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Low back pain – the Chinese medicine view

Whenever there’s back pain, there is some kind of disordered flow of “Qi” (energy) and “Blood” in the channels in the lower back region. The channels may be in spasm, or may not be adequated “nourished” with Qi and blood. This can happen for a few different...

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...

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...