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.

Late Summer–Eating With The Seasons

The foods of the Earth element and the Late Summer season are about creating strength of form in the body.  They nourish the digestive system. Earth is stability and integrity and [...]

Late Summer’s Energetics–The Season Of The Earth Element

The days are growing shorter, yet there is still light. The air is cooler in the morning and evening, yet it warms up in the afternoon. We are harvesting food [...]

Stone Fruit Salsa

Drupes or stone fruits come available from late May and early June through the first frosts of September in Idaho. They are easy to identify as they all have a [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|My Blogs, Preserved Foods, Recipes, Summer, Summer recipes|0 Comments

Addressing Hypothyroidism With Asian Medicine

Feeling burnt out or exhausted? Impaired thyroid functioning may be part of the problem. A little gland located in the neck, the thyroid produces hormones that play a role in [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|4 Comments

Everyday Living Course Curriculum

Everyday Living With Asian Medicine & Holistic Nutrition 12-Week Program- August 30-November 15th   This course is designed to give participants a strong foundation in Asian medicine’s foundational theories and [...]

Tomatoes–The Fruit Dressed As A Vegetable

It's very hot this year, which means tomatoes will soon be running amok in my garden and kitchen. This sounds funny if you know me.  I don't love tomatoes and [...]

Saving Summer! Preserving Summer’s Abundance

I remember the first time I tasted store bought grape juice.  It was completely flat, lacking the vivid depth of concord grape juice we prepared and canned on the farm. [...]

Rosemary–For More Than Remembrance

"As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to [...]

Breast Health

About 80% of women have lumpy or fibrocystic breasts and an estimated 1 in 8 women will battle breast cancer at some point in their life.  Breast cysts, lumps and [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments