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Acupuncture & Cupping: The Basics

Acupuncture & Cupping: The Basics

Cupping and acupuncture are the winning combination for dealing with chronic pain and muscle strains. Its popularity has grown in recent years, and you’ve probably seen professional athletes and celebrities with the telltale giant red welts all over their bodies. Here’s what you need to know if you are thinking about adding cupping to your acupuncture treatment.  continue reading »

Welcome the Year of The Wood Dragon

The Chinese Zodiac calendar for 2024 ushers in the Year of the Wood Dragon on Saturday February 10. This is a time that holds great significance in Chinese culture and astrology. The Dragon, revered for centuries, is a symbol of wisdom, nobility, and luck. The Year of the Dragon is more than just a mark on the calendar; it’s a period rich in historical significance and cultural symbolism. As we embrace the qualities of the dragon—strength, wisdom, and fortune—we also celebrate the rich tapestry of Chinese tradition and its global impact.

Wild Mushroom and Root Vegetable Soup Recipe

Feeling under the weather this time of year? Feed your defense system with fortifying, immune-boosting, and anti-microbial foods. Wild Mushroom and Root Vegetable Soup is a perfect way to banish those pesky winter bugs, since it contains wonderful immune-boosting wild mushrooms, anti-microbial ginger, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and detoxifying onions, garlic and parsley. All those lovely, colorful root veggies will nourish both body and soul too. continue reading »

What Japanese Acupuncture Can Do for You

What Japanese Acupuncture Can Do for You

If acupuncture is new to you, you might not know that there are different forms of acupuncture. While Chinese acupuncture is a bit more mainstream here in the West, Japanese acupuncture is becoming renowned for its effectiveness. Traditional Japanese acupuncture (which includes Meridian Therapy) is defined as “an imbalance in qi and blood flowing in the meridians which is considered to be the cause of disease.” The aim is to regulate the flow of both qi and blood.

Its roots are in Chinese acupuncture but there are some differences. Read on to learn what those are so you can see if Japanese acupuncture is right for you. continue reading »

Full of Your Self

Be yourself; everyone else is taken.

~~ Oscar Wilde

Greetings to all my precious people!

It is the beginning of February and the Spring season is not far behind!  In the Celtic traditions, the first day of February is known as “Imbolc” (im-bulk) and is celebrated from February 1 to sundown February 2.  Imbolc marks the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and is just one of several holidays highlighting some aspect of winter and sunlight, and heralding the change of seasons.  continue reading »

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