Ramblings of an Acupuncturist

Healthy Contemplations

March 26, 2018

I believe that we truly are what we eat and that symptoms are the body’s way of asking for nutrients it is not getting. With arthritis symptoms the tissues crying for help are the bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. It is the musculoskeletal system that is out of b...

March 24, 2018

It’s now Spring here in Oregon, yesterday that meant that we had cold temperatures with a mix of sun, rain, hail, and wind in every combination possible and today we had snow. According to Chinese medicine theory as we transition through different seasons of the year d...

March 19, 2018

When the check engine light comes on in your car, you could just disconnect the wire and that would turn off the light (reductionism) or you could investigate the cause of the check engine light and fix that, which would then turn off the light (holism).

March 14, 2018

In part one of the arthritis series, we went over the basics, signs and symptoms of common arthritis conditions. If you missed it you can find it here. Today we are going to look at arthritis through the lens of Eastern Asian medicine or Traditional Chinese Medicine (T...

Sometimes if you have joint pain and stiffness and you are middle aged or older it can just be assumed that you have arthritis. I have had many patients say that they were told by their doctor that their joints are getting old and are now arthritic. Some people blame t...

A year ago, I walked into a Crossfit box for the first time. At the time I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t even know that Crossfit gyms are referred to as boxes. All I knew was I was interested in starting a new workout routine and needed some direction.

I had been...

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