My colleague, Robin Ray Green, L.Ac., MTCM prepared this complementary ebook, 60 Easy AcuPatching™ Strategies which we are pleased to share with you. AcuPatching™ combines the science of phototherapy patching with the benefits of acupuncture point stimulation to address symptoms at the root level – the energy running through your meridian pathways. When flowing effectively, you feel […]

Holiday Message

With the start of the holiday season soon upon us, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for you placing your faith in my ability to support you in realizing your  optimum health and wellness.  It truly is my privilege to serve every patient with the best possible care. I will be not be in clinic from […]

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

October 2020 is ripe and rife with matters of great and grave importance, including Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and that is why self-care is so important. Regular self-massage to detect any changes in […]

How To Detox From The Wildfires

As if our immune systems weren’t taxed enough, the entire West Coast, Colorado and Utah has been dealing with wildfire smoke to add to the assault. In California, we are on our 28th day under a Spare the Air Alert as poor air quality persists. One silver lining is that we had already become accustomed […]

AcuPatching™ – DIY Acupuncture without the Puncture!

I’ve been making the most of our Shelter in Place time to learn new healing modalities, and I’m excited to share one of those with you today. It’s an alternative to in-person acupuncture and is easy and effective for every member of your family. AcuPatching™ with Lifewave patches uses small adhesive discs (like a band-aid) […]

Resuming office hours ~ using optimal safety protocols

Greetings! I have been closely following guidelines and protocols for reopening practice as recommended by the California Acupuncture Board and national professional associations and am delighted to reopen my practice – with reduced patient caseload and PPE protocols in place to ensure your safety – starting Tuesday, May 12.  My office hours will be Tuesdays […]

Self-Care with Acupressure Auricular Therapy

How are you?  A question for which we tend to automatically reply “fine.” However, as we roll into our seventh week of Stay In Place orders, many patients are sharing both physical and emotional struggles, with manifestations such as mood lability (changes) and sleep disturbances, as well as food and alcohol cravings. While it’s true that we […]

Building A ‘Professional Grade’ Immunity Medicine Cabinet

In recent weeks, we’ve all come to realize the importance of a strong immune system. As I’ve stated in recent COVID-related articles, building our immune strength requires nutrient-dense food, a healthy dose of sunlight, adequate rest, sufficient exercise and good hydration. And for many of us, it also means enhancing our already healthy lifestyle with […]

Kitchen Wisdom

Foods / Spices / Herbs to Bolster Immunity & Calm Spirits My thoughts are with you as we navigate toward a new way of living, and my prayer is that the pearls learned from this experience will create sustainable habits that are kinder to our bodies, minds, spirits. I’m enjoying connecting with those of you […]

Boosting Your Immune System

I hope this finds you safely and healthfully tucked in at home, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. My office will remain open for the foreseeable future to serve you. Of course, this is a fluid situation, and I will keep you apprised of any changes. Science confirms the impact stress has on our health. Acupuncture […]

CORONAVIRUS: Prevention & Intervention

My intention is to keep my patients and their loved ones informed and safe from the coronavirus outbreak. By now, we are all too aware of the latest global flu outbreak – the coronavirus. Signs and symptoms of this virus, originating in Asia, are similar to the 2003 outbreak of SARS, where lack of preparation […]

How To Love Your Own Sweet Heart This Valentine’s Day

In Ancient Greece, February was the month known to celebrate fertility, and to observe the mythical marriage of Zeus and the goddess Hera. In Ancient Rome, a priest by the name of ‘Valentine’ became Saint Valentine when he forfeited his life by opposing the edict of the Empire and agreed to marry young warriors going […]

Preparing for Virus Season – What To Do Now

January 25 marks the start of a new Year, and the Rat is the first animal in a 12-year calendar cycle. Remember 2008? We were wrapping up a very difficult time, and Hope and Change were the new operative words, our mantra. Well, here we are again! If you’ve been feeling the weight of current [...]

In Defense of the Dark

Has your inbox been flooded with ways to take on New Year’s Resolutions for health, finances, relationships, etc. inviting you add more items to your to-do list? While I’m fully in support of shifting to healthier lifestyle changes, I recommend using caution in just how much we add to our plate in the Winter season. […]

Terpenes – Potently Healthful Aromatics

Original article from Designs for Health “Terpenes” is a term healthcare practitioners rarely use, and it would probably generate a confused look on most patients’ faces. However, these compounds have numerous applications for supporting health and wellness. The term “turpentine” probably comes to mind first when you see or hear this term and it’s no coincidence. […]

Botanicals for Managing Arthritic Pain

Original article from Designs for Health Arthritis is among the most common joint disorders and is characterized by cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis, in particular, is the primary cause of mobility problems in the elderly. An activated immune system and heightened inflammatory process is at the core of arthritis, leading to joint pain, swelling, and immobility. Pharmaceuticals have […]

B vitamins may help counteract pesticides detrimental to fertility

Original article from Designs for Health According to new research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health women who have adequate levels of B vitamins are more likely to get pregnant and stay pregnant even with high levels of the common pesticide DDT which is known to have harmful reproductive effects. These findings were published […]

Stress During Pregnancy. 10 Tips To Combat Stress

Original article from Belly Belly Pregnant women tend to worry often – it’s quite common to experience periods of stress during pregnancy. There might be worries about weight gain, diet, money, relationship issues, or the impending birth. Some women are worried about all the work that has to be done before maternity leave begins. Others […]

Stress during pregnancy can impact infant gut microbiota

Original article from Designs for Health According to a recent article in Psychoneuroendocrinology women who experience stress during pregnancy are more likely to have babies with dysbiosis and with a higher incidence of gastrointestinal issues and allergic reactions. Stress during pregnancy has been linked to both physical and psychological problems in the child. This study suggests the infant’s […]

Low vitamin D during pregnancy linked to increased ADHD risk

Original article from Designs for Health According to a study published two weeks ago in The Australia & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry pregnant women who took vitamin D during pregnancy had children with fewer symptoms of ADHD. Researchers demonstrated for every 10 nmol/L increase in umbilical blood vitamin D levels there was an 11% reduced risk of […]

Study shows role of gut microbiome in autism spectrum

Original article from Designs for Health Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has an unclear cause but is associated with various genetic neurologic metabolic and immunologic factors. Although there is no definitive treatment gastrointestinal symptoms are common in patients with autism. Such patients who present GI symptoms may show significant behavioral manifestations including anxiety self-injury and aggression. In […]

Vitamin D improves infertility in patients with PCOS & insulin resistance

Original article from Designs for Health Infertility affects approximately 7.3 million couples in the US. One in seven couples will experience difficulty conceiving. The causes are unknown in about 40-50% of these cases. They may be related to toxicity, oxidative damage, poor nutritional status or nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal or environmental toxicity, systemic disorders, hormonal […]

Review demonstrates benefits of collagen peptides

Original article from Designs for Health The use of collagen supplementation has increased exponentially over the past two years; however, not all collagen is considered equal. Collagen supplements can come from a variety of sources such as porcine, bovine, or marine. In addition, there are variations in quality and molecular weight (mass), which affect absorption [...]

Study reveals infant’s diet important for lifetime gut health

Original article from Designs for Health The development of the microbiome from infancy to childhood is dependent on numerous factors such as mode of delivery, mode of feeding, fatty acid consumption of breast milk, type or consumption of infant formula, weaning, type of solid food, siblings, pets, hygiene, probiotics, and antibiotics. According to a study published [...]