7 Superfoods for Aging Well

Olive Oil Olive oil is beneficial for many reasons. Researchers now know that this oil contains the antioxidants called polyphenols, which can help prevent age-related diseases. In recent years, there has been much controversy over imported olive oil. In our household...

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Simple and Delicious Salad Dressing

We use this on all the fresh salad greens we eat each day. This is more a method than a recipe -- good luck! 1 part extra virgin Olive Oil 1/2 part Lime juice (or raw apple cider vinegar for a different taste but added health benefits) a few pinches of garlic granules...

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Cold and flu season.

This time of year cooler breezes arrive and cold and flu season is right behind.  In Chinese Medicine, the cause of the cold is not bacteria or virus, but what we call, wind. That's right, wind carries the pathogens; cold, damp, and/or heat (The symptoms are equal to...

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From a Chinese Medicine perspective, now is the best time to eat watermelon. In the most yang part of the year, summer, melon is most yin and helps your body maintain an appropriate temperature. Proper nutrition and self care are the best form of preventative medicine.

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Watermelon…I just cut into the best of the season!

Watermelon is so delicious. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, now is the best time to eat watermelon. In the most yang part of the year, summer, melon is most yin and helps your body maintain an appropriate temperature. Proper nutrition and self care are the best...

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First Aid for Spider Bites

Keep Calm and Follow These Tips In my experience, spider bites are painless on occurrence followed by red, painful swelling at the site of injury. Before I became an acupuncturist, I assumed the mark was a mosquito bite until it persisted for more than a week with a...

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Low back pain relief.

Do you or someone you know suffer from back pain? It’s not surprising because about 75 to 85 percent of Americans experience some form of back pain. Back pain can be sudden, sharp, debilitating pain or constant, nagging, debilitating pain. Either way, it can affect...

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Often Misdiagnosed: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common diagnosis with a long and tedious recovery. It is more often caused by other factors, leading to a misdiagnosis of arch and heel pain. However, recovery time can be reduced to just a few short weeks. Allow me to explain... The...

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Happy Mother’s Day

This weekend I’ll  be at the Lake Eden Arts Festival giving massage and acupuncture treatments in the Healing Arts area. If you or someone you know will be going, drop by and say hello or better yet, book yourself a relaxing festival treatment.  I have some great...

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Cold/Flu Prevention in Asheville

Here in Asheville it's cold and flu season.  During Autumn, we are returning to school, work, and gearing up for the holiday season.  According to the laws of nature, it is a time to reduce activity and turn inward to bolster our bodies protective systems from cold,...

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