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Live Long and Prosper (Part 3)

By |April 4th, 2018|acupuncture, Aging Gracefully, Drugs, Uncategorized|

Longevity & Vitality:  A Brain Requirement, Ancient Wisdom & New “Reverse Aging” Science

Part 3 in the  “Live Long and Prosper” Series

In our first two articles “How Gut Health & the Gut-Brain Connection Affect Your Health & Longevity” and “Chinese Medicine: Longevity Practices & Foods”, we covered a lot of territory in what is thought to be possibly the most important aspect of our physical health:  The Microbiome and the Gut-Brain connection.  And we explored the philosophy and practical aspects of using Chinese Medicine for health and longevity.


This article starts by […]


By |February 27th, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Chinese Medicine, Exercise, Uncategorized|

Chinese Medicine: Longevity Practices and Foods

Article 2 of  3:  Live Long & Prosper Series

Chinese Medicine is an ancient, natural medicine.  Asian masters teach that we each are born with a certain amount of “Jing” (Life Force Energy), and when we have expended it, that’s all there is.  Therefore, it is important to be judicious with your Jing.  Why waste your Jing on being mad at the mailman or feeling mistreated by a co-worker or family member?  Focus your Jing on creating positive relationships and a beautiful environment for yourself…and others on […]

Holistic Gut & Brain Health for Longevity: Live Long & Prosper

By |February 7th, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Intestinal Health|

Longevity and the Gut, and How Gut Health & the Gut-Brain Connection Affect Your Health

Longevity and the Gut is Article 1 in a 3-part series.

The buzz word is “Anti-Aging”.  It’s everywhere…on book titles, anti-aging product labels, marketing ads and YouTube.  I believe the best approach to living healthy and long is to use the framework of Holistic Health, consisting of natural medicine in such forms as Acupuncture, Food as Medicine and other Functional Medicine, various types of  therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Yoga, Polarity Therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) […]


By |January 3rd, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Diabetes, Food as Medicine|


FASTING…hmmmm. That sounds like deprivation, hunger and muscle wasting, not a powerful, natural and holistic medicine approach. But, of all the wonderful music, art, science, and other contributions to our world which have come from Italy, I never expected to be fascinated by the work of a scientist and researcher (bio gerontologist and cell biologist) “known for his studies on the role of starvation and nutrient response genes on cellular protection, aging and diseases, and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes […]


Cold and Flu, Natural and Home Remedies

By |December 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

COLD AND FLU, Natural Home remedies

  1. The Garlic Foot Compress.  See attached for this 90-percent-home-run remedy!
  2. 1000-3000 Units of a high quality Vitamin C. We carry one.  You can get good brands at a health food store as well.
  3. “Ching-Ching” (affectionate name Vickie gave this powerful pair of Chinese Herbal pills).  These are small, serious immune booster tablets that should be in everyone’s medicine cabinets.  Take 4 of each, 4 X day.  Make sure there is some food in your belly.  These are available at the clinic.  I think it’s under $30 for both bottles.
  4. The small black pill […]
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Acupuncture and Back Pain

By |December 28th, 2017|acupuncture, Back Pain, Pain|

Acupuncture and Back Pain

Back PainBack pain is common.

Almost all of us has experience back pain at one time or another. It is very common and one of the main complaints among Americans.  It is from this complaint that we seek medical attention and lose days from work more often than almost any other. The statistic that I have read says that about 50% of us will experience this pain in our lives.


What causes back pain?

The Back is very complex. If you look at just the spine with 7 cervical, […]

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Mission Impossible part 3: Energy Healing Medicine

By |December 7th, 2017|Anxiety/Stress, Food as Medicine, Reiki & Other Energy Medicine|

What Is Energy Healing (Medicine)?

Energy healing is in the realm beyond what we can “see” these are forces which affect us on the physical level every bit as much as the medicines we use. Power for change is clearly available in immune-boosting foods such as medicinal mushrooms, detoxing probiotic foods, and pain relieving massage and acupuncture. If you think about it, though, the actual healing takes place inside, at the level beyond what our eyes can see and our hands can touch.

How Effective is Energy Healing?

As with anything, some things […]

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Acupuncture for Shoulder and Arm Pain

By |December 1st, 2017|acupuncture|

Acupuncture for arm painShoulder Pain is one of the maladies treated most often in our acupuncture clinic.

Shoulder pain and arm pain is often treated with acupuncture points on the meridians that traverse the arm, shoulder and neck.  Six meridians go through this area. Some end at the armpit or in the chest and some go up to the face and head.  This represents a huge number of points that can be used to treat shoulder and arm pain.

Acupuncture point selection strategy

Points can be chosen because they are “local” to the […]

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By |November 1st, 2017|acupuncture, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Pain, Uncategorized|

Stories of Healing:  Acupuncture

Did you know that Acupuncture is: 

Highly effective for much more than pain and stress/anxiety? The full list is too long to write here. 

These few examples give an idea of its breadth:

  • Acupuncture can help reverse the damage of strokes—the sooner treatment is begun, the better the recovery.
  • Acupuncture can help turn a breach baby and is highly effective at inducing labor—with no danger to mother or baby.
  • Do you know someone with a trigger finger or restless legs? They will likely have a healing with […]

Mission Impossible: Stories of Healing

By |October 4th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health, Pain, Uncategorized|


Part 1 of 3:  Food as Medicine


Your body knows how to heal.  You evolved alongside plants, other creatures around and inside of you, and you require minerals from the earth to conduct complex biochemical processes.  Natural medicine is all around you.  What does your body need for best health?


This article series is designed to fire your imagination, broaden your horizons, and inspire hope to keep or retrieve your good health.   Perhaps this broader thinking can save you and others the headaches and even tragedies of becoming unnecessarily caught […]

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Toxic Lipstick – A Few Tips

By |September 5th, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cancer, Environmental Health, Uncategorized|

Hot Tips for Health:
1. Check this link for the toxicity of a particular lipstick: Click here for the FDA list. The lower the levels the better for your health!
2. Wipe off your lipstick BEFORE eating or drinking. Reapply afterwards. (Avoid actually ingesting it.)
3. Check out a home-grown manufacturer: Nature’s Earth Cosmetics (based in SW Florida)

Is YOUR Lipstick TOXIC?
(…or the lipstick of a Loved Woman in your life?)

It’s in the News
A recent FDA study shows that over 400 of the top lipsticks contain lead. Some contain lead in trace amounts, but others contain a significant amount. The FDA has taken […]

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By |September 5th, 2017|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health|

“Discovering more joy does not save us from the inevitability of hardship and heartbreak. In fact, we may cry more easily, but we will laugh more easily too. Perhaps we are just more alive. Yet as we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreaks without being broken.” 
― Desmond TutuThe Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World


It would seem this summer has been more stressful than usual in our world.  There […]