It was a pleasure to join my aunt, uncle and cousin on an adventure to Belize to bring in the new year. Together we explored coral gardens, crystalline caves, Mayan ruins and lush rainforest. Save the lack of suitable coastline for surfing, Belize is paradise. And to my childlike excitement, a bastion of medicinal herbs […]
Acupuncture is a system of medicine with origins in China, dating back almost three thousand years. Acupuncture affects specific points along energy meridians traveling the body.
The intricate system that is the body, formed by our skeleton, muscles, soft tissue, organs, skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves and joints, needs to be kept in top condition to function at its best.
Mindfulness consists of the gentle practice of focus on our own experience, as it unfolds continuously, during our own present moment, with observance of our physical sensations
Frequently I hear the question, “does acupuncture hurt”? I used to answer by replying “no”, despite the fact that sometimes the needles do hurt. I didn’t want to short sell the benefits of acupuncture by focusing on the little pinch that could potentially discourage a new patient from finding relief. Now I have learned the […]
There are about 400 acupuncture point locations and 12 regular meridians, each meridian corresponding to each organ, nourishing it and extending to an extremity. A meridian is a path through which the life energy known as the Qi flows, in traditional Chinese medicine.