The Five Tibetans

First thing every morning, I partake in a lovely 20 minutes of rejuvenation with the Five Tibetans. They wake me up gently, work out my kinks, get my blood flowing and my energy moving. I really enjoy my daily practice with them, and you can too… THE FIVE WHO? The Five Tibetans, also called the Five Tibetan Rites, are a…

Using Electronic Measurements in Acupuncture Diagnosis

Acupuncturists trained in traditional acupuncture techniques, before performing treatment, must first diagnose the relevant energetic imbalances that need to be addressed. This is the only way to know where the needles should be placed to affect the desired balancing reaction. There exist many schools of thought on how to properly diagnose and treat in acupuncture. Most…

What to Expect After your First Acupuncture Visit

Most people find their first acupuncture treatment to be far more relaxing and calming than they ever expected. In fact, many patients fall asleep on the table with their needles in, or report having amazing sleep the night after their treatment. It is important to be aware of how you are feeling after your first…

Vegan vs. Paleo: Finding the Middle Way

Vegan and Paleo diets are the two fastest growing styles of eating in the U.S. these days. Why?  Because we are realizing that our Standard American Diet (a.k.a. “SAD”) is sorely devoid of many vital nutrients, while being full of processed and chemical ingredients that harm our bodies, promoting chronic illness. Both camps, vegan and…

Shifting our Inner Conversation

Monkey-Mind: You know that voice in your head that is always chattering away? The one that is usually telling you something is wrong? Or will go wrong. Or that you aren’t good enough in some way? Or that your house, car, job, boss, spouse, family, or life situation are somehow bad or in the wrong,…