Qi Gong (pronounced chee gong) is an ancient healing art and one of the branches of the Traditional Asian Medical system. Qi loosely translates to energy and Gong means cultivation, so it literally means “to cultivate energy”. Qi Gong combines posture, breath and focus to help promote the flow of Qi through the pathways or… Continue reading Why Qi Gong Is All That!
Hawthorn Berry is an amazing herb! In Chinese herbal medicine, it is known as Shan Zha. Hawthorn berries have many wonderful benefits including: improving digestion, promoting blood circulation (which can be helpful in decreasing the negative effects of aging) and lowering blood pressure. Hawthorn can also lower bad cholesterol and encourage weight loss. Modern research… Continue reading Hawthorn Berry: The Herb That Really Gets To The Heart Of It All!
When a friend of mine suggested that I get acupuncture, I thought it was a bit extreme. Purposely choosing to get needles, didn’t sound like something I was interested in. Childhood memories of needles that seemed as big as my arm… ‘pain and terror’ were all I could think of. At first thought I declined,… Continue reading Follow the ‘Needle’… My Journey in Acupuncture from Patient to Doctor