Remember when you’d have a stomach ache and your mom would give you ginger ale? Well, that was about much more than trying to boost your mood with a sweet treat. You see, ginger is like the star of the herbal world. ...Continue Reading →
Frequently thought of as a condition that afflicts tennis players and golfers, tendonitis can affect people of all ages and activity levels all across the globe. The condition is caused by inflammation in the soft tissues that connect our muscles to our bones. This inflammation can ...Continue Reading →
The end of winter and early spring are prime times for the cold and flu. If you work in an office or frequently use public transit, it can seem nearly impossible to avoid some sort of illness.
Thankfully, there are many things you can do to drastically reduce your risk ...Continue Reading →
Originally developed over thousands of years ago, the Chinese treatment of cupping therapy has found its way into modern-day medicine. It’s an ancient practice in which small glass or plastic cups are placed on the skin. Suction is then generated using one of two methods: A small fire is ...Continue Reading →
What is gua sha?
Acupuncture, yoga and cupping are increasingly seen in the media and gaining popularity as a holistic treatment method for pain reduction. I want to introduce you to gua sha. Gua sha is a traditional Chinese treatment — whose name roughly translates to “scraping bruises” — and involves using a smooth spoon-like instrument ...Continue Reading →
What is Zusanli?
Zusanli is an acupoint running along the stomach meridian. If there is an interruption in this meridian it can cause an imbalance that results in discomfort, pain, and illness and induce abdominal distention, vomiting, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, and acute appendicitis.
Most acupuncture therapy involves stimulating numerous ...Continue Reading →
Between long meetings, tight deadlines, and unnecessary office drama, workplace stress can quickly become overwhelming. As a result, our mental clarity declines and our productivity goes down. Many of us then carry this stress back home, where we take it out on ...Continue Reading →
For couples trying to get pregnant, the process can be one of the most excitingly joy-filled or exhaustingly frustrating times of their lives.
Treatments like in vitro fertilization and hormone shots have varying reliability and sometimes come with a steep financial burden. These factors often ...Continue Reading →