10+ Foods, Herbs, and B12 to Boost Your Energy and Mood

By |May 31st, 2018|acupuncture, Allergies & Autoimmune, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Diabetes, Fertility & Family, Food as Medicine, Intestinal Health, Uncategorized|

Boost energy and mood

It’s 3:00 p.m.  Are you tired or having trouble focusing?  In this article are some new ideas about easy ways to use Natural Medicine to help you.  It’s using your intelligence and Food as Medicine.  Oh, and lest I forget while I have your attention right now:  Acupuncture helps energy and brain function too!  Yes, acupuncture can INCREASE your energy just as well as CALM it.


ATTENTION:  If you or someone you know has Chronic Fatigue, Alzheimers, Parkinsons’, other Neurological Conditions, Depression, Autism, Severe Allergies, Cancer, Heart Diseases, is […]

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CBD for You and Me!

By |May 1st, 2018|Aging Gracefully, Anxiety/Stress, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Drugs, Pain, Uncategorized|

CBD oil is a Natural Medicine found in the Cannabis plant.  No one can get “high” on it.  But it is an effective medicine for multiple issues as well as for longevity.  CBD regenerates the human body and brain to be more youthful.  It changes lives, and the cities and states who embrace it may experience significant growth and a revitalized economy.  But, as the popularity of the Cannabis plant has grown over the past decade, the pharmaceutical industry has been busy behind the scenes.  There are currently serious legal obstacles posed by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). 


This […]

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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 […]

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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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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Demonizing Coconut Oil… Again!?

By |July 5th, 2017|Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|



It all started on June 16th with an article in USA Today proclaiming:

   “Coconut Oil isn’t healthy.   It’s never been healthy.”   


   “The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.”

View the full USA Today article

         Recommendation regarding the AHA’s demonization of Coconut Oil:  

                  Think further than your instant fears.



This article looks like it was written by the Vegetable Oil Manufacturing Association.  In our opinion, we would like to see more science and actual studies, […]

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By |May 31st, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Chinese Medicine, Chocolate, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Chocolate as Medicine

This article is written for Lotus Blossom Clinic, we provide acupuncture, massage, Reike, and food healing consultations.

TRUE CONFESSIONS:    Six years ago I became a confirmed Chocoholic.  It happened when I began to grasp the medicinal scope of this heavenly substance.  And when my neck inflammation “melted” after 30 years of whip-lash injury suffering ….well I was “in” with Chocolate.  Who knew?   In its raw and powerful form, Chocolate is a Natural Medicine from Central & South America, and its use has been documented for thousands of years.   Modern […]


Mighty Mushroom Series: Reishi “Queen of Mushrooms”

By |May 4th, 2017|Aging Gracefully, Allergies & Autoimmune, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Chinese Medicine, Food as Medicine, Uncategorized|

Mighty Mushroom Series From (Acupuncture in Fort Myers) Lotus Blossom Clinic


“Asian history has more medical documentation on Reishi than any other mushroom.  In 2005, it took away my grandfather’s chest pains for 5 years…beginning on the day he started using it.


For advanced-stage cancer, asthma, depression and a long list of conditions, I think Reishi.  But for cardiovascular, it is my #1 pick.”Jeff Primack, author of Conquering ANY Disease, The Ultimate High-Phytochemical Food-Healing System

The Chinese Royalty had it pretty good.  Anything rare and precious […]

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