Chinese Medicine Wellness

  • Sound Meditation For When Everyone Is On Your Last Nerves

    Here is a short recording with bowls and chimes to help keep you grounded when everyone is on your last nerves. Listen as often as you need to. And even better if you listen while you do some acupressure on spleen 6. Spleen 6 can help you transform your irritation and frustration as well. Pro Tip: Recordings like this or always best to listen to via headphones or earbuds. If you are interested in learning more about a session where you get to experience the bowls live and how Chinese Medicine can help you or your child’s imbalances please feel free to reach out to me here to book a free 15…

  • Grounding Sound Meditation

    I have had some requests to bring back the short sound meditations I used to provide. So I’m going to start uploading short sound meditations you can give a quick listen to whenever/how many times you need it throughout your day. Here is one that is focused on grounding using only Tibetan bowls. Pro Tip: Recordings like this or always best to listen to via headphones or earbuds. If you are interested in learning more about a session where you get to experience the bowls live please feel free to reach out to me here to book a free 15 minute consultation.

  • An easy way to boost your immune system naturally

    I love sneaking herbs into food. It’s a way to help boost your health naturally without having to add anything extra in your schedule. And culinary herbs make your food taste a thousand times better (unless you add too much, which I’ve definitely been guilty of – something my father loves to remind me of, hahaha). But there’s three herbs I add when I’m making bone broth (or vegetable broth) that boosts deep immunity. I put the herbs right in when I add the bones or veggies so they can simmer the whole time. Those herbs are: Then you just strain them out when you strain out the rest of…

  • 4 Ways to ground yourself without walking outside barefoot.

    For those of us in the Northern hemisphere it is starting to get chilly outside. From a Chinese Medicine perspective this means for those of us who love to ground outside barefoot – this is not ideal. Why? Because the ground is cold.  Why does that matter? Because on the bottom of your feet you have a point called Kidney 1 there. And that point is on a meridian that goes right up into the body’s genitals, and you do not want cold there.  Why? Well this can lead to hormonal deficiencies. And I’m not just talking about a drop in fertility (though that too). I’m talking about: cramps, nausea,…

  • St36 Acupressure point: why to use it and how to find it.

    Stomach 36 is arguably one of the most famous points to give for homework to clients since it is so helpful in increasing life force energy and vibrancy. Here is a list of the most common reasons why I recommend this point: To find the point: it is 4 fingers from the bottom of the knee cap (see picture). I have found the easiest way to find it is to have my heel on the ground as I send my toes toward the ceiling. This pops the muscle allowing me to find the tender point (sometimes incredibly tender) around 4 fingers down from my knee cap. Note: We could spend…

  • Spleen 6 (SP6) Acupressure point: why to use it and how to find it. 

    This is the top point I recommend for homework to my clients when they have anxiety and/or hormonal issues. This point is where the Spleen, Kidney, and Liver meridians meet.  Please note: Do not use SP 6 during pregnancy To find the point: pick a leg and find the inside ankle bone. Take your four fingers and place them right above the inner ankle bone. The point will be right above the fourth finger. It will most likely be very tender. Please see the picture for a rough outline. Note: We could spend a whole season talking about Spleen 6 and still not cover everything. This is a significantly abbreviated…

  • A How To Guide to Acupressure: What is it? How does it help? Alternatives to pressure.

    Acupressure: What the heck is it? Acupressure is a technique using gentle pressure from your fingertips on points on the body to bring you back into balance. Acupressure is the method that acupuncture evolved from. It is pretty easy to learn and safe to practice. So…just to clarify how do I do this? All you have to do is figure out what point you want to do, find it on your body, and apply gentle pressure at that point with your fingertip. How long do I hold the point for and how many times a day? In an ideal world you would hold it 3 to 5 minutes, 2-3x a…

  • Castor Oil: Why and how you would use it.

    Here are some simple guidelines when it comes to castor oil packs. There are practitioners who go much deeper into castor oil and who have written plenty of books (if you want to dive deep into this) and who have lots of best practices and guidelines to follow. In my practice I have found that these rules can hold people back from actually using the castor oil pack. So these are some general guidelines I think about when it comes to using it.  External castor oil is a great way to help the body soften scar tissue (I have heard people refer to it as scar tissues’ enemy, because it’s…

  • 2 Natural pain and anti-inflammatory remedies you can do at home 

    The two top things I recommend in my practice for my clients’ who are in pain as homework are: Want to learn more about simple things you can do at home to take care of yourself? Sign up here for my newsletter to get tips right in your inbox.  *Disclaimer* None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. This article is meant solely for educational purposes. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.