Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Anyone who loves their preferred form(s) of exercise understands that the long term benefits go well beyond just being stronger, fitter, or looking better. Exercise can immediately make us happier and more energetic.  Exercise is a great coping mechanism to help balance the drama of life.  We are usually much more pleasant to be around after a good work-out since it’s much harder to stress when the body and mind are coasting on a post-exercise endorphin rush!  Regular physical movement ...

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Stoking the Digestive fire: A Healthy Spleen and Stomach

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spleen - earth indexImagine a cauldron gently resting over a warm fire. This is how Chinese medicine views the center of the body.  A healthy, strong digestion and metabolism rely on keeping this fire burning, which means supporting the warming or Yang energies of the Spleen and ultimately the Kidneys. In Chinese Medicine, the Spleen corresponds not only to how we digest and process food, ...

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Chicken Soup to Bring in the Breast Milk

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The amount of energy invested during pregnancy, labor and birth can leave the body exhausted of vital substances. Age, constitution, preconception health, and the care the mother receives post-delivery will determine how her body will fare/recover in the months that follow.

Postpartum care in certain cultures is known as the confinement period and involves sufficient rest combined with warm nourishing meals. Chicken broth, prepared by simmering the bones, muscle and fat of chicken meat for several hours in water to release ...

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Why You Need Regular Massage

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Massage is especially effective in calming the mind, renewing the spirit, easing physical pain, and supporting physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It helps to balance and awaken the body. Simply said, massage moves energy. It flushes stagnant energy and calms excess energy. I have been working with such wonderful people over the past five years here at Natural Healing Acupuncture, developing long term, steady client relationships and being truly blessed to be an intimate part of this healing team. I ...

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