It’s OK to be a Pig!

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…In fact, in 2019, Pig is a very special thing to be. That’s because in Chinese tradition, every year is represented by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share the characteristics of that year’s representative creature. Were you born in 1923, 1935,… Read more »

You and the Brown Dog

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In Chinese tradition, every year is symbolized by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share the characteristics of that year’s representative creature.   Were you born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006? If so, you were born in a Dog year…. Read more »

Quiz: Discover New (Actually, Ancient!) Secrets to Your Personality

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Ready to discover keys to your unique personality—what makes you tick? Hold on to your hat, because the surprise comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is 5,000 years old. Having worked as a licensed, nationally board-certified acupuncturist for the last 20 years, I thoroughly enjoy incorporating time-tested, respected principles of Chinese Medicine into my daily… Read more »

Is This YOUR Midlife Crisis?

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Let’s be real now: Menopause can be rough. Here in the Western Hemisphere, the default approach to middle-age and menopause seems overwhelmingly negative. Women who are doing their best to understand and adjust to the ways they are changing hear comments like, “Well, you’re not getting any younger,” or “If things get bad, there’s always… Read more »

Creating Balance in a Black-and-White World

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Many people find that this time of year comes with conflicted thoughts and feelings. Think about all you’re handling simultaneously right now: You’re cycling down from the excitement of summer travel and high activity, yet you sometimes think this deceleration is a little disappointing. You’ve found your groove again at work after all the summer… Read more »

Chinese Medicine Cheat Sheet: Which Element Sounds Like You?

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I am continually intrigued by the unique combination of strengths and imbalances in each patient in my coaching and acupuncture practices. However similar on the surface, no two wellness problems are exactly alike. In traditional Chinese medicine, that’s because any health or life issue is part of a larger picture, not a single, isolated complaint…. Read more »

Scientists Work to Test Traditional Chinese Cures

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Boston Globe July 13, 2001 Kenneth Kwong never expected to dabble in ancient Chinese medicine. A physicist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Kwong developed a revolutionary technology that gave scientists live views of the brain in action, opening new horizons in the study of memories, language and even the lure of cocaine. Lately, however, Kwong also… Read more »