WEBINAR: AcuPatching for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Colds and flu are a fact of life, and this year it’s important to have everything you need in your holistic medicine cabinet before symptoms appear! Trying to seek relief after onset is a losing battle; you can expect symptoms to be worse and duration to be longer without early intervention. There is power in being prepared!  That’s […]

Back To School ‘Stress Reduction’ Health Hacks

It’s no secret that back-to-school 2021 brings a potential added layer of anxiety for many families. Here are 4 valuable health hacks to practice with your kids to prevent anxious thoughts before they start! 4-4-4-4-4 Breath: Practice/teach this one to get out of ‘fight or flight mode’ Take a deep breath in to the count […]

August Self-Care: LUNGS

Autumn is the season of Metal in Chinese Medicine; the season where our Lung Organ System is most vulnerable to dry conditions that weaken the lungs. Because I care about the wellbeing of you and your families, I strongly recommend preventative care to strengthen our lungs and immune system now before fire season begins. Products […]

Summer’s Here!  ~ enjoy time outdoors healthfully!

Greetings on the Summer Solstice!  May this summer find you with friends and loved ones, reliving and relishing traditions that were missed last year. In Chinese Medicine, summer is associated with Yang energies, which are bright, active, and warming.  It is also represented by the element of Fire, replete with warmth of the sun.  To […]

New! Guilt-Free & Health-Full Chocolate Pleasures of the Heart

My heart’s a-flutter with these just-released delicious and healthy chocolates –in time for Valentine’s Day!  They are medicinal, so one square is all that’s needed to receive all the benefits.  Fx Chocolate® contains zero grams of sugar and is sweetened with allulose, a sweetening agent that is found in jackfruit, figs, and raisins, with no […]

Predictions & Health Tips for Chinese Year of the Golden Ox! Gōngxǐ Fācái!

February 12, 2021 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year.  I attended a Zoom meeting yesterday (who hasn’t?) hosted by Lillian Pearl Bridges, a Chinese Astrology master; here are some pointers she shared: The outlook for the year is positive; life will be peaceful, and the overarching themes are kindness and compassion. Anger and […]

Prepping for your COVID Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccinations are becoming more available. I received my first and second dose already, and am confident I made the right decision for myself. As you have likely heard from friends and in the news, some of those who’ve been vaccinated have a physical reaction. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs […]

14-Day ‘Designs for Health’ Cleanse for the COVID 20

Limited Time Pricing on 14-Day Complete Cleansing Kits Along with prioritizing our health, many of us, including perhaps friends and family, have gained the infamous ‘COVID 20’ as our lives changed so drastically since the stay-home guidelines were implemented in March. While I don’t encourage weight loss diets, and feel we should love our bodies […]

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 […]


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. […]