"Castor plant" by Randy Read, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

How To Make A Castor Oil Pack: For Menstrual Cramps, Detoxing, Fibroids, and Muscle Pain

When my patients experience menstrual cramps, not only do I serve up some delicious acupuncture, but I highly recommend castor oil packs! Castor oil packs are effective for relieving all kinds of physical pain (menstrual cramps, muscular and joint pain, arthritis), detoxing organs (especially the liver), and addressing fibroids (including fibroid pain and shrinking them), […]

February 25, 2014 Healthy Living | 51 Comments

"'I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.' - Audre Lorde " (cropped) by Aaron Muszalski, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Daring To Be Powerful When Revisiting Our Past

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde Other than being a wise quote from a wonderful warrior woman poet, Audre Lorde, whose birthday I honor today, this quote helps us realize […]

February 18, 2014 Healing, Healthy Living | One Comment

The Many Faces Of Love: Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just For Romantic Love

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” ― Rumi Many think that Valentine’s Day is solely about romantic love. Not so! Others may think that Valentine’s Day is the special day to celebrate love. Actually, every day is an opportunity to practice, and be, love. When it comes down to it, love comes in […]

"My Life Might Be a Cliche" by Kim Schuster, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

How Overwork Can Tax Your Kidneys

First off, Happy Chinese New Year! I am heading off to New York City’s Chinatown soon, to partake in some delicious cuisine to bring in the New Year. What a treat it’s been to have so many chances at renewal with all of these New Year celebrations! Today’s blog post topic comes to us from […]