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Announcements, Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Classes|0 Comments

Class: Amma Apprenticeship With April

Amma Apprenticeship 2019? - February meeting date cancelled.  I will reschedule the meeting for late March or early April. Stay tuned.  I've had some interest and from people here [...]

By | 2019-01-31T03:45:13+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Announcements, BLOGS, Classes|0 Comments

Japanese Clear Broth Soup

Soups are easy to digest, nourishing and endlessly changing.  The trick is to know a few simple base recipes and then learn to vary them [...]

Spiced Applesauce

Spiced Applesauce–sounds mundane right? When it comes to strengthening the digestive system and the immune, mundane or simple is the best place to start.  A [...]

Energetic Temperature Of Foods Chart

Did you know that everything you eat creates a post metabolic phenomenon in the body? Chinese medicine's energetic approach to food categorizes all foods by their actions in the [...]

Chew On This! Why Chewing Is So Important

I have made it a rule to give every tooth of mine a chance, and when I eat to chew every bite 32 times. To this rule I owe [...]

Fabulous Fiber

“Eat your muffin, it’s full of bran—it will make you move.”  I’m not sure which was more bothersome at 14, eating the dry, flavorless muffin being presented to me [...]

Nourishing In Winter’s Depth

In Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) Winter's energetic nature is one of quiet, calm and stillness.  It's an ideal time for deep introspection, rest and restoration.  It's a fine season to [...]

By | 2018-12-29T17:06:04+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments