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Seven Steps to Staying Healthy During Cold Season

It’s that time of year.  Coughs, colds and flues are going around, and for many of us, it feels like just a matter of time until we’ve caught one too.  Luckily, with the right support, our immune systems are quite capable of … Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetes is a complex condition with many possible complications. Among these are vision loss, kidney disease, hypertension, heart disease, hearing loss, mental health, skin and neurological disorders.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have long been used to support the body’s … Continue reading

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Relax and Refocus

Relaxation has so many physical and mental health benefits, yet it often feels out of reach.  I’m happy to have been a contributor to this great article in ParentMap magazine.  Sharlyn Gehrs describes why relaxation is so important, and some … Continue reading

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One-Moment Meditation

I love this short video on how to meditate in one minute. It’s a great reminder that relaxation is possible in every moment, and a great guide to practicing how to find it. Well worth the five minutes!

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Grass-Fed Meat: Why all the Hype?

‘Grass-fed meat’  has joined the ranks of ‘organic’ and ‘free range’ as one of those “does it really matter?” decisions in the supermarket.    As we mentally weigh the cost of groceries and bills in comparison to foods recommended to … Continue reading

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Sugar Addiction: The Not-So-Sweet Effects of Sugar on the Brain

We all know we aren’t “supposed” to eat sugary treats, but often we feel powerless when it comes to avoiding them.  In an interesting article in Forbes Magazine, David DiSalvo describes how sugar literally becomes an addictive substance, and how … Continue reading

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Ice prevents healing.

Do you have a chronic or slow-healing sports injuries? Ice could be the culprit. Read this article about the down side of icing, and then ask your Chinese medicine practitioner about topical and internal herbs that reduce inflammation and promote … Continue reading

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Lecture Night in Kent!

I will be giving a lecture on the fundamentals of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Nature’s Market in Kent. Please join me on Tuesday, March 27th, at 6:30 pm for a half-hour presentation, followed by a question-answer period.  Bring … Continue reading

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Embracing the Change in Seasons

Well, it’s daylight savings time this weekend, and that can only mean one thing: spring is here.  Although Seattle’s version might disguise itself as a slightly less chilly version of winter, many people still experience one of the main tenants … Continue reading

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Now Accepting Aetna and CIGNA health insurance!

I am happy to announce that I am now a preferred provider with both the Aetna and CIGNA insurance networks, along with Lifewise, and Premera.  I am also able to bill many insurance networks as an out-of-network provider.  Please contact … Continue reading

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