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Hurry Up and Relax: Nourishing Intentions

Oct 16, 2017

One of my mentors, Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure and The Way of the Fertile Soul once framed ‘fertility’ in a workshop in one question: “What is it in you that wants to reproduce?”

How Your Thyroid is Treated with Chinese Medicine and How It Effects Fertility

Oct 16, 2017
A huge percentage of the patients I see have been diagnosed with having a poorly functioning thyroid, primarily hypothyroid. Having a thyroid that is under performing causes all kinds of symptoms that can be life changing.

Recipe: 5 Ingredient Thai Red Chicken Soup

Oct 13, 2017

I’ve got a slight obsession with Jamie Oliver – I’m not afraid to say it.  Several of his cookbooks line our shelves, and I find they are frequent go-to books for food inspiration both mid-week and for when company’s coming.  I love the way he writes recipes.  They’re easy to follow, and always use fresh hea

Acupuncture For the Relief of Pain

Oct 12, 2017

I have a confession.

Harvest Moon Community And Gratitude: An Antidote

Oct 05, 2017

Often, world events come up in conversation with patients in the treatment room. As I see it, when shocking events happen, it has a profound effect on our collective minds and bodies. It can stir up symptoms like insomnia, or indigestion or it can amplify difficult emotions that we are already struggling with personally.

Thyroid Series Part 1: Your Thyroid 101

Oct 05, 2017

This is the first of a series of blog posts about one of my most frequently discussed hormonal health topics with patients – the thyroid.  It’s a complicated topic, and I find that it is commonly misunderstood by many patients.  Given the thyroid’s important role in


Oct 05, 2017

Looking on the internet, which, by the way, you should never do, I’ve noticed a handful of acupuncture myths that continue to cycle through popular consciousness. Some of them are funny, some are frightening, but the one thing they have in common is being woefully uninformed. I have picked a few of my favourites for your perusal.

5 Ways to Treat Migraines Effectively

Oct 02, 2017

Over 1.5 billion people in the world suffer from chronic pain, one of the three most common being headaches and migraines. Because we see it so often, the practitioners at Acubalance has developed quite an impressive toolbox for managing the symptoms, getting to the root cause, and preventing the occurrence of migraines.

Fertility Superfoods: Sprout it Out Loud! Brussels Are Great For You!

Oct 02, 2017

I had this brussels sprouts dish in a dimly lit fancy-pants restaurant posing as a speakeasy bar in New York almost 10 years ago and knew that