In my clinic I spend a fair amount of time guiding willing people to tune in to their feelings, bringing gentle awareness to what is not being felt, or avoided/resisted, and thus often contributing to illness or unwanted symptoms. For this, I find this Instrument...

A 43-year old man came to my Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic for sharp left-sided knee and wrist pains that were aggravated by climbing up and down stairs, and carrying items over 5 pounds.  He also had achy upper back and neck muscles.  Pulse at his...

Do you regularly experience any of the following? Fatigue Weakness Poor concentration and memory Poor sleep Low, listless moods Painful joints after exercise (even brief walks or climbing of stairs) Increased tendency to catch colds or flus Restless leg syndrome Dizziness or faintness Heart palpitations Dry, dull, brittle hair Flattened, thin, brittle, or spoon-shaped nails Paleness (in skin,...

In a previous article, 5 Food Tips for Fasting were shared based on the understanding of fasting as a means to cleanse and detoxify the body, mind and heart. When fasting is performed successfully, over a consistent period of time, results may show better balanced all-round...

The practice of fasting – willing abstention from food, drink and/or the body’s basic needs – has existed for thousands of years in many different faith-based and cultural traditions. While fasting is also used as a diagnostic method in allopathic medicine, such as testing for blood...

There is often misunderstanding of lemon's pH outside the body versus inside the body.  Let’s get this straight and expound on 10 benefits of regularly taking lemon juice with warm water (note: NOT equal to lemonade!) Outside the body, lemon juice is acidic (pH is below...

How well balanced are the flavours of your food?  Which taste do you eat the most?  The least?  Do you prefer more warming or cooling foods? How do you currently use the 5 flavours to enhance your health? From a Chinese medicine view, foods and herbs are...

Blood is a useful focal point for exploring health.  Whatever health outcome you are experiencing today, it is heavily related to what is in your blood. Blood bathes your cells 24 hours a day.  Blood not only brings vital nutrients to your cells; it also carries...

Fast Food Linked to Asthma and Allergies in Kids by Alexandra Sifferlin, January 15, 2013 Published in TIME.com Obesity isn’t the only potential toll that dinner from the drive-thru may have on your health. It’s not just your waistline that may pay a price for eating fast food meals...