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Exhale
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Exhale

This weekend, many of us were gifted a palpable sense of relief, a collective EXHALE, with the election news. Patients walked into the office on …

Five Season is Reopening
Acupuncture

Good News! We’re Reopening!

We are delighted to announce that we will be reopening our doors for in-person acupuncture visits starting Thursday, June 4th. Acupuncture is now considered an …

Treating Seasonal Depression with Traditional Chinese Medicine
AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

Treating Seasonal Depression with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Clinically referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the winter blues can weigh you down during the dark months of the year. An estimated ten …

Promoting Healthy Hair with Traditional Chinese Medicine Post-Partum Haircare
AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

Post-Partum Haircare

After giving birth, when hormone levels return to normal, new moms often experience many physical and emotional changes. One of the most frustrating is hair …

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety Using Acupuncture, Herbs, Diet, and Lifestyle Changes
AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety the Natural Way

Despite the bright, hopeful energy of springtime, many people may find themselves suffering from moodiness, frustration, and anxiety, as these feelings are tied to the …

Treating the flu with herbs
AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

Preventing and Treating the Flu with Herbs

There’s a simple herbal formula that people in China are using to prevent the flu. Read about it here. The formula is made up of very …

Using Chinese Medicine to Stay Balanced and Survive Holiday Travel
AcupunctureSeasonal Health

How to Survive Holiday Travel

For many of us, the holiday season involves traveling to visit family and friends. Though this is a joyous, celebratory time of year, the hustle …

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Treating Colds and the H1N1 Virus This Autumn Season
AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine

H1N1 Virus: How to Protect Yourself from Swine Flu and Alternatives to the Vaccination

Autumn is here and, with it, cold and flu season. A lot of patients are asking me about the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to …

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Exhale

Exhale

This weekend, many of us were gifted a palpable sense of relief, a collective EXHALE, with the election news. Patients walked into the office on Monday with an extra pep in their step, a general lightness that has been missing this year, or these four years, for that matter.  For myself and many others, we

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