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Chemotherapy Support and Side Effect Relief

Are you dreading chemotherapy?  Worried about chemo side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea or constipation, hair loss, and more?  Chemotherapy horror stories are easy to find on the internet, but don’t worry – there’s a lot that acupuncture...

Free Workshop – Coping with Cancer: Self-care for Stress and Anxiety

FREE WORKSHOP!   Tuesday May 28, 2019. 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  This workshop will focus on skills for managing stress and anxiety. We’ll explore the Traditional Chinese Medicine view how our stress connects with physical symptoms, especially cancer. We’ll learn...

Acupressure helps with depression, anxiety, pain, sleep and fatigue in breast cancer survivors

The acupressure point combination described below was originally designed for breast cancer survivors with anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain and sleep problems, but may help other people with similar problems. First I’ll talk about the research study. Skip down...

Emotions and Your Body: A (mostly) Traditional Chinese Medicine view

What, if anything, do our emotions have to do with our physical health?  In recent years, Western medical researchers have increasingly acknowledged the links between emotions and physical symptoms. Since I first studied cognitive neuroscience, the neurobiology...

Happy & Productive: Getting Things Done, including Self-Care

How do you stay relaxed and productive at the same time? How does your to-do list get checked off, without your body and mind getting crossed off? In wellness workshops and in the acupuncture clinic, addressing stress and anxiety is unavoidable. Chinese medicine has a...

5 Food Tips for Stress and Anxiety

1) It’s not just WHAT we eat, but HOW.  Many of us rush around trying to meet obligations and deadlines, and a strict diet can definitely become one more stressor, one more thing to be hard on ourselves for. Step One can be just scheduling in enough time to sit...

Two Anti-Anxiety (vegan, gluten-free) recipes

I’ve chosen and adapted two vegan, gluten-free recipes below, for their anti-anxiety ingredients (based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine analysis of these foods). Mung Bean and Kale Soup (serves ~6) 1 tablespoon refined organic coconut oil 20-25 small crimini...

A Good Read – “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times”

“As one of Pema Chodron’s grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart.” – Alice Walker A generous friend once left me a copy of When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for...