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 | October 25th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs|0 Comments

The Energetic And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

It's cranberry season!   Cranberries are a member of the Ericaceae family, along with blueberries and rhododendrons.  They grow wild in the northern regions of Asia, Europe and America. Cranberry's peak [...]

Autumn’s Energetics–The Season Of The Metal Element

Autumn's arrival shifts the Qi that had been expanding outward (Yang) in the Summer to begin to shift inward (Yin).  We glide through Late Summer at the equinox and then [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Autumn, Common Conditions, My Blogs, Seasons|0 Comments

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

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 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

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|5 Comments

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

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 [...]