The Pericardium is the sheath located around the Heart. In Chinese Medicine, the Pericardium is known as the Heart Protector and its primary function is to control boundaries. Perhaps it is due to the time of year (following the chaotic holiday season) but as of late, I often find myself treating the Pericardium energy.   Why is it so challenging to maintain healthy personal boundaries for ourselves during our day to day lives? Doing tasks we don’t want to do, going to events we don’t care to be at, or hanging out with friends who have become toxic for our wellbeing. We are all guilty of it. When it comes to being respectful to our own mind, body and spirit,…


When it comes to essential oils it is safe to say I have a bit of a collection. I personally use them daily and also find them to be extremely therapeutic in my clinical practice. In addition to acupuncture and Reiki, I use essential oils during each and every acupuncture healing session. All oils have their own healing properties and can be used for a variety of ailments. For instance, many are very effective for calming the nervous system and nurturing the Spirit.   Patients often ask me to recommend an oil for their daily use. My response is to always let their own bodies decide. Unless there is a very specific ailment they are seeking assistance with, there is…


Can’t Poop?



September 12, 2018

Everyone poops!  A true statement, sort of.  For many, pooping is the source of much stress and discomfort. The thought of a daily bowel movement is inconceivable. When it comes to Traditional Chinese Medicine {TCM} there are many diagnosis’s for chronic constipation. The regular offenders like Liver Qi Stagnation, Dampness, and Heat are typical. However, when the typical offenders are addressed and pooping still doesn’t happen, it’s time to think outside the box and consider the emotions. What are you holding onto? Why can you {literally} not let shit go? The digestive system is a direct manifestation of how you digest life. How do you process life? Are you able to move through each experience with ease? Do you live…


We are dominated by a goal oriented and evidenced based society. When it comes to health and medicine, the general population tend to turn to scientific facts for solutions. Answers are found by blood-work, urinalysis, and other laboratory studies. But what happens when everything comes back normal? What happens when there is no scientific based evidence as to why you and your partner have not been able to conceive? Is it possible that your mind is getting in the way of conception? Perhaps it is time to consider your mind and body as a whole. Being a goal oriented society, when it comes to fertility, the way we go about conception is really no different then how we manage deadlines…