Oct 2016

Time to Change Your Pillow?

Researchers studied pillows between 1.5 and 20 years old and found all of them contained a significant load of fungus. This may be a concern for those with compromised immune systems, asthma, sinus problems or allergies and anyone seeking to improve their health.


Mar 2016

Acupressure Point for Instant Headache Relief

The acupuncture point known as “Large Intestine 4” is located in the middle of the web between the thumb and forefinger of each hand. This point can be massaged to relieve headaches or any discomfort in the head and face. It is also beneficial for helping the body overcome colds and flus and is a major point for relieving pain in general. The next time…

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May 2015

The Benefits of Peppermint

This common herb can be found in most people’s cupboards as an herbal tea. Peppermint is a fantastic herb for digestive complaints, especially for cramping, pain, bloating, gas, or nausea. It can also be used for colds and flus where there are signs of heat such as fever and sore throat. It can also benefit rashes and spasmodic coughs. Peppermint opens the skin’s pores allowing…

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Oct 2014

Build a Solid Foundation of Health

Getting well and staying well doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does require the willingness to change and of course, taking action. The key is to start off by implementing the essential components of good health and then expanding from there. While it’s easy to brush off these basics as being “too simple” and opting to find health in an exotic pill bottle, it’s…

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Aug 2014

The Superfood Snack

Looking for an easy to make healthy snack? Try this simple mix of nuts, seeds, and berries to give your body a vigorous boost of power house nutrients. This superfood snack is loaded with omega 3 fats, vitamin E, vitamin C, calcium, B vitamins, zinc, selenium, and a spectrum of phytonutrients. It also delivers a big dose of natural source magnesium—a vital mineral often lacking…

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Jun 2014

Eating with the Seasons

Different elements are at work during different times of the year. In the summer, the sun shines more consistently and temperatures rise. Consequently, most of us tend to spend more time outdoors, absorbing more vitamin D, and being more active. In traditional Chinese medicine, summer would be considered a “yang” time of year—hot and expansive. Consequently, it is in your highest interest to adapt to…

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May 2014

Qi Tonics

Qi or “chi” is a principle of traditional Chinese medicine. Qi is the vital life energy that supports and enlivens the body/mind system, flowing throughout the body like water through a river, and running through every major organ in the body. Each organ has its own qi that it is responsible for, and a deficiency or stagnation of its qi can result in health problems…

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Mar 2014

Chamomile for Pain

Chamomile is much more than just an herbal tea found in your local coffee shop. It is actually a treasured herb—capable of relieving pain, soothing infants, improving digestion, and calming the mind. The difference between enjoying chamomile as a casual beverage and using it medicinally is in the dosage. In order to get a therapeutic dose of chamomile, try infusing 2, 3, or even 4…

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Feb 2014

How to Wake Up Without Coffee

Do you wake up in the morning tired? Do you need “your morning fix” (coffee) to kick start your engine before feeling awake and alert? Do you feel stiff or sluggish when you get out of bed? If so, then try this simple hydrotherapy tool to revitalize your mornings, get the “glue” out of your system, and launch your day—coffee free. Here’s the method: During…

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Jan 2014

Getting Ready for the Cold & Flu Season

The Keys of Prevention Every year beginning in the fall, many people come down with some sort of viral infection—either a cold or a flu. Being sick is not only uncomfortable, it can be costly if you have to take time away from work or family duties. In my practice I often work with people to facilitate the healing of these conditions using herbal, homeopathic…

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