How Emotions Affect Your Organs

  How Emotions Affect Your Organs Did you know that: Anger weakens your liver and gall bladder. Grief weakens your lungs and colon. Worry weakens your stomach and spleen. Stress weakens your heart and brain. Fear weakens your kidney and bladder. “If you are depressed you are living in the past.  If you are anxious …

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Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression

Depression and Anxiety It’s been a long 14 months for us since Coronavirus hit Mother Earth.  It feels like a lost ship drifting at sea, going wherever the currents take it, with no sense of direction and not knowing where or when it will hit land.  People are longing for that human connection with friends …

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Covid-19 and Sleep

Importance of Sleep for Your Immune System The stronger your immune system, the better chance you have against Covid-19, should you catch it.  Regular restful sleep should be a priority in your life, not a luxury.  We need seven to nine hours of good quality sleep every night to keep our immune system strong.  Sleep …

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Produce You Should Always Eat Organic

Always eat organic produce when you can

There are some fruits and veggies that I believe are mandatory to at least buy organic.  To name the top ones:  Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, apples, peaches, nectarines, all lettuces, green leafy vegetables, bell peppers and tomatoes.  These are heavily laced with pesticides that you cannot wash away.  Zucchini and potatoes are GMO usually, unless …

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The High Cost of Health Care

Pharmacy

Our high health care costs today would have been unimaginable in the 1950s.  Does anyone remember the days when doctor visits actually cost $3?  That’s all my mother paid when I was in grade school. Here is an interesting piece on the evolution of health care in our country. https://www.pbs.org/healthcarecrisis/history.htm As health care costs continue …

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How To Choose an Acupuncturist

Acupuncturist training

One thing to look for is if the acupuncturist has the Dipl.Ac. NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) certification.  The NCCAOM is a certification held by most licensed acupuncturists.  The ACAOM (American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) is another certification to look for.   Find out many hours of training/schooling an acupuncturist …

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Inflammation – The Cause of Many Ailments

wrist inflammation

What do arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, colitis, dermatitis have in common?  The all end in “itis,” which means inflammation.   In my 28 years of practice and 35 years of studying and learning about alternative health and how food affects our health and our bodies, personally, I believe that the foods we put into our bodies is …

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