One of the things I’ve learned in hindsight is: Never, never, never, never graduate from Chinese Medicine school and immediately jump into opening a business. You can embroider that on a pillow if you like. It’s not copyrighted. But it’s broadly …Continue reading →
This year I have had the privilege of doing some cool things with cool people in the acupuncture community. One of the cool things I’ve gotten to do is record a series of Herbal Formula Reviews for the NCCAOM Boards …Continue reading →
Why the heck am I in Rapid City, South Dakota?, you may ask. Valid question. A friend of mine from acupuncture school, Drea Miller, owns a clinic with her squeeze, Brian Broussard, in Rapid City. Drea and Brian just had …Continue reading →
Ok, it’s not really smoke on the water, it’s smoke in the air. I walked out of my house yesterday and smelled what I thought was a goofy neighbor firing up the grill. Nope. Bastrop is on fire. Again. Smoke from …Continue reading →
Did you know that in Chinese medicine acupuncture and herbs are considered extreme interventions? True story. In many parts of the world where Chinese medicine is practiced the first thing a Chinese doc will prescribe to you to resolve a given condition is often diet, exercise, and qigong/meditation/tai chi.
By thinking of food as medicine instead of food as emotional numbing tool or food as entertainment you can heal a lot of physical problems. Shifts in food perspective can heal you and in a broader scope it can heal the planet.
I’m not bagging on meat eaters. If you hunt, raise your own critters and eat them, if you know someone personally who does this for you, then you’re better off than most. What I AM bagging on is agri-business, which is high on cruelty and exploitation, high on chemical additives and hormones, and doesn’t give a damn about you other than your ability to hand over your money.
If you’re not vegan, I challenge you to give it a try for just one day a week and pay attention to how you feel both mentally and physically. There are a lot of options for a plant-based diet now that will fill you up, make your tastebuds happy, make you a healthier person, and will give your healing practice a whole new boost of energy too. When your diet is clean your energy will be clean and patients will start responding to you in a whole new way.
If you hold a conversation with me for more than about five minutes you will often hear me talk about stress and how it’s killing us. I talk about it, write about it and recommend mindfulness meditation to just about anyone …Continue reading →
Now that’s a headline you don’t see every day, isn’t it? Well, then again, I guess it depends on your profession. Nevertheless, I have had several recent patients who came in complaining of lesions, itching, and burning in the ano-genital …Continue reading →