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 Lungs In Asian Medicine–The Delicate Organs & Minister To Emperor

Breathe, baby breathe. As I write this Boise and much of the Northwest is weighted down under heavy smoke from wildfires. I have been cautioning clients, friends and family to be [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, My Blogs|0 Comments

Nuts! A Look At The Energetics Of Nuts

Late summer to early winter is the peak harvest time for nuts. Nature's little powerhouses, nuts possess all the energy, nutrients and materials to create a towering, strong tree, making [...]

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 make thinner to add to [...]

The Energetic Temperature of Foods Poster

  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 [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|My Blogs|0 Comments

Late Summer Corn & Squash Chowder

Delightfully warm and colorful this soup is one of my favorites on a cool late summer or autumn day, especially with a nice hunk of pumpernickel or other dark bread. [...]

It’s All In Your Head–Treating Headaches With Asian Medicine

Rare is the person who has never had a headache and millions are plagued by them every year. Some people daily.   They are one of the most common complaints I [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|2 Comments

Sage’s Energetic And Healing Properties

“Why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?” — Old English proverb Behind rosemary, sage is my second favorite culinary herb.  It inspires light, while its musty [...]

Chew On This!

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 much [...]

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 or [...]

A Bit About Aloe

Aloe vera is another amazing plant that we've benefited from for centuries--dating back to the Greeks and the Romans. It's been used as insect repellent, to heal burns, to keep [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments