11 ‘Health Foods’ to Avoid.
Mugwort is better known in my clinic as Moxa, and is one of my favorite Chinese Medicine treatments. Who knew it could also be used to make soup? I will be trying this as soon as I can find some fresh mugwort!
Mood disorders are increasingly common in the modern world. Anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications are prescribed by the tens-of-thousands, despite sometimes crippling side-effects. I believe nutrition plays a critical role in mental health and mood, and that micro-nutrient deficiencies are commonly an underlying cause.
"After a year of every kind of therapy, Molloy was told to get used to living with headaches and an arm she couldn’t lift above her shoulder. But a physical therapist suggested shiatsu — a form of Japanese massage therapy — which works on the emotional, mental and spiritual and physical layers."
Summer foods to feed and nourish your microbiome!
Acupuncture is amazing for women’s health issues, and one of my passions. Here are 5 conditions that respond especially well.
Compressing garments can be very harmful to your health by squeezing your organs and reducing circulation in the abdomen. This can cause everything from heartburn to constipation, and even painful periods or reduced fertility. If you wear shapewear at all, please do so very occasionally.
Although we’re a ways away from spring allergies in the Midwest, now is a good time to boost your immunity before the warmth and pollen of springtime arrive.
If you drive, sit, or type regularly (if you don’t-please tell me how!), you most likely have rounded shoulders, and should try out these exercises.
I know, I know. You’ve been hearing for your entire life that you should ice your injuries, but it ends up hurting you more than it helps. Put down the ice, and pick up some herbs!