Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

I had my first taste of real, homemade chai while working at an Indian restaurant years and years ago. It was such a revelation after only having the boxed, overly sweetened, steamed milk concoction served by the big coffeehouse chains. This chai was...

Fertility, Emotions, and Acupuncture

As any woman who has struggled to conceive knows, emotions are a key part of the pregnancy puzzle.  Fertility problems are stressful, and often cause a woman to feel anxious, depressed, or inadequate.  Depression and emotional turmoil can delay or even prevent...

Audrey and Charlie’s IVF Journey

When I first met Audrey and Charlie, they had been trying to conceive their first child for over 4 years. When it became clear after a year that a pregnancy wasn’t going to be as easy to achieve as they’d hoped, they began looking for answers. Not long after, Charlie...

Chamomile: a Healing Herbal Powerhouse

Ahhh.. chamomile...the humble herbal tea is actually a powerhouse of healing. This delicate flower is a potent calming and anti-inflammatory herb that can be used for tummy aches, anxiety, sleep, and pain. It is super versatile, extremely gentle, and delicious to...

How to Schedule Acupuncture Sessions During IVF

Acupuncture is a very effective supporting treatment for women undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization), making the process more comfortable, less stressful, and increasing odds for success. Some studies show more than double the chances of conception for couples...

Make Your Resolutions Work for Your Element

Use the 5 Element System to Help You Make More Productive Resolutions Confession time: I love New Year's resolutions. I find the process of imagining the coming year and writing lists of things I would like to accomplish very, well, fun. What can I say, finding the...

Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Breech Babies

Towards the end of pregnancy, most babies will rotate into a head down position in preparation for birth. Breech, or head-up position, occurs in 3-5% of pregnancies at term, and typically indicates a cesarean birth. There are many techniques mothers can use to...

Yin and Yang in East Asian Medicine

The theory of Yin and Yang is one of the central philosophies in East Asian medicine, and a guide for diagnosis and treatment in acupuncture, herbal treatment, and Asian styles of massage.  It is a way of looking at nature and the human body as pairs of opposite, but...

Cider-Glazed Carrot and Quinoa Salad

Packed with vitamin A and beta-carotene, carrots are a great way to have fresh vegetables in your diet year round.  With winter drawing to a close, but the bounty of spring not yet upon us, thankfully the humble carrot is available fresh year round.  This recipe is...